a) I've done a fresh reinstall of Windows but to no avail.
b) removed my sound card and switched to onboard sound, the hissing sound still remains. I actually used Drive Cleaner to do a clean wipe of the drivers.
c) And I've already tried another pair of speakers(some really old set) but the hissing sound is still there.
d) I've also performed several Directx tests but my sound card passed all of them.
e) Used the newest Audigy drivers on previous XP install. Now using older drivers which came with my cd.
f) Currently using DNA-Force 3.6.9424x32 Nvidia drivers.
g) Ran Creative Speaker Calibration Test. Uh oh: the hissing sound is there when I chose the Basic test and started the first part: the one where you hear water flowing!
h) Set Hardware acceleration to None and Sample Rate Conversion Quality to Good. Ran Calibration test again. Hissing sound still there.
i) Just ran Creative Diagnostics. Everything passed the test.
Here're my specs:
Motherboard: Esys 945GC-X
PSU : ST520-PAF
Hard disks: WD1600JB, WD800JB and Maxtor STM380215AS
Graphics card: Gigabyte 7300 GT
Sound card: Creative Audigy 2 ZS Value
Edited by Chicken mania, 18 November 2007 - 07:36 PM.