Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM (Dual 4x Modules)DDR2
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
Card name: ATI RX600XT PCI-Ex & 128MB
Sound Devices:Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS (PCI)
Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives: 2x SATA HDD 200GB each
System working fine.
Upgrade Graphics card to NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX.
Format system and change filing system to NTFS.
Install winxp Pro (Same as before). Install drivers.
Sound card works - and then dies.
Windows cannot see a sound device.
Format system again. Still no joy. Sound card not detected by windows. Remove card to inspect. I did not find anything odd. No "caps" have popped and no buring smell.
Change to diffrent PCI slot - still windows does not pick up the sound card. Remove card and replace with Aopen PCI Cobra AW-850 Deluxe. Card works perfectly. Continue to installing all apps and drives. All is working fine. Put Creative sound card back in system - windows does not pick up any sound device.
Can anyone please offer me some advice to what my next step should be before I assume the worst and discard this EXPENSIVE sound card? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you