First off, i recently downloaded a desktop feature called GT Ripple, but i turn that off during the games. Thats the most recent hardware installed... other than that, havent installed anything large or of significance.
My problem: I play games like CoD2 and EQ2 all day long w/o problems, but recently i was playing CoD2 and all of a sudden i get a crash and the sound cuts off and starts making wierd noises... like beeping and stuttering. Example would be if i freeze and was in the middle of shooting someone it will stutter w/the sound effects then cut off and start making wierd noises (repitition). It starts to repeat the noise and by that point i figured it crashed and im forced to restart.
At first i thought this was only CoD2, until i played EQ2. I was playing and EQ2, which normally never gives me problems, just all of a sudden froze and the sound did the same thing.
I was wondering what could be some problems? Ive scanned my computers using Norton and nothing shows up.
Quick Note: There is no Blue Screen of Death and the crash causes my sound to just keep repeating... i cannot ever get out of it, restarts are 100% required everytime. It does this at random times, some at 30s into the game... others at an hour.
AMD64 3800+ Venice Core
19'' BenQ 8ms LCD
7.1 Creative Sound Speakers
SB Audigy 2 Value
Asus A8N5X Mobo (PCI)
160gb Seagate HD
2048 (512x4) PC3200 Corsair Ram
eVGA GeForce 7600GT
500w Aspire PSU
Edited by NwoFoxhound, 06 February 2006 - 08:23 PM.