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3rd Sep 2001, 09:51 PM
I installed UT a few days ago and everything worked perfectly. Then after about a day i started noticing strange noise problems. I was plating Tactical Ops and all of a sudden the bullet noices sounded faint and metallic like. Also, the voices sounded robotic and distorted. Anyone else have this problem?

System Specs:
Soundblaster Live 5.1 (could this be the problem)
GForce Ultra 2
512 megs of Ram
1.333 Ghz Processor

PLease help, thanks

3rd Sep 2001, 10:43 PM
Please guys, help me out.

3rd Sep 2001, 11:01 PM
Make sure you have the latest drivers for your soundcard. Try reinstalling the drivers and see if that fixes the problem.

Also, try going to the Windoze control panel / Multimedia, and under the Audio tab select "(Use any available device)" and see if there is any difference.

Check your Windoze volume control and adjust the sliders to the half-way mark.

Check to make sure your soundcard is working right with the latest version of DirectX
"c:/program files/DirectX/setup/DxDiag.exe"
Run the tests and see if there's problems.

Sorry, but it's late here and that's all I can think of at the moment.
Hope it helps.

4th Sep 2001, 04:17 PM
I am assuming AMD cpu with via chipset? KT133/A mobo?
Install the latest via chip set drivers ...432 final ones.
Or if happy with your current ones.. scroll down to other drivers
686B bug fix...
May not be the problem you are having though.. most
describe as crackles, pops, distortion..


If my assumption on cpu and via chipset are wrong, please disregard :)
The maker of your mobo may have a bios update that deals
with this well known via chipset/sblive problem also..

4th Sep 2001, 04:34 PM
you say the sounds are distorted? is "use 3D hardware" enabled in preferences? if so thats the EAX of the SBlive being used.

5th Sep 2001, 05:02 PM
Haven't had the problem myself BUT I was reading something about a VIA chipset conflict with certain soundblaster chips, pops thingys and distorted sound. Might be worth checking it out.

The link below leads to an info page, just follow the links there to the patch.


Loads Of Luck matey cya l8er