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Ac'97 Windows 2000 Plays Double The Speed


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#1 mikeman

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 08:34 AM

I have AC'97 on a Windows 2000 OS. Service Pack 4
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The problem I have been experiencing since the very beginning is that the sound comes out too fast. Often it's double the speed, sometimes more.
It doesn't matter if I use windows media player, quicktime or real player. The problem stays.
Same thing for streaming content over the web.
I've done some research on the internet but I didn't find much. Some people seemed to resolve the problem changing drivers.
Please if anybody knows how to fix this or have some tips on how to improve the situation it will be much appreciated
thanks.
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 02:33 PM

As to why you are having the type of problem you are having with your sound could quite possible be with the drivers. I would like to have a $1.00 for everytime I have seen people on forums having problems with AC97, I wouldn`t have to work for a while. If you are going to look into the drivers aspect of it, do yourself a favor and go here and pick up this freeware: It is called SIW, http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4387.html It will show you the exact sound card/onboard sound you have along with other information about your computer, then you can start to make an effort in the right direction to find the "proper" drivers. The reason I say this is because there are a few different makers that use various AC97 drivers, Realtek/VIA/C-Media, and you want to make sure you are getting the proper drivers for your specific sound card/onboard sound. Once you find what type of sound you have, you can "Google" for driver downloads.

Edited by JPeterman, 14 March 2008 - 03:13 PM.


#3 Rob8UrChips

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 10:10 AM

I too had this problem, and probably still do despite extensive research and effort to fix.

Here's a list of links I bookmarked on my long and painful journey, that hopefully will be of use to you and others with this age-old problem:

http://www.intel.com/technology/computing/audio/

http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/CS-009244.htm

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/...b/CS-020642.htm

Use the content of this link with GREAT caution,
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/default.aspx?lang=eng

http://www.download.com/3120-20-0.html?qt=...&tag=resrch

A relevant forum discussion,
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?postid=331283

If C-Media is involved, http://www.cmedia.com.tw/?q=en/driver


I also had a link to the Realtek driver update page but deleted it long ago as their download caused my system to cease booting up both times I installed the new driver. It's available via Google, etc.

Mike, if I find anything else I'll Post it here. Sage advice from JP :thumbsup:

And if you need to ask anything Mike, Post that too my friend.
Rob
(the one who knows from experience that:
1. ignorance combined with minimal wealth + plenty health is, in fact, bliss;
2. asking questions becomes dangerous when they're answered; and,
3. eating too many chips wont make you into a FAT32).

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 11:58 AM

OK mike - no joy so far in fixing the old beast?

The best advice then, is to invest in either a sound card (if you have a PCI slot available - and I can help you identify that if necessary), or a new computer that will undoubtedly have a different sound-enabling chipset on it.

If you looked at the links above, none of the help at Intel helped me sort this prob even though they admitted it was their their invention. I also noted Intel tried to put the blame on other sources for their failure - such as software writers for the driver to suit certain OS's.

Perhaps you had better luck or success than I my friend?
Rob
(the one who knows from experience that:
1. ignorance combined with minimal wealth + plenty health is, in fact, bliss;
2. asking questions becomes dangerous when they're answered; and,
3. eating too many chips wont make you into a FAT32).

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 09:18 PM

I don`t know about you Rob8UrChips, but I am not going to worry about this thread any more, too much time has gone by without any kind of reply, or even at least a thanks to someone that was trying to help them out. I have noticed that there are a lot of thread starters out there, not only on this forum, but on others, that do not worry about anyone taking the time out of there own lives to try to help them out with their computer problems, or have the audacity to think they have this help is owed to them, and that no one needs to be thanked for trying to help, time has changed things, "please, and thank you" are almost a thing of the past. I personally tried to help a little, but you had way more knowledge than I being as you have dealt with the same particular problem, and actually came back to the thread to see if any progress had happened. I appreciate people like you, because I also try to be someone that helps others if I can. Stick around the forums, they need people like you that are knowledgeable, and care. :thumbsup:




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