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Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 12:18 am:   

I've assembled a new pc with older components I had. Everything works very fine apart from the soundcard which I cant get to work. It's a Asus P4T motherboard (without onboard sound)and the soundcard is a Soundblaster 4.1. with Windows XP pro. I checked with another soundcard from another brand with the same result. I also checked all the usual settings in device manager, control panels and soundblaster controls. I also tried another PCI slot. Might that be a motherboard problem? How can I locate the problem?
Thanks for any help.
Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 7:34 pm:   

What soundblaster model is it? Usually a CTXXXX is marked on the card somewhere unless it is out of a Dell in which case it may be a PCI128 digital and will only work with Dell drivers unfortunately.
Posted on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 5:02 am:   

It's a retail version. Unfortunately I do not have the pc with me. I live in Luxembourg and the pc is in Sweden, where I'll be in 10 days, hopefully with a solution. There is no question that the card works, as I have tested another card which was known working, with the same effect, meaning not working on the new pc. There is no conflict, the card is recognized, i have used the latest drivers. i even have even made a bios update on my mb. So, I'm a bit at a loss. The only explanation could be that there is a problem on the mb, but that seems somehow unlikely.
Posted on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 7:58 am:   

Almost all Creative pci sound cards frome the Live Value back to the good old pci 16 card has native support drivers built in to XP. You could be correct about a mainboard issue, you can try updateing the the i850 chipset drivers or the application accelerator (bus mastering) for XP.

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