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Summary:

Asus CUV4X, 933mhz, 256 ram, SB 5.1, ATI AIW AGP, Toshiba 15xx DVD rom, Win 2k


Problem:

Audio popping during ATI player 4.1 playback


Q: Why should this be happening? I am not trying to pass the Digital audio to the SB 5.1. I am using the AIW's SPDIF output directly to my receiver?


Attempted solutions:

1) updated bios, Asus 4 in 1 drivers, 2K service pack 2, Oct. 01

ATI video drivers.

2) SB 5.1 in PCI slot 3

3) DVD rom on its own channel alone (ONboard secondary IDE

controller)


Potential solutions:

1) rip out SB 5.1 and use Asus onboard yamaha audio (since

digital audio leaving via AIW)

2) different sound card, but which one? (i don't want to pay alot

since again I am using my AIW for SPDIF out)

3) reinstall win 2k in combination with 1 or 2


Last question: has anyone with an SB 5.1 had success by using the new (9/01) drivers off the creative web site?


Any help would be appreciated. I'm going nuts. This is why I ended up buying a plain old DVD player a year ago but

I don't think I have a choice but to go with HTPC for LT150 projection system
 

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I called ATI. They said to try two things:


1) enable DMA for the 2ndary IDE controller where the DVD rom is connected. It is disabled by default. Win 2k does not allow you to enable dma for the drive itself.



2) Clean Win2k install with ACPI power management disabled.




I will try again. I HAVE FAITH :)
 

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That is pretty much what I did to get it to work on Windows 2K


See my thread ATI Win2K Success


Also, I agree on WinDVD - I had lots less problems with it than the ATI player. I just persevered so I would have 2 options. If you want to run both though, you will have to remove the filters in WinDVD with DVDGenie.
 

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Everyone here is great!!!


All it took was getting rid of the ACPI in my PC, and reinstalling win 2k etc. Within an hour I was up an running with a rockin HTPC. Since I have an IR keyboard and the OS does auto login and ATI dvd player detects the DVD, everything is good to go.


thanks again


happy HTing
 
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