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Hi folks
I have a Soundblaster (think its a Gamer X Fi) SB0770 that i purchased off Ebay about a year ago. Since changing motherboard and CPU (UD4 / 2500K) a very strange problem is happening. In the past week when i power up the system, there is no sound at all. Go to playback devices, and there is no SoundBlaster. The only way to get it back is to install the drivers again (creative ones).
So is my card dying slowly? Is it worth picking up a SB Titanium. Tried my onboard sound to see if i could do without a Souncard, but it was pants compared to what im used to, can so tell the difference. Plus the headphone voulme is not great compared to SB. Like creative stuff so looking at a Titanium if i need to change. Always used Win7.
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post #2 of 4
Try another slot and use a pecil eraser to clean all the contacts on your card.
It may just be a poor connection. Let's hope anyway
post #3 of 4
Either sound card is dead/dying, or it's the PCI slots/controller problem.
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WD 750GB AALS, Hitachi 160GB laptop none Windows 7 Ulitmate 32bit 22" Acer LCD AL2216W 
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Thanks guy, never even thought it may be the connection. Strange though how i can have it working again with a driver reinstall.
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