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post #1 of 21
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Hi everyone,
I have just received a second hand Audigy 2 soundcard in the post.
I bought it off eBay.I installed the drivers for it off Creatives website but there is a constant crackling sound coming from my headphones/speakers.
I googled the part number SB0240 and it appears this is an OEM card and that the drivers available from creative are more than likely not compatible.
So I was hoping maybe someone has the driver disk for this card and would be kind and maybe host it somewhere for me to download?
Please
Having said all that it is of course possible that the card is faulty,anyone have any thoughts on that possibility?I have sound but crackling aswell.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
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Don't get me started on OEM Creative sound cards

I had a sound blaster live that worked fine with the windows driver but creative drivers hated it no matter what type of driver i used, OEM is supposed to be the same as retail but with no box etc, is the hardware different too???!!!
    
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Hi everyone,
I have just received a second hand Audigy 2 soundcard in the post.
I bought it off eBay.I installed the drivers for it off Creatives website but there is a constant crackling sound coming from my headphones/speakers.
I googled the part number SB0240 and it appears this is an OEM card and that the drivers available from creative are more than likely not compatible.
So I was hoping maybe someone has the driver disk for this card and would be kind and maybe host it somewhere for me to download?
Please
Having said all that it is of course possible that the card is faulty,anyone have any thoughts on that possibility?I have sound but crackling aswell.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
i had exactly the same problem, theres no way around it from what i found no one had a answer, apparently it works fine in Windows Home edition but i use Professional and it dont work with that. i even got myself the front panel and everything to see if that was the problem, and it wasnt.
post #4 of 21
http://kxproject.lugosoft.com/index.php?skip=1

Try these. They should work with the Audigy2. I had the same problem with an old OEM Live card it it worked fine with these.
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Lemme know if it works
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post #5 of 21
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Ok,thanks for the replies.
I am following a few links at the moment one has led me to Kx project but their drivers are even worse
I will let you know if any of the others are more successful.

Edit:Thanks SwimFr3ak.lol
was typing while you posted.
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lol no prob. I never tried them with an audigy only SB Live, Figured they wouldnt be that good but it was worth a try.
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post #7 of 21
What do you have running with your Audigy 2? SPDIF, or just jacks from the back? If you're running jacks, make sure you've headphones with enough slack that they're not constantly moving around, which will end up causing the crackle and hiss you're hearing. It's giving you sound, but through the headphones, you're causing attenuation through movement, which is causing the peak to rearrange while you're moving.
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post #8 of 21
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Well I have spent most of the day on the internet trying to solve this problem all to no avail.
There are quite a few with the same problem.
Patches,hacks,third party drivers,all no good.
Damn Creative for not supporting their OEM cards.

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It's giving you sound, but through the headphones, you're causing attenuation through movement, which is causing the peak to rearrange while you're moving.
Thats pretty technical Zorpnic and thanks but trust me its a software fault(I have tried speakers aswell).
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post #9 of 21
Allow me to interject with this then..... it's the list of all available product model number codes, and yours doesn't show up as OEM. I know it won't help with the crackle, but it gets you one step closer to getting what you require.

And I apologize now if it becomes a bastard to access, as you're in Ireland and I punched in Americas.

http://ask.americas.creative.com/wwe...list_audio.htm

And I hope this helps as well.... I refined a search with parameters in your quest of searching
http://forums.creative.com/creativel...s&page_size=50
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post #10 of 21
Try www.driverguide.com They have a driver named "Audigy 2 Value". Don't know if it's the exact one that your looking for, or need.
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