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Is my sound card dying?

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I have noticed that my X-Fi Titanium has been acting up. Most noticeably, the driver control panel and console application take forever to load (instead of being instant as it used to be) even after a restart or in situations with little or no load on the CPU. And sometimes I even lose sound as well when I try to switch modes (which always used to be flawless as well).

I've been trying to figure out if I have a motherboard or GPU issue and I think some of the problems I have had might be related to my sound card.
post #2 of 6

For me it sounds like your drivers might benefit from a fresh OS install.

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For me it sounds like your drivers might benefit from a fresh OS install.

I've done several os installs and even remade the iso I had on my flash drive.
post #4 of 6

Hmmm.

 

Maybe some other drivers might be conflicting.

 

I really do not think that your sound card is dying. 

 

Can you write down few of your PC's other specs?

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Umm i think it's drivers..

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Umm i think it's drivers..

Also 1.5k posts and 60Rep and no sig rig? or profile pic?

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Hmmm.

Maybe some other drivers might be conflicting.

I really do not think that your sound card is dying. 

Can you write down few of your PC's other specs?

You know what, it might be a hardware conflict with the GPU, through everything I never really considered that.

Between all the hardware swaps and os installs, I've kept the two together and I've still have had problems so it must be the gpu. The sound blaster was flawless until I got the gpu, which was when all this crap started.



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