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Bad sound quality in XP...?

post #1 of 5
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I've been having this problem lately, the music sounds like.... crap, to be honest. I've tried VLC, WMP, WA and Nero 7. It almost sounds like it's not getting enough resources wich it is.
Could it be settings, driver issues... pie?
Any thoughts apprecited, plz help?
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Time for a real sound card, I've had onboard sound crap out before.
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That why? You sure?

I only have 2 PCI slots. :swearing:
Tnx, any other ideas? anyone? lol

EDIT: I tinkered with WMP and it sounds better, also VLC crashes often when I try to run music, aaannnddd I had a hard time installing XP properly... I probobly need a clean reinstall but.. it's so much work ;_;;
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complete uninstall and reinstall of drivers. If you think back to when it first began you might be able to pinpoint what set it off... maybe you have a driver confilct
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Thanks for the help guys. Here's the current situation.

Shortly after making the last post in this thread, XP got very unstable and hanged three times in a row without any apparent reason. So, I did a format of doom on my system partition and now all is well.

It's strange that a little hiccup during Windows installation can have such an effect, crashing, hangs, my music sounding it's been played by an overloaded 386 machine... and whatnot.

Thanks for the responses dudes.
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