Same Old Story
Years have gone by now and I am still suffering from the snap crackle and pop that SLI brings to my 3d gaming. I gone through many iterations of chip sets and graphics cards from NVidia.
The equation for me since SLI and the X-FI has been introduced has gone like this:
Sli Nforce Chipset + 2x Top End Nvidia Cards in SLI + Creative X-FI = HORRIBLE SOUND.
Under heaving 3d gaming, the sound crackles to no end.
The "fix" I can use really sucks when you shell out the dough for a system like this:
Disabling SLI, of course renders the second card in the case useless, but also lets the Creative X-FI card sound great and crystal clear.
Even light 3d games like WoW gets the snappy crackly treatment with SLI enabled. Forget about World in Conflict or Crysis.
Man is there no official fix to this? I want fast graphics and good sound, I cant seem to get both no matter how much money I throw at it.
So before folks let me know the usual "fixes", heres a run down on parts and what I've done:
-790i Ultra from EVGA (Latest BIOS, Latest Chipset Drivers)
-2x EVGA GTX 280 in SLI (Latest drivers)
-X-FI Elite Pro (Latest non-beta Drivers)
-Power Supply is Silverstone 1Kw
-OS is fresh Vista 64 install (fully updated)
-Memory is 4gb Corsair DDR3 1600 (fully tested with Memtest)
-CPU is QX9650 mildly overcloked to to 3.5 stable
Im sure my system is very similar to many other readers here.
If there is a fix out there that does not involve Disabling SLI via the driver, I will be forever gracious.
Intel QX9650 (3.5)-
-dual Evga GTX280-
X-Fi Platinum-Silverstone Strider 1KW PSU-4GB Corsair DDR3-1600 C7-
Silverstone TJ09 (black)