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Old 06-01-06, 10:55 PM   #1
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Default Why would integrated sound have less niose than SB Live?

I get a good 50% more noise through my Klipsch 2.1 speakers with my SB Live than with AC97. Seems to me the SB Live should be cleaner than integrated, or have a higher SNR, but I guess not.

With integrated I can keep my windows volume at in the middle and there is no hiss, with the SB Live there is noticeable hiss.
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Default Re: Why would integrated sound have less niose than SB Live?

try a different PCI port and different driver
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Default Re: Why would integrated sound have less niose than SB Live?

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try a different PCI port and different driver
Drivers didn't help. I'll try to swap it with my wireless nic. Thanks.
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Default Re: Why would integrated sound have less niose than SB Live?

two more things to check

check if the live is sharing IRQ

and mute inputs: Line-in, Line-2 etc..
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Old 06-03-06, 10:04 PM   #5
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Default Re: Why would integrated sound have less niose than SB Live?

Something I've found that helps a lot with SB Live's is to mute all the inputs you possibly can including cd audio. I've seen many Live's that put out a lot of hiss when the extra inputs aren't muted.
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