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Intermitten issue of no sound while playing NSF: MW


I recetly upgraded my system to the following config:

Mercury 945GCM motherboard with integrated 6 channel IDT Audio
[MS 888111 needed and installed]
Intel Dual Core 2 Ghz
2 GB DDR II running in dual channel
nVidia Geforce 9400 GT 512 MB PCIe graphic card

The issue is while playing NFS: Most Wanted

The sound disappears and comes back intermittently.

Troubleshooting I've tried till now:

Reinstalled the drivers from the net.
Unchecked 'Automatic jack monitoring' in IDT control panel.

This happened atleast 5-6 times during one race which lasts approx 3-4 mins max. So you can easily imagine the amount of frustration!

The strangest part is the sound does not disappear while I'm playing videos or audio in windows usinf VLC or any other software.
Once, when the sound disppeared I promptly exited NFS and checked in windows. The sound was not there! I checked in settings, unplugged and replugged my speakers, checked the headphones, but no sound.
I've checked the back and front panel both and the issue is only with the back panel.
Also, sound came back when I hit my computer cabinet lightly. But disappeared again!
Is this a driver issue or a h/w issue? If its H/W why does the sound NOT disappear while I'm watching a movie or playing music?

Any help will be really appreciated. I'm almost ready to chuck this motherboard out of my window and get a ASUS G31

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Uninstalled and reinstalled the game.

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Uninstalled and reinstalled the game.
Everything worked fine after that.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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