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Sound heard is faster and high pitched than normal...

I had a Celeron 700MHz 256MB SDRAM 60GB HDD Desktop PC. Things were working fine but I needed a faster processor. So I bought a Desktop PC having the following config: P4, 2.4GHz, 512MB DDR2 RAM, 80GB HDD, Intel 845GL Chipset/MotherBoard, Realtek AC'97 Sound chip.
I find that the sound -- regardless of the type of media file played (MP3, MPG movie, WMV, any games, MIDI, WAV, etc.) is faster and also high pitched than what it should normally be. Its sounds like when a person inhales helium and then speaks. Even the music is fast & High Pitched. I tried uninstalling & re-installing the drivers, downloading codecs & installing them & umpteen number of things but I'm now tired of going through all this. Could anyone please post me a correct & proven solution to my problem. Keep in touch on my -mail address i.e. or Thanks.

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  • moshash Mar 28, 2008

    i have the same please help!!!!!!!!

  • gupta_valpo Feb 24, 2009

    I have struggled with this for 14 months and spent $$$ on local computer "repair" techs. With three clicks, you helped solve this!!!
    May much blessings and goodwill come your way.



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Hi,i have had the same problem but my son sorted it,go to control panel,sound effect manager,sound effect tab,my key read +4,this should be worked for me.
i dont know how it changed but it did,good luck

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I went to control panel and typed in sound effect manger my key read +4,this should be +0. it worked for me

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My Girlfriend had this problem and paid £60 to get it fixed last year. It happened to my computer last night so i tried what tommybick's clever son said and it worked straight away, Cheers lads.

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I have a similar board, and with windows I needed the realtec driver available here

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