I've been having these freezing issues in games (CS:Source and HL2) that also involve looping sounds when they occur. I went to the steam website and went to the support section and apparently they know the problem. According to them it's the sound card. They say if you have an on-board soundchip (which I am using) I should update the drivers for my mobo and audio. So I got the 6.53 drivers for the mobo which came bundled actually with the 4.60 audio drivers as well which I'm pretty sure are the newest. So anyway, I restart with all the new drivers and what not and start up Source. I start playing and well what do you know, it's freezing with in about a matter of seconds. Of course when it does freeze, it doesn't actually freeze and just sorta sit there so that I have to close the program, it just sorta skips, like it'll stop for about 5 seconds and sometimes even 20 or more with looping sounds to really piss you off and then it'll play again. So the game isn't totally unplayable, but this is extremely annoying and even though I've been playing it like this almost ever since I made the comp (February) I haven't gotten used to it the slightest bit. I also have other problems with games, but that's cuz I got messed up ram which I'm too lazy to RMA, but I'll have to do it soon. ANYWAY, I also tried disabling the chip in my BIOS which worked for a little, but then OCCASIONALLY, the freeing would still occur which is really strange cuz they siad to try that as well and it did work, but then on some occasions I would still get the freezing. So does this all mean that the chip is fried or just generally messed up and buying an actual sound card would fix the problem, or could it be something else? Thanks.
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