Philips Acoustic Edge Soundcard Problem

Discussion in 'Soundcards, Speakers HiFI & File formats' started by MTA, May 20, 2001.

  1. MTA

    MTA Guest

    Is anyone having problems with the Acoustic Edge causing Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator to freeze up and the sound to die? I can only get about 5 mins into any mission before it happens.If I press Q to shut off sound in the game it will unfreeze,then freeze again when you toggle sound back on.When you exit the game you will have no sound until you reboot. I have tried just about everything including a complete debug and reformat to make sure absolutly nothing was left from my SB Live, and it still does it.I also have the sound stop for a second or two while listening to music too.I have also loaded Philips driver update and that is no help. Everything works fine when I put the SB Live back in,but the sound is no comparison to the Acoustic Edge.I contacted Philips and they have no idea,they say they've sent my case to their engineering dept. I still haven't herd back from them yet. My system is a P4 1.4,256 megs ram,GeForce 2 ultra video card. A friend of mine is having the same problem with his system which is an Athalon 900mhz,128 megs ram,Geforce 2 card.I hate to get rid of this card, but playing CFS is more important.Any help is much apreciated. Thanks
     
  2. marxist

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    If the game uses EAX or A3D sound, try disabling that and run the sound through Direct Sound or software mode.
     
  3. LemonTea

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    so the acoustic sounds that much better than live? <br>
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    hrmm... i want one, gimme gimme <IMG SRC="smileys/smile.gif"><br>
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    sorry... can't offer any help, haven't experience this prob before<br><br><i>This message was edited by LemonTea on 05 Jun 2001 10:19 PM</i>
     
  4. Ice Cold

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    soory but i HAVE to say this<br>
    **** PHILIPS <br>
    PHILIPS = <IMG SRC="smileys/puke.gif">
     

  5. LemonTea

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    nearing 2k ice <IMG SRC="smileys/wink.gif"> <br>
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    prolly by the next time i come back you'll have gone over<br>
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    but anyways, philips are alright, in my mind they're a decent brand, nothing like Sony... but better than some unheard of companies (then again, even Sony is sometimes just the name, nothing else)<br>
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    still, i'd like to give that card a go... too bad its next to impossible getting my hands on one here, even if it did get here, i'd be expecting to pay round 50% more than what i would in the states <IMG SRC="smileys/evil.gif">
     
  6. marxist

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    You can't judge things without testing them out. Who gives a crap about sony, what have they done in the pc market besides make that unpronouncable viao piece of crap computer. The acoustic edge card is better than the live card because the 5.1 setup doesn't steal the spdif support. it has a separate port for the digital audio. it's also better because it uses qsound patented algorithim so you can get 5.1 sound simulation no matter what your source is. its at least as good as the live class cards, i own one myself and i owned an aureal vortex 2 earlier, but like the creatives and unlike aureal the card has native reverb support with environmental effects.
     
  7. LemonTea

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    agree<br>
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    haha, sony didn't steal your dog as a guinea pig test for their aibo did they? you don't seem overly fond of sony... anyways, in terms of the computer area, i agree... sony isn't my favourite, the only stuff i like from them is their monitors (but they're too expensive), all the other stuff, cd-rom/rw, speakers etc. aren't that great. BUT i like their audio equipment (well, i'm only interested in discman, MD's, MD Hi-Fi's etc.)<br>
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    i want an acoustic edge... cept i can't get my hands on one <IMG SRC="smileys/frown.gif">
     
  8. Ice Cold

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    i want one TO SELL IT <br>
    after having 6 tv's and 4 stereo's of Philips i don't want it <IMG SRC="smileys/puke.gif"> <br>
    and my mom keeps buying the stupid crap
     
  9. LemonTea

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    well, i dunno about home equipment... the only closest thing i have are those cordless headphones from philips.<br>
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    i have a crappy 74cm sony trintron tv, you wanna buy that off me? going cheap! saves your mum from buying another philips tv <IMG SRC="smileys/biggrin.gif">
     
  10. Ice Cold

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Originally posted by LemonTea:<br>
    <b>well, i dunno about home equipment... the only closest thing i have are those cordless headphones from philips.<br>
    i have a crappy 74cm sony trintron tv, you wanna buy that off me? going cheap! saves your mum from buying another philips tv <IMG SRC="smileys/biggrin.gif"></b><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><br>
    100$
     

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