First post, by Soulreaper
I have an annoying issue I have tried to resolve for quite sometime. First I will add no issues during installs, playing music from cd. But when I play a game that has red book audio in it for instance (Quake or Tomb Raider 2). Game loads and plays great until the music being played in game needs to loop back to the beginning or another track is requested the game freezes for a sec or more. This completely ruins the flow. I have tired many optical drives, swapping cables, made sure I was using an 80 wire cable, changed various BIOS settings, tried different sound card drivers, fresh windows install, smart people can hopefully steer me in the right direction.
Here is my config
biostar m7vig Pro
AMD Athlon XP 2 GHZ
Sound Blaster Live
3dfx voodoo 3 2000 pci
RADEON 9800 Pro agp
atapi dvd a dh20a4p
I ran a benchmark the drive is performing well I did get an average seek time of 9ms can brute force a different setting. I did find a indepth regedit post somewhere out there with values and explanations but I cannot find it again. I did find a pata to sata adapter card that just plugs to the back of a sata drive then you can plug a ide cable to the otherside could this increase my drive performance?
98se/Biostar M7VIG Pro/AMD Athlon XP 2400+ @ 2.0 GHz/512 MB @ 166/ATI Radeon 9800 Pro/3DFX Voodoo 3 2000/CreativeSBLive!
XP Pro/Asus P5N-D/Intel Qx9650 Quad Core@3.66GHz/4GB DDR2 800/nVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ SLI/Creative Audigy 2 ZS