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First post, by Spitz

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Hi. So I do have this card stored in my box. Recently I wanted to test it out but the sound is just ... as quiet as silence! I can barely hear anything.
Does anybody know where should I search for solution?

Thanks.

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Reply 1 of 10, by cyclone3d

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What are the specs of the system you are testing in?

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Reply 2 of 10, by dionb

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Which sound are you talking about?

This card has multiple sources:
- OPL3 FM
- DA
- Wave from the onboard wavetable

All have separate volume settings in the mixer. As you don't mention the mixer, I suspect you aren't using it yet. That might just be the problem.

Reply 3 of 10, by jesolo

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I agree with the previous feedback.

We need to know what are you system specifications, operating system under which you're testing the card and whether you have installed the drivers for this card (available on Vogons drivers or from here: ftp://ftp.aztech.com/support/DOWNLOAD/sg/WRIDER/)

Reply 4 of 10, by Spitz

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Here are the specs:

- Mainboard FREETECH P5F93 (SSocket7 1*AGP, 2*ISA, 3*PCI, 2*SIMM 2*DIMM, UIDEx2, USB)
- CPU AMD k6-2-400mhz (Intel Pentium 75MHz as reserve)
- Memory Micron 392 512 MB RAM DIMM 100MHz
- GPU Riva TNT2 32MB ATI Rage PRO
Turbo AGP 8MB + 2* VooDoo 2 12 MB
- HDD WD 80GB IDE UDMA66
- 1x LG CDRW, 2* DVD Lite-On drives
- PSU 400w PFC
- Samsung SyncMaster 941MP

- Mainboard FIC PA-2010+
- CPU Intel Pentium I 75Mhz SX 969
- Memory 96 MB RAM DIMM 100Mhz
- HDD Seagate U10 8GB
- GPU S3 Trio VX PCI
- Liteon Combo Drive dvd/cdrw

Tried out the mixer - no luck, drivers installed.
Windows 95/98/DOS - all the same, almost nothing I can hear 😒

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Reply 5 of 10, by jesolo

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Spitz wrote on 2020-10-18, 16:56:
Here are the specs: […]
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Here are the specs:

- Mainboard FREETECH P5F93 (SSocket7 1*AGP, 2*ISA, 3*PCI, 2*SIMM 2*DIMM, UIDEx2, USB)
- CPU AMD k6-2-400mhz (Intel Pentium 75MHz as reserve)
- Memory Micron 392 512 MB RAM DIMM 100MHz
- GPU Riva TNT2 32MB ATI Rage PRO
Turbo AGP 8MB + 2* VooDoo 2 12 MB
- HDD WD 80GB IDE UDMA66
- 1x LG CDRW, 2* DVD Lite-On drives
- PSU 400w PFC
- Samsung SyncMaster 941MP

- Mainboard FIC PA-2010+
- CPU Intel Pentium I 75Mhz SX 969
- Memory 96 MB RAM DIMM 100Mhz
- HDD Seagate U10 8GB
- GPU S3 Trio VX PCI
- Liteon Combo Drive dvd/cdrw

Tried out the mixer - no luck, drivers installed.
Windows 95/98/DOS - all the same, almost nothing I can hear 😒

Try running the Diagnose.exe utility of the sound card under DOS. What happens when you run the FM music, Sound Blaster 8-bit and 16-bit tests? Do they all exhibit the same problem?

Reply 7 of 10, by jesolo

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Spitz wrote on 2020-10-18, 18:46:

Sadly... yes! Just ran this test... I can hear some corrupted sound which is very very quiet 😒

If the problem persists under both the FM and digital voice tests, then it's not something wrong with the FM chip or DAC itself, but some other component (perhaps an amplifier chip).
Unfortunately, I'm not that knowledgeable in this field, but perhaps someone else can offer more insight on where the possible problem could be.

Another option is to try the sound card in another computer (preferably a slower one) or, try and slow down your current PC.
If that doesn't make any difference, try to replace all the capacitors on the sound card - hopefully your soldering skills are better than mine.

Reply 8 of 10, by psychofox

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Spitz wrote on 2020-10-18, 18:46:

Sadly... yes! Just ran this test... I can hear some corrupted sound which is very very quiet 😒

I have one Aztech Waverider with similar problem, at first testing it was very quiet, later it became completly silent. If you can find the source of the problem, please let me know.

Reply 9 of 10, by Tiido

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The problem is most probably dried up capacitors, there are a bunch of 1µF ones that don't take much to degrade beyond usefulness compared to a 10µF one.

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