First post, by MrDeeWilliams
Hello! I made a post on here earlier this year about an issue that I had, but I was in a very stressed state then. I've since rebuilt the PC that I had then and I'm facing the same issue that I had.
It's a Super Socket 7 build and I'll provide the specs later in this post. With my Yamaha Audician 32 Plus sound card with a Serdaco X2GS wavetable synthesis daughterboard, a persistent motherboard beep is sounded when I play Duke Nukem 3D or Descent. Also, the activity LED on my PC case flashes when this happens. I'm certain that this isn't isolated to those two games. When I run the sound tests for those games, this problem does not occur when I test the music card, the Serdaco daughterboard. It occurs when I test the sound effects card (the Yamaha card itself). I live in an apartment, so I can't have the motherboard speaker doing this. Thus, I've routed the speaker to my Yamaha card.
Would anyone here know why this is or how to fix it? Is it an interrupt issue?
I don't think that it's a memory issue. I've set my RAM to 2T where I could in the BIOS and I get through Memtest86+ without errors for a good amount of time. I don't think that it's an overheating issue, either. I have two thin 120mm Noctua fans in the case as well as a CPU cooler fan on top of the heatsink. I plan to buy more 120mm Noctua fans. I've disabled all hardware monitoring within the BIOS, so I don't see how it can be related to fan monitoring.
I know that I'm using a beta motherboard BIOS, but the beta BIOS allows me to use all 120 GB of my solid state drive.
I have a Gravis Ultrasound Classic rev. 3.74. Siemens HYB514256A-70 memory modules are arriving tomorrow and I'd like to use it with this build.
I am using this script located here to use my two PCI sound cards together in this build: Win98 hardware profiles manage a3d.dll with different sound cards
Thank you so much.
Motherboard: Asus P5A Rev. 1.04 (Latest Beta BIOS v1011.005)
CPU: AMD K6-III+ 550ACZ
RAM: 128 MB Micron PC100 SDRAM
Graphics Card: Voodoo5 5500
PCI Sound Card 1: Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
PCI Sound Card 2: Diamond Monster Sound MX300 w/ Serdaco DreamBlaster S2 (I plan to switch to a Serdaco X2GS)
ISA Sound Card: Yamaha Audician 32 Plus w/ Serdashop DreamBlaster X2GS
Boot Drive: Sandisk SSD Plus 120GB w/ StarTech IDE to SD adapter
Optical disc drive: Samsung SH-S812M with firmware version SB05 (modded RPC-1 firmware)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I (I don't recommend this case for a retro build. It has three 5.25-inch bays and a 3.5-inch bay, but my PCI and ISA cards are slanted. There is a gap between them and the exterior of the case.)
Edit: I was routing the speaker to CD audio. I did not yet realize this when muting CD audio muted the motherboard speaker sounds, but seeing an older thread on these forums had me see that those 4 pins are, in fact, CD audio, and that I can connect a CD audio connector to those four pins.
The solution is to purchase an Orpheus 2 LT because I have seen that it has two pins for routing a motherboard speaker and it has a dedicated CD audio connector. Thankfully, I have filled out the interest form for an Orpheus 2 LT and I have been told that they will be available for purchase early next year.