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First post, by doaks80

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Can't get adlib or SFX out of an SB32 CT3670 in DOS6.

Followed other threads here and Phils video, none of them work. Not even trying GM.

Installed CTCM and SB16 drivers, they all load at startup fine. Diagnose, aweutil, all seem to recognize and be happy with the card.

But when I play games...nothing comes out. Like it's been muted, but went into the mixer and made sure note muted and all volumes set high.

IRQ is set at 10, as that is the only one CTCM is happy with. If I set it to 7 with CTCU, CTCM changes it to 5. Then in CTCU when I test current settings, it fails to detect IRQ5.

Tried line out and speaker, nothing. Found a game that supports IRQ10...it find the card fine, start fine, but still no sound. Nothing.

Any ideas?

EDIT: I should say I have had many other ISA running OK, including SBPro, crystal, ESS1868.

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via c3 866 / s3 savage4+voodoo2 sli / audigy1+awe64(8mb)
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Reply 2 of 14, by doaks80

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canthearu wrote:

does DIAGNOSE.EXE work?

That normally will work from a clean dos boot to test the card.

Everything "works" in as much as they output success. Diagnose outputs the BLASTER settings as normal. The only issue I can detect is the lack of output sound, and the fact I can't really set IRQ to anything other than 10 using CTCU.

k6-3+ 400 / s3 virge DX+voodoo1 / awe32(32mb)
via c3 866 / s3 savage4+voodoo2 sli / audigy1+awe64(8mb)
athlon xp 3200+ / voodoo5 5500 / diamond mx300
pentium4 3400 / geforce fx5950U / audigy2 ZS
core2duo E8500 / radeon HD5850 / x-fi titanium

Reply 3 of 14, by canthearu

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So diagnose runs, reports success, but NO output to speakers.

If this is the case, there is some fault in the output circuit of the card. Done a good physical inspection of both sides of the cards yet?

Reply 4 of 14, by Cbb

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you have to set the card to one of “standard” configs
like address 220 or 240, Irq 5 or 7, dMA low 1 or 3, dma high 5 or 7. check other hardware for resources conflicts, may be remove it and check the sound works ok.
then add removed cards one by one checking that sound still works.
if after reinstalling several card sound blaster became speechless, try to reconfigure that card to use another resources.

Reply 5 of 14, by doaks80

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Cbb wrote:
you have to set the card to one of “standard” configs like address 220 or 240, Irq 5 or 7, dMA low 1 or 3, dma high 5 or 7. che […]
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you have to set the card to one of “standard” configs
like address 220 or 240, Irq 5 or 7, dMA low 1 or 3, dma high 5 or 7. check other hardware for resources conflicts, may be remove it and check the sound works ok.
then add removed cards one by one checking that sound still works.
if after reinstalling several card sound blaster became speechless, try to reconfigure that card to use another resources.

I tried it in Win95 using normal settings...220/7/1/5...all the drivers seem happy, everything seems OK...just no sound. Maybe the card is stuffed.

k6-3+ 400 / s3 virge DX+voodoo1 / awe32(32mb)
via c3 866 / s3 savage4+voodoo2 sli / audigy1+awe64(8mb)
athlon xp 3200+ / voodoo5 5500 / diamond mx300
pentium4 3400 / geforce fx5950U / audigy2 ZS
core2duo E8500 / radeon HD5850 / x-fi titanium

Reply 6 of 14, by The Serpent Rider

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The infamous CT3670 strikes again 😵

Have you tried it under Win 9x or even Win2k/XP? Have you checked threads about reflashing the card into AWE64?

I must be some kind of standard: the anonymous gangbanger of the 21st century.

Reply 7 of 14, by doaks80

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The Serpent Rider wrote:

The infamous CT3670 strikes again 😵

Have you tried it under Win 9x or even Win2k/XP? Have you checked threads about reflashing the card to AWE64?

Yep it sounds like a notorious card. Tried win98 no luck, haven't tried flashing. Don't care if it destroys it, it's going in the bin otherwise.

k6-3+ 400 / s3 virge DX+voodoo1 / awe32(32mb)
via c3 866 / s3 savage4+voodoo2 sli / audigy1+awe64(8mb)
athlon xp 3200+ / voodoo5 5500 / diamond mx300
pentium4 3400 / geforce fx5950U / audigy2 ZS
core2duo E8500 / radeon HD5850 / x-fi titanium

Reply 9 of 14, by doaks80

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The flash worked but no change. Tried XP, tried another PC with a working AWE64 and exactly the same. Everything detected, looks like it's fine...but then zero sound coming out. Tried another sound card an immediately worked again. Must be dead.

k6-3+ 400 / s3 virge DX+voodoo1 / awe32(32mb)
via c3 866 / s3 savage4+voodoo2 sli / audigy1+awe64(8mb)
athlon xp 3200+ / voodoo5 5500 / diamond mx300
pentium4 3400 / geforce fx5950U / audigy2 ZS
core2duo E8500 / radeon HD5850 / x-fi titanium

Reply 10 of 14, by SirNickity

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I'm not familiar with that particular model, but does it have the line/amp jumpers near the outputs? Maybe someone was fiddling with those and disconnected the audio output from the output jacks?

Reply 11 of 14, by doaks80

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SirNickity wrote:

I'm not familiar with that particular model, but does it have the line/amp jumpers near the outputs? Maybe someone was fiddling with those and disconnected the audio output from the output jacks?

I don't believe so, as it has a line out. It looks like this: http://retronn.de/hwpics/soundblaster_sb32pnp_ct3670.jpg.

It seems like something has been disconnected, I will have a closer look tonight.

k6-3+ 400 / s3 virge DX+voodoo1 / awe32(32mb)
via c3 866 / s3 savage4+voodoo2 sli / audigy1+awe64(8mb)
athlon xp 3200+ / voodoo5 5500 / diamond mx300
pentium4 3400 / geforce fx5950U / audigy2 ZS
core2duo E8500 / radeon HD5850 / x-fi titanium

Reply 12 of 14, by Tenorman

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Related question: Would there be a reason to re-flash a working CT3670 to an AWE64?

I'm assuming this would allow enable the extra 32 software synth channels in Windows. That isn't really important to me, but is there anything else I'm missing out on?

[Compaq Presario 633 | DOS 6.22 / Win 3.1 | DX4 100 Overdrive | 28M RAM | SB16 CT2770A | SPEA Media FX (Soundscape S2000) ]
[GA-6BXC R2.0 | Win98SE | Via C3 Ezra 866 | 384M RAM | TNT2 32M | Voodoo2 8M | SB32 CT3670 | Ensoniq Soundscape Opus]

Reply 13 of 14, by doaks80

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Tenorman wrote:

Related question: Would there be a reason to re-flash a working CT3670 to an AWE64?

I'm assuming this would allow enable the extra 32 software synth channels in Windows. That isn't really important to me, but is there anything else I'm missing out on?

AWE64 vxd drivers and SF loading in Win98 is probably a good one.

k6-3+ 400 / s3 virge DX+voodoo1 / awe32(32mb)
via c3 866 / s3 savage4+voodoo2 sli / audigy1+awe64(8mb)
athlon xp 3200+ / voodoo5 5500 / diamond mx300
pentium4 3400 / geforce fx5950U / audigy2 ZS
core2duo E8500 / radeon HD5850 / x-fi titanium

Reply 14 of 14, by Tenorman

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Not sure that I follow. I use Windows Me on the computer I have this card installed and I was able to install the drivers from Creative's site and load sound fonts using the AWE Control Panel. I dual boot and also have Windows 3.1, but haven't tried sound font loading there.

[Compaq Presario 633 | DOS 6.22 / Win 3.1 | DX4 100 Overdrive | 28M RAM | SB16 CT2770A | SPEA Media FX (Soundscape S2000) ]
[GA-6BXC R2.0 | Win98SE | Via C3 Ezra 866 | 384M RAM | TNT2 32M | Voodoo2 8M | SB32 CT3670 | Ensoniq Soundscape Opus]