First post, by toastdieb
Wasn't really sure exactly where to put this since I dunno the root cause of the problem I'm having, so apologies if I'm in the wrong spot.
I've got a sort of "junker" machine I've been trying to get set up lately, made up of extra parts that didn't make the cut for any of my DOS 486 or Win98SE Slot 1 builds. This is the current build:
Slot 1 440LX chipset Mobo with a Mendocino Celeron 500 on a Slotket
Soundblaster 16 Model CT2940 - ISA
Some random Toshiba DVD-ROM drive from 2002 - connected to mobo onboard IDE
A generic 3.5" FDD - connected to mobo onboard FDC
Riva TNT2 Vanta VGA card - AGP
3com Ethernet card - ISA
An amount of RAM
OS is the CDU MSDOS 7.1 package
There are no problems with cables or connectors as far as I can tell, and the disc drive is connected to the SB16's CD Audio port. I have been having some weird issues with sound though - for example, in SC2KSE, the sound during the intro movies is very crackly and garbled, regardless of the speakers it is connected to or the volume they are set at. During that game's installation, it could detect my SB16 for music, but couldn't detect it for SFX. In GTA, instead of background music there is a constant staticky white noise, with the sound effects being muddled, muffled and barely distinct - it had no troubles finding my sound card during setup. No issues with sound in DOOM, no issues with SB sound with Paku Paku. Mpxplay locks up the entire computer after about 30 seconds if playing from CD. Have had no issues reading or copying from the CD drive in DOS.
I'm not sure where to even start diagnosing these issues and I don't have much in the way of verified good parts to swap in, and I'm also wondering if my choice of OS or perhaps the way I have things configured may be contributing to the issues. Any suggestions would be appreciated.