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    Default Error: To enable the advanced sound effect for gaming... etc

    Hi there,

    Every time I go into the Control Panel, I have been getting this error message:

    To enable the advanced sound effect for gaming, please make sure the setting of Hardware Acceleration is "full". The directory is as below: Control Panel -> Multimedia(Win98)/Sound & Multimedia(Win200, Me)/Sound & Audio Devices(Win XP) -> Audio -> Playback/Advance... -> Performance -> Hardware Acceleration.
    So naturally I have followed the instructions and checked the hardware acceleration, yet it is definitely set to "full".

    I don't think I even want "the advanced sound effect for gaming" (I don't use the computer for gaming; I use it for music recording, work and internet).

    It may be worth noting that when I go into the "Sounds & Audio Devices", the options on the "volume" tab are greyed out (I'm pretty sure they are meant to be though, and don't see why this would be a problem, just trying to help with diagnosis).

    The soundcard I'm using is an audio interface connected by the firewire port, called M-Audio Firewire 410. The inbuilt soundcard which comes up when the M-Audio isn't plugged in is the Realtek AC97.

    Any help is much appreciated,
    Jacob

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    Default Hey

    Hi,

    If you havn't Updated your sound driver do so and everything will be fixed...
    Thanx for your time and have a good day. Bye

    -Merry Christmas
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    Default no luck

    Thanks Velocity,

    Don't know why I didn't think of that - have updated my sound driver.
    Unfortunately, am still getting the same error message though :cry:

    Thanks for your help,
    Jacob

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    Default Hey

    Hi,

    Also try swithing the TS client from direct to wave or vice versa.
    have you tried changing from wave to direct or vice versa?
    whenever I see something like AC97 I'm remembered to broken soundcards and bad drivers...
    a lot people have problems with these soundcards, and it doesn't seem to be a TS problem only.
    Still you could try to force 8bit recording (settings / options in the client). But I doubt it will help in all cases.

    Best way to fix those problems is to use a "real" soundcard, not a motherboard included one, as the manufacturers are experts in creating motherboards, not soundcards...

    I did a bit of digging and found some drivers that where, according to some forumposts, solved a lot of issues.

    Not this is not a guarantee but at least something to try out.


    ftp://210.51.181.211/pc/ac97/alc650/wdm_a359.exe

    ftp://152.104.125.40/pc/ac97/alc650/wdm_a359.exe


    As I said I am not using that Soundchip so I couldn't test them.

    Then only thing I did test was the download in general. It is a bit slow and for me it was Virusfree. So give it a try and please post here if it fixed anything.

    Well thx for your time and have a good day. Bye
    -Merry Christmas
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    Default Thank you

    Hi Velocity,

    Thanks for your help - I really appreciate it..

    The thing is, funnily enough it doesn't appear to be an AC97 problem, but more a problem with my outboard soundcard (the M-Audio Firewire 410). This is because the error message only occurs when I plug in the M-Audio. So I downloaded the updated driver for the Firewire 410, but still no success.

    I am not sure what you mean by "TS Client", or how I would be able to change it.

    But anyway, ironically, the problem appears to be with the "real" soundcard, not with the motherboard soundcard.

    I have tried emailing M-Audio, anyhow - am waiting for a response.

    Thanks for your help!
    Jacob