I’m going to try other games that have been freezing like Just Cause 2 and Source later and report back I found Bad Comapny froze as well at map change. I am a little surprised that the SPP and MCP requires those voltages to be stable at stock settings, but each board has it’s own individual characteristics. I don’t know why I didn’t think to check that. I see that havok-g2’s card is regular PCI. It’s way better than having to restart your PC when the hard locks happens.

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I hope you find a card that works. Ive been using headphones for a while but I’d like to get back to using my 5.

FTW3 Logo peel off. Since I manage to configure my Bios according to this template I ‘m posting, the only times I got hard locks were playing Just Cause 2.

i Ultra on-board audio help – EVGA Forums

If you are stable at the CPU voltage that you are currently at, stay there. Unfortunately you are not the only member having problems with Creative sound cards and the i chipset.

VistaHead A few things: Then try possibly switching them up.

Overall, it offers excellent overclocking features that make it attractive to those wanting to build a high-end SLI-based system. I just got done playing Bad Company 2 for two hours straight. High Definition Audio HDA High definition audio brings consumer electronics quality sound to the PC delivering high quality sound from multiple channels. This all seems to come back to the X-fi as far as I can see, which is a shame I am a little surprised that the SPP and MCP requires those voltages to be stable at stock settings, but each board has it’s own individual characteristics.


Oh well, trying that is out now. After a few Round changes or Map changes, but always at the loading screen. Have you tried gaming without the sound card installed to see if the problem persists?

What kind of ram do you have? I just thought of something though, I Heard of people putting the X-Fi in the bottom slot, the way I have my two cards now though they’re in the top and bottom PCI-X sounnd so that bottom PCI slot is covered by the second card. Haven’t received registration validation E-mail? VistaHead You are running the Patriot Viper series RAM that is optimized for the i chipset, so you shouldn’t need to loosen your timings, especially since you are running them lower then their rated speeds.

I just did actually, I zound all creative apps and the drivers and took the card out. I have seen many posts with problems ranging from freezing and hard locks, to soun, cracking and popping noises when using the card in conjunction with SLI.


So I think the best app for sound cards is eBay. Update on all this, I’ve done so many things trying to correct it it’s soundd funny. I’m running stock settings right now actually besides voltage.

No sound on 790i ultra SLI

Those are beta drivers for the GPU cards you are running are they not? Get the crystal-clear phone conversations and online gaming performance you expect.

In less than an hour it will hard lock the PC with looping sound. I see that havok-g2’s card is regular PCI.

The i FTW has a feature that “corrects” it. Elite Bastards The Striker II Extreme is a motherboard with great performance and a huge number of features and overclocking options. FTW3 Logo peel off. USA – United States. I have also gone into the registry to clean out anything that says “Creative Labs” on it, but it still gives me a code It just doesn’t get along with this board. I’m at a loss. Battlefield Bad Company 2: