[linux-audio-user] Audio distortion with DMA enabled

Andreas Andersson alhambra5p at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 14 08:11:43 EST 2004

It might help grounding your soundcard.


>From: adam <adam at negligible.co.uk>
>Reply-To: adam at negligible.co.uk,   A list for linux audio users 
><linux-audio-user at music.columbia.edu>
>To: linux-audio-user at music.columbia.edu
>Subject: [linux-audio-user] Audio distortion with DMA enabled
>Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 11:40:39 +0000
>	I'm having problems with sound on my pc - a crackling sound. This only
>occours when DMA is turned on and there is ide disc access. It seems to
>be independent of the DMA speed. Also there is the same problem in
>windows with the manufacturers drivers. Here are my PC specs:
>Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-7VRXP
>Chipset: VIA KT333 / VIA VT8233A
>Onboard sound: Creative CT5880, Sigmatel 9721T CODEC (using alsa
>I have also tried out another sound card (but with the same driver) with
>the same problems.
>I have heard that a BIOS PCI Latency setting can help this problem but
>cannot see this option in my bios.
>	Adam

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