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13-02-2008, 12:42 PM
Yes yes title sounds a bit weird, but atleast myself actually have had this issue since 2.2 (new FMOD sound system version added to WoW). :)
It made my wow unplayable due to wow either being very laggy or vent/ts in the background running with 2000+ latency, this even happend with all sounds disabled in wow.

And here is the technical stuff

For Soundblaster users (This works for me, have a X-FI card).

1. You have to go into your registry ( in win xp you click Start, click Run, type regedit)

2. You go to :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\CreativeTech\Emu10kx\DriverSettings\Wave\Pin#000 00002

or in :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\CreativeTech\20X\DriverSettings\Wave\Pin#0000000 2

3. Set Turbo to 0 instead of 1.

Work for now. I'm using a X-fi but I thnk it might work for audigy too. My FPS are not as good as they where but at least I can set back acceleration to complete instead of basic in dxdiag and get a "better" sound.

I have found this fix to solve sound stutters in Black and White 2 :

And something that 'might' work for Realtek HD Audio onboard chips

1) open your windows registry (Start -> Run -> regedit)
2) click on the "My Computer" icon (to make sure the search runs through the entire registry)
3) find the name "TurboPlay" (using Ctrl+F or the Edit menu)
4) there should be a few folders, with a REG_SZ value in it called "(Default)"
5) double-click it and set it to 0
6) restart your computer

The original post I made can be found here.

If the word "TurboPlay" doesn't work, try "turbo" and use your common sense to change the obvious values from 1 to 0.


13-02-2008, 12:48 PM
Some other fixes that might help with different kinds of sound related issues.

Using this command help me to get less skip sounds :

/console SoundMemoryCache 8 (type this in chat then restart wow)

And a different fix for sound skipping

I was having normal latency in game while questing etc., but when I went to Gruul's after we pulled my latency spiked to 1500ms and higher. Same thing when I tried Pvping, and nothing fixed it. Checked the router, WoW caches, got rid of all addons, etc. In between pulls, my latency would go back to normal, I just couldn't raid or pvp without massive lag spikes. I couldn't find any blue answers here on the forums so my bf and I looked around and this is what we found.

Found this fix (which worked for me) on the European forums.


He lists the different fixes for the different latency issues like the sound one, but for those experiencing HIGH LATENCY WHILE RAIDING/PVPING, but not outside of those, this should work.

Copied from link:

Changing the Config.wtf file:

This solution will have you poking inside the configuration-file of wow. Maybe not a great idea, but hey, I am willing to try.

Locate the config.wtf file in the WTF directory, inside your WoW-folder. Open it in notepad or wordpad, and do the following:

1. Look through the file, and see if you can find "gxFixLag"
2. If you find it, change the number from 0 to 1
3. If you can't find it, try to add a line like this one:

SET gxFixLag "1"