Sounds like the whole world is suffering this, me included now. In my simple opinion it hast something to do with a shared interrupt and thus IDE related. For example a Promise ATA controller with 2 HD\'s and a soundcard on the same PCI bridge.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size=\"1\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by pendragon: MMM, I have an Intel 815EP chipset on CUSL-2C and have the same problems, nothing to do with VIA thus.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I was never able to get the Steinway B to work on my Athlon built by Soundchaser with Gigastudio 160. As soon as the pedal went down, the noises and LOUD pops began.
My system Dell P3 500/256MB/both ATA and 1394 audio drives. I use an AP2496 card. Be careful to get it on a good interrupt (9 or 10) or you\'ll get lots of clicks and pops anyway.
I was having exactly the same problem when using the Trachtman 8-layer Steinway-C library. It got much better (but not totally fixed) when I switched to either the pedal up only or pedal down only samples. Switching sample sets based on the sustain pedal seems to be a bit of a problem for GigaSampler.
Last week I added memory and went up to 768MB. No more clicks and pops.
RAM helps a lot. It\'s not a Via problem.
[This message has been edited by Mark_Knecht (edited 03-06-2002).]