xp and sound card issues

  stss 21:33 01 May 03
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xp hanging along with other problems but to be fair having installed ME it isn't very stable either although not as bad. Tracing to possible sound card or ram problem. Any ideas on how to definately diagnose.
gigabyte GA-7VRXP mobo
athlon xp1800
256 2100
muse dvd 5.1 sound

thanks in advance for any help.

  fitcher 21:58 01 May 03

I have always used a sound card thinking it gave me a better performance /but when I removed my sound card .and used my on board sound //I found xp booted up faster. from two minutes to half a minute .maybe if I had used a creative sound card it would have been better .I don't know

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