I have also problems with BF2 when the sound setting is "hardware". It just sounds awful, and generally does not work right. I also had and still have problems with the BF2's internal MIC gain. I have posted EA about it, but it was not fixed in the patch. And no, it has nothing to do with the windows's sound settings. Can't use VOIP without yelling all the time Seems that the Realtek sound chip is just not ment for gaming. I'm also thinking about purchasing an Audigy.
11/18/05 at 2:19pm