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Crackling Sound and sound related stutters in games

Question: Crackling Sound and sound related stutters in games

I've been having issues since February's windows updates with crackling sound typically in DirectX games and some video playback such as Steam. In an effort to isolate the problem out I've gone over all my drivers and dust contamination yet again this month. I removed both the 3.51 and 4.01 Klite packs and the VLC player I had been using. Registry cleaned and defragged.

My sound card is an Audigy Fatality champion series with the front panel breakout box.

June 3 2009 driver for it #6.0.1.1373

Dxdiag attached as well.

Next on my list is to see if maybe there's new drivers for my tv tuner capture board which does have sound card resources apparently.

As a side note, I use Ventrilo daily. When ever I launch it after a fresh reboot and connect to a server it locks the PC up for like 90 seconds before behaving normally and displaying the MOTD. It's done this for maybe 6 months. Whenever I have bad game problems I can generally disconnect and reconnect from the vent server without that little annoyance. I want to lay the blame at DirectX, but I've tried several forced updates of it without any improvement.

Playing in the APB beta as well, and thru tips from those players disabled multimedia network throttling in the registry which improved in game performance there a ton.
I really do not want to reload this machine as it takes an eternity to get everything back the way I like it.

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Preferred Solution: Crackling Sound and sound related stutters in games

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HELP - when playing games the picture is jerky and the sound stutters when the action bcomes intensive like an explosion or lots of simultaneous events. Sometimes the game will freeze,or reboots the computer, or quits to desktop or I get a blue screen of death. When using the computer for other things such as internet, music, video, publishing, etc - no problem it works for hours - only running games do I get the problems. It doesn't matter which game, Battlefield, Unreal 2, Medal of Honour, Starfleet Command, etc. they are all the same. I have carried out the following:-1. checked and changed IRQ's so that the graphics card and sound card are on differant IRQ's;2. upgraded the memory;3. upgraded the motherboard;4. changed the graphics card from a Radeon 9700 Pro to Gainward FX5900 Ultra;5. stuck in another 5.1 surround card, then put original back in when it made no differance;6. changed the speakers from 2.1 to 5.1;7. written to 2 games manufacturers who were next to useless, but said it wasn't their games;8. changed the operating system from XP home back to ME;9. formatted the hard disk and reloaded all new.My present system is as follows:-a) Windows ME;b) Gigabyte K7 Triton GA-7N400-L1 motherboard;c) Athlon XP2400 CPU;d) 512DDR memory PC3200;e) Samsung 171P TFT monitor;f) Gainward FX5900 Ultra AGP card;g) Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Live 5.1 card;f) Maxtor 80Gb HDD @ 133;g) Liteonite CD/DVD rom drive + a CD rewriter.Heat isn't a problem as I have additional fans and the... Read more

Answer:picture and sound stutters or freezes in games

One thing I noticed, you haven't mentioned the PSU, could it be that it's not suppling enough power for all that kit at full load?

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Hi!

First of all, I'll try to explain my problem as detailed as I can, but since I've ran into so many walls during the past 2 days, I'm really not sure where the problem lies.

So a few days ago I noticed, that my computer no longer sees my TV, connected via HDMI. As far as I know it way after the latest window update.

After that, when I was playing Prey, the game started to get really slow with a constantly crackling, distorted sound more and more often. Usually, stopping the Realtek drivers or switching to desktop and back solved it in the beginnning. Later I had to restart my computer and in the end it seemed it is only a matter of luck if the game starts normally or gets into this laggy state.

Anyways, I reinstalled the Realtek drivers and updated all my out-of-date drivers as well as reinstalled the nVidia drivers and was able to finish the game, but now nearly any game I try to play causes my system to lag and the sound is always crackling. Whats more, now when I try to start the Task Manager to see whats wrong or kill some processes almost every other time my system restarts.

I have diagnosed my processor as well as the VGA. As mentioned I have ALL of the drivers updated. It almost doesn't matter what game I try, the problem is always there. (The only game without problems was Roller Coaster Tycoon, but nowadays it's almost playable on a calculator, so...)

I'm not sure if it helps or has anything to do with the situation, but I had this prolbem with the Realtek d... Read more

Answer:Crackling sound and lagging during games

Well, after a long and thorough search I've found that the problem does lie in the Windows 10 creators update. I was able to find a GeForce thread about it and tried a lot of things and although it is not perfect, all my games are playable again with almost undetectable little laggings. Oh and the fact my TV is still not visible as a second display.

If anyone happens to have the same issues as me, please try and search for "windows 10 creators update nvidia problems" or something like that and try every listed solutions one by one until you find the right one.

And hope Microsoft and/or nVidia addresses the problem as soon as possible.

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It's been like this intermittently for the last few weeks, I'd put it into a shop to have modem and sound drivers sorted after a re-install. I know I should take it back but they had it for 3 day's. I'd be having withdrawl symptoms. Does the driver want updating perhaps?, it's listed as a 'SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio' by Analog Devices Inc in device manager. My OS is 98SE. Thanks TR

Answer:Crackling on sound when playing music or games

If it wasn't Crackling a few weeks ago then somthing has changed in your system. Perhaps you have installed a program, or piece of hardware that is conflicting with the sound card. Or, your speakers are finally begining to die on you, or your sound card is dying on you. Could be anything. Work through this checklist for trial and error.1. Check all connections at the back. Make sure there are no loose connections.2. Try a different set of speakers on there to see how they work. If you can, hook up ya hi-fi speakers to it. Through the stereo unit of course.

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Hi,

Earlier this year, I came to this forum to get help for a BSOD problem. I found out that it was caused by my onboard soundcard which I have now replaced with a seperate soundcard from Icidu (PCI 7.1 Soundcard Optical S/PDIF In & Out - Soundcard - Audio).

I have tried several soundcards but I cannot fix this crackling sound issue. It mostly occurs whenever something is loading it seems, in soundcloud tracks for instance. Also, the windows startup sound sounds like yanking a cat in its tail. The driver IS up to date, there is no cpu throttling and the sound card itself is fine - there are no problems in linux.

Just for the record, here are my specs:

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz 45 ?C
Yorkfield 45nm Technology
RAM
4,00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5Q3 DELUXE (LGA 775) 31 ?C
Graphics
SyncMaster ([email protected])
1024MB GeForce GTX 285 (nVidia) 41 ?C
Hard Drives
977GB Western Digital WDC WD10EARS-00MVWB0 ATA Device (SATA) 25 ?C
Optical Drives
Optiarc DVD RW AD-5200S ATA Device
Audio
C-Media PCI Audio Device

Thanks in advance,
Jacob

Answer:Crackling sound while playing music, games etc.

Check any cables connected to speakers/headphones, both ends. While playing some music gently twist the ends & move them slightly in & out. See it there is any difference.

Edit - forget that. Just saw it is OK in Linux. Although...............

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I have a Satellite P100 - 354 and keep having problems with the sound, I frequently get crackles from the Windows sound effects, Games an Media Player. Recently the speakers stopped working for a short time then came back on.

When I tried to turn the volume up I couldn't access the speaker controls as it said there were no active devices.

I have the new Bios Update (3.30) and Sound Update (3.11.0.51)

Please, can anybody help

Answer:Crackling sound from the Windows and games on Satellite P100 -354

It?s strange because according to these Toshiba document the problem should be solved:
http://support.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB6801JF0000R01.htm

The sound card which is used on the board supports an Intel High Definition Audio
Chip Conexant CX20551-22.
Maybe it?s possible to find another sound driver which supports this chip?

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hey guys, as the forum topic indicates I get nasty crackly/popping sounds in my 5.1 logitech system that (from research) I hear this is not the sound system but rather, the soundcards that are doing this. One thing I heard was to, make sure the soundcard is not on the same IRQ as another device which, mine is all alone on IRQ18. I wouldn't know how to change IRQ's in XP anyway as it auto-assigns the IRQ's. The other reason I heard was "corrupt or out of date drivers" in which mine are up to date. Some people claimed going back to onboard audio fixed this issue but if I do that then, I have to lose my Audigy faceplate in the front of my PC that allows me to run my Xbox/PS2's optical out port into my optical input port for my Audigy faceplate. Any recommendations? if I use onboard again, do they have universal faceplates I can use?
 

Answer:Crackling sound in movies and games audigy2 zs platinum

Have you tried going through the troubleshooting steps from creative
creative troubleshooting audigy2
 

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Hi everyone, i come here as a somewhat last resort. I knew my way on windows since 3.11 up to XP, but it looks like i am now lost

My problem:

i installed 7 recently on the SSD ( see profile for config info ) with AHCI enabled in the bios.

It worked fine. For 4 days. Then i installed guild wars 2 beta on it, and by doing so i may have triggered something by going over half disk capacity ...

Since then, whenever i (try to) play a game, i have between 5 seconds and 2 minutes before sound disappears, then screen gets corrupted, then F4 BSOD and computer restarts.

It happens wether the game is on the SSD or the HDD, wether AHCI is enabled or not in the bios; yet it DOES NOT happen on windows XP, which is still installed on the HDD, and has been installed WITHOUT AHCI support.

I can play the game from the SSD under windows XP, but i cannot play ANY game under windows 7.

I have 2 sound card: integrated one (selected and used as playback device, spdif ) and an external USB one. Main reason being my computer is 5 meters away, and i sometimes need a headset and microphone. When i do need to do that, i switch the active sound card. It works under XP, 7 has all it needs to work in the same way.

I dont know if the sound stopping is part of the problem or not; i thought it was worth mentionning.

Since then i have tried these, and they all failed:
1/ installed windows again
2/ installed latest intel rapid storage driver (d/l from intel)
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Answer:BSOD F4 all games, maybe AHCI or sound related ?

Ok, thanks for not helping me, i am going to self answer this thread.

I turned on "high performance" in the power management page. It worked.

For 4 days.

Now it does it again. I have not changed the slightest thing on the computer. This is driving me crazy.

I may have some ideas though, it looks like it is related to my other HDD, which is a samsung spinpoint f3 1Gb and which is supposed to have sata problems with one firmware.

I am currently trying to flash a new firmware on it. Will report on solving the issue or not.

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It's a new Dell and it has been making crackling sound since I got it.
I spent an hour on the phone with a technician who restored the laptop with Windows 8.1 to an earlier point in time and it stopped crackling for the rest of the day, but the next day, the noise was back.
The worst are "ding" sounds, they have more crackle than ding. Video playback is bad but at least we can understand what is said. Youtube is bad. mp3 audio is bad. Crackle is there with earphones too.
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 11 (3147, Mid 2014) makes crackling sound whenever sound is played

lelouIt's a new Dell and it has been making crackling sound since I got it.
Hello. If it made the noise right out of the box you probably should have returned it as defective during the brief return period. 
Does it make the noise only when running on battery power or also when plugged into house current?

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I got an Acer InspireOne Notebook for christmas, and it worked like a treat. It's got a 144GB HDD. Windows XPSP3 (Home), 1.60GHZ and .98GB of Ram. Recently I tried installing iTunes, and it didn't work very well, and when I tried media in it, it skipped and stuttered. I tried playing the same files in WMP10, VLC, and TCMP, but it stuttered on all of them. After uninstalling iTunes, it still didn't work. Eventually I tried system restoring to before I installed iTunes, and I managed to get the sound to work a bit better, but it still skips and stutters. I can't figure out what the problem is, can anyone help?

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Dear readers,

I'm the owner of a toshiba l665D and there is a problem.
Every time i have to use something involving
sound it sounds rubbish.
The sound isn't played smoothly there are pauses and there is a big cracking
sound sometimes in it.

This is not because of the speakers, I have also tright it through the headphone tube.
Could this possilybe because of a damaged soundcard.

It's sound really rubbish and the laptop isn't even 2 years old yet.


What could it be?

Answer:Satellite L665D - sound isn't played smoothly - crackling sound

Hi

I think this is not related to faulty sound card but due to old iRST (Intel Rapid Storage Technology) driver.

I found an thread about very similar issue.
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=60231

Update of the iRST (Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver) to version V10.1.0.1008 or higher should solve this problem.

I recommend trying this out!

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Hi folks,

Recently I was setting up a VPN client (PacketIX), and the setup wizard suggested some Audio/Video Streaming "Optimization" tweaks. I didn't pay attention and confirmed.

Since then, I often hear some crackling / popping noises. For instance, this systematically occurs when I Alt/Tab between a running game and my desktop.

An obvious guess is that the damn VPN client messed up some sound settings, but I can't figure out what to do.

I've found a good deal of DPC latency workarounds around here which I tried in vain.

Any ideas ?

Thanks

Answer:[Sound crackling ] VPN client messed up my sound settings

Try a system restore to before you installed the VPN client. (System Restore)

Then reinstall the VPN client and don't let it fiddle with the audio settings.

Oli

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Hi.My laptop model is hp 15g009ax.When i stop hearing song or any audio in earphones, after approximately 6 seconds I hear a quick crackling sound. The crackling sound comes after any sound that ends or After the specific application that is playing the audio is closed). I will tell you what is did to stop this.1) I updated the sound driver from hp support website specific to my model. Didn't work2) Tried the earphones in other phones and lapotps. Working fine.3) Thought the problem is with windows. So dual-booted windows with Ubuntu 14.04.1. When I tried Ubuntu without installing it, earphones seemed to work fine without crackling after sound ends. But after installing Ubuntu and checked, the same problem repeated, but this time crackling sound started coming before the sound starts and after the sound ends.This is very irritating and after reading some articles about this problem, Some said the problem is due to interference(Not sure) of motherboard with soundcard.Can you please specify the source of this problem and a solution to it.Thanks In Advance

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Hello, about 3 days ago i bought a sealed brand new HP OMEN 17-W03np which comes with Windows 10 Home (64-bit), i noticed there were some problems with the sound which have been a constant problem since day one. Before and after any sound plays there are these pops/crackling sounds that are noticable (and pretty irritating), the sound appears to play fine after it starts but in a few occasions the sound actually started breaking and there were random pauses while playing sound. There was also this one time the volume randomly went up and down on its own when pausing a sound (in this case it was a video) and then playing it again.Random pops/crackling have also happened while i was on my browser on web pages but there was no sound sources in the web page at all. I've attempted to use earphones while testing sound, and while using them the pops/crackling sound sometimes come out through the earphones, but sometimes they also come out through the notebooks built-in speakers despite the fact the sound is then played through the earphones (which i found pretty strange). This is my first experience with HP and i have to say i am feeling quite dissapointed, could this be a software problem or will i have to send my notebook back? I'd also like to point out that no major program/software installations have been done as this is a brand new notebook so most of the programs/software in it right now are the ones that come pre-installed with the notebook. I will a... Read more

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So I recently opened my CPU because it was lagging and I thought maybe a little clean up might do the trick. So I softly brushed the drivers inside the CPU to get some dust off. However, when I turned on my PC, it seems that whenever I watch videos or play games, a loud crackling sound comes out from my speakers. I don't know what is causing this.

I have tried disabling my drivers (sound and display) but to no avail. However, if I mute the volume on my sound driver, the sound disappears. Which lead me to the conclusion that it might be a conflict of sound and display.

Since the problem only occured when I opened my CPU and cleaned it, it might also be a wiring problem or something.

Can someone help me on this?

Answer:Crackling sound in speakers when video playing/playing games/anything with graphics

Have you tried a different set of speakers? Make sure the speakers are all the way plugged into the jack.

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My motherboard is a PCCHIPS M848LU V1.2 http://www.pcchipsusa.com/prod-m848lu.asp and the onboard sound is a C-Media AC97 (I don't know the exacts of it, but I think I can find out) It has up-to-date drivers

I just bought this comp from maincomp.com, its an AMD Athlon XP2600+, maxtor 30gig 7200rpm hd, 128mb ddr pc2100 ram (512 PC2700, whenever it gets here...) nvidia 128mb geforce4mx440, Windows XP Professional SP1a, 52x24x52x cd-rw..onboard NIC, onboard sound.

Anyway, whenever I play *most* (I say most because a few mp3s either from winamp radiostations or mp3s on my harddrive dont crack, but the sound quality is still alittle bad) it cracks some-what badly, some worse than others.. I've tried reinstalling the drivers and messing around with the settings, no help...everythings brand-new, so think it might be defective, or an hardware conflict? Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Sound crackling, bad quality (onbored sound)

Well you could visit the PCCHIPS website and see if they have any updates for the Sound.

Also try another pair of speakers, could be bad speakers or a damaged cable/plug.

Thats a fairly nice machine, however you shouldn't have skimped on the motherboard - its one of the lowest end manufacturers of mobo's.

You may be better off by simple buying a PCI soundcard - I recommend a Creative Soundblaster - and disable the onboard sound. You'll get better quality sound and better performance in games.
 

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In the last week, all sound on my laptop has started to crackle slightly. I changed headphones, but realized that thats not the problem. If i increase volume, the crackling gets worse, and distortion really sets in. Strange....only started happening last week. I have tried reinstalling my sound card driver, but no change there. Have looked around all my audio settings but cant find any clues. music etc is still listenable, but there is just a faint crackle constantly annoying me. and distortion if i turn the volume up louder.

Does this mean my sound card is wearing out?? or is it a physical prob inside?

my sound card is : Conexant AC link audio
i have windows xp home edition on a HP compaq nx4800

any help would be much appreciated!!

alex
 

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Hi Everyone,

This issue has been going on for about a year now, both on 32 and 64 bit XP. My computer is around 3 years old, and no hardware has changed since then.

All my drivers are up-to-date, BIOS updates, software, patches, windows etc.

I have had lots of "theories" or "temp fixes" sent to me but in reality are not suitable.

When I play music (with any player) sometimes the sound crackles, to resolve the issue I have to pause then unpause the song and it stops for the duration of that song.



My Sound Card:




Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 7.1 Sound Card - OEM (PCI-Express)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...-052-CL&tool=3Click to expand...


I have found lots of information, but non suitable.




Sound issues with crackling and popping
A number of owners of X-Fi cards have come to experience what is known as a constant popping and crackling noise during use of the cards. Creative has attributed the case to be NVIDIA nForce motherboards, however many other users who do not use these motherboards continue to experience the sound issues. Creative has not provided a fix as of yet for this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Blaster_X-Fi#Sound_issues_with_crackling_and_poppingClick to expand...

I have 680i SLI NIVDIA motherboard.. but none of the above fixes work.


There's tons of websites/webpages with people having the same problem.




http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&sa... Read more

Answer:Sound Blaster X-Fi [Sound issues crackling]

It's a bit hard to suggest without going through everything to see what you might have tried already (although I did have a look at your second link and a very quick look at the third). So please excuse if you have already tried the following, or if they seem too obvious (more hardware than software suggestions, as you have perhaps been trying mostly software, by the look of it).

It kinda sounds like something's deteriorating, and when you give it a moment to rest, it resets itself.

You haven't mentioned anything about your speakers (or headphones). Are they OK? Have you tried others, or tried yours in another computer? Can you try a USB speaker (if you haven't got that already)? How are the connections/cables/jacks?

Do you have an onboard audio driver you can try (ie take out the sound card)? Can you borrow a sound card to try?

Maybe it's a poor connection, including solder joint, in there somewhere. Hard to track down - have to try swapping things.

Is your problem confined to one medium (CD/DVD, stored audio files, downloaded music), or does it happen with all types?

Does it happen when you're eating Rice Bubbles? -D) (It's late, OK?)

Any possibility of interference from nearby electronics or electrical appliances?

Is your power supply unit OK? (Don't know why these last two items would be fixed by pausing the song, but I'm running low on ideas - maybe I'll stop here and let someone else have a go...)
 

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Hello,
I upgraded my Win XP to Win 7 like 1 month ago.
Downloaded all drivers (from their sites) updated them... then i open WMP 11 and start playing some music. After listening to that i heard some weird sound lag, I believe its called crackling. I searched on internet found some solutions, but none worked and none was for mine sound card.
This wasn't happening on Win XP.
Oh and if i have older version of driver it works way batter (only hear crackling when my cpu goes up to 1000MB (100%) ), but then my Microphone goes really quiet like I disabled microphone boost.

Hope you understand my problem.

OTHER SYSTEM SPECS (My PC is old):

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"Windows","Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (Build 7600)"
"Internet Explorer","9.0.8112.16421"
"Memory (RAM)","1023 MB"
"CPU Info","Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz"
"CPU Speed","2802,0 MHz"
"Sound Card","Speakers (C-Media PCI Audio Dev)"
"Display Adapters","NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 | NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver"
"Monitors","1x; Generic PnP Monitor | "
"Screen Resolution","1024 X 768 - 32 bit"
"Network","Network Present"
"Network Adapters","VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter | Hamachi Network Interface"
"CD / DVD Drives","2x (D: | E... Read more

Answer:Genius Sound Maker Value 5.1 Crackling Sound

Here Two Pictures from two programs (DPC Latency Checker V1.3.0 and LatencyMon), while playing music.
The results are pretty much the same.

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I have just installed a Soundblaster Live 24 sound card (to replace the faulty RealTek AC97 on board). Everything works OK except the sound briefly stutters (interrupts) everytime I open an application or navigate to another web page/site. I have 1Gb RAM, a 2.6Ghz CPU and so resources shouldnt be a problem. I have the latest driver installed. I disabled the Realtek via the Device Manager (but not BIOS?)

Does anyone have any suggestions? I am fairly inexperienced with these things so please explain clearly if its complicated!!

Many thanks in advance,

Matt.
 

Answer:Sound problems - sound stutters

1st you should get into the BIOS and disable the onboard sound. When your PC first boots up press DEL to get in. If it's not the DEL key then try ESC, or F1, F2, F10 etc... Normally it tells you what key. Find and disable the onboard sound once you get in. Then save and close. Note you only have about 4 or 5 seconds to get into BIOS. If you miss it and bootup starts, you'll have to restart and try again.

Then go to the Start Menu to Programs/Creative/AudioHQ. Go through all those settings and tweak around and see if you can fix it. Make sure no kind of signal "boost" is going on. Make sure it has the right number of speakers chosen (2, 2.1, 4 etc). Check the environment settings and try different ones. The EQ settings. Whatever looks like it changes your audio.
Make sure digital audio is OFF unless you KNOW you're using it with your speakers.

Also I would check Windows own audio settings from Control Panel and volume settings. Make sure all that looks good.

You might even update to the latest DirectX (thus Directaudio). Use Windows Updates for that. Look at top of Start Menu under All Programs.

If it still does it, it could be a background program. Try closing any and all open programs and see if that helps. Close them through the icons by your clock. And also you can use the task manager, press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Then look for programs to close under the Programs tab, and also look for programs to close under the Processes tab beside your u... Read more

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Hi, Description:When playing music or watching videos with Windows Media Player, Microsoft Groove Music, or streaming media players like YouTube, the audio is distorted, and crackling or choppy sounds are heard. This occurs after the computer is upgraded to Windows 10 Anniversary edition.Operating Systems:Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit)Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)Resolution:To resolve this issue, disable the DTS Audio enhancement option in the Control Panel.1.Click Windows Start.2.Click Control Panel.3.Click DTS Studio Sound.4.Select Listening Experience.5.Uncheck the Audio Enhancements option.6.Click Save to save the changes.7.Close Control Panel. Cheers!




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Sound in windows has been giving me a hard time lately. I had to restore my registry manually via the Windows Recovery Console recently because Windows kept thinking it was in safe mode, thus preventing a repair installation from continuing. So, after restoring the registry from an earlier part of the day when the issue wasn't a problem, Windows started up fine, and everything was working as it once did. Except for sound.

The volume controls icon does not show in the taskbar. I've gone into Control Panel -> Sounds and Devices and checked the box that is supposed to place the controls in the taskbar, but to no avail. Still doesn't show up. I know that this is usually caused by incorrectly installed sound drivers, but they are installed fine and do not appear in an errored state in the device manager. I've also reinstalled the sound drivers from my motherboard's drivers disc multiple times with no change.

Oddly enough, any sounds that are supposed to be played by Windows do not play. If I open a file in Windows Media Player or in a game, the sound plays perfectly fine.

On top of that, I'm also getting trouble with recording sounds. Not just with a microphone, but even from they stereo mix channel. In Sounds and Audio Devices Properties, looking at the Voice tab, the default device for Voice Playback is blank. I set it to Realtek HD Audio Output, but when I press apply, it resets to blank. When I set it to the Realtek Output and go to the 'test hardware' button, I ca... Read more

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I just built a rig which is core i5, Asrock p55M pro motherboard, radeon HD 5850, 4gigs ram. I just installed the supplied drivers and the latest direct x, etc...
My problem is, I can play offline games like GTA4, COD Modern Warfare and COS WAW with sound on it, nevertheless, whenever I started to go online with these games, the sound vanished, even if I exit the game there is still no sound, I need to reboot the system to get back the sound. Got no error whatsoever. What would be the problem. My OS is windows xp pro? Please help!
 

Answer:Solved: No sound during online games, but with sound in offline games.

I just flushed my bios from 1.3 to 1.5 then it works flawlessly. Solved my case on my own.
 

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I left my computer on while on the pause screen of Fallout 4 and it eventually fell asleep, when I came back a moved the mouse to wake up the computer but nothing happened, the monitor said there was no signal even though no wires were moved. I unplugged the DVI cable and I also had to unplug the wire that sends sound from the PC to the monitor. If I remember correctly I put the sound in last.

The monitor turned on no problem but Fallout 4 lagged heavily for a bit and I noticed there was no sound. The lagging was something I expected, I'm not sure if this piece of information helps, but I did get a message a couple days ago saying my PC had overused memory or something (I think it was related to my RAM) after I woke up the computer when I had Fallout 4 paused and when I saved the game when I had that issue the file was corrupted and I couldn't load that save.

I have tried the typical stuff like restarting, shutting down and checking to update drivers. All the cables are plugged in correctly and none are loose. My PC claims that my stereo and headphones are working perfectly and that isn't true because no sound can be heard whether I am using headphones or I am using the monitor's speakers. I hope I provided enough information for anyone who is willing to help, I won't be able to do anything until the morning because it is rather late here on the East Coast but thanks in advance to anyone who responds.

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I left my computer on while on the pause screen of Fallout 4 and it eventually fell asleep, when I came back a moved the mouse to wake up the computer but nothing happened, the monitor said there was no signal even though no wires were moved. I unplugged the DVI cable and I also had to unplug the wire that sends sound from the PC to the monitor. If I remember correctly I put the sound in last.

The monitor turned on no problem but Fallout 4 lagged heavily for a bit and I noticed there was no sound. The lagging was something I expected, I'm not sure if this piece of information helps, but I did get a message a couple days ago saying my PC had overused memory or something (I think it was related to my RAM) after I woke up the computer when I had Fallout 4 paused and when I saved the game when I had that issue the file was corrupted and I couldn't load that save.

I have tried the typical stuff like restarting, shutting down and checking to update drivers. All the cables are plugged in correctly and none are loose. My PC claims that my stereo and headphones are working perfectly and that isn't true because no sound can be heard whether I am using headphones or I am using the monitor's speakers. I hope I provided enough information for anyone who is willing to help, I won't be able to do anything until the morning because it is rather late here on the East Coast but thanks in advance to anyone who responds.

Answer:No Sound Even though PC says all my sound related hardware is working

Hi, as you mention file corruption, best do this first (nothing to do with sound per se):
Press Windows key + X, click on Command Prompt (admin)
Type
chkdsk C: /F

Your computer will restart - be patient, check the result.
If it's clear or fixed, ok.

If so, boot normally, rt click on the volume icon, click Troubleshoot....
and post back.

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I feel like I have tried every thing to fix it.
 

Answer:ok, I have tried everything, and my sound still stutters

Treid switching wireless off if you have it enabled? My pro-audio M-Audio spits and stutters when my wireless is enabled.
 

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Question: PC sound stutters

This may be a little OT, but I don't know where else to turn. I've tried several of the sound system forums but haven't gotten any help.
I'm having trouble with the audio system on my computer. When I play a YouTube video or even just an audio CD, it will play fine for a while and then stutter and buzz for a second and then resume playing. It happened on my old computer and I tried everything I could think of to make it work. I put in more memory (upped to 8gbytes), a new graphics card (a GeForce GTS450), a new sound card to replace the on-board sound card on the MSI motherboard, all to no avail. Finally, I just replaced the computer. I got an Intel I5 system (a 4 core 2.8Ghz processor) with 8gbytes of main memory using an MSI P67A-G45 motherboard. I'm using the same graphics card (the GTS450), and I'm currently using the on-board sound card and LAN interface (which is rated at up to 1000 Mbps). I am running Windows 7 64-bit home premium. I even replaced the speakers. At first, I thought that this had solved the problem, but I was wrong. It is still happening. I don't understand. This new system should be able to handle anything audio or video related that I want to do (I'm not a gamer so I'm not worried about that).
Would anyone have an idea what is wrong? It's driving me crazy. I just want to be able to listen to my music and YouTube videos without them stopping and stuttering in the middle.
Please help.
Thanks,
Mark

Answer:PC sound stutters

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mickelsen


This may be a little OT, but I don't know where else to turn. I've tried several of the sound system forums but haven't gotten any help.
I'm having trouble with the audio system on my computer. When I play a YouTube video or even just an audio CD, it will play fine for a while and then stutter and buzz for a second and then resume playing. It happened on my old computer and I tried everything I could think of to make it work. I put in more memory (upped to 8gbytes), a new graphics card (a GeForce GTS450), a new sound card to replace the on-board sound card on the MSI motherboard, all to no avail. Finally, I just replaced the computer. I got an Intel I5 system (a 4 core 2.8Ghz processor) with 8gbytes of main memory using an MSI P67A-G45 motherboard. I'm using the same graphics card (the GTS450), and I'm currently using the on-board sound card and LAN interface (which is rated at up to 1000 Mbps). I am running Windows 7 64-bit home premium. I even replaced the speakers. At first, I thought that this had solved the problem, but I was wrong. It is still happening. I don't understand. This new system should be able to handle anything audio or video related that I want to do (I'm not a gamer so I'm not worried about that).
Would anyone have an idea what is wrong? It's driving me crazy. I just want to be able to listen to my music and YouTube videos without them stopping and stuttering in the... Read more

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Playback sound and video on my laptop (XP on Pavillion zv6000) stutters and freezes. Is this a virus and can I fix it myself?

Answer:sound and video stutters

Not necessarily. You have a five year old laptop that isn't supposed to be a workhorse in the first place. Depending on what else you might be running, the likely answer is you're a little short on RAM.

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The last few days my computer has been getting progressively worse. Now the sound from mp3's on my hard drives starts and stops as though they were badly stuttering and programs are slow to launch. I would appreciate your help! Thank you.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:14:18 AM, on 4/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
E:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
E:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
E:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
E:\PROGRA~1\BELKIN~2\BELKIN~1.EXE
E:\Program Files\Belkin Automatic Power Management Software\jre\bin\javaw.exe
d:\Program Files\ProcessGuard\dcsuserprot.exe
E:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\oodag.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
E:\PROGRA~1\BELKIN~2\BELKIN~3.EXE
E:\WINDOWS\system32\oodtray.exe
E:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
E:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
E:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
E:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
D:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\rapimgr.exe
E:\Program Files\Belkin Automatic Power Management Software\jre\bin\javaw.exe
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Answer:Win XP Pro -- slow & sound stutters -- Please help!!!

I provided a better description & some additional information, below that may provide better clues.

The last few days my computer has been getting progressively slower and the sound has been getting much worse. Now the sound from mp3's on my hard drives starts and stops. There is a second or two of silence before it plays again, and all programs are slow to launch. I ran scans with NOD32 antivirus and several Trojan programs that found nothing. Online Kaspersky also did not find anything while Trend Micro and Panda would not work even though I had used them successfully in the past.

My Windows task manager shows multiple instances of several processes. For example there are 8 instances of svchost.exe, and before I rebooted, there were 4 instances of Drwtsn32.exe running. I also saw that the 5 instances of the Acrobat reader toolbar extension called Acroiefavclient.dll were present.

I would appreciate your help! Thank you.

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I'm having some trouble with my PC. It freezes randomly and then the sound stutters.. The mouse and keyboard still responds, and if I'm playing a game it still works as normal, the sound just stutters. What I can't do is switch between different programs/windows. I can only use the window (and tab in firefox) that I have open when the stuttering/freezing starts.
When the freezing/stuttering stops the computer works normally, except the clock is now behind by the amount of time the computer has been frozen.

It seems like pressing several buttons at the same time for some seconds, so the speaker in the computer makes a beeping sound, makes the computer un-freeze (except at rare times when it wont un-freeze at all, and a reboot is necessary.

any help would be highly appreciated, as I have absolutely no idea as to what may be causing this. Temperatures are fine, and it seems to be happening at totally random times.

Answer:PC freezes, sound stutters etc.

Hi DukeLion, and welcome to TSF.

Please click on the following link to download this program if you don't already have it and post a screenshot of the running processes.

Process Explorer

You may have to post two screenshots to show all the info.

How To Post a Screenshot

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Hi Guys

I'm having a lot of problems with my sound at the moment, and I have no idea why it's happening, basically no matter what sound I listen to through my pc it stutters and cuts out then comes back on which as you can imagine is very annoying when listening to music or in the middle of a film! I thought maybe it was a heat problem so I moved the pc to a well ventilated place, but I'm still having the same problem! I've run virus scans and they all came back clean, so to be honest I'm baffled as well as annoyed by this problem.

Please help!

Answer:Sound cuts out and stutters

My first guess would be the driver for your sound card or motherboard sound output. Check in your device manager, see if you have the most up-to-date drivers, and if you do have the most up-to-date drivers from Microsoft, try getting the drivers directly from your sound card manufacturer.

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I just got a brand new Vostro 1510 from Dell. I'm quite pleased with the laptop except for one horribly annoying thing. The sound stutttteeerrrs every 30 seconds or so whenever I'm using an application (Such as firefox viewing a youtube video, or playing an mp3 with winamp) that uses sound of any kind.

Not only does it stutter but it also lags the whole computer for about 1/4 of a second. This can make playing games, and moving the mouse quite annoying. Not only that but now my music is interrupted by st-t-u-ttering.

I have the realtek HD audio, I'm sure I can figure out what kind of realtek it is, but I don't know where to look. :/
 

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I have problems with playing sound via bluetooth to my Belkin bluetooth-reciver. I have the latest driver. It's not all the time it is a problem. It seems that there are some times when the computer is working with something extra. Sometimes it can be enough that I move the mouse pointer. Someone with the same problem, and a solution?

Answer:Sound over bluetooth stutters

I have a IdeaPad Yoga 13, i7, 256 GB SSD, 8 GB RAM....

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Hi, for about a month the sound playing on my computer like music or anything has started making a horrible sound like stuttering and slowing down every now and again, and it's when something is happening like a scan or sometimes if I open up a programme or a page, until the scan's finished or the page has loaded. Because of this I just have to pause the track and wait :-/Does anyone have any idea why it's happening or how to stop it ?Thanks

Answer:Sound and music stutters

id say your computer is just overloaded whit extra programs and hasnt got enuph runtime left for musicid try to get rid of extra background programs ,also run and Anti Vrius, and some anti spy ware, addware and mal ware programsfor exampleAVG :antivirus Ewidow :Anti MalwareSpybot SD : Anti SpywareAd Aware :Anti Adware

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When I log into winxp, the 'Start Windows' WAV file stutters. I have no other audio problems. It's not that big of a deal, but just thought I'd post the question to see if any one could help.
 

Answer:Sound stutters with logon wav ONLY

This has been an intermittent problem for me, too. I think it is due to antivirus software initializing.

No cure that I know of except that the problem disappears sometimes after I defragment or run bootvis to optimize startup.

I also use just a doorbell sound. It lets me know the sound is working and is almost too short to stutter.

Another app I've found useful for those programs that seem to have a problem starting the tray icons is Startup Delayer. You can space out your startups so there is a small delay between them. And it also lists all your startup items so you can disable them, if you want.

http://security.webattack.com/get/startdelay.shtml
 

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Please help me people! I'm having a problem in my laptop, which is sound stuttering. It's really annoying!
I get sound stuttering usually in games like WOW, COD4, Valve games and GTA VC/SA.
The stuttering occurs whenever a sound plays, like in CS, when a guy talks "Fire in the Hole!". My game stops for a second and skips almost half of that sound. It's very annoying because affects the gameplay alot.
I'm searching for a fix for a long time and I hope you can help me.

My Laptop specs:

Pentium Dual Core T4300 2.1 GHz
4 GB RAM
Nvidia G103m 512mb
500gb HDD
Windows 7 Professional 64 bits

PS: Sorry for my bad english, I'm portuguese

Answer:My laptop sound stutters

This sounds more like possible compatibility problems between the PC and games. Does the PC meet the game requirements?

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I scanned using Superantispyware and MBAM and it remove the malwares but my laptop is still freezing and my sounds stutters and unable to shutdown unless i hold down the on button. everything works in safe mode but now it sometimes freezes. I defrag, scandisk, uninstalled unused apps. this started when it log off all of suddenLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:02:51 PM, on 4/5/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\mscorsvw.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exeC:\PROGRA... Read more

Answer:Laptop freezing sound stutters

anybody?

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OS: Windows 98SERAM: 383MBSound Card: SoundMax Integrated Digital AudioI had a great deal of music transfered to this computer about a month ago and I've been using it primarily for listening purposes, so this is causing me quite a bit of frustration.  It just started the other day, but previously was corrected eventually with repeated restarts.  Today I've had no such luck, and I've worked tirelessly to fix this problem for the duration of the evening.Anyways, when I restart, the usual Windows 98 start up sound begins, "hiccups" and then dies out.  After this happens, no sound will play on either WinAmp or the internet.  On WinAmp, in addition to no sound, the song ticker will play to the 2-second mark and then mysteriously stop.  For this reason, I don't believe it has anything to do with speakers.. however, device manager claims that the soundcard is without error!  ScanDisk and Defragmentation of my drives have done no good either!  Please help if at all possible..But please, I realize I have a VERY basic computer.. pathetic even.  So of course, I know it's wise to update, and I plan to eventually.  Unfortunately, lack of funds are preventing me from being able to do this any time soon.  This system was given to me free and was practically untouched when I got it; it's nothing special, but it does provide me w/ music when I need it.  Anyways, thank you if you read all of this an... Read more

Answer:Sound stutters and dies at startup..

Providence,If you already know the precise model and version of your sound card go to the website of the manufacturer of it and download the drivers for the win98 o/s. If you can identify the current software associated with the sound card located within your add/remove programs delete them 1st before installing the ones you find on the web site. Do not uninstall them until you find the drivers. It appears that your current sound card is an integrated one and thus another alternative is to purchase a PCI sound card (very inexpensive) and install it in the computer in any available PCI slot and then install the drivers for it and you should be away to the races. I would try the 1st 1st. goodluck and keep us informed.P.S. I am still operating a number of computers with win98SE as you are for minimal resource things and have no intention to give them up (yet). truenorth

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My video and sound stutter and eventually hang for about 20 to 30 seconds while Iím playing games. This happens about every 3 to 5 minutes. Iíve recently been playing City of Heroes and Iíve noticed that the problem happens a lot right when a big fight starts, so I usually miss most of it. Some of the other games Iíve had the problem with are FarCry and Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, although I would imagine Iíll have the problem with any game I play.

Let me start by saying that my computerís specs are up to the recommended for the games, and all the games listed ran fine until a few weeks ago when the problem sprang up. Here are a few things Iíve done to try to track down and fix the problem:

1.) Ran Trend Micro-Housecall, McAfee, RAV, Stinger, and AVG to check for viruses. The viruses ďJava Bytever.AĒ and a ďJS/Loding.BĒ were found but removed. Ran Ad-Aware and SpyBot to get rid of that junk too.

2.) Uninstalled the ATI video drivers using the ATI uninstaller. Ran Driver Cleaner 3, and cleaned the registry with RegSeeker just to be safe. Then installed ATI catalyst 4.6 drivers.

3.) Ran Windows Memory Diagnostic and everything checked out OK.

4.) Scanned the hard drive for errors and none were found. Also defragged the drive.

5.) Cleared out all the temp folders (including temporary internet files) and disk clean-up.

Has anyone ever had this problem? Can anyone think of anything Iíve missed, or anything else I can run to try and fix the problem? Right no... Read more

Answer:Video and sound stutters and hangs...

Does this happen in "Safe Mode"?

Have you updated both your sound and video drivers? Go to their respective websites to do this.

Might try this too:
uninstalling,
reinstalling
reboot.
 

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I just installed Vista x64 onto my desktop. When nothing is going on, I can play music normally. But when I'm installing an application, or running any sort of scan or process, the sound starts to stutter. I can actually hear the playback slowing down and during heavy processes can hear individual samples. I've read on various sites that the SATA drivers in Vista are shoddy and have tried to install different ones, to no success. I've even heard of people installing XP X64 drivers but I haven't been able to do this successfully. Does anyone have any suggestions as to the root of this problem and/or solutions?
 

Answer:Sound stutters in Vista during load

What kind of sound card is it?
 

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Hello,

I have an LG R480 K.ARD8WE1 laptop and have had it for about 4 months. Recently however, my laptop speakers have begun making 'glitchy' sounds, and the picture usually freezes for a split-second too. This usually happens in games, but it also happens outside of them too. For instance, Windows starts, skype preloads, and the sound that it makes when it does so is distorted. The sound is kind of like the electronic sound that you hear in some remixes.

Sometimes this does not happen at all, but at other times, it can be quite frequent. I have already tried re-installing my sound drivers multiple times and from different sources, and updating my display driver, but that did not work.

I thought at one point that it could be a physical defect with the speakers, but why would that cause the picture to freeze for a split-second? I also considered that heat could be causing this, as I noticed that my CPU temperature was 71 celsius (with a cooling pad) at a point when it became particularly bad, but then I noticed that it could also happen immediately after a cold boot.

I've been figuratively tearing my hair out with this. Although it does not happen all the time, it is extremely annoying when it does happen. Since the sound is the most obvious problem, it took me a while to notice that the picture did freeze when it happened, so I'm beginning to think that it is not the sound driver or speaker that is causing the problem, but only a particularly noticable sid... Read more

Answer:sound stutters and screen freezes

Long load times, skipping sounds, lag in games, and a hot CPU temp together point to an overworked / under-cooled cpu. Make sure the computer is dust free and all air flow points (areas around the vents) are unobstructed.

Edit: I am currently looking up specs on your laptop, However it seems the company's website does not offer exact specs. Could you please upload a Dxdiag or system specs of Belarc Advisor (loacated here: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
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I have a AOpen AC97 motherboard with a Duron 1.2 chip running Win98se. I am using the onboard sound and it has never really worked right. It routinely stutters, even when playing the windows startup sounds. Any ideas? A search through the internet suggested an IRQ issue, but I don't know how to check or change that.

I have updated the sound driver, installed DirectX 9.02(b) and run Norton Utilites on the system to clean up common errors.
 

Answer:Onboard Sound Card Stutters

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Hi iv'e been having this problem with my computer i have asus motherboard nvidia gforce fx 5500 and amd athol 1600+ 512 ram but when i had 2 gigs ram in it it did it to ..
Anways If i open mozilla u torrent and winamp..my computer makes the sound stutter bad then if i let it stutter my monitor goes black and keeps flashing on and off..I have no clue what is going on. and sometimes when i go to log on to it does the stutter sound..if anyone could please help me i would appericate it alot ...
 

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I recently noticed that any sound and/or video starts to stutter at random occasions. It could be when im watching a Youtube video or a video in Media Player Classic, and even when playing a game. Basically all games are unplayable, sound keeps stuttering/cutting and so does the game.

GTX 580 Twin Frozr II
i5 2500k
8GB RAM
P8H67
 

Answer:Sound/video stutters all the time

I just tried reinstalling Flash Player, my Codec packs. And it still has this issue, whole pc lags along with sound, mouse moves like laggy slow motion and sound does the same.

If its any help, just when these problems began my svchost became 280mb+ memory usage 24/7
 

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I may have narrowed it down a little - Removed vista, installed xp, i don't think i have a sound problem. I have noticed that when the cpu spikes up, the sound stutters. And...everytime I open or run a program, the cpu is way up, therefore, constant sound stuttering. If I do NOTHING on my computer, the sound seems okay. Can I balance this out? Why does the cpu spike up when I run stuff (common stuff)?
 

Answer:When cpu spikes...sound stutters! Grrrr.

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 sound fades on games and video/audio when played.Its already 3 months since I got this problem, i currently running the windows 10 generic driver for 3 months.after waiting this long and still can't find a proper fix for this problem and that generic driver sounds awful on headphones. if the current driver has already been fix, pls tell me....... thanx.....

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I own a Satellite A300-1IY, for 18 days now. Some days ago I noticed that the sound frequently stutters. This happens with all media players. I used to have a similar problem with another pc. The difference here is that with this A300-1IY the problem persists. With the other pc I had the same anti-virus (avast) and the problem seemed to happen when the anti-virus database updated. With the Satellite, I also have some other protection software that I did not have on the other pc. Although I am not sure this stuttering problem started after the installation of all that protection software, it definitely worsened after that.

The list of the protection software is:

Comodo Firewall, Comodo Memory Firewall, Comodo Anti-Malware Protection, an Avast antivirus.

Windows Vista Home premium (32bit) with windows defender and windows firewall active.

Are there any reports that the above may cause this upsetting and continuous problem?

Are there more suitable software to perform the same protection? Is it freeware?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Sound Skips or Stutters in my Satellite A300-1IY

Hello

I cannot believe this happen from the first day, especially if the notebook is preinstalled with Toshiba recovery image (factory settings) but i can imagine it has something to do with installed additional software.

Anyway, I recommend you to use fantastic Avira antivir. It runs well in the background and doesn?t need many resources. Check it out - http://www.free-av.de/en/index.html

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Have a Toshiba Satellite P305 laptop, running Vista. It's jus a couple years old.
Few months ago the sound started 'stuttering, very distorted, and skips' every few seconds. Doesn't matter if its music or a website, it does the same thing everywhere. Thought maybe the speakers went bad in the laptop, so I just bought a set of portable USB speakers, but it still does the same thing even through the new speakers.

What do I check? What could this be if the sound problem is persisting even through the new USB speakers? I see nothing that has changed and do not recall making any changes in the computer lately.

In Device Manager under Sound, Video, Game controllers, I have:
Conexant High Def Smart Audio 221
High Definition Audio Device
USB Audio Device
and there does not look to be an issue with any of them. Each says its working fine.

I use a 'Verizon Wireless aircard connection' if that makes any difference, which I don't know that it would.

After some other research, I saw things like 'disable or reset' the Nework Adapter, but have no idea whatsoever how to do that. I did go into Network Connections and saw basically the very same thing I've seen there the past few years. Which is:
Local Area Connection - Network Cable unplugged - Marvel Yukon 88E8040T PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Local Area Connection 2 - Network Cable unplugged - Pantech USB Modem WWAN Driver
Verizon Wireless - VZAccess - Connected - Pantech USB Modem.
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Answer:Solved: Laptop sound 'stutters & skips'

Almost solved! Have discovered that it's a software conflict with the Verizon card.
Will move thread.
 

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Have a Toshiba Satellite P305 laptop, running Vista. It's jus a couple years old.
Few months ago the sound started 'stuttering, very distorted, and skips' every few seconds. Doesn't matter if its music or a website, it does the same thing everywhere. Thought maybe the speakers went bad in the laptop, so I just bought a set of portable USB speakers, but it still does the same thing even through the new speakers.

What do I check? What could this be if the sound problem is persisting even through the new USB speakers? I see nothing that has changed and do not recall making any changes in the computer lately.

In Device Manager under Sound, Video, Game controllers, I have:
Conexant High Def Smart Audio 221
High Definition Audio Device
USB Audio Device
and there does not look to be an issue with any of them. Each says its working fine.

I use a 'Verizon Wireless aircard connection' if that makes any difference, which I don't know that it would.

After some other research, I saw things like 'disable or reset' the Nework Adapter, but have no idea whatsoever how to do that. I did go into Network Connections and saw basically the very same thing I've seen there the past few years. Which is:
Local Area Connection - Network Cable unplugged - Marvel Yukon 88E8040T PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Local Area Connection 2 - Network Cable unplugged - Pantech USB Modem WWAN Driver
Verizon Wireless - VZAccess - Connected - Pantech USB Modem.

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Hi everyone,

About a week ago I noticed that my sound has been stuttering every 15-30seconds. It sounds a bit like a scratched record. This happens during streaming video and audio from the internet and from listening to music on my hard drive. The problem occurs through my onboard soundcard (IDT) and the external one which I use for recording (Line 6 KB37) which leads me to believe it is something more complicated that just updating the drivers (which I have done).

A friend thinks I may have damaged my hard drive while transporting my laptop but I don't recall knocking it on anything. Would a damaged hard drive affect streaming content?

It's a Dell Inspiron 1545, a couple of years old. 4GB ram, Windows 7 Home Premium x64Bit.

Anyone out there have any idea what's going on? I really need this back up and running ASAP - any help is very much appreciated!

Cheers,

Justin

Answer:Music and video sound lags and stutters

I don't actually really have any advice, but this sounds kind of familiar to me--does it happen regardless, like if you just let it play, or do you have to also do something else on the computer, as well? 'Cause I know with my computer, if I'm listening to something on, say, youtube, and I click on another internet page, it does that little stutter most of the time. I don't know why, though, so this isn't much help, sorry.

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Hi guys, I've installed Win 7 Ultimate x86. The problem I'm facing is that whenever I enable my sound card driver and try playing an audio, the audio stutters and the computer freezes. I have to restart, use safe mode to disable the sound card and then use my pc. I've looked all over the net for solutions and these are what I have done so far...

- Downloaded and installed codecs for High Definition Audio Device
- Downloaded and installed Windows 7 x86 compatible driver for my sound card (Creative SB Audigy Value).
- Disabled all audio enhancements
- Changed playback sound to come through speakers (this one automatically happens if I re-enable the sound card).
- Uninstalled and reinstalled all the soundcard drivers from Device Manager.

The problem still persists.

I'm pretty tired at this point and have hit a dead end, so any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Sound Stutters resulting Windows freeze

Could you follow the instructions here?
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

even if you don't have any minidumps the other information may help.

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A few weeks ago I upgraded my HP laptop from Vista Home Premium 32bit to 7 Professional 32bit using a clean install. Ever since that install, the sound makes a small or noticeable clip/stutter every minute or so whenever I play music. Its been getting annoying, and I don't know how to get rid of it.

Its been doing this since I've installed Win7. When I installed Win7, windows provided its own basic drivers for everything except my display driver. I noticed the problem, I figure it would disappear after I installed the Realtek drivers.

A week or so ago, Windows Update provided me with realtek drivers. I believe the driver helped, but not much. The problem is still noticeable. I registered to this website and found that new drivers were out (2.40). I installed that, but it didn't get rid of the problem (I think it even made it worse). Windows update noticed I changed drivers and asked me to install the previous one I had again. I did.

I believe this only happens when I play music. This problem occurs with iTunes and Pandora.com (stream radio using Flash). I haven't noticed it when I stream or play videos online (flash or WMP). I haven't noticed it when I am playing music through Windows Media Player.

I installed Ubuntu and it currently sits on a different partition. Ubuntu does not share the same issues as Windows 7 is experiencing at all. Ubuntu was installed after I noticed the problem.

I can't test this on a game, I don't have any installed.

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Answer:Sound Clips/stutters after installing Win7

If you have not fixed your issue by now,Email me I will fix it for you.


Peace

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I've tried onboard sound and two separate sound cards (Sound Blaster Audigy and Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGammer). Sound stutters and crackles, eventually crashes completely and goes mute. Seems to worsen the problem after the computer goes into sleep mode and wakes up.

I see numerous complaints in several forums about this issue. Is Microsoft simply not addressing?

Answer:Sound stutters and crackles, eventually crashes

It may not be a Windows 7 problem but a driver or some other software that is causing this.

Many problems after standby are caused by device drivers. Update all your device drivers as a start. If your sound is on a shared IRQ that can also be a problem as the sound IRQ is the lowest priority.

Download and run the free DPC Latency checker and see if shows any problem areas. Click Me

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I am having a strange issue with my 2 laptops and 1 dekstop. Whenever I'm listening a song and at the same time I`m installing/uninstalling a program, I have a sound stutters for a second. Every system is with the latest drivers and the mashines are fairly new.

Any ideas?

The only thing which is the same between the mashines is the operation system, which is Windows 7 64bit.

Answer:Sound stutters for a second when installing/uninstalling a program

Sound is on a shared IRQ with another higher priority device. When you are doing other things such as a program install, the sould can be "interrupted" by the higher priority IRQ devices and probably what you are hearing. I wouldn't consider this a "problem">

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Hello.

Please help me with this problem, it would be much appreciated.

Philips MMS 460 speaker system
WinXP with Service Pack 2

I tried both, with my onboard c-media soundcard and a SB Live 24 Bit (should play up to 7.1 sound).

Problem:
I only get stereo sound in winamp and games.
Speakers are wired correctly cause when I test them with the soundcard-software all 5 speakers and the subwoofer produce sound.
Creative Diagnose also shows everything as OK.
I have SB Live set as my standard output unit. It's activated in the hardware manager and no conflicts are shown. I use the drivers that went with the installation-CD with the soundcard. I'm totally at a dead end with my latin.

Thanks in advance and have a nice day,

Wireflyer​
 

Answer:5.1 Sound only working in sound-test not in action (winamp, games, etc.)

I think that in order to get true surround sound, you need to access an audio stream that is carrying a signal for all teh channels. Winamp only outputs in stereo, and so do
most games. If you try DooM 3, you should get audio coming from all speakers.
 

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Well, my on-board sound is annoying the hell out of me.

First of all, I have an Albatron PX845PEV Pro board with the original drivers from the homepage. (Realtek AC'97 Audio driver version 5.10.0.5100)

Now during normal music or video enjoyment the sound is fine.
But as soon as i start a game (WoW, Steam CS, Rome:Total war) the sound gets bad... i mean REAL bad.
Oddly enough NOT in WoW intro videos and stuff, only in actual game play.

Since english is not my native language i have some problems expressing how the sound is like... But well, just imagine you pack a pair of bad headphones in a tin box and crank it up loud. Thats pretty much how it sounds ;-)

Hope anyone can tell me what would fix this or atleast if it even is fixable...

Dont really feel like stuffing an expensive sound card into my PC... My old ASRock K7 Board for instance only had onboard sound too, but it was definetly enough for my standards...

Well, thx in advance for any tipps.
 

Answer:Albatron PX845 onboard sound problem (BAD sound in games)

Your sound works in Windows fine, while playing movies and listening to music. Something is "right" there. The oddball that comes to mind is EAX, Enhanced Audio eXperience (i think). I once had a game that had bad sound, and i had to go to options and disable EAX, or high definition audio, whatever they may call it. Then the game's sound was fine. The only other fix i've seen for that (like if the game always tried to use EAX with no option to disable it), is go to advanced properties of Sound and turn hardware acceleration down one level at a time, testing the game to see if it works. Hope you get it figured out.
 

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba Qosmio X505/500.

I keep having problems with sound.

The sound will become crackling and buzzy and then no sound at all although when I look at the speaker bar it is grrena nd moving.

I go to Control Panel and perform a SOund test. It shows the sound as moving and test results comes out ok but I dont hear anything.

Please help me.

Thank You

Answer:Crackling sound then no sound

Speakers are more than likely bad. If you do the sound test and don't hear anything + you hear odd sounds like crackling and buzzing thats going to be your sign. But, it wouldn't hurt to head over to Toshiba's website and pickup the latest sound drivers *just in case*.

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Hi. I recently reformatted my Dell xps 400.. The only things I installed were :
1)Sound driver off of a disc,
2)Video Driver off of a disc,
3)Network PCI Adapter software.
In that order.

When I installed the sound driver, It did not work. It played system sounds, but they were very distorted and scratchy. When I'm doing nothing, I can hear scratching/crackling noises coming out of my headphones. I got tired of troubleshooting and left for a few hours. When I came back, my sound seemed to be working. There were still those crackling noises, but it was working. (I have this problem on both of my PC's. It seems that if I plug my headphones directly into the sound caard I get them, but if I plug them into the front of the computer, the scratching noieses are dramatically reduced. I had the headphones plugged directly into the soundcard at the time).

After 30 minutes of listening to the radio, it just stopped playing. Now I cannot hear any system sounds or anything; all I get are those scratching sounds.

What might be wrong?

PS: Here is Dell's driver webpage for the xps 400.I have not downloaded any of these yet. WHICH DRIVERS ARE ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY? http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?

PSS: I don't have any antiviral software at the moment. Is it imperative that I get some as soon as possible?

Edit: I plugged the headphones into the back and I can hear sond. It is extremely distorted like it was originally.

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Answer:Sound WAS crackling. Now there's no sound.

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I have a 6 month old Toshiba laptop. The other day I put in a dvd; it made a huge whirring noise (this might be totally irrelevant btw) and since then, when I play sound on my laptop, it crackles. I recorded myself on Audacity and that came out poor quality too. I'm not very good at describing it but obviously something has gone wrong. Would it be a damaged soundcard? It's bound to be under guarantee so that's not an issue but I would like to know what the problem is.

Answer:my sound is crackling

Loose or dirty connection?.

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I've just started to get a crackle which goes up and down with increased volume - any ideas? Dust??

Answer:Crackling sound

Loose connection?

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Question: Sound Crackling.

Hello all,
I have a refurbished Toshiba Satellite L650D laptop that I got exactly a year ago. Lately I've been having a problem where the sound goes crackly and even distorted when playing, and up until today I thought it was just me playing sounds too early because it would always go away a few minutes after start up.

Today it stayed around for 10 minutes, before I rebooted. After that it seemed normal at first, even the startup sound wasn't distorted, but about an hour later there is still at last some crackling in my music. It doesn't just happen with window's media player, but youtube as well and it first started to show up around october when I played Skyrim (I just blamed how much memory the game takes up).

I've tried disabling the enhancements (which seemed to be the solution for most others with this problem), I have done virus scans, I have even used the task manager to end some non essential processes that took up memory.

I have noticed in my searches that most reporting similar problems found it got WORSE the longer the computer was on, while in my case it's usually at its worst around startup.

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Question: crackling sound

hi
i wnt sum hlp to fix dis problm
my audio outpt is terrible , its crackling 2 much
its jus in case of songs , windows sounds etc.
bt in case of video its fine
pleeeeeeeeez help me !!!!

Answer:crackling sound

Welcome
Are you using a wireless mouse or keyboard?

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Question: Crackling Sound

When I listen to music using Winamp or Windows Media Player (CD and MP3) after a while it gets crackly and sounds funny. If I stop it then play it again its fine. Its really annoying to have to stop and start songs all the time. Is there a way to fix this?

Answer:Crackling Sound

how much ram does your pc have? if it's less than 256 on xp then that can cause this type of problem. if this is the case then you can go to www.blackviper.com and go through his tutorial on xp and that will help free up the ram. Also download latest drivers for your sound device. if you have onboard sound the drivers will be located on the manufactures site for the mainboard or pc if you have a namebrand ie dell, hp. If you installed a soundcard then you'll have to go to the soundcard manufacturer's site to get the latest set of drivers. you probably know where to find your driver's but I add this info just in case you do not.

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Question: Sound crackling

Hi, A few days ago the sound on my Acer Aspire V3 - 772G, about 1 year old, started crackling and getting distorted. It doesn't matter if I'm using the laptop's speakers or my headphones, it's the same crackling noise. The noise doesn't start right away and isn't constant. This is however very annoying and frustrating. I did reinstall the audio driver but it made no difference.  I'm using Windows 8 if that matters. I'm really no good with technical stuff, please, I'd really really love to get some help here.

Answer:Sound crackling

Try to update chipset drivers too if any update is available.

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Hi guys! I have had this problem a lot of time ago... then I did a clean installation of win 10 and for a bit of time the problem seemed to be solved. My machine has been having a LOT of crackling sound in videos and music , especially on youtube since a couple of weeks and I don't know why. I did the update of bios yesterday and the crackling seemed to be even worse than before... what should I do? It's for sure a software problem. I have also tried the DPC latency checker and the back to the clean installation was working fine ; now it says I should have problems... before the value were always on the green level and now they are all yellow/red   https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8fd8FmXTIhVd2oxZG5tTmFzNmc/view?usp=sharing this is a link to the crackling I have. the sound is the same I hear, so it's not a problem of the mic I have used.  You can hear it very well at 16 seconds and so on....

Answer:Crackling sound y50 70

I hear a bit of static. Have you tried updating the Audio Drivers yet? If not, you should try doing that to see if that can fix the problem. 

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I have an Acer Aspire 5534 with Windows 7 Home Premium. I've had it for about 2 years and in the past three months, the sound on is crackling. At first it started with the start up sound and the log in sound and then it spread to my music and video. I can't figure out the problem with it. I have more details if someone will help me. Thanks, Windfang21.

Answer:Sound Crackling Help?

1- I presume you tried updating your sound & video drivers?2- Did the laptop come with windows 7?Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Question: Crackling sound

when I'm playing music from files or when I've been using my online course I hear this crackling sound now and then like a scratched record.Remember vinyl!!!! I dont think it's the speakers as Ive tried headphones and get the same problem.When I have time I'll try and reinstall drivers to see if that works.

Answer:Crackling sound

I've recently installed a webcam could this be causing the problem

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this is really weird after my pc is on for a while like after i turn it back on from standby. My sound will be crackling when opening a file,program,website anything that uses cpu usage. Its more of a crackling sound like if i was moving around the plugs or something from the speakers. I know its not my soundcard because i tried another sound card. I put both of them in the same cab and i got about the same problem. After i restart my computer it seems to go away but i want to know whats the problem here.

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Answer:crackling sound help

Check to see if your speaker wires are near any power sources, and move them around. On a side note, you might want to read the rules and edit your signature accordingly.
 

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Question: sound crackling

sound cracking when starting windows or shutting down windows...sound does not crackle after windows has started...i am using an external usb sound adapter...when i use the built in realtek sound it hums...i am wondering if it is the video card or power supply

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Yesterday my sound was fine, i havnt installed any new software at all for ages. Today i turned my pc on and all the sounds are crackling even the normal windows sounds. I tried a new set of speakers and still the same problem. I updated my NVIDIA nForce Audio drivers and still the same. I checked all the sound settings and everything is fine, they are the same as they always been.

Any suggestions???

Please help, thanks!

Arron.
 

Answer:Crackling Sound!!!!

u said all the settings were the same but u may have missed this, check to see if your sound settings are set for digital out instead of analog....if you dont have digital speakers and it is, all you will hear is crackling.
 

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I'm been having trouble lately with my PC. Admittedly it is 5 years old, however I don't really have the money for a new one at the moment.

What is happening is that when I run a game that it has never had any problems with before often everything slows down and the sound starts to distort with a crackling noise. This has been most obvious in Race 07 when there is a full grid of cars around me. Everything practically stops at this point. Normally I would chalk it up to the computer not being powerful enough but it has never had this problem before in that game. It sometimes also happens when watching a HD Youtube video. Some less intensive games such as Super Meat Boy seem to be okay.

I have also had an occasional BSOD on startup, I took a photo which you can see here.

I have the system information from dxdiag here.


My guess is the graphics card is on it's way out but apart this everything else is fine so I am hoping there is a fix for this. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Crackling Sound and Lag

The BSOD is referencing nvlddmkm.dll - which is a nVidia driver file.

Go to Visual Computing Leadership from NVIDIA and update your GPU drivers for your card to see if that alleviates the issues.

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Question: Crackling Sound

My friends PC is running Windows XP Media centre. It has been working fine, until recently,now the sound crackles on startup, and during the radio from the BBC website, although playing the sound sample in media player seemed OK. I have updated the sound drivers, and turned off hardware acceleration, but still no joy. Please help.

Answer:Crackling Sound

Faulty/dirty audio output connector?

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Sometimes randomly i have crackling noises in my sound and i have no clue what is causingit i have the latest drivers for my soundblaster xfi fatal1ty soundcard just seein what u guys can come up with.
 

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fitted a new liteon 16x dvd rom to go with my philips dvd rw dvd 8701 ive got the dvd rw as master and the dvd rom as slave and when i play a dvd in the dvd rom the sound crackles and a bit distorted but when i put the dvd in the dvd rw ithe sound is ok... the pc is a dell dimension 1100 with a celeron d 2.6 gig processor 256 mb of ddr memory 250 w psu didnt install the driver because windows xp reconised it when i used the dvd rom it used most of the cpu usage
 

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I am leaving for India and having problem with sound on my new Dell. The problem was not there before. Strange. I have Vista Windows Business and 32 bit.

I have a crackling noise in my sound. I went to personalize and went to look for Start Navigation settings and it has a question mark in a yellow sign. What does that mean??

I need to fix this problem.

Thanks.

Answer:Help my sound is crackling up!!

Go to start button, search. Then go to device manager. Update speaker driver
The driver associated with that yellow sign must be updated.

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Whenever I try to play a CD or DVD on my computer, the sound crackles, but when I listen to Itunes, it is usually clear and just fine. how do I fix that crackling noise problem?

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Question: Sound crackling...

So here is my problem,

I just got a new Win XP Media Center PC with 2 gigs RAM, 360 GB HDD, ATI Radeon video card etc.. I usually don't have many app's open at a time, but when I began playing the Sims I started using more RAM. The Sims 2 takes up about 550 MB of my PC's RAM. The sound on the game's sound crackles when the game is loading or if I am zooming in/out, even when I am clicking on items and giving commands. I tried EA tech support, but I then realized that the same sound crackling happens when I have many app's open using over 600 MB of memory.

I am using a Plantronics Gamecom Pro headset (USB). I tested the sound using a pair of stereo phone jack headphones, but the same crackling still happened.

What could be the problem? I checked all my sound codecs and everything seems to be working normally there.

Thanks everyone!
-Pat
 

Answer:Sound crackling...

anyone have any ideas on what could be wrong?
 

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The sound is crackling through my speakers, an ideas on how to solve this problem?
Im using onboard Realtek with the newest drivers applied. It only seems to happen online listening to music or watching videos so could be a flash player issue. Any solutions would be helpful

cheers

Answer:sound crackling!

Originally Posted by jpg123


The sound is crackling through my speakers, an ideas on how to solve this problem?
Im using onboard Realtek with the newest drivers applied. It only seems to happen online listening to music or watching videos so could be a flash player issue. Any solutions would be helpful

cheers



Hi jpg, Welcome to the Forum.

It might be best if you visit your motherboard manufacturers website to download the drivers. They might not be the newest but could be specialized for your particular board.

Pooch

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I have all the latest drivers installed on my P50, but I still hear pop/crackling sounds whenever some audio is playing, irrespective of the source. There's a thread here which addresses pop sounds when nothing is playing, so this is a different case. You might think this might me due to clipping as I'm overworking the onboard amplifiers, but this is not the case because even at very low volumes I still hear the pop/crackling sounds. It's the type of sound you hear from someone with a severe cold trying to clear his very clogged nostrils. It's really irritating having to hear it about 5 times every minute. The most weird part of it all is that if I reinstall the drivers, the pop/crackling sound disappears entirely. However, they return after 2 or more restarts. I only experience this issue when the onboard soundcard is being used because I don't notice the issue through my external dac + amp combo. Can someone help here ?

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Question: Sound crackling?

Hello, just wanted to say sorry for my poor english.
So... My sound has been crackling/popping in alot of games and not only , also for mumble and this kind of stuff, same with Skype.

I have read many forums about this but couldnt find solution , i have heard that "outdated drivers" might be the problem... but the thing is i dont know what sound card i have :\

I'm using Windows XP
Heres what i have in my "Device manager - Sound , video and game controllers"
- Audio Codecs
-Legacy Audio Drivers
-Legacy Video Capture Drivers
-Media Control Devices
-NVIDIA High Definition Audio
-NVIDIA High Definition Audio
-NVIDIA High Definition Audio
-NVIDIA High Definition Audio
-VIA High Definition Audio
-Video Codes

And it happens even in games and things that used to sound fine , it all started happening after formating pc? I think

Please , help! Sorry if i didnt provide enghout info , please ask if u have any questions about my pc :\ and pardon my bad english once again
 

Answer:Sound crackling?

-NVIDIA High Definition Audio < are most likely the video card HDMI port audio drivers

-VIA High Definition Audio < should be a motherboard audio chipset and most likely the default audio chipset.

What is the brand and model of the computer? Or the brand and model of the motherboard if it's homebuilt?
 

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So i finally got windows 64 bit running rather smoothly...
(I need 64bit for my computer specs)

unfortunately.. when I play music some of the songs crackle. (WMP)

I know this isnt interference, but seems to be a driver issue.. (so I think)
even tho the drivers are the latest version.

I plugged the speakers into the motherboard and they worked fine.

motherboard has got latest bios update (but that didnt fix the problem)

Ive looked for solutions, new drivers, fixes etc without any luck.

Ive googled this problem many times, but always find the wrong information or unanswered posts.

an example of the music crackling:

open WMP play a song, the song may crackle. if it does, press Pause, then click play, and the crackling will be gone.

Im totally baffled! and just dont know what to do. :confused


Sound Card:




Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 7.1 Sound Card - OEM (PCI-Express)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SC-052-CL&tool=3Click to expand...



I would be very grateful for a reply or two!


Thanks, Chris :wave
 

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Question: Crackling Sound

Hi all,

Am new to the forums so please be patient with me!

My machine is fairly old but runs Windows 7 32Bit perfectly fine. In fact I was amazed to find all the hardware is picked up fine and runs nearly as fast as XP did.

Have been using it for some time without issues but recently the sound has become what I would describe as crackly and breaks up. It happens when Windows boots and it plays the little intro tune, then when I log on its fine. Then if I play a Quicktime movie trailer for instance it crackles or Youtube etc.

My MSI motherboad doesnt have any downloadable drivers for Windows 7 so its using whatever is the defaults.

I have tried changing the sound settings to different qualities and also reducing it from 5.1 sound to 2 channel stereo but to no avail.

To make sure its not a hardware fault I have reinstalled XP and also Ubuntu with no issues at all.

I then reinstalled Windows 7 and immediately the crackling returns which puzzles me as I ran Windows 7 for months without issues.

I have also tried changing the emulation in the BIOS from AC97 to Azalia but again to no avail.

Any suggestions would be gratefully recieved.

Many Thanks


Paul.

Answer:Crackling Sound

Sounds like your on board sound isn't properly supported by windows 7. Did i read correctly that the crackling only happens on certain things? Also does your mouse lag or any applications lag when the crackling happens?

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Question: Sound crackling

Hi everyone,
 
For the past few months I've had a problem on my desktop PC, where for seemingly no reason after a few hours of being switched on, the sound will start crackling.
 
I'm using windows 7 service pack 1 as my OS, and at first i thought the problem was with windows but now I'm not so sure, as the crackling will also happen on my VM using win 7 pro, and also Ubuntu (the only 2 OS installed on my VM).although they are set to use the host audio.
 
I then began thinking it must be my speakers so i checked the connections, which seemed fine and them plugged in some headphones to listen for the crackling through them, and found the crackling was also happening throught the headphones so this must discount it being a problem with the speakers.
 
The crackling sound can best be described as like the sound of when one plays an LP and it kind of crackles at the start. It can get worse than that at times though where it will pop and can distort the music.
 
The crackling happens when i play youtube video's or if i listen to internet radio, or use Winamp or Windows media player, and sometimes even with windows system sounds such as when you click to go into a folder.
 
I'm using Realtek high definition audio and recently updated the drivers hoping this would fix it, to no avail.
 
So basically guys, i have no idea where to go from here, and was hoping people with far more knowledge than me could help me out, if you can I'd be eternally gratef... Read more

Answer:Sound crackling

to Bleeping Computer Community shinobiTry downloading Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post.

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Hey guys, My sound started a few days ago to start randomly cutting or crackling how ever you say this. It started some how this week on my Compaq Presario cq56 model tell me what i need to provide for you'r help please I found some answears online none of them worked.Please help. Thanks. Some system infowindows 764bitModel: Presario cq56 notebook pcProcessor: Amd athon ii p340 dual core processor 2.20 ghz4 gig of ram but 2.3 usable some reason..Ill post more if u need it.

Answer:Sound keeps crackling when i put mp3

It would be helpful if you posted what you have already tried so we don't waste our time and yours making the same suggestions.

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Question: Crackling sound

I have one game in which I get crackling sound its Sword of the Stars and the expansion Born of Blood.

Only problem is I have absolutely no idea what sound I have I used to have realtek, but now all I can see on my system is this.

I don't want to get the latest realtek if it is not what I have, anyone know what mine might be, I realise it will be hard but I have no other idea of where else to look, to be more helpful. It just says High Definition Audio Device

Hope someone may know

Jekyll and Hyde

Answer:Crackling sound

I don't want to get the latest realtek if it is not what I have



It is, or at least according to what is available from Abit it is,

Universal abit > Motherboard, Digital Speakers, iDome, AirPace, Multimedia

Seeing as what they have is the R1.90 and the latest is R2.10, I would go with the latest,

http://www.vistax64.com/sound-audio/...er-update.html

unless some of the other Realtek users have a better recommendation that the current driver.

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Hello everybody,
What my system is:
Acer VN7-791G Gaming Notebook
Specs:
Intel Core i5 4210H
GTX 860M 2GB
8GB 1600 MHz DDR3
750GB 5400RPM SATA
What my problems are:
- 10-20 minutes after I start up my PC, my mouse cursor starts stuttering. It just teleports from place to place, or just plain freezes. Touchpad does the same thing. Also, it doesn't matter if I'm just browsing or running an app.
- During this "stutter phase", as I call it, if I'm watching or playing anything I hear very loud sound tears from the lap top. These tears stop as soon as I take my hands off the mouse.
- Also during this phase: If I'm playing a game, my frame rate drops to unplayable levels when I'm touching the mouse, it reverts back to perfect fps as soon as I stop messing with the mouse. Same thing happen with videos, they slow down and cause disgusting sound tears when I touch the mouse, and revert back to normal after I leave it alone.
What I have tried:
- Updated my chipset drivers.
- Updated my GPU drives.
- Updated my mouse drivers.
- Switched mouses.
- Ran a disk scan using cmd.
- Closed a bunch of unnecessary programs and tasks during gaming.
- Set Windows Updates to manual for some reason.
- Found out that nVidia ShadowPlay was marked "running" and closed it.
- Shut my anti-virus programs down.
Heat under load is at acceptable levels. I'm also using a cooling pad.
The problem started a few days ago, all of a sudden, leading me to believe that it was caused ... Read more

Answer:Mouse Stutters, Sound Tears, Performance Drops

I've been having the exact same problem since like two days ago, also when my Windows updated. I really need a fix for this because I have to use a mouse for audio editing and gaming and this is driving me insane. Please help

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So here's my problem

When I watch YouTube videos I get random stutters where the sound skips. The image doesn't seem to freeze though, just the sound

I also get issues with the sound streaming music online, where it pauses for a second and stutters even though it's not buffering.

When this happens, NT Kernel & System shoots up in task manager and uses more CPU than the browser. This by the way happens in every browser, IE, Chrome or Firefox.

It doesn't happen when playing music in iTunes or watching videos from my hard drive.

That being said I'm not posting about a buffering type stutter, I am aware of that and this is not it. This is like basically suddenly the computer has a big spike in memory or cpu usage and the video/sound clip stutters for a sec. But it happens often enough to be very annoying. In a 15 min YouTube clip it happened 10 times.

I have reinstalled my IDT High Definition Codec and my Intel HD Graphics 4000 driver, but still the problem persists.

Any thoughts of what I can do?

Answer:Sound stutters when streaming video or audio online.

Try this test: Start a Youtube video and immediately hit the pause button. Watch the movement of the red progress bar until it fully loads the video. This obviously eliminates any buffering issues if the problem is still there when you try to play the video this way. You might also want to do a speed test on you internet connection. Here are my results:



Now, I know you are convinced that it is absolutely not a buffering issue and you have done nice testing to that end; however, I would still try the tests as described above. Good luck.

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I bought this computer brand new only about 6 months ago and never had a problem until I finally got around to getting online two weeks ago. (long story)

When I'm online and listening to music (in iTunes, WMP, WinAmp, it doesn't matter) , after anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes the sound with stutter... Ddddddddddddd... then the computer restarts.
I tried changing media players obviously and updating them, changing browsers. You see, I can be on the internet for hours and hours with no problems. I can listen to music for hours and hours. I can work with my music creation/production software for hours and hours. All with not a slight hiccup. But as soon as I'm online AND listening to music, that's when it rears it's head.

The error reporting tells me it's a problem with a device driver. I updated the soundcard driver, but still the problem persists.
I turned back hardware acceleration, but no luck.
I turned off auto system restart so I could get a BSOD, which I did, hoping it would tell me more. Not really. Not for me anyway.
The BSOD shows under technical info:

STOP: 0x00000012 (0x00000002, 0x8001003B, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete

Memory? PCI latency? Soundcard? Should I take it out and use onboard sound? (I really don't want to have to do that, but...)

I checked Device Manager and saw no evidence of conflicts. I'm confused. Very.
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Ok, so here is my problem, hope that someone can solve it quickly. First, the specs:It's a PCOperating System: freezes on both Windows 7 and Ubuntu (any version) //it freezes on the BIOS as well, I'll explain later...Motherboard: Asus Maximus Formula II - Special Edition, FSB 1333 MHz, Intel x38CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850, 3.00 GHzRAM: 2 x Kingston 2GB 667Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT 512MBHDD: (I don't know the type but it's 500GB)Sound Card: Supreme FX IIPSU: Codegen 450WAnd now the problem and what I've done so far...The computer freezes randomly. When I browse, watch a movie, program, do simple actions etc. The freezes are random. Also, if there is sound in the background before the freeze (music, audio), the last sound that was heard continues to repeat. The sound stutters, it loops like one millisecond of the last sound heard. I get no BSOD and no error message whatsoever. Moreover, and this is the most weird thing to me, when I press the restart button (it requires a hard restart) the computer does not restart immediately but continues with the frozen screen and looping sound for about 5-10 seconds. Then, the computer shuts down completely, and after 5-10 seconds it powers on by itself.      . I hope someone has had an experience with this kind of problem.Furthermore, the computer does not only freeze when using an operating system. It freezes during the BIOS as well sometimes, requiring hard restart and restarts the sam... Read more

Answer:Computer freezes randomly, sound stutters (loops)

Possibly the damage from the power surge didn't stop at the PSU. You could have some motherboard/CPU/chipset damage. The fact that you get freezes in the BIOS is suggestive.

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Hello everybody,
What my system is:
Acer VN7-791G Gaming Notebook
Specs:
Intel Core i5 4210H
GTX 860M 2GB
8GB 1600 MHz DDR3
750GB 5400RPM SATA

What my problems are:

- 10-20 minutes after I start up my PC, my mouse cursor starts stuttering. It just teleports from place to place, or just plain freezes. Touchpad does the same thing. Also, it doesn't matter if I'm just browsing or running an app.

- During this "stutter phase", as I call it, if I'm watching or playing anything I hear very loud sound tears from the lap top. These tears stop as soon as I take my hands off the mouse.

- Also during this phase: If I'm playing a game, my frame rate drops to unplayable levels when I'm touching the mouse, it reverts back to perfect fps as soon as I stop messing with the mouse. Same thing happen with videos, they slow down and cause disgusting sound tears when I touch the mouse, and revert back to normal after I leave it alone.

What I have tried:
- Updated my chipset drivers.
- Updated my GPU drives.
- Updated my mouse drivers.
- Switched mouses.
- Ran a disk scan using cmd.
- Closed a bunch of unnecessary programs and tasks during gaming.
- Set Windows Updates to manual for some reason.
- Found out that nVidia ShadowPlay was marked "running" and closed it.
- Shut my anti-virus programs down.

Heat under load is at acceptable levels. I'm also using a cooling pad.

The problem started a few days ago, all of a sudden, leading me to beli... Read more

Answer:Mouse Stutters, Sound Tears, Performance Drops

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

If the issue happened a few days ago, you may want to do a system restore to the day before this happened.

Have you installed any new software lately?

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have issue with ct number missing , minecraft stutters and sound screams when iv been able to play without issues before , notified HP they told me my warranty was voided because i used the plastic panel to scroll my mouse on and its worn the paint off , how can i fix this issue myself as £400 is a lot of money to throw down the drain , thanks for any help you guys can give .
CSO Number: BHRR5033-01
Model Number: N7J42EA
Model Description: HP 15-ac107na
Serial Number: [Personal Information Removed]
HP HAVE THE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE IN THE WORLD :@

Answer:ct number missing , minecraft stutters and sound screams

 [email protected] Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have looked into your issue about your HP 15-ac107na Notebook and issues playing Minecraft.  Here is the forum for Minecraft as they would be best suited to answer your concerns and correct it if it is not suitable for your system. Thanks. 

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