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e520 crackling sounds/sound goes in and out

Question: e520 crackling sounds/sound goes in and out

just as the title says. i've been having this problem for maybe a week or more now. sometimes the sound will work perfectly and then it will drop out and get very crackly and it will go out from there.most of the time i have no sound at all, but when i plug the power cable in i get a very crackly, very low 'beep sound.

i've checked the latency, its running pretty low, so it can't be that. i updated my drivers, did an error check on my hard drive. i've checked if it was on mute. obviously restarted my computer multiple times.

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Answer: e520 crackling sounds/sound goes in and out

i still have no sound but, now i have another problem. the beep sound is very high pitched and its still quiet and crackly. i can only hear the beep when i plug it in and out.

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Hello all...
This is my first post on this forum in a desperate attempt to fix my audio problem. I have been reading forums and attempting fixes for days with no avail. I hope someone here can help me :(

For about one week now my sound has been crackling/is very distorted... After reading up on forums many people have said the main cause to this problem was a driver incompatibility issue between windows vista and dell sigmatel cards. I have attempted to try and unplug/replug in the speakers while also checking checking for a possible short along the line and found nothing. I then moved onto uninstalling the sigmatel audio driver from sound drivers as well as the high definition sound codec from my drivers menu and tried to install just about every driver I could find off the internet and nothing has worked. I read on one forum that someone uninstalled and reinstalled their ATI drivers and it worked for them so I tried this as well since I have an ATI graphics card and of course it did not work either. I run an analog out from my graphics card to my TV which I use as my main monitor, when I turn up the speakers on my tv I encounter the same distortion, this is why I'm almost positive its a software issue and not hardware. I tried playing a movie through my TV with a dvd player and it was fine, and I also played music through my speakers with my ipod and no distortion. The only time there is distortion is when Im using my computer. I am extremely frustrated at ... Read more

Answer:Please help! Dell E520 crackling/distorted sound

have you checked that your card is seated properly here is a link to ati http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx and a further one for dell hopefully they have some updates in drivers for you http://support.dell.com/support/down...g=en&TabIndex= sorry i cant be much more help at present but theses issues are often driver related

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Hello there,

I just got myself registered and I have some problems with my sounds (text is copied from sevenforums; some may know it).

Problem:
You could describe the problem as a sound clicking or crackling. Those appear in various situations, for example when playing a MP3, videos from YT, gamesounds (especially Assetto Corsa: when revving the engine, shifting down etc.) and so on. Mostly they occur when the sound starts or ends (for example a cut in a film), even the simple windows-sound when adjusting the volume has this problem, when i rappidly klick on the volume-slider.

Things i tried, nothing of them helped:

Reinstalled Windows 7 several times, upgraded to Win10, reinstalled Win10 bought a new headset (QH-95), bought two different soundcards (Asus Xonar D1 and Asus Xonar U7), bought a new mainboard (ASRock Z77 Pro3, same as my old one), updated all drivers (reinstalled windows), checked the sound with the Latency Check-programm (mostly yellow, tried disabling drivers, didn't help), tried playing the sounds without soundcard (Asus Xonar D1) , changed sound frequienzies, played audio without WiFi on, played audio without any devices (apart from headset and mouse), checked with and defragmentaded my harddrive.

There is still no solution until this day. I slowly start to belive i'm the only one who can hear those sounds, it's just crazy and and the same time also depressing.

Examples of videos where the crackling appears for me (tell me if you can he... Read more

Answer:Sound crackling, clicking etc. when playing sounds

No idea?

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Hello there,

I just got myself registered and I have some problems with my sounds (text is copied from sevenforums; some may know it).

Problem:
You could describe the problem as a sound clicking or crackling. Those appear in various situations, for example when playing a MP3, videos from YT, gamesounds (especially Assetto Corsa: when revving the engine, shifting down etc.) and so on. Mostly they occur when the sound starts or ends (for example a cut in a film), even the simple windows-sound when adjusting the volume has this problem, when i rappidly klick on the volume-slider.

Things i tried, nothing of them helped:

Reinstalled Windows 7 several times, upgraded to Win10, reinstalled Win10 bought a new headset (QH-95), bought two different soundcards (Asus Xonar D1 and Asus Xonar U7), bought a new mainboard (ASRock Z77 Pro3, same as my old one), updated all drivers (reinstalled windows), checked the sound with the Latency Check-programm (everything is green), tried playing the sounds without soundcard (Asus Xonar D1) , changed sound frequienzies, played audio without WiFi on, played audio without any devices (apart from headset and mouse), checked with and defragmentaded my harddrive.

There is still no solution until this day. I slowly start to belive i'm the only one who can hear those sounds, it's just crazy and and the same time also depressing.

Examples of videos where the crackling appears for me (tell me if you can hear it):

Crackling starts at 0:2... Read more

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Hello there,

I just got myself registered and I have some problems with my sound which now exist for ~ 6 months.

1. Problem:
You could describe the problem as a sound clicking or crackling. Those appear in various situations, for example when playing a MP3, videos from YT, gamesounds and so on. Mostly they occur when the sound starts or ends (for example a cut in a film), even the simple windows-sound when adjusting the volume has this problem, when i rappidly klick on the volume-slider.

Things i tried, nothing of them helped:

Reinstalled Windows 7 two times, bought a new headset (QH-95), bought two different soundcards (Asus Xonar D1 and Asus Xonar U7), bought a new mainboard (ASRock Z77 Pro3, same as my old one), updated all drivers (reinstalled windows), checked the sound with the Latency Check-programm (everything is green), tried playing the sounds without soundcard (Asus Xonar D1) , changed sound frequienzies, played audio without WiFi on, played audio without any devices (apart from headset and mouse) and defragmentaded my harddrive.

There is still no solution until this day. I slowly start to belive i'm the only one who can hear those sounds, it's just crazy and and the same time also depressing.

Examples of videos where the crackling appears for me:

5:29 - 6:00 (continiously)
https://youtu.be/DxAgB3EI2vk?t=5m29s

1:08 - 1:15 (continiously)
https://youtu.be/HIvQvIEsHZM?t=1m8s

1:21 - 1:22 when he starts driving over the kerb (again, "at-the-start-of-a-soun... Read more

Answer:Sound crackling, clicking etc. when playing sounds

Hello and welcome Florian mate sorry for the wait but it is a strange problem.

Now what immediately pops up for me is you equipment on an electrical circuit that is quite close to anything that uses microwave devices - phones, ovens, wireless communications or even wired communication stuff ? ham radio??

Now another thing that I think of is the sound card sitting snuggly in that slot and are the connecting cables also a snug fit?

Now I suggest you clean the slots and sticks cards etc first. I also have to assue all drivers are up to date?

SLOT CLEANING

Now as for the slots toclean them use a strip of old credit card (or any card thin enough some arebetter than others ) about 1/2 inch wide nip the corners off one end - preferably round them offhold a piece of thin lint free cloth over theend dab on some form of alcohol - isopropyl alcohol (what we swab the skin withbefore an injection) is good and GENTLYswipe along the slots.

This can also be done for the GPU slot/s andalso the contacts of the sticks or cards - not the stick but some lint freecloth of course. See my pic for the stick but please be very gentle doing it ifyou are in any doubt - please ask before doing it but I use this all the timeand have yet to damage anything.

Lastly but not necessarily the end can you read my ditty and post back your findings


Using HW Info

PART A:

You can test the volts on the PSU with HW Info HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download < download the right bit version and close the... Read more

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My mom has a hpa450n that I maintain from we got I noticed the sound it is like crackling I have read that it may be a improperly mounted heatsink. My mom is paranoid and does not want me opening it up without a good reason since it is mainly for work.
Is it normal to hear that sound i do not hear it as loud or at all on other computers I use.

Answer:crackling sounds from cpu

put your ear next to the power supply

could it be that?

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Question: Crackling Sounds

Currently work abroad so i bought a gaming notebook(Sager NP9262) for traveling around. Anyhow i bought a Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Express Notebook soundcard. The sound quality is really good when it is not crackling and popping like crazy. I have tried uninstalling the card itself, done a complete reinstall of Vista and no change. I have even tried the new Beta drivers on the Creative website no dice. This laptop rarely every gets maxed out but even at no load at all still getting the crackling noise. Just listening to winamp, itunes, or whatever i still get the crackling sounds. I have exhuasted my resources as to try to figure out what is wrong. So hoping someone could give me so help anything at this point is appreciated. Hate o put a duplicate thread up here since it seems that alot of people are haiving this issue but i am using a laptop and swapping out cards while easy is very limited for me.

Answer:Crackling Sounds

Originally Posted by Pradege


Currently work abroad so i bought a gaming notebook(Sager NP9262) for traveling around. Anyhow i bought a Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Express Notebook soundcard. The sound quality is really good when it is not crackling and popping like crazy. I have tried uninstalling the card itself, done a complete reinstall of Vista and no change. I have even tried the new Beta drivers on the Creative website no dice. This laptop rarely every gets maxed out but even at no load at all still getting the crackling noise. Just listening to winamp, itunes, or whatever i still get the crackling sounds. I have exhuasted my resources as to try to figure out what is wrong. So hoping someone could give me so help anything at this point is appreciated. Hate o put a duplicate thread up here since it seems that alot of people are haiving this issue but i am using a laptop and swapping out cards while easy is very limited for me.



Hi Padege, Welcome to the Forum.

You have pretty much covered it yourself, try other drivers, if possible take the card back for another

Pooch

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Hey fellas I don't know what is going on. My logitech speakers are messed up. 1st off, I have to play around with the base volume on the center channel to get any bass whatsoever. The place where you have the power button, volume, M3D, etc buttons. 2nd if I change the sound volume from the "Center Channel" or whatever its called, I hear this loud popping and crackling sounds. Sometimes its like a lightning storm. I don't know what model my speakers are but I bought them is 2003. They are Z-series, I believe. I looked up logitech but they only show the latest models on their site. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Oh I found the model:

Logitech Z560 THX Certified 4.1 Speaker System - Hot Hardware: HotHardware.com

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Hello,

Frequently when I wake my computer up from sleep mode, especially if I have been using iTunes or playing music before putting the computer to sleep, the computer will wake up and make crackling noises over the normal sounds it would play. It will still play normal sounds, but the sound is highly distorted by a static, crackling sound. This sound continues to be distorted until I restart my computer, which always fixes the problem temporarily.

I have tried different speakers and headphones, and it is the same problem regardless of these peripherals so I am convinced it is not the speakers. I am wondering if my sound card, itself, might be bad.

I am using Windows 7 on a desktop which I assembled myself. There is a sound card which, I believe, has updated drivers. Sound usually works fine except for these times when the computer wakes from sleep making crackling noises over the normal sounds it would make.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Answer:Crackling Computer Sounds

Is this an on board sound, or a sound Card i.e. from creative, or Asus Which model, if its on board sound which one.

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I get crakiling noise from my soundcard, a Creative Soundblaster 24bit. I have tried head phones so I know its not the speakers, and I have tried uninstalling the drivers, so its not them. The noise effects all applications from games to music files. But seems most prevalent with the later. So my question is this, is the sound card gone? Or can somthing be done to sort it?

Answer:Crackling sounds from soundcard.

Go to click here & enter SID2538 in the box & press the search button. More troubleshooting & optimising - as above, the solution ID is SID6516. Good luck, GS - Sometimes posting direct links from the Creative K'base don't work - they time out (or similar), so one has to post these as I've done above.

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Okay, what's causing these background and sometimes loud crackling sounds on a burnt music cd-r? I've tried everything except a new cd/dvd burner (I've got a nice Plextor 708A). I've tried new software, different brands of cd-r's, etc. I've even tried cleaning my burner. A friend of mine has come across the same problem. What's up? Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Crackling sounds on burnt cd-r's?

try slowing the burn rate down some. for example, if its set to max burn, try something like 8x or 6x etc. when you burn the music. is it only when you playback cd-r music? does the same thing happen when you stream music?
 

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Hello everyone. I have recently upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 (the problem I am about to say never occured on Windows 7). When listening to music, I now hear popping/crackling sounds. I use my headphones to listen to music but I checked using my speakers and the same problem occurs. My PC info is:System Manufacturer: Hewlett-PackardSystem Model: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PCSystem Type: x64-based PCProcessor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz, 2200 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)Installed Physical Memory (RAM): 4.00 GB I have checked DPC Latency ( http://www.thesycon.de/deu/latency_check.shtml ) and there does seem to be a problem. The latency spikes very often. The latency that I always have is between 1000-1500us but it spikes very high. For some reason, right now it says my current latency is 1192us but my maximum is 908,300,885! This does not seem normal!  I don't know how to fix it! Has anyone else heard something like this and does anyone know a fix?  On device manager under "Sound, video and game controllers" there are two drivers. I have used Device manager to try to update the drivers but it is saying that I have the latest version for both.1. IDT High Defintion Audio CODEC2. Intel(R) High Defintion Audio HDMI Thank you.   

Answer:Crackling/Popping sounds on Windows 10

I had the same problem and now I can only hear if I use my ear buds, I have tried everything I know and nothing has helped. At first it was Crackling and Popping so I shut it off restarted it and now nothing from laptop speakers. Same with the drivers. I went back to a restore point before installing windows 10 hoping that would help, still no luck.

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Hello, Whenever I startup my new Lenovo Y500 SLI and start some applications I hear some veryslight crackling sound. This happens in the state when something is starting or just wheneverI don't do anything. The sound reminds me of my old pentium PC which had this cracklingsound too when I started up something.  My system got 1TB harddisk and 16GB SSD. Do I need to go back to where I bought the laptopor is this sound normal? Does any of you have it too? Thanks in advance. Regards, I. C.

Answer:Lenovo Y500 SLI - Crackling sounds (from HDD?)

I just went to the store, they said that it was normal since it's a spinning harddrive.

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Hi I have purchased a new laptop 15-ay107ne from HP.  From the first power up itself there is a contineous crackling sounds from the  right speaker. Please let me know the reason for this.  Product No : Y7X67EA#ABV

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Hi all, just build up my new PC with a friend, i have a Asus on board audio CM6501, and they connected to Creative P5800 5.1 sound system, I am having popping and crackling sounds from all speakers, at start of sound tests and during playing resident evil 4, also when playing songs.

I ve upgraded and down graded the drivers, also messed aroung with the Xear 3d sound set up, turing it to 2 channel and min speakers to maxing it out, i cant get rid of the cracking and poping sounds at the start of audio use.

Anyone got any ideals? is it waiting x64 audio driver? to sort this problem out?

Many thanks if you can help.

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ok, we have put different drivers on it now, from an m2n sli deluxe, as my frined has this pc and its the same audio ship set, we also checked the pc power to all componets from optimum to performance settings in control panel options, this has done the trick, the crackling and popping has now gone, back to a modded resident evil 4 game now,,ummm where is that hand cannon?

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I bought the HP Envy x360 a few weeks ago and noticed that when my headphones are connected to the laptop it makes a irritating cracking noise when the music or any sort of audio is playing. I tried many different headphones to make sure that it wasnt the problem of my headphones. I have asked mmany of my friends with the same laptop is they have experience the same thing and sure enough they have. But i would like to find a slolution to this problem. Is there any way to solve it? Please help!

Answer:Crackling sounds when connected to the headphones

Hi @Fathima1,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with sound quality. I will be glad to help you.Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Plewase egt back to me and I will do all I can to help you.

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My model is: Elitebok 840 G1
My Windows Version is: Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64
 
I have already tried:
1. Restarting Computer
2. Trying different headphones
3. Updating Audio Driver
4. Updating Chipset Drivers
 
Please advise on next steps for fixing this issue.
 
Thanks.

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I just got my second HP a6863w. I've had only had this one for about 3 days. The problem that i'm getting is that when ever sound comes out of my USB plantronics headset i get a crackling/static noise. When I switch the sound to come out my speakers (uses the 3.5mm spot) there is no crackling issue at all. I don't think its my headset because i have 2 USB headsets and they both get the same problem. I've tried all the usb ports on my PC. I have also tried both headsets on my brothers computer and they work fine.

The First HP a6863w got this same problem within 10 days. So i returned that one thinking it was a mobo problem. Now that the second one does it i'm not sure what it is.

Has anyone seen or know of a fix for this.

More info (Not sure if this helps):
-I have placed a new video card before this happened (PNY GeForce GTS 250 1gig)
PNY - NVIDIA GeForce XLR8 GTS 250 1GB DDR3 PCI Express Graphics Card - VCGGTS2501X

-I have placed a new Power Supply before this issue had happened.
Rocketfish? - 550-Watt ATX CPU Power Supply - RF-550WPS

Thanks for taking the time to help.
-Splitix

My Specs:
AMD Phenom X4 9150e / 1.8 GHz
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
7 GB DDR2 Ram
750GB HD
PNY GeForce GTS 250 1gig
Rocketfish PSU 550w

Answer:USB Headset makes crackling sounds

And I got it fixed...SO far.

So as soon as i posted here i went over to HP's website to talk to tech. I find out they have Support Forums. I did a search and found out that someone with the same problem on a HP laptop. He mention that he updated his bios and it worked.

So I did the same and i can say it works again.

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Hiiam experiencing problem with audio quality , HP probook 4530s,cor i5,8gb.i have tried every thing from software uninstall/ reinstall,chipset driver,Idt codec versions,replaced internal speakers too,(cost me RS 5000), tried clean installing windows 7, 8 , 8.1,10 and again back to windows 7. nothind lasted long . problem returns,, crackling noisy/unpleasant sound from speakers again,always right speaker....this time it came up after installing latest windows updates. uninstalled all update but no luck.....HP is there any solution to this problem?iam totallay fade up...........

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I get crackling/popping sounds it my games. It's very annoying because it also affect my fps. I tried different driver version and different audio settings but no luck. I notice that it all started after I installed Battlefield Bad Company 2, after I installed my new video card (ATI Radeon HD 5770) the crackling/popping got more worse. I uninstalled BC2 to see if that was the problem but no. The crackling/popping stops when I return to desktop. I have ALC888s

Answer:Windows 7 Realtek crackling/popping sounds.

Maybe a dumb suggestion, but my son had a similar problem. It turned out that he had the volume level on his monitor turned up (he is using integrated sound from his mobo, not the monitor). We found that once we set that to 0 the popping in games and iTunes stopped.

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I have been using my thinkpad twist for a couple of days now and I have been experiencing occasional crackling sounds when my headphones are plugged in. Definitely not because the volume is too loud (volume level is around 14) and also not because of a specific program/application because I have been experience this when watching Youtube or just listening to music using Windows Media Player. Anyone else encountering the same problem?

Answer:Thinkpad Twist Crackling Sounds when using Headphones

If you're on Windows 7, try this:http://www.thesycon.de/deu/latency_check.shtml

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Hello all.Recently the LCD monitor on the desktop PC has been having a few problems.It started turning off for no reason, I discovered this was due to a loose power cord and just plugged it back in firmly.Today, it happened again and I did the same.However, it made a weird crackling sound and wouldn't stay on.If I hold the cord in, it continues to make the noise and the power indicator LED goes on and off randomly.It makes no difference if the monitor is on or off, it makes the noise if I move the cord.I can guess this is electrical, but is there a way to know if the problem is with the cord or the monitor?And is it fixable?I don't fancy delivering the news that we need a new ?100+ monitor.The monitor is around 18 months old, AG Neovo F-17.Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.Calum.

Answer:LCD monitor making crackling sounds and turning off

Sounds to me like something inside (something electrical) is defective  I don't think it's the cord as there is nothing in it to 'crackle'.  Connector, capacitor, resistor or something?  Bummer  Alan <><

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Recently on my laptop one of my built-in speakers has been freaking out on me a bit. Whenever I touch the laptop, or put some sort of pressure on the frame of it, my right speaker makes this weird buzzing/crackling sound. I mean, this could even happen when I'm resting my hand on it to type, click the mouse button, or even from touching the keyboard, like right now. Yesterday, it actually started making this high-pitched distorted shriek sound. It seriously felt like my computer was screaming at me.

Any ideas what could be causing these weird noises? Is something inside the laptop damaged bad? I've never heard of this before...
 

Answer:Speaker Making Crackling Sounds... Bad News?

Yes, there is something wrong with the speaker. Loose wire-broken connection-could be just about anything.
Only way to find out is to take it apart and check. And that ain't easy. Since you call yourself MusicNerd, I suppose sound is important to you.
I suggest taking it to a shop and have them look at it, unless, of course, you have the skills to fix it yourself.
 

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Hi. I've been dealing with this issue for a while now, and I feel I've ruled out almost every posibility.  The only parts on my computer I haven't been able to test are my processor and my motherboard.  The problem:Up to a while ago, my system was running perfectly.  I use my computer for gaming and recording.  All of a sudden I start getting some strange behavior:  Mp3's will make a crackling sound, like an old record, and randomly click and pop; same goes for videos, I get clicks and crackle and when I switch to fullscreen my screen will flash randomly.  The strange thing is that wav files will play perfectly. As for gaming, my computer is totally useless now.  Games won't load, and the ones that do load will make the screen flicker and are practically unplayable. Also I can't run flash v10, I'm running v9.0124 or something.  Some pages will load with clicks in the sound, youtube loads choppy videos and most of the time with a loud hissing sound.   Also I keep getting Invalid floating point every now and then trying to run executables.Specs:Foxconn K8M890M2MA MotherboardAMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5200+2GB of RAM (2x1Gb Corsair)250 GB SATA drive120 GB, 40 GB IDE drivesM-Audio Delta Audiophile 2496PNY Nvidia GeForce 9400 GTWin XP SP 2Troubleshooting:Ruled out speaker issues with headphones.Scanned for viruses and spyware finding nothing.All hard drives are set to DMA.Took out soundcard and vi... Read more

Answer:Clicking, Crackling and Popping sounds during mp3 playback.

have you had any other electrical appliances recently placed on the same power circuit?

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Hey everyone.

I purchased a Toshiba Satellite A500-19w notebook about 4 days ago (today is Sunday the 7th of March, 2010).

I've been having the crackling sounds from my speakers that have been mentionned so many times in the forums, with no real solution proposed.
I've also been experiencing the Blue Screen crash, which has already happened 7 times although I haven't been heavily using my newly purchase laptop.
I'm not looking for a repair or a replacement, because I find it completely unacceptable to have to think about errors, faults & repairs especially since the laptop is brand new.

What I want is a refund, but I'm not quite sure on how to do it.

I know Toshiba has some kind of refund policy, but if anyone can tell me on how exactly it works, because I want to get rid of my laptop as soon as possible (I will not be purchasing any more Toshiba laptops, especially since I had somewhat similiar problems with my f30 Qosmio).
If anyone can give me some clear indications, because I don't want to be laughed at or used and cheated out of a refund.
I purchased my Toshiba in the middle-east (maybe refund policies are different here).
Thank you.

Message was edited by: mihran

Answer:Satellite A500 - Crackling sounds and blue screen

Hi mihran,

If you want to refund your notebook you should talk with your computer shop where you purchased it. Only the can refund your notebook and not Toshiba directly.
Of course this is also depending on the country where you life but normally you can refund it in 14 days I think. So in your case I would talk with the seller or give them a call. They will explain how to do this.

But let me give you a word of advice: Regarding your problems with crackling sound and blue screen I would recommend contacting an authorized service provider or ask for a new A500 (this should be possible if you have it only 4 days). Generally I can say that a friend of me has Satellite A500 and he is absolutely satisfied with it. This notebook has a great design equipped with new hardware for a good price. :)

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Hi, Today I've noticed some crackling/popping sounds coming out of the left speaker of my HP Envy notebook. I figured out that they're coming from the left speaker. There's always a crackling sound lasting for roughly 3 seconds, then there's about 5 seconds break before the sound is there again. It goes on like that all the time now. I can listen to music etc without any issues but the problem is there even when I'm not using the speakers to play any sounds which is even more annoying as I can easily hear it when it's quiet. I've tried first 5 steps from this list, including reinstalling the Realtek driver and using Windows troubleshooting and none of them helped. I will really appreciate getting some solution as I had this laptop since September and never had any issues but this crackling thing is quite irritating. Thank you,Jacek

Answer:Constant crackling/popping sounds coming out of the left spe...

dear iam facing same broblem long long back with my hp probook 4530s, tried all three windows 7,then 8.1,than 10 and again back to windows 7 ultimate 64bit. at starting it worked great but after installing last night update it started crackling sound again. tried every thing,googled alot but nothing helped . even i replaced hp internal speakers too thought of hardware issue but it was not , its totally software issue, do not listen if somebody say its hardware failure  ....i found, systen restore priore to windows update helps little,try your luck, mine worked little bit 

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I bought some Logitech Z506 surround speakers for my PC, but after hooking them up I found the front right speaker (the one with the thick black cord) was making a crackling/popping sound. So I took them back and got another set and the exact same speaker was again making a crackling/popping sound. I noticed that the only time it would make the this sound was when I played certain songs that had a very low bass beat, deep chord or certain timber to the singer's voice. Also, when there was no sound at all I could hear a distinct hiss in that speaker.

I thought it was odd that the exact same speaker would be bad in both sets I bought, so I was thinking perhaps it might be something else (a setting, or something). I took the second set back also, so right now I don't have any PC speakers, but before I buy another set I thought I would post here and see if I could get some help or advice so I can figure out what's going on.

Thanks

Answer:Trouble with right front speaker: crackling/popping sounds

Ive had this same thing happen to me before. Sometimes; it can be resolved by restarting the system; but if not; then you may have to uninstall the sound card etc. from the device manager; reboot; and let windows re-detect and reinstall the sound card and hopefully that will get rid of the crackling sound.

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Hello, I just bought Hp pavilion AL102tx, after I opened the box and turn on the device, there is small crackling sounds from the hard drive part. It sounds can hear only in quite place cause the sounds is low.  I already returned this laptop to the shop, then they give me new unit which is faced same problem.  the new laptop that I have received still have the same issue.  Is this normal ? or something wrong with the laptop?  Kindly I need explanation on this. I really need help.  Thanks 

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Hello!

Well, I have had SRS sandbox installed and working perfectly for a few months now. Last night, upon restarting my Laptop, it no longer worked! It only produces horrible static and crackling sounds. This only occurs when SRS Sandbox is enabled. This literally happened upon a restart of my laptop, and I have no clue what could be causing this. I have done everything I can to try and fix this, including playing with the preferences in the options tab of the SRS Snadbox, Playing with the sound settings, and I still get absolutely nothing. Anyone have any suggestions? Your help will be greatly appreciated!

SRS v. 1.10.2, driver v. 1.10.1 (apparently the newest driver)
my sound: ATI High Definition Audio Device, IDT High Def. audio CODEC, SRS filter
(all drivers updated and working properly)

Please let me know if I need to give you any more info on my comp.

Answer:SRS Sandbox suddenly producing only static and crackling sounds!!

Have you tried a System Restore back to a date when it worked properly? If not give that a try. System Restore can be accessed from Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools. Select an available restore date when it did work properly. System Restore will not delete any user data or e-mails but if any programs or updates were installed or uninstalled they will have to be redone. System Restore also has an "undo" feature that you can use if it doesn't help.

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I have the Logitech X540 5.1 surround system, which I'll start by saying is a fantastic system. However, recently (and by recently I mean today) I began to hear the most annoying popping/crackling sounds coming out of active speakers. When I play music the sound is most intense in the speaker getting more sound coming out of it, like when the music switches from the left to the right channel (a good example song would be Meant to Live by Switchfoot, the very beginning), the speaker with the sond coming out will crackle. It only happens when sound is coming out, and it seems to do it ragardless of the volume or loudness of the song. By volume and loudness I mean the volume as what I control, the little knob and the control in Windows, and loudness as the actual loudness of the source song.

It's a really annoying issue. I wouldn't go so far as to call myself an audiophile, but if I had the money to buy the system to support that then I would be. This little system was just $100 retail (and I got it for $50 because I worked at Circuit City at the time.)

Just so I'm not posting without actually trying anything, I've tried listening to multiple sound formats. I've tried default sounds on Windows, I've tried DVDs and CDs, I've tried music from my own collection (WMA or MP3 compressed) and I even tried ripping some CDs to WMA lossless to get the most out of it...and nothing, same problem with everything.

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SysInfo:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4095 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6670, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 466936 MB, Free - 237675 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4A78LT-M-LE
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled

I have a problem that arose a few months back but I had just brushed off as faulty speakers. They had started crackling and popping a lot, often in response to any activity the computer was doing (opening a file for example would induce a sudden frenzy of unintelligible noise from the speakers). When I got the speakers replaced the problem didn't go away, leading me to conclude that the problem lies with my computer instead. The sound doesn't happen all the time. There can be complete silence for ages, then I open chrome or run a game and the speakers make a 'pop' and suddenly start making noise that doesn't stop until I unplug and plug back in. Then it'll be gone for a little while but comes back regularly. Sound quality for videos and games is still good.

The first thing I tried was plugging into the front of the computer instead of the back which actually doesn't do anything, it might be for headphones only because it has a little headphones symbol next to it. However a little window comes ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 - Any speakers I use produce crackling/popping sounds

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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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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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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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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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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,
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"
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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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'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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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AMD Athlon 64 3400+ 800MHz
CELESTICA ATI 9600XT
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Logitech® Z-5300e speakers
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Just got my new e520. I am having an issue with my sound however. I can plug it in through hdmi and the sound goes to the tv and works fine. I can plug headphones in and i get sounds in but my speakers just don't play sound through them. I have tried clicking all the hotkeys making sure they aren't enabled. I tried reinstalling the drivers, and disabling and reinstalling as well. I even let windows try to find drivers for it as well. I really don't know why the speakers don't work and was wondering if anyone could give me advice on how to get this problem solved. I couldn't find anything else really on the lenovo support website. Thanks!

Answer:E520 sound problem

I have a similar problem with my just unpacked E520. But it's only half the problem as yours: the left speaker doesn't work. When testing the left speaker in the Control Panel it's completely silent, but the right one sounds. There is also an option to test "Internal Speaker", and when doing so the sound comes from the right side. So it perhaps use the right speaker as the "system speaker"? When plugging in headphones they work okey with sound in both left and right. I upgraded the driver to the latest one, but no change. It may be a hardware problem, but I'm not sure. I will test further..

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Hiya, My Edge E520 has lost its sound in the speakers. The input device works, i.e. i can get sound if I connect a headset. I tried reinstalling the conexeant driver and that helped for a while - and then the sound was gone again. I seem to have detetced a small crackling sound every time the speakers went dead. Bios is updated to the latest 123Sound to latest = CONEXANT 8.32..27.0 I'm at a loss what to do now. My model number is ThinkPad Edge E520 (1143-3NG) Any suggestions would be welcome. Only alternative right now is try a complete reinstall of windows :-/

Answer:No sound in speaker on E520

It sounds like a hardware issue if you can hear through your headphones.  It could be that the speakers have gone bad or it could have a loose wire connection.





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Somehow the hardware was uninstalled. Trying to re-install the driver I am informed it is installed and working, however when I check the red X'd it says Volume 0, right click -> Headset Earphone 6. Logitech USB Headset working AND Digital Output Device (SPDIF) High Definition Audio Device Working. When I select "Open Volume Mixer" it shows no "audio device installed".  what am I doing wrong?

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Hi Ed Maste,Please run  diagnostics using this link: http://dell.to/1bOPeAk and let us know the status.Please check in device manager if you have diabled audio device. Please install audio device using this link: http://dell.to/1H47qbF and enter the service tag and click on submit. Click on Drivers and downloads. Select OS. Install audio driver under audio section.

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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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I reinstalled windows not long ago and im not sure if i installed the correct drivers.

Everything is really crackly when playing games/ watching videos etc.....

Here is everything i know about my comp
http://cpuboss.com/cpu/Intel-Core-i7-4770
http://gpuboss.com/graphics-card/GeForce-GT-9600

Windows xp professional version 2002 service pack 3

Computer: intel(r) core (tm)2d duo cpu

E7300 @ 2.66GHz
2.67 Ghz, 2.00 GB of RAM

Also in other devices im missing an unknown driver, and yeh... PLEASE HELP WHAT DO I NEED TO DOWNLOAD OR INSTALL!
 

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I had crackling sound problem in my old computer, and now after building new one it still exist. All parts are new except RAM.

When I watch video without pausing it there wont be any crackling, if i pause/play it fast there will be popping/crackling sound. Problem is pretty bad in Mumble/teamspeak when there is few people speaking, same in many games when there is many different audio sources to play. Crackling and popping really makes gaming with friends annoying...

I have tried different headphones, fresh install windows, new audio drivers.

Here is few videos I recorded (using speakers)
in this video i turn volume completely off and then back on


and this i only adjust volume low/high (pretty fast)

Answer:Sound crackling/popping

Heres latencymon results

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I get a Crackling sound when listening to music on my PC, through my Speakers. Anyone know how I can fix it? I think its a problem with the speakers not the computer.

Thanks.
 

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In the last few months, I have noticed my sound crackling. I kept thinking I had fixed the problem, but I have finally figured out that the crackling returns whenever I restart my computer. Restarting my computer again may or may not fix the problem until the next restart. I have been having to restart about 3~5 times to get my computer to run without crackling.

I have Google'd and found many other very similar sound crackling issues reported by other users. None of the solutions have worked for me, and none of them discuss the "random after restart" symptom I have described.

I can test to see if my sound is crackling by playing sound while my Steam library is open. I had thought the problem was just Steam, but I can still hear some crackling without ever launching Steam, but using Steam is the easiest way for me to test for crackling. If I do hear crackling nothing I do makes it go away (I just have to restart and cross my fingers), and if I don't hear crackling, I never do until my machine is restarted again.

When the sound is crackling, I have also noticed some issues with video playback, the video will speed up and slow down and sometimes freeze. The closest I came to having the issue fixed was after I uninstalled my graphics driver, there was no crackling while it was uninstalled, but the problem came back as soon as I reinstalled the driver (I actually reinstalled an older driver, but that didn't seem to make any difference). I have also updated all my othe... Read more

Answer:Possible sound crackling after restart

Hi, please see
Microsoft fixing Windows 10 'stuttering' bugs in Creators Update ? The Register
which might be relevant.

I posted this here recently
Did the advent of the CU cause you stutter? MS re-re-re-sponds..

Otherwise please feel free to search the forum for 'stutter' - there are plenty such threads.

Which is your Windows build? Creator's or other?
Windows key + R, winver.

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All right, so my sound is popping at loud frequencies. For example, if I click on my volume adjuster to hear the different sample levels, little pops and crackles can be heard. I was starting to notice some crackling when I got the Logitech g35. Thinking the g35 was faulty, I got a refund and a got a sound card (Xonar DX) and a non-usb headset (MMX 300). I first noticed the crackles on the system sounds at this moment. So I tried all kind of different drivers for the xonar. But to no avail, the problem still occurred on headphones and speakers. Then I removed my graphic card, the soundcard, all kinds of usb ports, and the sound popping is still happening on the on-board sound which I had never noticed until the g35. So, thinking maybe I had messed some windows file, I reinstalled windows 8 and reset the BIOS. The crackling is still there. I also tried using one of each ram sticks.

This is really frustrating! I am a competitive COD player and the season has already started. Please help me

Answer:Sound Popping/Crackling

Popping and crackling has been an issue with some. Wi-Fi is one known cause. Old drivers are another, for both the sound and video. Some system monitor and configuration programs can also cause this. The is no "one fix", from what I've seen - on the Windows 7 forum and the Dell users forum. Its not as prevalent as it was but there are still occasional reports of problems.

Sadly, the DPC Latency Checker is not valid for Windows 8 so that very useful tool for trying to track the problem down, can't be used.

Sound & Audio - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi i recently been having issues with sound for the past couple of weeks when using, both on board sound and also my soundcard. when using my 5.1 surround sound Ive have been looking online to find a solution but nothing so far has fixed this. I only get the issue, when playing music watching films playing games and youtube. My drivers are fully updated and bios is up to date

PC Specs

Processor AMD Dual Core 3.7
4gb DDR 3 Ram
2Tb harddrive
500gb Harddrive
Sapphire 7750 Graphics Card
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2
Motherboard Asus A55BM-E

Any Help would be great

Answer:Sound Distortion and Crackling

The noise problem was a common problem on Win 7, and to a lesser extent on Win 8. There isn't a "one fix" for the problem. Some of the problems can be traced to sound drivers, others to Video drivers, power supply, etc.

Suggest you download and run the Resplendence Latency Mon program. That may get you in the right area.
Resplendence Software - Advanced System Tools and Developer Components

A side note, if you are using the SoundBlaster, disable the on-board audio in the BIOS to avoid conflicts. Unlike Windows XP, newer Windows only allows one default audio playback device.

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Hi all,

A couple of weeks ago I bought and downloaded a copy of the "AOS system optimizer" and after using it to 'optimize' my system it instead screwed it up big time... now my sound crackles and stutters when I play all media, online or offline, dvds, youtube, games, etc...

Technical support from them didn't solve my problem, needless to say I've asked for( and gotten) a refund from them, but I'm still stuck with this annoying problem..I've tried the usual methods, such as rolling back drivers, uninstalling all the audio drivers (Nvidia and Realtek) restarting and letting win7 reinstall them, all to no avail

Here is how my audio 'profile' looks like :

Name NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Manufacturer NVIDIA
Status OK
PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10DE&DEV_000B&SUBSYS_10DE0101&REV_1001\5&4B8928C&0&0001

Name USB Audio Device
Manufacturer (Generic USB Audio)
Status OK
PNP Device ID USB\VID_046D&PID_0A29&MI_00\6&359802F0&0&0000

Name NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Manufacturer NVIDIA
Status OK
PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10DE&DEV_000B&SUBSYS_10DE0101&REV_1001\5&4B8928C&0&0101

Name NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Manufacturer NVIDIA
Status OK
PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10DE&DEV_000B&SUBSYS_10DE0101&REV_1001\5&4B8928C&0&0201

Name NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Manufacturer NVIDIA
Statu... Read more

Answer:Crackling and distorted sound in Win 7

The RealTek would be your PC's sound device. NVIDIA is for HDMI only. I don't know what you have for the USB device, but that may be interferring and causing some of the problems.

However, the PC "optimizer" (also know as registry repairers, PC speed up, etc) can do many things that device drivers along cannont fix. Ultimately it may take a complete reinstall to get the PC operating fully and properly.

The first thing, is the USB device, disconnect it temporarily, restart the PC and see if that makes any difference. Also, if you are not using the Acer supplied RealTek sound driver, get that and install it. Generally the PC Vendor's driver is the preferred driver.

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In the last few months, I have noticed my sound crackling. I kept thinking I had fixed the problem, but I have finally figured out that the crackling returns whenever I restart my computer. Restarting my computer again may or may not fix the problem until the next restart. I have been having to restart about 3~5 times to get my computer to run without crackling.

I have Google'd and found many other very similar sound crackling issues reported by other users. None of the solutions have worked for me, and none of them discuss the "random after restart" symptom I have described.

I can test to see if my sound is crackling by playing sound while my Steam library is open. I had thought the problem was just Steam, but I can still hear some crackling without ever launching Steam, but using Steam is the easiest way for me to test for crackling. If I do hear crackling nothing I do makes it go away (I just have to restart and cross my fingers), and if I don't hear crackling, I never do until my machine is restarted again.

When the sound is crackling, I have also noticed some issues with video playback, the video will speed up and slow down and sometimes freeze. The closest I came to having the issue fixed was after I uninstalled my graphics driver, there was no crackling while it was uninstalled, but the problem came back as soon as I reinstalled the driver (I actually reinstalled an older driver, but that didn't seem to make any difference). I have also updated all my othe... Read more

Answer:Possible sound crackling after restart

Hi, please see
Microsoft fixing Windows 10 'stuttering' bugs in Creators Update ? The Register
which might be relevant.

I posted this here recently
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I got a new P50 and I think I've upgraded all the drivers. I'm still getting the crackling on audio. I know its supposed to have been solved but I'm getting it on driver version 6.0.1.7936. I'veh had this a few weeks now.... dont know if its been there before but its been very noticable since today. Its happening with both Youtube and videos from my HDD.

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For a while now ive been getting on and off crackly sound in the speakers, it can vary from high to low volume, and isent the speakers, since my old ones did it as well, when i connect a headphone into either sound port the crackling is still there. (in all programs, games, music, etc)
Im running XP, but im not sure what other info you might need. So if you can help i would really appreciate it, and if you need more info, just post it and ill do by best to give it to you.
Thanks.

~Luciora

Answer:Crackling Sound In The Speakers

Hello,

Do you have a spare set of speakers to use? also whatsound card/chip does the system have and have you installed the latest codecs?

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Hi, I have a Dell pc with the original sound card (crystal pnp). I have run the troubleshooter on the help under start. No conflicts with anything and it has the latest updated drivers.

Does anyone know of any other way to troubleshoot this to see if the sound card is defective? The speakers are not the problem because they are new and i tested them on another source.

Thanks for any help anyone can advice.
 

Answer:sound crackling on right speaker

One thing you might try : Go Start > Run > type DXDIAG and then select Audio from the top of the interface that appears. And then try adjusting the Hardware Acceleration slider up / down.
 

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It seems that ms has not been able to get the audio portion of windows audio to work properly under windows 10!. Ever since I installed the upgrade; Ive had very very low/faint sound with crackling noises to boot. Why is it so darn hard for ms to get their crap together when it comes to getting sound cards to work with windows 10? I never had these sound card issues with my sound blaster x-fi titanium pci express sound card under windows 7. What the heck gives here?

Answer:Very faint/crackling sound

anyone.............anyone?.

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Hello!
I have had this problem for quite a long time but I am getting enough from it.

Basicly nearly always when I start playing any sound source there is crackling in sound at begining. Happens usually with high frequenzy sounds, adjusting volume on youtube videos or click rewinding youtube video fast, also usually when I close video there that annoying sound occurs.
So basicly, always when someone talks in Mumble or I click to play video there is that annoying crackling/popping, it doesnt last long. Only when sound starts playing.

Here is some pictures you might find helpful

Answer:Sound crackling/popping

First off welcome to SF. Second with sounds I would double check all your connections. Most often this is the pin making poor contact or even the beginning of a wire breaking down maybe from a bend or crimp. Then I would uninstall and reinstall the most current audio drivers and as well go to the mono mfgrs. site to check for other driver updates and lastly read to see if any bios updates deal with sound issues.

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My laptop just updated automatically and now my sound has stopped working properly. It sounds all crackily, almost like it's broken but I know it isn't because it was working fine before the update. I've checked for any further updates and done them but the sound is still bad. Any ideas?Thanks!

Answer:Updated then crackling sound?

Hi, you can try uninstalling the updates or rolling back the updated audio driver (in case it has been updated)

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I have a HP Pavilion dv4 1120us, ever since I got it the sound has been making a popping noise. I've already gotten it replaced once and still does the same thing. I think it might be the motherboard but I'm not too sure. Help please.

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does it make the sound all the time? can you boot into safe mode by hitting F8 repeatedly while booting. does the sound stio?
ken

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I have a fujitsu siemens PC 2,4ghzPentium4 CPU. My sound is built in Realtek AC97 audio plus there is a MPU 40 compatible MIDI device. This problems has only recently started , very irritating to say the least. I have checked re drivers there seems to be a vast array so not suire which , if any , to install. I have logitech speakers and subwoofer which appears OK. Would welcome any suggestions. So called "geek" in local pub suggests installing sound card and switching oft builkt in audio set up Any views? Welcome suggestions/advice please. dave
 

Answer:sound distorted and crackling

That is a pretty old system; at least 3 generations of intel cpu. As to what is causing the problem, it can be a failing audio chip on the board, corrupted drivers, etc.

You can remove all audio drivers and install the driver from realtek and see if that helps.

I assume you have already checked speaker connections and tried the speakers on another system to see if it is a speaker problem or a problem with your system.

As for buying a sound card and disabling the onboard sound, that is fine however I would not be putting too much money into that old of a system. Do not buy one of the expensive creative sound cards; just get a basic one from newegg.
 

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Hi just recently my onboard soundcard(AC97) has been playing up on games,it is crackling between sound files,so when i play games that are read from the HDD they crackle and pop and sound like they being played in tunnel!!,I have installed Xp drivers for onboard CMedia Chipset,Uninstalled Soundcard,disabled on board card,and Installed a CMedia CMI8738 PCI card and drivers,I have even tryed more than one of the PCI slots,is it possible that Direct X 8.1 could be corrupt? Please Help!!

Answer:Sound is popping and crackling

Have you tried dxdiag? if you thing DX may be to blame.

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