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Crackling Sound and Lag

Question: Crackling Sound and Lag

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.

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Preferred Solution: Crackling Sound and Lag

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Sound crackling, bad quality (onbored sound)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

any help would be much appreciated!!

alex
 

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

Answer:Genius Sound Maker Value 5.1 Crackling Sound

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

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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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Question: sound crackling!

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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Question: Crackling sound

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

Answer:Crackling sound

Loose connection?

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Question: 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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Question: Sound crackling

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

Answer:Sound crackling

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

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Question: crackling sound

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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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: 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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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.
 

Answer:Crackling in my sound

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

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Answer:crackling sound help

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

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Question: 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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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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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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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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Question: Sound crackling?

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Sound crackling?

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

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

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

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Question: Crackling Sound

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

Answer:Crackling Sound

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

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Question: Crackling Sound

Hi all,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions would be gratefully recieved.

Many Thanks


Paul.

Answer:Crackling Sound

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

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Question: Sound Crackling.

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

Answer:my sound is crackling

Loose or dirty connection?.

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

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Question: 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: 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, 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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Hi everyone.

I am posting this as last resort. Recently i upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 Ultimate edition and got a problem i ve seen for the 1st time in my life.

Problem was Crackling sound that sounds like some kind of static electricity that is mixing with normal sounds. I ve searched a lot through net to see if theres any solution to this issue. What i found is that ppl have similliar problem to mine but not exactly same. Other ppl complaining about that crackling during audio playback while they are watching movies and listening music, but that is not for me...

I can normaly watch movies and listen to music, but problem occurs when i start any game on my PC. Symptoms are next...

Every time i start game (Call of duty Modern Warfare 2) sounds starts to crackle, slow down and game becomes graphicaly laggy...

Then i found another way to test if sound and system are ok...

When i start GOM player and start to rapidly press ENTER button, to go IN and OUT full screen i notice that sound starts to crackle and system to slow down making full screen to window screen so laggy that even when i stop pressing ENTER it still continues to expand and restore full screen...

Last night i cleaned a bit of PSU from dust, but ive noticed theres some on CPU cooler, GPU cooler and, PSU air intake cooler... I ve played for like 30 mins and crackling was gone, i rebooted after that and crackling was back...

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Answer:Crackling sound and System lag

I have the same problem.

Only crackles when i watch video in full screen mode and play cod4 games.

This happen after I installed the new nVida Driver.

Did you ever figure out the solution?

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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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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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I have an audio problem, then before upgrading to Windows 10 or the anniversary update the audio working properly after updating I noticed right away that the sound is cracklingthis problem it is tied to the bass itfor example it happens when I'm watching a video on youtube and step to another video without pausing the video the other videos that I will see will have this problem of crackling and the only way to "solve" this problem is to stop Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation (audiodg.exe).But after the problem recurs. happens very often and it is very annoying my sound system is IDT DTS Sound + I tried to reinstall the drivers with the latest version and I also formatted the pc but no dice the problem persists ...I only noticed that the problem is more "feel " when the bass setting is higher or when I change the audio setting to my likingespecially the problem plaguing the 62Hz and 125hz channelsI kindly ask for help has also become really annoying because without my custom settings is really horrible.Also here are not the only one with the same problem since it's full of people who complain, please push the update to sp71717 driver to a solution.Thanks.

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Crackling sound after installing Windows 7

Hello! Not too long ago I upgraded to Windows 7 from my old Windows Vista. However, all sound coming from my computer is crackling, whether it is from the built-in speakers or headphones. Furthermore, I have discovered that the crackling can be greatly reduced by choosing to play sounds in 16-bits 48000 Hz-quality in control panel. The problem is that I still hear crackling, sometimes it is a continous crackling that can annoy the crap out of you, and sometimes it's just an occasional crackle here and there. It also seems to have something to do with what kind of sound that is being played, for instance I hear almost no crackling when playing songs such as The Fray - You Found Me, but the Windows warning sound will always crackle.

As for my specs, I have an ASUS X71SL-laptop, you'll find the specs listed on http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=VUta9GoKvKtJx21G.

EDIT: probably worth mentioning that I upgraded from Vista Home Premium 32-bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
 

Answer:Crackling sound after Windows 7

Re: Crackling sound after installing Windows 7



Cellon said:





Hello! Not too long ago I upgraded to Windows 7 from my old Windows Vista. However, all sound coming from my computer is crackling, whether it is from the built-in speakers or headphones. Furthermore, I have discovered that the crackling can be greatly reduced by choosing to play sounds in 16-bits 48000 Hz-quality in control panel. The problem is that I still hear crackling, sometimes it is a continous crackling that can annoy the crap out of you, and sometimes it's just an occasional crackle here and there. It also seems to have something to do with what kind of sound that is being played, for instance I hear almost no crackling when playing songs such as The Fray - You Found Me, but the Windows warning sound will always crackle.

As for my specs, I have an ASUS X71SL-laptop, you'll find the specs listed on http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=VUta9GoKvKtJx21G.

EDIT: probably worth mentioning that I upgraded from Vista Home Premium 32-bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.Click to expand...

You must have done a fresh install as it is impossible to upgrade from a 32-bit to a 64-bit version.

Do you have the latest drivers installed?
 

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Hi team

I have a surroundsound system which I've plugged into my speaker/headphone output.

I don't expect it to work in full surround sound put when i put it into surroundsound mode the extra speakers crackle and then cut out, and the whole system stops making any noise. It only works with surround sound feature disabled on the soundsystem.

I have looked into the sound settings on my laptop and it doesn't give me the option of any satellite speakers, that box is just greyed out.

Does anyone who knows more than me about sound systems (not very difficult) know how I can make use of my extra speakers?

Cheers

Answer:crackling surround sound

You forgot to mention what sort of sound device you are using on your laptop...

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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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does it make the sound all the time? can you boot into safe mode by hitting F8 repeatedly while booting. does the sound stio?
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Hiya, I just got theses new G-3 Headphones for Christmas, Pluged them in, And they Can play sound but its Way to hard to hear, its all fuzzy and cracking sound.

I tried to contact customer support but they are useless.Getting me to email a bunch of people who don't reply back, its a big pain.

I tried everything i could think of. I Reinstalled my os, updated my pc and sound drivers,Disabled Realtek From device manager, Mest with all the settings, Plugged them into all my usb ports onto my pc, All types of stuff but nothing.

I added my Dxdiag.txt too the post but here is the audio part.
Also They work fine on another pc, like my borthers windows vista. I have no clue why they are all fuzzy and crackling for my pc.
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Sound Devices
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Description: Realtek HD Audio output
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0883&SUBSYS_1509E601&REV_1000
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: RtkHDAud.sys
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Driver Attributes: Final Retail
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Date and Size: 11/30/2010 20:06:04, 6261352 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0xF5F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 192000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 33, 32
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 33, 32
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
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wow noone knows?
 

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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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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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Answer:Very faint/crackling sound

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

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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 just updated my Audio Driver, and now my sound is crackling/ fuzzy.
What shall i do?
Thanks

Answer:Sound Crackling/ Fuzzy

If it was the updated driver that is causing the problem, you can go to the Device Manager and in the Properties for your sound device you can click on the Driver tab and the select the option to "Rollback Driver" which will revert it back to the old driver.

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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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Answer:Sound is popping and crackling

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

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I have a Lenovo B50-70 laptop, with Windows 8.1 64bit, with all drivers installed from Lenovo's support site.When i listen music or watching video, periodically the audio sound crackling/creaking.Can be this caused by driver problem ? Thank you for help!

Answer:Lenovo B50-70 crackling sound

Hi bzoli,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
There is a setting that cause this issue,
Can you try disabling the sound enhancements
This guide is for a WIndows 7 OS but pretty much the same with 8 and 8.1
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 





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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! I recently received a brand new thinkpad t420s. Sadly, I have noticed quite a lot of crackling sound from the internal speakers. Even when the volume is set to mid levels, the speakers will crackle. Is this normal? or is there a solution to this problem? /Lars

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Larra,Are you getting those noises if you are using a headphone? Can you try that?

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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..

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My computer speakers have started crackling and popping like it is amplifying static. I haven't blown the speakers, because I have tried several different sets of speakers and gone through my stereo. All setups have the static. It seems to be an issue with the sound card or the computer. It isn't any of my wires to the speakers, as I have gone from the sound card directly to the speakers. Could it be static electricity from the winter being so dry? I've never experienced this in the winter before though. what can i do to diagnose and fix the problem? Thanks!

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Hi, I have had my X-540's for a a while but they have one problem. They make a crackling noise if the games audio settings are not turned down. It applies to everything really... Music, games, anything. I can't have winamp at 100% or else they crack and I was playing UT3 and the game's volume setting was at 60% and it was still cracking very bad at some times. I have a VIA HD audio card built into my ASUS M4A77D mobo. Driver version 6.0.1.7600 if that helps at all. One weird thing is that I cannot get it to utilize my 5.1 sound system properly. I have to keep it on 2.1 sound to make it sound the closest to normal. (I still have 5.1 sound) Really starting to not like VIA..

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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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I have a strange problem with sound outputs. It affetcs all sound outputs (itunes, movies and games).

The sound 'crackles'/skips. It seems to be related to computer / internet activity ongoing while listening to a song etc.

For the first few hours after re-boot all is fine and I can run loads of programmes without affecting the sound. After a few hours (maybe 6) it starts but infrequently (3x a minute) with very small skips, after about 24 hrs it's got so bad that things are unlisteneable - literally!.

Once the problem has started I've tried turning all other programmes off but it makes no difference

It's not the heaphones and I've tried with speakers / other phones and it's still there.

I've checked the sound thing drivers (realtek) and updated, it doesn't seem related to any particular combination of programmes or computer activities but the fact it gets worse over time is a constant.

It's a Compac machine only 6 months old and has no other issues I'm aware of

I'm now restarting the machine every 12 hours or so or using it without music.

Any ideas suggestions etc much appreciated
 

Answer:'Crackling' Sound Issue - please help

Any ideas? Please

Ta
 

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Hi yo, I'm seeking help with an Audio problem 'Crackling Sound'

When ever I play Media player or any other media type of software, it works great!

Problem is: When I use Pinnacle TV Center Pro 5.30

All I get is Crackling Sound, when trying to watch a TV Channel

The sound output is in Mpeg Audio = Crackling Distorted Sound!

If I switch the sound output to AC3 Audio = Clear Tv Audio

Has anyone experienced this before, or do they have any suggestion that I might persue to resolve this issue? I've spoken to Pinnacle Tech's but no joy!

Thanks for any help, Bagof Wi (n.d)

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hi folks i hope you can help me.

so i have been messing around with my pc over the past couple of days and seemed to have done something. i have been playing the RMclock, undervolting my cpu which seems to be going great, but also i have been in services.msc disabling bits and bobs i dont need. so i didnt disable anything major but i my sound is crackling. it only crackles it seems when itunes is maximised on the screen, if i minimise it to the bar then crackling stops. also it crackles a little bit when i minimised anything else or highlight a button or something graphics related. when i slide the volume slider in the task bar up and down it crackles very softly.

weird. so any ideas what i might have done? i have turned off all underclocking software and reset my cpu to its normal power and speed. no change. no gpu clocking on either.


thanks in advance.

Answer:sound crackling in vista

update: i have found that disabling desktop window manager starts the crackling, enabling fixes this. does anyone know why this happens? dwm.exe is a drain on resources so i would rather not use it.

any help would be great.

thanks

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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!
 

Answer:My sound is all crackling and laggy?

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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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Hi guys. Really need help here.It began about a week ago. the sound starts crackling when I try to play something. I've tried litterally ANÝTHING that I could think of. Changing the power settings, updated the drivers, deleted some of the drivers, tried withdifferent sources. I've looked at this post:Lenovo Y510P - Crackling Sound and the solution given there didn't work. So what to do. 

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Hi i recently had a mic plugged in and it conflicted with the sound and made a weird crackling so i muted it and it didnt do it anymore. why does this happen?

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Hi everyone, I have a problem with my laptop speaker it has crackling sounds now i don't know why ???? can anybody please help me (the laptop has B&O speakers) and i already tried a lot of things to fix this like downloading drivers directly from real tek and installing uninstalling drivers. I found one solution but it made my speaker sound lower.

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I have a Toshiba M45 S359 and upgrade to Windows 7 from XP and I get horrible crackling sound. Installed the latest realtek a97 drivers, but no avail.

Anybody have a fix?

Answer:Crackling and dragging sound

Did you install the sound drivers from Realtek or Toshiba?

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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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I have a P5B Deluxe, and I know there are lots of instances of crackling on this mobo, I believe i have a different problem.

My sound is fine UNTIL the CPU gets used at all then it Goes crackerly and skips alot.

It was fine a few days ago but now Massive problem??

Any ideas?

Answer:Sound distortion Crackling

Try other drivers (newer or older ones).

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When i am listening to sounds of any kind (in winamp, game sounds, videos etc.) after afew minutes i will hear a crackling sound which will last for quite a while, then dissapear and come back in afew more mins. If i completely stop the sound (e.g pause the music in winamp) then it will also go away. My comp specs are below please help!

AMD Athlon XP 2100+
ASUS A7N8X-X Mobo (onboard sound)
Radeon 9600Pro
1024MB DDR RAM

Answer:Sound Crackling problem, help!

Try going into directx and turning down the sound acceleration by one notch.

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Hey there.Some music programs I use the music comes out distorted, cracking when using features. I tried everything, update, reinstall previous drivers etc.Dunno whats wrong. I have an on-board sound card AC'97.Can someone give me a suggestion why its happening?

Answer:Sound Crackling in some programs.

It sounds like the on-board sound card is on its way out, sound cards are pretty cheap. You should be able to pick one up for less than a tenner, of course that depends on the quality of the sound card that you want.

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Hello,Wondering if anyone can help me: recently my desktop just developed sound crackling/distortion through headphones and speakers (all audio devices work perfectly on other devices such as phones, laptops, other desktops...).The crackling worsens when more work is being done, especially when playing a game e.g. Subnautica, Overwatch... or watching 1080p 60fps videos whilst performing other tasks such as updates. The lastest GeForce Game Ready driver is installed.As well as crackling and popping sounds, the audio will sometimes stutter, speed up or slow down.I recently upgraded from a 300W PSu to a 450W Psu, because I realised the instructions that came with EVGA Nvidia GT740 GPU advised a minimum 400W PSu and I was under the impression that maybe the PSu was straining.No improvement. Was any damage already done? I was using 300W with this GPU for about 4 months before switching PSu's. The problem started about a week ago.I've heard of a range of possible causes - from drivers being executed for too long, to the motherboard being on its last legs. I'm not sure how to go about this though... I'm sorry if this should be in Software instead of Hardware.  Hope this was informative. If you need anything else, please ask. All desktop specs are listed on my profile summary.Many thanks,

Answer:AUDIO: Sound crackling/distortion

From dictation.Hello, I see that this thread has been posted in hardware. Crackle snap pop noises in sound almost always come from some kind of hardware problem. So some questions about your hardware needed to be answered.Is this computer one that you have built yourself? Or did somebody else assemble it for you? Either way, did this problem always appear from the beginning?Let's just say that your video card is the problem. If so, then removing the video card and going back to built-in graphics should resolve the issue. Would you like to give that a try?Now let's consider another way to prove that it's not software. If you're using Windows 10, you can make a portable Windows 10 operating system that sits on a USB drive. That option is called Windows to go. Look around and you should find it somewhere on your system.If you can use that, reboot your computer and have it boot up Windows to go from the USB device. Then try listening to some music or watch a video. You should be able watch videos without doing any installation of anything. The Windows to go will have a slightly different set of drivers than your standard Windows. The Windows to go drivers should be as good as the drivers you are already have. If it is a software issue, then the problem should go away when you boot up a slightly different version of Windows. Well, at least that's what I think.But let's say that neither of the above resulted in anything positive.So now some questions a... Read more

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This is somewhat of a difficult problem to describe.

My on screen cursor is sticking, but not the mouse. I am still able to click on things blindly, but the cursor stays in the same spot for a few seconds. On Firefox, I am still able to sort of see what I am clicking on by looking at the selected URL at the bottom, but the actual cursor on the screen will stick quite often. So I know its not the mouse itself since its still sort of invisibly on the screen.

Also, the sound sometimes crackles quite a bit. Both problems came on at once.

I think both problems are related to the ram since they both get considerable worse with the more programs I have running. But even when just running a web browser and nothing else the problem is still there.

I have ran AVG's virus scanner and Spybot S&D's spyware scanner and found nothing. I have also finished defragmenting and no luck. I have also looked at the running processes when it gets particularly bad and nothing stands out to me.

This is especially infuriating because I just spent over 500 dollars in tech support of fixing a previous problem I had which wound up in them wiping everything and doing a fresh install of Windows XP. No I don't have the money to go through that again.
 

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Hello, I can't seem to figure out a better solution to a sound crackling problem I have with the Y410P I have. When the system is stressed (CPU & GPU) - using gaming or CAD, all sound - windows, music, etc crackles.  Solution: Unplugging the power cord. Failed solutions:Updatineg/rolling back realtek driversDisabling everything not in use - bluetooth, mic, intel graphics, etcRemoving the Battery & keeping cord inMoving outlets Any help? New power block or laptop required?

Answer:Y410P Sound Crackling Problem

Burrfoot
 
It seems to me that we've seen this sort of symptom on various systems when the CPU / GPU are stressed by other applications and sometimes by quirks in some versions of drivers.  The CPU just isn't dedicating enough time slices to the audio application and so you get stutter or degraded quality (seems to me).  Some refer to this as latency.
 
If you are unplugging it, I suspect power management settings are kicking in and the CPU and GPU are being throttled back, or on some systems it may be that they will actually work a bit harder on battery if the battery can deliver more current than the AC adapter.  In theory it should be additive, but it may be that when AC is detected, some power profiles are applied to protect from shutdown in cases where some users want to run just on AC with battery removed. (We've seen that as a design on some other models).
 
I'm not sure at this point if this is just a limitation you are running up against or a problem that could be addressed with a driver / BIOS change.
 
Could you share some additional info and we can look into this further:
 
1) What BIOS version are you running?
2) What video driver and audio driver versions?
3) This is Windows 8(?) and is it the preload or did you reload? 
 
Can this be consistently reproduced on your system?  For example if we were to play an audio clip and verify it is normal and then run furrmark or something to max out cpu / gpu, woul... Read more

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I bought this laptop two days ago and the sound was fine on the first day. Yesterday it was crackling when I watched youtube videos or played games. I have Windows 8.1 and all the drivers are up to date.    Thanks for the help.

Answer:Crackling sound on Pavilion X360

I'm having the same problem...I took laptop back to the shop and they replaced it but the second laptop is also crackling.Is there a bad batch or is this a kown error?

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Hi
I have Toshiba Satellite A100-709 Laptop.
I have just installed Windows XP Home Edition from attached original Toshiba Recovery CD and all the updates from microsoft.
I downloaded latest Sound driver and bios update from Toshiba website for this laptop.

I have updated the bios and installed sound driver for "Realtek HD Sound Card Driver".
When playing sound crackling sound is heard independently on source (.mp3, .vaw, streaming sound).
Crackling sound is emmiting both from speakers and headphones.

Interesting is that when I've started Linux Live (Knoppix version) on this machine, sound was clear.
Service Support can't help me, they don't know what's going on.

Please could you help me to solve this problem ?

Many thank
---
Jacek

Answer:Crackling sound on Satellite A100-709

Hi Jacek

On this forum I have read one interesting posting about sound on A100 notebooks. I don?t know if this can help you but please check it. Maybe it will also help you to solve this sound issue on your unit.

http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=18720

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this has never happoned before, it started when i was installing a game called "Tactical Intervention" its a first person shooter, online, its not a disk game, its one you download and install, i even uninstalled it and deleted all files that came with it and my audio is still crackling and shuts off, no sound yet still crackles, i did not turn the sound off, the sound just stops and i still hear the crackling sound, its sounds like a crappy tv with crappy reseption, i searched up the problem and found others having same problem, so i followed what helped someone else but it did not help me, i uninstalled the realtek hd audio and reinstalled it, that did not fix it, so i regestered to the forums where i found that possible fix and here i am, looking for help, i have this feeling that nothing is going to help, in my life time, i have had, maybe 3 times success with help, the other 99% of the time i look for help, i get ignored, helped but in the end it does not work/fix the problem and then ignored, other times people just say they don't know and can not help, so i hope i get get help here.

my OS is vista home premium 32bit, pc is an HP, im using hdmi connection ofr video and audio because thats all i got, idk what else to tell ya, ill be stairing at this page refeshing it every minute, if i can even wait that long, untill someone helps, i am angery but i am respectful to others so please don't think that ill be saying bad stuff, can't wait for help on this matter, ... Read more

Answer:Sound is crackling, extremly Annoying!

You're not being ignored. Everybody in the forum is a volunteer and has their own personal life so, instant gratification is not guaranteed.

Have you tried a system restore to before you installed the software?

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Hi guys I have an issues about sound crackling. I bought Y510p around OCT 21st and everything was fine except the sound, so I send my laptop for Depot repair service. However, the problem was not solved, so I send it again. But again, much to my disappointment, It wasn't fixed at all.  Here's what they've done for my laptop. 1st attempt: replaced motherboard, speakers and reload OS 2nd attempt: replaced motherboard, speakers, audio jack, OKR and reload OS  I also tried settings and drivers stuffs in the forum, but It wasn't helpful. One solution that changing power mode helped a bit, but it was a temporary expedient. Lastly, I bought an external USB sound card and tried it. Unfortunately, this one wasn't helpful either. Please help...

Answer:Y510p sound crackling issues

Is it the same on battery and charger?

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I have a Asus m4a77td pro motherboard in my system, and I have had no complaints until recently when I decided to connect a microphone to it. When I talk into the mic the recording of my voice ends up being 'crackly'.

This also happens with a USB Video Capture device that I have tried to use. For the audio recording part I have a seperate audio cable from the video source to the Line In. I STILL get a crackly sound!

So the problem I'm getting is from using two different sockets, Mic and Line In. Now I have a treble boot setup. Win7 Ultimate 32bit, Win7 Ultimate 64bit and WinXP Home Edition 32bit. On XP I don't have any problems with the sound at all. It's just with Windows 7!!??

So I'm guessing that the latest VIA driver is just not good enough in Windows 7?

Anyone else had this problem? If so, how did you solve it?

Answer:Crackling and Poor Sound on Win7.

There are many posts (and fixes) on this forum (and other forums) about the crackling. Look over the posts here and see if anything in those applies or will fix yours.

Drivers are one thing. Video drivers are another. Wi-Fi can cause it, a cordless phone or cell phone near the PC, etc.

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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.
 
heres my computer info. to see the full image open the image in a new tab.
 
Link to picture
 
help would be greatly appreciated
thanks
 
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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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Hey everyone, i got this laptop:

And now.. the crackling problem, when i installed Win7, audio drivers installed automatically and crackling appears when i play a song in winamp and then scroll up and down in a folder full of pictures or scroll a site with pictures and gifs, when i play a video on youtube, when i stream a video from any other site etc.
Tried DPC Latency checker, it had green bars even when crackling appears, red bar appeared maybe once or twice after some time. Sound crackling also appears when i use headphones.
But when i install Realtek driver, it sounds way worse, like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd5CWVEvx0A

(Not my video)

Asus site does not have support for this laptop:
ASUS Notebook Pro55 Series Drivers Download for Windows 7, 8.1, 10 & XP

Task Manager shows this:

Aida64 Extreme shows this:

Dxdiag shows this:

I noticed that Dxdiag shows that laptop model is F5SL (?) i checked the Asus site it also does not support Win7, it looks like my laptop only the camera part is not the same.

I tried to run a bootable Ubuntu from my usb, sound works perfect, today i gave up and installed Windows XP and i installed an audio driver from Asus site, for a laptop Asus Pro55SR, and it works perfectly.

Someone said to me that the problem is in power management of the Realtek sound chip, i tried to do it but i could not find the option in the Registry Editor.

Also, when i install the correct graphics driver, on Win7 showed that it was ... Read more

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Well guys , after MUCH reading on the tinterwebs ive noticed that there are alot of posts about 'crackling' sound and sound drops with realtek drivers and windows 7 on some machines. And it seems like im also one of the unfortunate that its happening to Heres the scenario.

Installed Windows 7 Ultimate x86 , Custom Clean Install - All drivers installed Apart from Realtek HD Audio Driver which was installed after the installion completed.
When the computer makes any sounds the crackling is like somebody is crunching a packet of crisps in there hands.

Clean Install of Vista Utimate x86 , Intalled ALL drivers and had 0 Problems on vista.
Decided to try the 'Upgrade' Method as it would use all my old drivers and hopefully solve the problem. Well the upgrade took a bit of an EON but in the end completed succefully , And seemed fine until i turned on the sound.. This time the crackling was just as intense if not more.

---- Update :: When i go to the Sound configuation to use the 'test' function. I notice that Microphone is a full green bar and sometimes dips to 9/10 then goes to 10 again. As if something is talking through a microphone ---- Update 2 :: After going to the Microphone properties i enabled 'Listen to this device' and omg the sound was excrutiating , it made my son scream then burst into tears. So im guessing theres a problem with the jacks registry? As its FINE on vista. ----

Heres a rundown of the system

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This problem started a few week ago. After about a few minutes in game my sound pops softly then gradually gets louder then crackles still my computer completely freezes.

If i exit the game before it completely freezes, it stops but somethings the sound device fluctuates in the level of sound.

Please help ><

Answer:Sound Pops/Crackling while gaming

What's your sound card? Are the drivers up to date? Check the sound card's IRQ assignments--mine crackled and clicked before I gave it its own channel.

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Hi everyone, I have been experiencing a problem with my speakers. After 4-5 minuites of use on my computer, a crackling and popping sound occurs (constantly and it is annoying as heck). At first I thought it was the speakers, but after getting a new set; the problem persisted. Now we think that it is the sound card that is causing all of the poblems but we can't sure. If anyone else has had this problem and knows weather or not it is the sound card (or know what it really is, it would be much appreciated.)I am currently using:-Sound blaster Audigy 2 ZS [C880] sound card -Altec Lansing speakers.-Windows Xp

Answer:Constant popping/crackling in Sound

Has it always been this way? If not, what has changed?

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Hey everyone!

I've just got a new HP dv6-3031tx and it works perfectly...except for the sound, which from the very start has popped, crackled and dropped out. I'm running Windows 7 dual-booted with Linux Mint 10, and the problem is repeated over both operating systems. I've tried upgrading drivers, tried disabling wireless card, webcam, etc. I've also tried to see if there is a correlation with DPC latency, and while there are some spikes on my system (still unsure where they are coming from), they do not match up with audio problems, for instance during a period of high latency spikes, the audio ran crystal clear, before reverting to it's normal crackle when latency was normal. At the moment I'm thinking perhaps sound card? As the problem carries over to the headphone jack as well? Any help would be much appreciated, I'm a bit of a music geek and a laptop without workable sound would be a nightmare for me!

Specs:
Hp pavilion dv6-3031tx
4gb DDR3 RAM
640gb Hard drive
core i7 720QM 1.6ghz
Windows 7 Home Premium (dual booted with Linux Mint 10 Gnome)
Intel HD Audio - IDT audio codec

Thanks for your time!!
 

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Hi

I have Satellite A200. When I start my notebook the crackling sound comes from the hard disc.
Does anyone know something about this?

Thanks
Vikas

Answer:Satellite A200 - crackling sound comes from the HDD

In my opinion it?s nothing wrong with your HDD.
My HDD clicks everytime while accessing any data on the notebook and everything run ok since 3 years.

But this doesn?t mean that there is no hardware problem with your HDD. Generally it?s not easy to say when an HDD wound starts to malfunction. My first HDD died after 6 years of usage. But the other HDD died after 1.5 years. This damage was covered by warranty.

Finally I would recommend backup your data always on an external HDD to prevent the data from damage.

Bye

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