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sound crackling and stuttering in Win 7home premium 64 bit

Q: sound crackling and stuttering in Win 7home premium 64 bit

Hi all,

A couple of weeks ago I bought and downloaded a copy of the "Systweak Advanced 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 Windows 7 reinstall them, all to no avail

My mother board uses integrated Realtek audio sound, I have been using win 7 with no sound issues since early 2010, and now this happens, I'm so frustrated, I hope someone can help me out with this..

A: sound crackling and stuttering in Win 7home premium 64 bit

Best to stay away from those Optimizer/Registry cleaners

Have you by chance tried a System Restore point to a date prior to installing that Optimizer program?

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Problem description: Something is seriously going wrong with my computer. I've been using Ableton Live (A digital audio workstation for creating music), and usually I have absolutely no problems whatsoever. However, I decided to look through some old songs that had VST plugins I uninstalled, and when I started doing this the audio start to slow down intensely. I'm running all audio on the DAW through a Line 6 UX2. So, I decide to restart my computer. However, it wouldn't turn on at all. After about an hour of poking around inside the computer, airing it out and cleaning the dust, it finally miraculously turns on. However, now the audio problem has spread to my other soundcard, an HTO Striker Omega. Whenever I watch a video or listen to something, if I do a task that requires a remote amount of processing power, everything slows down and gets extremely choppy, starts crackling or popping, or the sound stutters. This happens on Winamp, VLC, and any other program that uses sound. Seriously, since today I can't listen to a song in Winamp without hearing stuttering if I change tabs in Firefox. It especially happens when I'm listening to something and I click on things in the control panel. Also, Ableton has become completely unusable. I can't listen to anything without hearing about 5 seconds worth of noise for every 1 second of music. It's absolutely frustrating, and I need to fix this soon because I have some incredibly urgent projects I need t... Read more

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I have a desktop running Vista Home Premium and a laptop running Vista Professional. I have no need of the features of the professional version and therefore want to purchase the family pack of Windows 7 Home Premium. My question is can I do a clean install on my laptop over the Vista Professional version? I do not want to purchase the family pack and then find that when I try to install on the laptop it says I have the wrong version. Any advice gratefully received.


A:Windows 7Home Premium and Vista Professiona

Yes, you can clean install Windows 7 Home Premium after using Vista Business, but you can't upgrade.

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Please help me!!!

How can i upgrade my os(windows 7Home premium 64bit) in to Ultimate.

A:How can i upgrade my os(windows 7Home premium 64bit) in to Ultimate

Buy an anytime upgrade then install.

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I have laptop with with following specs;

Dell N5110
core i7
4 Gb DDR3 ram
500GB Hard Disk
2769mb Graphics

When I bought, it has only single disk drive "C" with registered Window 7 Home Premium, now I want to make partitions without formatting this window. I don?t want to lose this registered window and my data as well.

Is there any method for it ??
Kindly help out.

A:How do I create partition in windows 7home premium without formatting?

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

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I have laptop with with following specs;

Dell N5110
core i7
4 Gb DDR3 ram
500GB Hard Disk
2769mb Graphics

When I bought,it has only single disk drive "C" with registered Window 7 Home Premium,now I want to make partitions without formatting this window.I dont want to loose this registered window and my data as well.

Is there any method for it ??
Kindly help out.

A:How do I create partition in windows 7home premium without formatting?

You can shrink the existing C: partition which will create what's called "unallocated space". You could then format that unallocated space (nothing happens to the original C: partition), assign a drive letter, and have a new partition. This tutorial shows how it's done using built in Windows 7 tools.

Partition or Volume - Create New

Or you may find it easier to use a free tool called MiniTool Partition Wizard. It may be a bit more user friendly.

Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

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Hi. My MSI GX630 gives a lot of problems, like during playback of any audio file, even those that are just part of a program (eg Windows Live Messenger), there's a noticeable crackling sound coming from the speakers. I also notice this crackling when external speakers or headphones are attached although it's a bit less noticeable with headphones. I was looking around on the net and found a thread where someone mentioned that heat could be a cause, or something to that effect.
Also when playing some audio files with VLC media player i sometimes hear a stutter during the playback. This also happened a few times while i watched some Youtube videos.
Could someone offer any assistance/explanation please.

PS I have the latest Realtek drivers.

A:Crackling and stuttering speakers?

You may need to reinstall the laptops chipset drivers

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Dear HP Support Team! There are many discussions on this issue... Of course, some of them are solved!BUT, I'm sure, that a lot of people are experiencing the same problem as me..., namely, each time the GPU throttles (observed with GPU-Z and/or EVEREST and/or GPU Observer ? Sidebar Gadget), it causes a DPC latency spike (~ 60k as in my case, measured with DPC Latency Checker) which causes sound glitches (audio crackling, popping, stuttering), when I listen to a music, browsing the Internet (for example)!!! You can be sure, I'm not alone! So, my question is: why there is still no solution to this problem?! excepting the disable powermizer (for those, who use nVidia graphic card) or disabling Windows Aero!I have this problem more than two years since I bought my HP Compaq 8710p (GC102EA) with Windows Vista preinstalled, and now with Windows 7 Ultimate! Please, reply!!!Thx. P.S.:Here're some discussions to this subject:dv6-2064ca sound crackling once every 5 minutesCrackling Noisedv6853cl Crackling sound playing mutimedia with speakers or headphonesSound distorts, pops while surfing internet on dv9730usDV5-1050ei - popping and crackling sound while playing any musicYou can find more by searching to the forums "Notebook PC Sound and Audio"  and using the tags: "CRACKLING", "POPPING", "STUTTERING"...


I have the same problem, only mine only does it on start-up and shutdown.  Brand new dv7 3174 right out of the box and it's got deffects.  Does HP not turn these on and test them before putting them on shelves???  This is ridiculous it's gone on this long and HP has offered no solution.  Also i spoke to HP on the phone today and they state that there is no record of this being an issue.......... yet all one has to do is google the issue to find out that most if not all of there customers are experiencing these same issues.  I personally would not buy HP again after this, the sales guy tried to talk me into buying a different name brand at the store and I didn't listen cause I liked the DV7, so maybe I brought this on myself.  SHAME ON HP FOR THERE TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SUPPORT ALONG WITH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.

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I was messing around with some audio configurations the other night, basically trying to get things to sound 'louder'. Anyway, whatever I did I guess has made audio just about unlistenable. I don't want to fully restore my computer but is there a way I could just restore the audio settings? I think I've restored most settings for the audio but maybe I'm missing something.
I have a Lenovo laptop with "Realtek High Definition Audio" for the playback.
**edit: Seems to only be happening through iTunes! Just blasted some music through Youtube and the audio was fine.

A:Crackling, skipping, stuttering, lagging audio

Well, I searched around and it seems to be an issue with making sure the sound playback is at the same sampling rate as iTunes. So far so good. If anybody has the same issue I recommend making sure your iTunes sampling rate is at the same rate as the playback device settings.

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For the past few days I've been trying to fix the sound stuttering when I'm listening to music, and after monitoring the dpc latency it seems to be caused by a bad driver. I've updated all my drivers and tried finding which one is causing the latency spikes but no luck so far.

DPC latency when i'm not getting stutters:
Yfrog - dpc1

Yfrog - dpc2
Yfrog - dpc3

Also, I don't know if this means anything but when I open up hwinfo32 and the hardware summary is shown, i get this pattern:
Yfrog - hwinfodpc (big screenshot)

When I close the summary it's back to normal. Does this mean it's related to one of the parts shown in the hwinfo32 summary?
I've tried disabling wlan, vga, sound, and modem in device manager, uninstalled daemon tools and it's driver etc, but that didn't change anything.

Any advice?
I'm using an Acer Aspire 5715Z laptop, Realtek HD audio

A:DPC Latency causing audio stuttering, crackling

Uninstall the Realtek in the Device Manager then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect it and reinstall. Sometimes the reinstall will put it on a different IRQ and fix the problem. No guarantee but worth a try.

FWIW I have an Acer 7720 laptop with Realtek and Win 7 32 bit and it doesn't do it on mine.

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hi all. i made a post similar to this one before in the hardware section but im starting to doubt its a hardware problem. i have a creative audigy platinum 2 ex sound card that started to crackle and pop when i played sound in winamp. it wasnt too big a deal at first but it became louder and more invasive after a while. so i figured my sound card was the problem. so i got an m-audio audiophile 24/96 card and the problem was still there. this is terrible for me as i use a lot of audio editing/multitracking software. and these programs would also stutter and crackle whether i was recording audio or just playing back. so i figured whatever ill use the onboard soundcard for a while, but even that one is doing the same thing. with winamp the crackling wasnt as often as with the creative/m-audio cards. when i use any audio editing software however it would crackle a little then the whole comuter started to slow down. i made a habit of keeping task manager open while using the software to check what was eating up the cpu and it was the audio program. but i noticed if i closed the audio program quick enough the cpu load would transfer to another program and if i closed that program it would transfer to another program for a few seconds, usually my antivirus. another problem i have is with youtube. about a minute into any video the sound stutters so it sounds almost like an echo and the video along with it. in task manager it shows iexplorer.exe using 100% cpu. ive tried everything: i... Read more

A:audio skipping/stuttering/crackling/popping problems

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Several months ago, my computer started to have audio problems. Or at least that's when I started to notice it. Rebooting was a temporary fix, but it would gradually get worse and worse the longer my computer stayed on, starting with minor popping and crackling before eventually getting all the way up to stuttering.

For a while I thought it was a problem with the laptop itself rather than software or driver problems, but yesterday I started to think outside the box and have made some progress, but not enough to solve the problem. LatencyMon's gone a long way in helping me isolate the problem, but I just don't know where to go from there. Running LM always will show ndis.sys and tcip.sys at the top of the list, and but I'm not quite sure what to do now. I even went on the Acer website (my laptop's an Acer V5-571) and downloaded and re-installed all the drivers there but all that's seemed to fix is reduce ndis.sys to .697-ish ms. Tcpip is still over 1 ms.

Be forewarned although I use my computer a lot for writing and playing games, I don't really consider myself tech-savvy so if advice could be explained in as simple of rudimentary steps as possible (meaning where to go to find pretty much anything or how to get certain information or reports from my computer posted up here) I would greatly appreciate it.

A:Audio crackling/stuttering on Windows 7, latency problems

The Audio Crackling and stuttering can have many causes. Unfortunately there is no "one fix" for the problem. Latency Mon can help, if you can understand what it is telling your. I use my main PC for my recording studio and I tried Latency Mon on my recording PC, that had no problems, just to look at the program and it flagged several problems so I'm leery of what it reports.

There is an other program, DPC Latency checker which may also help but it doesn't go deep into the PC like Latency mon.

Some general items that have been known to cause the crackling/popping/stuttering are sound and video drivers. Wi-Fi is another known cause. As you have a laptop, temporarily disable Wi-Fi and see if changes anything.

Stuttering can also be caused by the higher priority device that is sharing the same IRQ (Interrupt) as the Sound. Windows treats Sound as a "low priority" device and is on the same (shared) IRQ with a higher priority device. The higher priority device can "interrupt" the sound device and thus cause stuttering.

Look through the many posts, here, on the subject. Maybe something will pop out that will help.

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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 ?


A:[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.


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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 #

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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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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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.


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

A: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!!


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My motherboard is a PCCHIPS M848LU V1.2 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, 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.

A: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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hello all
a week or so ago my sound on my pc became crackely and stuttering , i first noticed it while useing flight simulator , i thought it would be related to that but i get the same problem in windows media and div-x .
i have a build in sound on my ASUS P4S8X-X MOTHERBOARD , I have the up to date drivers and the soundMAX audio control package ( that came with the motherboard ) installed , i have 5.1 souround sound speakers ,
i have tried swaping cables around , different speakers , different settings on the control panel ,etc , no use

one other thing , i tried to use a voice control system for the flight sim (voice buddy ) and i could not get the mike to work or pick up my voice no matter what i did in settings ,
it may not be relevent but it all worked fine before i did a reinstall a few weeks ago with a bigger hard drive
runing XP with service pack 2

any help gratefully recived , the pc is hopless without sound
thank you

A:Sound Problem , Crackely And Stuttering /built In Sound

Try uninstalling Voice Buddy. If the sound is OK, then you know it was either a corrupt install of Voice Buddy or a setting in the program needs tweaked

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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


A: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


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.


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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.

A:Crackling in my sound

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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.


A: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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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

A: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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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?

A: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 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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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

A: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,

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

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

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

Any suggestions???

Please help, thanks!


A: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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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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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 !!!!

A:crackling sound

Are you using a wireless mouse or keyboard?

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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


A: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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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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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

A:Sound crackling?

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

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

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

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So 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!

A:Sound crackling...

anyone have any ideas on what could be wrong?

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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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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'm having problems with my sound, i am getting a stuttering sound more and more frequently when watching videos online/dvds.

I have tried going into the device manager and updating my drivers in the sound section, but apparently they are up-to-date. Really don't know what to do next!

I have a Toshiba laptop, satellite series. I've had no joy on that website with support. I am using Windows 7.

Any ideas?!


A:Problems with sound when watching dvd, stuttering sound

Hmm well first of all Id make sure that you are experiencing this problem while watching dvds as well as online. The reason I say this is because if its just online it could be bandwidth and if its just the dvd, it could be the damaged media.

Assuming you are consistently having sound issues watching videos online and via dvd my first guess would be overheating.

Do you have the ability to play sound files without issues? Is the problem only with video?

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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!

A: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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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.

A: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.


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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.
Sound Devices
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
Driver Version: 5.10.0000.6257 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
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
Registry... Read more

A:G-35 Headset Crackling, Really Bad Sound.

wow noone knows?

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

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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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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)

A: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.


A:Crackling sound on my PC speakers...

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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

A: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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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

A: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 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.

A: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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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
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A: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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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?

A:Crackling and dragging sound

Did you install the sound drivers from Realtek or Toshiba?

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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

A:'Crackling' Sound Issue - please help

Any ideas? Please


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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 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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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

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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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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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.


A:Crackling Sound In The Speakers


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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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.

A:Crackling Sound - Audio


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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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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A: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 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?


A:crackling surround sound

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

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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

A: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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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

A: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 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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is there any fix for via hd deck audio crackling sound in windows 8 consumer preview

my specs
processor i7 2600k
motherboad asrock H61M-VS
graphics nvidia gt520

A:any fix for via hd deck crackling sound in windows 8

Brand new bios 3/19/12 - I'd install it and hope for the best. I'd also test by setting the Windows 8 power option to high performance:

ASRock > Products > Motherboard > H61M-VS > Download

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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

A: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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i have logitech pc speakers, and sound is pretty good. but when i turn the volume somewhat louder, i hear a crackling sound, when music is played, either youtube or mp3. when the sound is at normal volume, there is no crackling sound at all.

A:crackling sound at higher volume

It sounds like a bad connection somewhere but only close visual investigation will tell you if it`s something simple like a loose jack or damaged wire or whether it`s possibly more in-depth like a `dry joint` on a PCB (mobo or inside the speaker)

Another possibility is that it`s picking up interference although that often happens at lower volumes as well so I doubt if it`s that but it`s worth checking the immediate area for potentials.


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Hi guys,

I have an E-System 1211 laptop and I have recently upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate from Windows Vista.

Since this upgrade - all sounds (including music, windows sounds etc) on my laptop have started to crackle and distort - even through external speakers and headphones, so i'm pretty sure its nothing to do with my laptop speakers..?

I'm pretty clueless to be honest, all sound was working fine before I upgraded to 7. I can still hear all sounds okay, but the crackle and distortion is really beginning to irritate me.

Not sure if i've posted this in this right place - but i'd be very grateful if for a solution.


Oh - and I have just discovered that the crackling seems to get worse when I'm running on the laptop battery and not from the power point.

A:Sound Crackling Problem - Windows 7

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Atm I am having 2 sound problems in Windows 7 x64. I am using a Soundblaster X-FI platinum PCI sound card. I am using the most recent Windows 7 beta drivers for my sound card, found here: Creative Worldwide Support

First problem is that often when multiple programs are using sound such as Media Player and a game and/or Ventrilo I get a slight crackle in the sound that slowly escalates. This gets worse and worse until the sound actually starts to lag and music even slows down and breaks up. At one point as this peaked I actually lost sound for about 30 - 45 seconds.

Second off the audiodg.exe process seems to have a serious memory leak. IT starts at about 11MB memory usage and atm, after about 2 hours of gaming and listening to music it is at 430MB.

I had to reboot about 2 hours ago do to memory usage problems. audiodg.exe was at about 300MB and it was about 1.5 to 2 hours since when I lost sound for about 30 - 45 seconds. I have 4GB of memory and from what I could tell looking at the task manager, I could only account for 2.5GB of the reported 3.5GB usage.

I have also read reports of random audiodg.exe cpu usage spiking. My theory atm is that after a while when the usage on audiodg.exe gets abnormally high, it starts to become unstable and eventually crashes. This would explain why I lost sound for 30 -45 seconds while windows restarted the process. I was not monitoring its memory usage prior to that so I cannot be sure. Also after the temporary loss of sound the cracklin... Read more

A:Crackling sound and audiodg.exe problems

This file/process used to cause problems in Vista too for some people. It is basically the new audio engine/manager of Windows Vista and now 7. You are experiencing a memory leak that over time, as more applications produce sound, becomes a resource hog and brings down your computer and sound performance. It is similar to how my Alienware AlienFusion Power Management works under Windows 7. I had to disable it. In your case you cant disable audiodg.exe without losing sound, so my best guess is it is a driver issue. Youll have to keep restarting or be patient with Creative (They never have supported Vista properly, let's see if they support 7 better) Do you have integrated audio? Try to use that instead for now if you do.

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Hey all,

So my laptop has been rampant with terrible sound lately. It's extremely choppy and lags very often. This happens no matter what I'm doing on any program; I can be on YouTube, playing a game, listening to iTunes, etc. Even the Windows start jingle will sound absolutely horrendous with what's been happening to my laptop. What could be happening to it?

I have an Asus F8Sp laptop. I'm not sure what specs would be relevant to this issue, but here goes the basics:

Windows 7
250 GB Hard Disk
ATI Radeon 3650 Mobility
Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 2.0G

Any help would be appreciated. I'm trying to watch Obama's health care speech and he sounds like a broken robot.

Also, I've tried my best to update drivers. It may be relevant that my computer has been getting really hot lately, but it might just be in my head.

A:Choppy, crackling, laggy sound

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Hello all,

My sound had recently become stuttery, crackling, and sort of metallic sounding, maybe 'tinny' is the word. This is an issue both through HDMI and headphones. I've tried reinstalling and updating my drivers, I've cleaned a fairly nasty bit of dust from between the heatsink and fan, I've ran LatencyMon which prompted me to try DriverBooster which installed things I was sure I already had, and finally I've flashed the BIOS to the latest version. I'm not getting immediate audio issues at the moment but LatencyMon still reports in the 'red' on 'process latency', ISR and DPC 'routine execution times'. When idle I still get high 'hard pagefault resolution time'. Among the culprits, according to LatencyMon, are USBPORT.SYS, tcpip.sys, ndis.sys, ataport.sys and HDAudBus.sys. I did read that some of these monitoring programs incorrectly report activity on Windows 8 so maybe I HAVE fixed it? Any help would be very much appreciated.


A:DPC issues, crackling sound, not sure if solved

Stuttering, crackling, etc has been an issue in Win 7 and to a lesser degree in Win 8, from posts I've seen. There is no "one fix" for the problem. Drivers are one area that has helped, both the Sound drivers and Video drivers. Wi-Fi connections are another known cause. Another issue is that sound is considered a "low priority" Interrupt device and is placed on a Shared Interrupt (IRQ) with a higher priority device. The sound can be "interrupted" by the higher priority device and thus stuttering.

Latency Mon is supposed to work in Win 8, but DPC latency may or may not show sound problems. The DPC Latency Checker is NOT Win 8 compatible. I have a recording studio and very attuned to audio latency problems, not "system" latency problems that the DPC latency programs address.

Finding the problem will take a bit of time. First issue is the sound driver. You should have the correct sound driver supplied by the Motherboard vendor (preferred driver).

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Hi, I have a Gateway laptop and the speakers are crackling, and it also happens when I connect outside speakers to the computer. This has just started happening since we moved. Could it have something to do with that? Thanks!

A:fuzzy, crackling sound from speakers

Oh it could possibly the sound card is broke. Or it needs new drivers. Wish I had an idea which sound card it is exactly.

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When i start Azureus or if i put a cd into my computer i always get a crackling sound when im listening to music. If im burning a disk it gets worse...

If i have been running Azureus for a long time (overnight) i have to restart my computer for the sound to go back to normal, but if i leave it one for half an hour i can close it and the sound goes back to normal.

If i put a cd into the drive the sound goes crackling just a bit, but if i burn the cd i get major crackling.......please help people! it would be very much appreciated thanks!

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Good day everyone. I have this problem in my netbook wherein every time I played audio files using Media Player or VLC, the sound is not good. Sometimes it stops, make a crackling/scratchy sound, and/or lags. And also, when I play music using the two applications and at the same time doing other things such as browsing the web, typing in Word, doing presentation in PowerPoint, and or editing pictures using Photoshop, the sound is not good. Additionally, it also occurs when I play videos in YouTube and other sites.

What should I do? Is there any problem with my player or my system?

Thank you guys.

A:Crackling/Scratchy Sound in my Netbook

Your problem, crackling/scratchy, has been reported by many. There is no "one fix" for the problem. Some things that can contribute to this is sound drivers, video drivers, defective power supply, etc.

First suggestion, make sure you are using the PC vendor's supplied sound driver. If you have the PC vendor's sound driver, check for an updated version, and if there is no updated versrion, reinstall the current version. Non vendor sound drivers can either not work or not work correctly.

Wi-Fi is another known cause. Temporarily disable Wi-Fi and see how audio plays.

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Hi Guys, I've recently bought a Yoga 700 (14"/i7) and noticed that both speakers crackle a lot. I've done some googling and can see it's a fairly common complaint among several yoga products. I've tried some of the fixes but to no avail. Does anyone have any suggestions?  I've tried:Uninstalling and reinstalling the driverChanging the sampling rateLimiting the max CPU % I can't live with it so if it can't be fixed, I'll have to return it.  Cheers guys,George

A:Lenovo Yoga 700 - Sound crackling

I'm having this problem has well.  Are there any fixes?

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I have an HP Pro4510s Laptop for around 4 years now. Everything is just fine with this laptop but recently, about 1 week, I have got some issue with the sound.

There's a crackling sound from the speakers and it's very annoying.

I have searched for hours on goggle how to fix it, but in vain.

I have uninstall and install SoundMax again. Downloaded the audio drivers for Hp website.

Nothing has resolved the issue.

What makes it weird is that when I connect my Nokia bluetooth headset to the laptop, I can listen to music and watch movies with some crystal clear sound, NO CRACKLING sound!

But as soon as I disconnect the Bluetooth headset, the problem comes up again.

I would really appreciate some help.

Thanks guys.

A:HP Pro4510S Crackling Sound in speakers

Sounds like the speakers or the audio chipset output to the speakers is faulty. It's possible for it to function properly on one output and not the other.

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i hav a acpi x86 baseb pc. my hardware config are

motherboard- asus p7h55mlx
hardisk- hitachi 1tb
sony dvd writer
intel core i3 540 processor
sound blaster 5.1 vx
my os is win 7 ultimate 32-bit.
my problem is that when i ply any media, a crackling sound appears. it is not frequent but it appears. also when i start my pc, the sound appears along with windows log on sound. also whenever i change the server while playing any video or audio the sound appears........can any one please suggest any solutions.........i donot know much about it due to sound card ? some one getting similar problem ?

A:crackling sound while playing media

Creative Worldwide Support > Sound Blaster 5.1 VX

Latest driver download listed above - the general procedure for updating sound drivers is to uninstall the old driver firstly, reboot, then install the new driver - driver version listed : 1.04.0090

If that doesnt work or you already have that driver you could enable your onboard audio and download the driver for it here :
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P7H55-M LX

Or search using the manual search for a vista 32 bit driver and try this if it doesnt install normally, and produces an error (we were doing this all the time with beta versions of w7 with a high sucess) :

To install a driver/program in compatibility mode - right click the setup.exe file - click properties - click compatibility - check run in compatibility with vista - check run as administrator - leave the rest blank. Start setup.exe and install.

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Based on my research, I appear to be another victim of windows 7 sound glitches. My specific problem seems to only happen when playing music. Or, at least, I have yet to truly notice it while playing a game or watching video. I've been trying to find a solution for a couple of weeks, including reading several posts on this forum, and I have only just now found a potential solution (though not an ideal solution, in my opinion).

First, the basics. I just built a new PC using almost entirely new parts. My old set up used windows 7 32 bit, but almost entirely the same software otherwise. I never had this problem before. Here's what I have now:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
AMD Phenom 965 Deneb 3.4 ghz
EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1gb
4 gigs of ram
ASUS M4N75TD with integrated VIA VT1708S

A few other details can be found in my profile, but that's probably the important stuff for now.

I have been using this Mp3 to test this out (you can download it for free), because for some reason I seem to notice it on this song more than others: Camphor - Enjoy The Struggle | RCRD LBL | Free MP3 Downloads . I'm certain it's not that song, however, as I often notice it on anything else that I play, and never noticed it on that song until recently.

I also have a sound blaster audigy 2 zs, which I installed after first noticing the problem (I was originally intending to just leave it in my old pc). I tried it with the latest drivers from creative, as well as the audigy series support pack, found on t... Read more

A:Sound crackling is driving me insane.

If you don't use 'Line-In' try muting that. It got rid of a hissing problem for me a while back.

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Hello all,

I've recently custom built a new system. I having some issues with sound. I'm using a Soundblaster audigy LS. When I play any sort of audio whether it be mp3, audio CD, DVD, Youtube.. even Windows start up sounds I hear a crackling through my speakers. I also get it when I use head phones and when I switch to the realtek onboard sound. It's not constant it's random but frequent.

So far I have updated drivers, tried different speakers, cleaned the sound card, tried a different sound card, Re-installed windows, switched off the SLI config, removed my webcam, logitech G19. Turned off other electrical devices in the house including the fridge in case of external interference. I can't for the life of me work out what could be the cause and it's driving me mad.

Any suggestion will be much appreciated. Thank you.

Here's my system spec

Cooler Master storm trooper case

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit

Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8150 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 8 with AMD liquid cooling

RAM: 16384 Mb

Graphics Card: 2 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti, 1023 Mb in SLI config (currently switched to one card)

Hard Drives: 4 (2 SSD and 2 SATA)

Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-990FXA-UD7

Corsair AX850 PSU

Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Crackling/poping sound

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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!

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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Hello everyone!

I got a brand new Toshiba NB520-11P as a present, the one with Harman/Kardon speakers. The problem is, the sound is crackling and sounds terrible. Not always, but you can't listen to music or use Skype, most of the sound is too messy. Speakers itself seem good and sound is nice, but the crackle ruins everything. The sound continued to crackle when connecting headphones, so I guess it can't be the speakers then?

Any help would be good!

A:TOSHIBA NB520-11P - sound is crackling

I don?t know if this will help but try please to reinstall original recovery image again and test it playing some mp3 file using preinstalled Windows media player.

Does the same problem occur again and again?

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Ever since i have installed window's xp on my computer, my sound has been distraugt. it only happens if something is moving on my screen though. For example, if i am listening to music and i am looking at websites that have moving banners on them, the music goes all crackly and slow. It also happens with the sound when i am looking at video clips on the web, yet it doesn't happen if i am watching a movie. It happens with lots of other stuff as well. I have tried everything that microsoft have suggested in troubleshooting and none of it has worked . It is really getting me down now because i love listening to music when i am playing games online and i can't because it sounds that bad, i can only put music on now if i am not doing anything on the computer ! Can somebody please help me

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Good day all,
I installed Windows 7 on a ASUS PRO 72 SL-7s115c T3400 4G, and probably since the beggining i have had this annoying crackling/static sound. It occurs when there is some other sound, like music playing,startup sound or any other. It can sometimes be quiet and not very noticible, but sometimes impossible to ignore. Tried tweaking the configuration, where there is cd/dvd sound Mhz and stuff, but even if I put it at simple CD sound its still there. I tried reinstalling my Realtek Audio Driver, but no luck. Maybe i missed something or didnt re/uninstall the driver right, PLEASE help me, its driving me looney.

A:Constant crackling/static sound

Look over the multitude of posts on this problem here and see if anything in those apply or will work for you. You are not the only one to have this problem.

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Hi. Whenever I download any video from youtube or any other website, it has crackling sound. I tried reinstalling various drivers, flash player, different downloading tools but nothing helps. however, when I don't download but just watch video on youtube, sound is ok.
How to fix it?
I have dell n5010 and windows 7 running
Any help would be appreciated

A:Crackling sound in downloaded videos

Have you tried transferring the video to other PC and see if it works fine? the program you used to play the video may be the culprit.

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I am having problems with a set of computer speakers. They make a crackling sound when the volume is turned up. I don't seem to notice the noise when the speakers are turned way down. The volume setting in the computer are set at half and I have tried another set of speakers and they too make the same noise. The computer is a 2 year old HP using windows xp as the operating system.

Any help or insight anyone one might have on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

A:speakers are making a crackling sound

You'll get that when the audio driver is corrupted or if another device is on the same IRQ.

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I installed win7 64-bit in my pc 2 weeks ago and found a crackling sound while playing audio.I checked that all drivers are up to date and working properly.I later installed xp in D drive and found audio working fine.I dont want to uninstall win 7.Please somebody help.
thanks in advice.........

A:crackling sound while playing audio

Check that either in the bios or in a program that start with Windows, that no cpu throttling is happening.

(Commonly called Speedstep, Cool n Quiet or things like that in the bios.)

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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?

A: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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Hi HP! My girlfriend recently bought an HP Pavilion Model QCWB335 and she is experiencing issues with crackling sounds coming from the speakers. We have already tried rebooting the computer, lowering the volume down to 50 % and using headphones (same problem occurs). What should be done in order to solve this issue? Best Regards, Jakob and Katarina

A:Crackling sound from speakers on HP Pavilion

Hi @emmikatarina , Welcome to the HP Support Forums!   I understand that you are getting a crackling sounds coming from the speakers of your HP Pavilion Notebook PC. I will try my best to help you with this issue. Here are some instructions from SuperMario1 on how to resolve this. 1. Go into Control Panel, then Sound.2. Under the Playback tab, double click on Speakers to open Properties. 3. Go to Advanced tab. In the drop down, select the highest quality stereo output. 4. Click Apply and close all windows. If that didn't help, then here's round 2: 1. Instead of the Playback tab, go to the Recording tab. 2. Double click on Stereo Mix. 3. Go to Advanced tab, and select highest quality from the drop down. 4. Click Apply and close all windows. These steps should be enough to resolve the issue. If not, I would recommend a System Restore next, if the issue began recently. I want you to bring the computer back to the earliest restore point possible, in an attempt to dodge whatever caused the issue. Here is a document on how to perform a System Restore: System Restore If the issue is not yet resolved, then please answer the following: 1. Does this issue only occur on online videos (to be certain, test something using Windows Media Player)? If so, is it only YouTube (to be certain, play a video from another site)? 2. Do any other devices in your house behave this way when you are streaming music?... 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.

A: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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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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Hi ladies and gents,

I have a gateway NV5378 and with a conexant high definition audio

and I'm get a crackling noise when I use headphones and only when I use headphones. I of course tried using other ones to see if its my headphones, but regardless of what i am using i still get that damn cracking. I've tried updating my drivers, when I use a equalizer in itunes or vlc it helps to an extent, but its still there.

It's driving me crazy, i would be so thankful for any ideas how to fix this problem.

A:Sound crackling when i'm useing headphones

Try plugging and unplugging the headphone connector several times, if it's a poor socket connection this might clean it up.

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I had moved my pc to another place in my home and when I hooked everything back up now when I watch a video it crackles and gets worst when I put it in full screen. I have a presonus box that my hubby uses to record his music and it is set at default for sound but before I moved the PC the speakers where set at default. I can't get my speakers to play at all unless its under presonus. This is so annoying cause now I can't watch anything because the sound crackling. Could it be the Presonus box? I already changed the RCA cables that go to the box to my stereo for surround sound. I am dumbfounded when it comes to all this technical stuff. I have the Presonus hooked into the PC through the 1394 cable and a RCA cable coming from my Presonus box labeled speaker out and going into the Stereo. When I moved the PC I had a RCA cable with a headphone plug on the other end. The RCA cable was plugged into the Presonus labeled input 3-4 and ran to my pc but can't remember which hole the plug went into and tried sound test and nothing. The way I have it set up now is the only way I could get it to work. But still have crackling when view a video in small or full screen. Can anyone help me?

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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:

(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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My laptop has developed a problem recently when I play a video. After about 30 seconds or so the sound starts to crackle and eventually I get no sound. At about the same time the video starts to slow down. If I stop the video and start another one everythings ok at first, then that one slows down and the sound goes as well.
Anyone got any ideas why, please.
Thanks, Johnaldo

A:crackling sound and slow response

There are many possible causes as to why this phenomenon happens. What kind of videos do you refer to? Does it happens on audio files playing? What particular laptop model do you use? Have you tried reinstalling/updating the video, audio and network adapters? Any changes or observation before this happen?

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Thank you very much for the forum :)
I would need your help because a friend of mine often uses his webcam with me and other friends, he plays mp3 he likes with Winamp or Windows Media Player (he uses both) to make us listen them.
Until yesterday the sound was perfect. But he changed his OS into windows XP (he had windows 7 before, but had problems) and now we hear the songs with an horrible crackling sound. But he has a perfect sound on his pc, only us who are receiving his webcam image and sound have the problem.
He tried to make changes in the sound properties but it doesn't change anything, the sound is still horrible. He has no mic on his webcam so it seems not to be because of the webcam mic !
So we would need your help, because it is really difficult to find what happens :(
Thank you very much in anticipation,
- avra -

A:Crackling sound with Winamp and WMP via webcam

Hello :)
Sorry but nobody answered :(
Could someone help us, please ? Or does it seem impossible to resolve ?
Thank you very much in anticipation,
- Gilles -

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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 ><

A: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 i just recently install vista on my system. i installed all the right drivers and apps. but i just get a funny crackling noise coming from my speakers non stop. any way to fix this? ive tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling them. still didn't help me out. thanks...

A:Sound Card/Crackling Speakers

has anyone figured this out? I recently had to reinstall my Vista and i hear a crackling sound. In no way is my speakers blown.....any luck anyone?????

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