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BF3 sound issue

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August 15, 2013 12:56:04 AM

I'm having an issue where there is sometimes no sound whatsoever when playing BF3 PC. I have done all of the troubleshooting I can think of and still cannot figure it out. It doesn't always occur and I would say it happens in more than half the games/servers that I join...meaning maybe 1 or 2 games I join out of 5 actually has sound. Here is what I have determined thus far:

-It is NOT specific to one server as I've played the same server and have both experienced sound and no sound on it and I have tried several different servers
-It is NOT a volume mixer issue because as I said, I occasionally do get sound without adjusting anything
-It is NOT a speaker/headphone issue as I have tried plugging in different audio peripherals and when there is no sound none of the peripherals produce sound for bf3.
-It is NOT an origin issue because other games work just fine with sound
-It is NOT a browser issue because I have tried adjusting default browsers for battlelog and it doesn't make a difference
-Changing the game to windowed mode doesn't make a difference

Any ideas? I'm kinda at a loss here and the only other thing I can mention is that sound worked fine on my older computer, but not on the one I'm trying to play on which I recently built. I don't think that is the issue, but I have no other ideas.

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August 15, 2013 3:07:25 AM

What is your soundcard make and model? Are you using onboard or dedicated?
Have you updated the driver for your soundcard recently?
and what sound quality is the game set to?
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August 15, 2013 11:37:15 AM

chriscornell said:
What is your soundcard make and model? Are you using onboard or dedicated?
Have you updated the driver for your soundcard recently?
and what sound quality is the game set to?


Onboard, asus z87 hero, drivers are up to date. The game audio setting is set to Hi-Fi through my speakers, but it doesn't make a difference when I change it to a different setting like headphones. My best guess is that it has something to do with the active window because lets say I have a youtube video on one tab and bf3 on another....it always seems like bf3 is less likely to have sound with other windows up on my PC using sound as well. That really doesn't explain why I sometimes do have sound and alt-tabbing around doesn't seem to help either.
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August 21, 2013 5:06:57 PM

I guess this will go down as an unsolved mystery. I just hope it doesn't happen with BF4.
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