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Loud rumble/static sound from microphone when cpu/gpu are under slight load.

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April 14, 2014 3:56:00 PM

Hi there,

Today I purchased a USB headset/mic. The headset is great but the microphone has an odd problem. Headset name: Corsair HS40

On desktop, where the cpu/gpu load is low. The microphone is perfect. No problems. But if I run an game such a Battlefield 4. The microphone seems to emit a strange rumble/static sound. The sound is only there when running intensive programs such as a game. So I think the problem occurs when the CPU or GPU is under load. But why would that effect the microphone?

Things I have Tried

Updating drivers
Disabling on-board sound card.
Disabling gpu sound card.
Using different USB ports
Installing other sound drivers such as Realtek HD Audio Driver
Un-plugging audio jacks from motherboard.


I not sure if it is a kind of interference, the headset has its own Sound card. So is no where near the other components the computer.

I have recorded the sound that the microphone makes, I did this by using listen to device in the Audio settings. Sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hhZ3kao0Jg

I also thought it might be somthing to do with the computer being ground/or not. But the fact that the sound isn't there all the time made me think otherwise.

I hope you can hope, I've been trying to fix this for the last 7 hours! :( 

Thanks if you can.
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April 14, 2014 5:56:18 PM

honestly based on what is going on, it sounds like the problem is with the sound card on the mike itself. just return it
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April 15, 2014 2:23:10 AM

Brantyn Gerik said:
honestly based on what is going on, it sounds like the problem is with the sound card on the mike itself. just return it


You think so? I was hoping that wouldn't be the case, but thanks!
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April 15, 2014 5:54:45 AM

Brantyn Gerik said:
honestly based on what is going on, it sounds like the problem is with the sound card on the mike itself. just return it


I've just tried the headset on a laptop. and there were no such problems. So I don't think its the headsets soundcard.

Any other ideas?
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April 15, 2014 8:39:38 AM

try turning off the noise cancelling function
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April 15, 2014 11:32:59 AM

Ive tried that, but still nothing. Im going to take it back to get it replaced. Thanks for your help though! :) 
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April 15, 2014 11:33:26 AM

Brantyn Gerik said:
try turning off the noise cancelling function



Ive tried that, but still nothing. Im going to take it back to get it replaced. Thanks for your help though! :) 

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