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Flash players crack and pop when watching

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  • Windows 7
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November 18, 2011 10:46:30 PM

Hello. I am having a issue. When watching videos on youtube or google video or any video flash player. The audio will start to crack and pop. Little at first then gets worst and worst. It gets even more worst when you change the resolution high. Here is the weird thing. The crack and pops are gone when you maximize the video to full screen. This sometimes happens in Windows Media Player as well. Sometimes when editing in Sony Vegas Pro 11. I will get random popping noises. And audio will not be playing.

This happens on 3 different headsets that I use. 2 of which are 3.5m jack plugs and another pair is USB. The USB headset uses it's own audio drives. It's my steelseries headset.

I have a Realtek HD Audio sound device that is part of the motherboard. It is up to date.
I have tried using Firefox, google chrome, internet explorer, all three didn't work.

All my drives are up to date.

Anyone know what I should do? Is it a codec problem?

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a b $ Windows 7
November 18, 2011 11:41:38 PM

Can u try the headphones in another PC?

Is it a new install?
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a b $ Windows 7
November 18, 2011 11:44:40 PM

Can u re-install the audio driver. Could be also the video driver.

Did u do any hardware changes or software updates?
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November 19, 2011 5:44:02 AM

This happen when I switched Motherboards. I have not uninstalled anything and reinstalled anything. The headphones work with other PC's.

What should I do first?

What should I reinstall?
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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2011 5:46:39 AM

OK, do u have a reason for not doing a clean install?

It will limit the performance to some degree.
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November 19, 2011 5:48:14 AM

So I know it is not a video problem since I have the latest version of Nvidia. I know it is not a CPU issue since it only goes up to 20% max when watching youtube and other videos.

Either it is a codec issue or audio drivers?
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November 19, 2011 5:49:27 AM

I have not uninstalled or reinstalled anything because I don't want to uninstall the wrong thing and not have a way to get the install back on my computer
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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2011 5:49:38 AM

Whats your mobo? How much of the RAM do u have?
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November 19, 2011 5:51:23 AM

I have a Sabertooth 990FX with 8GB of DDR3 RAM
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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2011 5:51:33 AM

This happen when I switched Motherboards


U have switched for the same mobo?
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November 19, 2011 5:53:11 AM

No I was using a Asus M3A78-CM I think that is it. To the new Asus Sabertooth 990FX
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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2011 5:54:41 AM

And u have a x64bit windows, right?
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November 19, 2011 5:55:32 AM

yes 64bit ultimate
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November 19, 2011 5:57:06 AM

ok I am downloading the zip file for my Audio drivers.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2011 5:57:40 AM

It is not recommended to just swap the mobo and be done with it : )

Especially when dropping almost $200 in it.
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November 19, 2011 5:57:40 AM

Should I uninstall my audio driver before unzipping and installing?
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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2011 5:58:31 AM

infestedchris said:
ok I am downloading the zip file for my Audio drivers.

OK, but uninstall the old one and restart, and than install.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2011 5:59:01 AM

infestedchris said:
Should I uninstall my audio driver before unzipping and installing?

Ahead of me there : )
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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2011 6:27:38 AM

infestedchris said:
Should I uninstall my audio driver before unzipping and installing?

Did u get it fixed?
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November 19, 2011 6:29:47 AM

Ok I have a steelseries headset. Should I uninstall the software for that as well before I start?
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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2011 6:30:37 AM

infestedchris said:
Ok I have a steelseries headset. Should I uninstall the software for that as well before I start?

I would do that.
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November 19, 2011 6:32:27 AM

ok Should take me 2 seconds. So the folder I unzipped is on my desktop. I opened it and there are files like
Driver
hotfix
nohotfix
AsusSetup

Do I just click set up then leave that folder some where? Where do I stick this folder?
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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2011 6:33:36 AM


Yes.
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November 19, 2011 6:36:19 AM

ok brb restarting my computer.
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November 19, 2011 6:44:06 AM

ok didn't work. Still getting the crack and popping noises
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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2011 6:44:36 AM

Was it cracking on the old mobo too?
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November 19, 2011 6:47:05 AM

No it wasn't
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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2011 6:50:29 AM

There might be a driver conflict, because incorrect drivers are installed.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2011 6:52:09 AM

U are not using a PCI sound card, are u?
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November 19, 2011 6:52:53 AM

Nope, it is on board sound card
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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2011 6:57:22 AM

BTW, why did't u do a clean install infestedchris?
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November 19, 2011 6:57:58 AM

Like format my computer?
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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2011 7:00:30 AM

Yes, it is the best thing to do.

Its easy and u don't loose any data, if u save them to other disc or DVD's or USB pen drive...
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November 19, 2011 7:04:23 AM

Because I wanted to make sure that was a last resort lol.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2011 7:05:38 AM

infestedchris said:
Because I wanted to make sure that was a last resort lol.

OK, than run a repair, it does not erase any data.
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November 19, 2011 7:09:29 AM

Here is another thing that i find odd. My computer's sound never use to be loud. Ever since sometime when I upgraded the sound has been amplified to be super loud at max. I have to watch videos at 30% and the computer sound is at half and it is still super loud. I think something happen to where some kind of amplifier or something is distorting the sound on bass. But it doesn't explain why when I play video games the sound is clear and fine. It pops very rarely during a game.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2011 7:11:58 AM

Did u reinstall the video driver?
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November 19, 2011 7:13:45 AM

I just recently updated my GTX570 for Battlefield 3. So I know it is not that.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2011 7:16:20 AM

infestedchris said:
I just recently updated my GTX570 for Battlefield 3. So I know it is not that.

OK, did u remove the old driver?
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November 19, 2011 7:23:24 AM

no but ill try that and let you know.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2011 7:24:46 AM

If u would do a clean install it is done in 1hr with all the updates....
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November 19, 2011 7:35:06 AM

not really. It takes me all day to get everything back up. I did a full uninstall of Nvidia drivers and reinstalled them. Still getting cracking and popping noises on flash videos.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 19, 2011 7:40:53 AM

All day?
If u download all the drivers, save your favorites, move your docs = get best performance u paid for : )
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November 19, 2011 8:02:40 AM

How would that fix anything? I have all the latest drivers. I have reinstalled every audio and video software. I technically just did a reinstall.
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November 19, 2011 8:32:31 AM

ok thanks for trying. I will get my windows cd back from my friend and try a clean install.
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November 19, 2011 8:32:47 AM

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