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Stuttering/buzzing noise on new PC

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August 2, 2011 10:45:19 PM

Hi everyone,

I have just built a new gaming PC and for the most part, everything works fine. The only thing is that I get a weird 1-2 second stutter accompanied by a buzzing sound coming out of my speakers. This happens every so often when I play games, music, or watch a video.

The stutter/buzzing sound occurs very randomly, and sometimes hours go by before it happens again.

I ran prime95 for 15 hours a couple days ago, and all of the stress tests were passed, so im pretty confident that this is not a cpu or ram issue.

Would this issue be related to my gpu, or something else? MY gpu doesnt get extremely hot, getting up to around 75C.

Here are my system specs:

Msi P67A-G43 mobo
i5 2500k
gtx 560ti
4gb ram
650watt psu
1tb hdd
scythe mugen 3 cpu cooler
a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2011 11:39:51 PM

Do you have any wires overlapping your speaker cables? What speakers do you have? If you have an elcheapo set of 2.1 speakers, get something better ASAP! Otherwise maybe audio bleedover/interference on the MB. MSI boards (and other crappy manufacturers) are known for this. Pick up a cheap PCI sound card, and you should be good.
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August 3, 2011 5:05:03 AM

IH8U said:
Do you have any wires overlapping your speaker cables? What speakers do you have? If you have an elcheapo set of 2.1 speakers, get something better ASAP! Otherwise maybe audio bleedover/interference on the MB. MSI boards (and other crappy manufacturers) are known for this. Pick up a cheap PCI sound card, and you should be good.



I just rearranged my cables so that the speaker cables aren't overlapping with anything else. I'll see if it makes a difference. These are the speakers I have:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But the problem isn't just buzzing, its buzzing and a stutter in the motion in whatever game I am playing. Or would the overlapping cables cause the motion stuttering too?
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August 11, 2011 7:31:46 AM

The speakers look fine, so that means the onboard sound is crap. Best bet is to pick up a cheap sound card, and see if the issue continues.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$11DIAMOND XtremeSound XS51 5.1 Channels (cheap, and has decent sound)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$26 ASUS XONAR_DG 5.1 Channels PCI Interface Xonar (a bit more, but it's ASUS so good support)

*EDIT* A bad sound card would cause the stutter, as well as the buzz. Is your CPU usage higher than it should be while playing? the onboard sound is why. After you install the new card, disable the onboard sound in device manager.
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