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Static Sound from speakers.

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September 4, 2010 5:09:21 PM

Hi. I seem to be having a problem with playing sounds on my computer.

When ever I play music/play a game, there is a soft but prominent (and VERY annoying) crackling sound. It's not always there, it comes and goes every few seconds as the music/sounds change.

I know it's not the speakers, because when I plug my iPod directly into the speakers, the sound is not there. I've tried 2 different sets of speakers, and each one has this problem.

What could be causing this? Is it fixable?

(I have a theory that the soundcard built into my mobo is dying, is that possible?)

I have tried connecting it to the front panel connectors and the rear. Also, the sound is not there with headphones.

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October 3, 2010 11:32:25 PM

What program are you running the sounds/music through? And this happens with games too? First thing I would guess is the sound card. Either that or the sound quality just diminishes when put through the comp. and then through the speakers.
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October 29, 2010 6:54:16 PM

anything, youtube, music players, games, any type of sound has a weird crackling noise. once i restart the computer, it goes away. but it always comes back.
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