I recently bought a new sound card, this one to be exact.
Mostly for the games that I own...The problem is though there is an extremely loud and annoying screeching and static noise that comes and goes at random and wont go away unless I exit out of whatever program the noise started up in. I had this same problem with my old Sound Card but never acted up as random as this one now and was no where near extreme as this screeching and static I'm getting now. The wierd thing is the static and screeching has never come up at all during games (which sound totally fantastic btw). So I find this very strange..I've tried putting it in a differen't PCI slot with no effect at all and have reinstalled the drivers it came with many times. And have tried MANY differen't speakers and headphones....can't count how many I've gone through. The only guess I can have is something is interefering with the sound card but I have no idea what....I've tried everything I can think of. Please help.
Weird. I remember the same thing happen to someone elses computer, but only in games. It went away after a day though... it was weird. What kind of programs does it mess up in?
My mp3 player does it to my speakers, but not to my headphones.
Have you updated the sound drivers?
Sorry for late reply. The programs the sound acts up in are totally random....But most of the time it happens when I have more than 1 program up. It will somtimes act up in IE7 trying to watch a video....Sometimes while I'm downloading, its just very random. I've checked the website for new drivers on the card....it looks like the drivers the card came with is all they have *click*. The only thing I can think of is something outside or inside of my PC is interefering with the sound....but if something was wouldnt it be screeching and making static noise all the time? I dont know what to try/do.
masterstevenx4;3538353The only thing I can think of is something outside or inside of my PC is interefering with the sound....but if something was wouldnt it be screeching and making static noise all the time? I dont know what to try/do.
No. Mobile phones, for example, only create that much interference when they're sending or receiving something; for example if you receive a text message your speakers will usually act up a few seconds before your phone rings.
I teach telecommunications as part of my work and it could be a phenomenon known as RFI/MEMIC whereby one of the fans or components inside the case is the problem.
I just unplugged most of my fans and tested the sound...still acting up. The only fans I didnt unplug is the one in the PSU and the one on top of my CPU.
i have this problem too with my usb head phones, it starts like BASKDJAKSJDAKSJDASKDJ crazy ass noise then i usually have to exit it and restart it, usually happens in media player
Anyone have any other suggestions? This static is getting annoying as hell.
Have you made sure that the sound card is mounted correctly?