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LaughingCheese

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#1 11 years ago

Ok, just recently a funky sound issue has appeared in my computer [desktop].

Sometimes the sound will freeze and jerk a bit and make a weird noise that I can't describe.

At first I only noticed it when I was playing a game that had its cd in the drive.

However I have also noticed it when there is no disc in the drive, so I assume that means its not a drive problem.

I have no idea what this could be, other than that I just remembered I haven't installed the drivers for my motherboard since I did a clean install and put windows 7 on.




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#2 11 years ago

Def should install the MB drivers, but get the latest ones vs a disc that came with it. You need the MB chipset drivers and onboard audio drivers, if that's the sound device you use. Best way to get the latest drivers is via the chipset and onboard audio provider's sites. Note too that some combinations of MBs and onboard sound don't work well with W7 either. There's a yr long thread that was made a sticky on the W7 forums regarding latest Realtek HD Audio drivers with scads of people complaining of crackling and popping noises and/or some audio channels not working with ASUS MBs that have Realtek HD Audio on W7.

I have a neighbor with an ASUS P5WD2-E Premium MB which has Realtek HD Audio whom just installed W7. A friend of his tried to get the audio working and gave up. I just got it working tonight but noticed it mattered what jack his 2.1 speakers were plugged into. It also seems to sound cleaner at higher volumes when the Dolby simulated surround is turned off. Some have said Realtek dropped the EQ feature when adding the Dolby sim surround, but the latest 2.41 driver has both.

Hope that helps.




LaughingCheese

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#3 11 years ago

>Omen<;5229544Def should install the MB drivers, but get the latest ones vs a disc that came with it. You need the MB chipset drivers and onboard audio drivers, if that's the sound device you use. Best way to get the latest drivers is via the chipset and onboard audio provider's sites. Note too that some combinations of MBs and onboard sound don't work well with W7 either. There's a yr long thread that was made a sticky on the W7 forums regarding latest Realtek HD Audio drivers with scads of people complaining of crackling and popping noises and/or some audio channels not working with ASUS MBs that have Realtek HD Audio on W7.

I have a neighbor with an ASUS P5WD2-E Premium MB which has Realtek HD Audio whom just installed W7. A friend of his tried to get the audio working and gave up. I just got it working tonight but noticed it mattered what jack his 2.1 speakers were plugged into. It also seems to sound cleaner at higher volumes when the Dolby simulated surround is turned off. Some have said Realtek dropped the EQ feature when adding the Dolby sim surround, but the latest 2.41 driver has both.

Hope that helps.

Definitely! I'll look into that, thanks!!