Ok whenever I start a game or load an application from windows my mic may became very hard to understand and scratchy. Such as, i'm in windows and i decide to load up Call of duty, when i'm in the game i will be hard to understand on either ventrilo or teamspeak. It will become very scratchy and very annoying, and I will have to exit the game and or restart teamspeak of ventrilo, depends on which one I am using. Sometimes it will work sometimes it will not. But, when it does work it will eventually become bad and in which case I will have to exit the game, and restart the voice application I am using. Whats really strange, is that it seems I started to get this problem the moment I had STEAM installed (VALVe's software used to play their games, such as Half life 2). So if you can think of anything please help, i never had these problems before and need help now, thankyou. And please no replys such as STEAM suxors, everyone knows that. AMD Athlon 2000+ ATI Radeon 9800 pro Soundblaster Live! 5.1 768 MB DDR RAM
Try turning your mic down, just a bit, or up just a bit.
Making sure every option in the audio panel is at a different level fixed this problem for me.
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24th November 2004
Like above, having your mike on the highest Decibal (dB) will cause this. Most recorders will show a bar going into the top of the red, if yours is, its too loud.
well its not that it is too loud, its that when something loads it sometimes gets scratchy and sometimes not, i will try your guys's tips though.
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8th August 2002
you should try closing all programs other then the necessary ones, because it sounds like a lack of memory.
hmm a lack of memory well the problem has still not been fixed, it still gets scratchy as i load the game, but i guess ill try that black viper tip thing but my programs always seem to come back after i unplug my computer or it loses power. www.blackviper.com
Is your Hardware acceleration set to Max? or perhaps too low? How about Sample quality?
My hardwar acceleration is set on max... I swear i never had these problems until I got STEAM, which i think is very wierd.
SquirrelAssassinMy hardwar acceleration is set on max... I swear i never had these problems until I got STEAM, which i think is very wierd.
I understand. STEAM is a very new, and strange app...Thing...
Try turning you Hardware Acceleration down. STEAM might have installed a Voice program that messes up Hardware sound. Dropping it down to Basic acceleration should remedy the problem.
hmm will it make my sound, sound worse? Yea steam has voice for cs:s and hl2 dm.