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SquirrelAssassin

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#1 13 years ago

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




Kilobyte

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#2 13 years ago

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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#3 13 years ago

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.




SquirrelAssassin

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#4 13 years ago

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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#5 13 years ago

you should try closing all programs other then the necessary ones, because it sounds like a lack of memory.




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#6 13 years ago

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




Kilobyte

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#7 13 years ago

Is your Hardware acceleration set to Max? or perhaps too low? How about Sample quality?




SquirrelAssassin

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#8 13 years ago

My hardwar acceleration is set on max... I swear i never had these problems until I got STEAM, which i think is very wierd.




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#9 13 years ago
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.




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#10 13 years ago

hmm will it make my sound, sound worse? Yea steam has voice for cs:s and hl2 dm.