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Windows 7: Sound working with constant background sparkling noise

23 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Sound working with constant background sparkling noise

Hi everyone!

So, as you can se in the title, my problem is that my sound actually do work, however, I constantly have these sort of sparkling noises in the backround and it's driving me nuts! I can't even watch a movie or listen to music without hearing it and I've been trying to fix it for as long as I've had Windows 7. I proberly should tell you that I used Everest Ultimate Edition to find out what sound card I have and this is what I came up with:
Realtek ALC662 @ SiS High Definition Audio Controller PCI

The problem started when I installed my Windows 7 OS. I had Vista before and I got a Windows 7 CD from my mother, and since she don't know anything about computers, she didn't buy that Vista => Windows 7 update, she bought the whole Windows 7. So I went ahead and uninstalled my Vista and then installed Windows 7. When that was done, everything was working perfectly, except I hadn't tried the sound yet. When I did, I noticed that sparkling noise in the background (keep in mind that the audio was working without any problems at all on my Vista OS, it all started right away after I installed Windows 7).

This it what I've tried so far:
- Updating the drivers from the device manager
- Installing the latest codec from Realtek here
- Browsing the web for any drivers at all

I've proberly already tried some other things too but the bottomline is that nothing works! I've asked a friend about this and he think it has to do with the drivers and that they're out of date or something like that, but how the h**l am I supposed to fix that when there are no drivers available for me? At least none that I can find...

I have to say that I'm all out of ideas and I really don't want to reinstall my Vista OS since I really like Windows 7 overall so please, if you have any ideas what so ever on how to solve this, please tell me.


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10 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Isn't there anyone who has at least a suggestion on how to solve this!?
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21 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

well, thanks a lot for all the help I'm receiving, really...
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21 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Well it does sound like a driver issue, because it was working with Vista. I would suggest getting on the website of the PCs manufacturer and looking for drivers on their website.
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21 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Even though you updated the driver, it could be the newer Realtek drivers that are giving you trouble. I too would suggest going to the PC manufacturer's site and downloading the older audio driver and see what happens.
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