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Windows 7: Crackling Noises From Speakers (High CPU Usage?)

06 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Crackling Noises From Speakers (High CPU Usage?)

It's been a couple months since this started happening. I hear crackling/static-like noises coming from my laptop's speakers whenever sound is playing. Lately, I noticed it only happens when my CPU usage is high (at least ~70%). I hear it mostly while playing videos or even when Windows starts up. I tried reinstalling my sound driver (Conexant HD SmartAudio 221), which didn't fix the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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06 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

There is a ton of posts on here (and other forums) about the noise problems. Look over the posts here and the suggestions to see if anything will help.
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06 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
 
 

I think the noise is there all the time you just hear it when it's louder. Probably 50 Hz-60 Hz "brum" type of noise, sound is very prone to electricity. Secondly cracking could be a result of circuit problem, but that could also cause volume jumping(happened in my case). Anyway as fireberd suggested search the forum you'll have a lot of companions.
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06 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I've been reading through a lot of posts on this forum for a while now, but no luck yet! I'll keep looking though. Thanks for the advice.
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06 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Muting/unmuting the microphone didn't work.

But wow, I think I've fixed it! I feel really dumb now. I unplugged the AC adapter, plugged it back in, and the crackling seems to have gone away. What's the cause of this, and is there a fix?
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06 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Could be a bad AC receptacle. If it comes back try a different AC receptacle.
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