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Windows 7: Crackling and Poor Sound on Win7.

15 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Crackling and Poor Sound on Win7.

I have a Asus m4a77td pro motherboard in my system, and I have had no complaints until recently when I decided to connect a microphone to it. When I talk into the mic the recording of my voice ends up being 'crackly'.

This also happens with a USB Video Capture device that I have tried to use. For the audio recording part I have a seperate audio cable from the video source to the Line In. I STILL get a crackly sound!

So the problem I'm getting is from using two different sockets, Mic and Line In. Now I have a treble boot setup. Win7 Ultimate 32bit, Win7 Ultimate 64bit and WinXP Home Edition 32bit. On XP I don't have any problems with the sound at all. It's just with Windows 7!!??

So I'm guessing that the latest VIA driver is just not good enough in Windows 7?

Anyone else had this problem? If so, how did you solve it?

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15 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7/10 64 bit

There are many posts (and fixes) on this forum (and other forums) about the crackling. Look over the posts here and see if anything in those applies or will fix yours.

Drivers are one thing. Video drivers are another. Wi-Fi can cause it, a cordless phone or cell phone near the PC, etc.
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