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Windows 7: Slow audio


11 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Slow audio

I have had a problem crop up that I'm not sure how it happened. I changed by PSU several days ago to a new one, but last night, I noticed that my PC sounds( like start-up, shutdown, etc,), as well as music files I have on my hard drive, sound like they are playing too slow, like what would happen to tape decks if the batteries were going out, or a turntable that is playing too slowly. I thought the new PSU was bad, so I put the old one back in, but audio is still playing too slow.

Is there any adjustment for this? If not, then what is happening with my sound?

I've never had this happen, so I could use some help.

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12 Aug 2013   #2

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

You know what they say about us southern people and our slow drawl.

Three things since you have a separate sound card. First, with the PC powered off, reseat the sound card since you were into the PC. Second, make sure your on-board (integrated) audio is disabled in the BIOS.

Third, if the first two do not fix it, go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the Xonar sound and then LEFT click "Uninstall". DO NOT uninstall the drivers. Then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. If there were some type of Windows corruption this will fix it.
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13 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Well, I tried this method, and - no difference. I have the latest driver, so I don't know why this did not work. I'm beginning to think I have a mobo problem, as my USB ports, both front and back, have stopped working. If I plug an external HD into the front port, the drive powers up, but Windows does not recognize the drive. Same with USB thumb drives. These ports were working a week ago and I re-installed the USB 3 drivers. So somehow this be related with my audio problem.

Tonight, I'm going to switch to the on-board audio and see if I get the same results. I will post back with the results.
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13 Aug 2013   #4

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

When switching back best to actually remove the sound card so there is no conflict. Also, if there are any motherboard chipset drivers (check ASUS for your specific board model) install them first.
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