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Windows 7: Annoying static like "pop" from speakers


05 Dec 2013   #11

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Don't know if this is gonna work...!!

Unv



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06 Dec 2013   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
The problem, as he has reported, is (apparently) in the speaker system as headphones do not get the pops.
My apologies, I mis-read the thread starter.

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THANK YOU very much for the informative info anak. I will take off to these sites and delve in to all the suggestions. I will reply when I have tried out the tips. Hope to be able to post screen shots also. Have never really gotten into doing that sort of thing, being an 'ol fart you know, but I will give it the ol school try...!

Regards,

Unc
Your welcome, one is never too old to learn.

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Here is a screen shot of the DPC Latency test I just ran...
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Well, that's one way to flatten out those latency spikes!

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Don't know if this is gonna work...!!

Unv
At least we have confirmation that your system is okay.


On the off-chance if the new game and steam might be a problem I found this: Anyone else getting horrible static? [Archive] - Steam Users' Forums most of the users complain about headphone static, but there are a few that it affects their speakers.

There are some tips in there about changing the audio.scr by adding different variables like EAX to the audio.scr file and changing the digital output properties to 2channel 16bit, looks like you'll be experimenting.

This might be helpful: Rage Crashes, Textures Fix, FOV, FPS, Freezes, Errors, and Graphics Fixes

Found this
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Problem 3: How To Fix Audio Crackling/Static Sound

Solution: Go to the directory: \Documents\Rage\out\Settings, Open: "Audio.scr" with a text editor and Change: API("XAudio2") to API("aOpenAL"). According to my experience, choose a new driver for your audio card will be helpful. Realtek HD audio 2.64 is a good option.
here: Rage Black Screen, Lag and Cracking Sound Issues Fix

You may find more by searching for: "Rage" static/crackling sound problem.
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06 Dec 2013   #13

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Well guys...

...I took the system downstairs to the shop and blasted out the tower. LOTS of dust...! Pulledout ALL the plugs, cleaned 'em and plugged 'em all back in. Che+










...I dragged the tower downstairs to the workshop and took the air gun to it. LOTS o dust...! Unplugged ALL the connections, cleaned the jacks etc., plugged 'em all back in...SAME THING...!!

The "pops" definitely DO NOT happen when using headphones right off the MoBo output at the back. The thing that stands out is that the "pops" ONLY happen when on the web, jumping from site to site, page to page. I'm thinking this narrows it down to the speaker power system in the woofer OR the router..!!??

It's a D-Link DI-604. Rather old I know but still seems to work fine. It's a hard wired style, no need for wireless as all the 'puter equipment is on 2 desks in the corner of the room.

I'm stumped. Next up is to try just 2 speakers off the Mobo WITHOUT the powered sub in line. After that, I guess a different(read new) router as the old 604 is no longer supported.

...and so it goes.....

Unc
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08 Dec 2013   #14

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Sorry about the above pics...! Hit the wrong upload...DUUHHH. Well, it looks like the sub woofer that has the control curcuits in it for all the other speakers was the issue. I unplugged the entire system and ran a couple of different speakers off the main outputs on the audio out jacks on back of MoBo. No pops at all. BUT...I cannot seem to get much volume outa these speakers even with the volume slider in the lower right taskbar icon...? Cranked all the way to the top and the sound is just normal, not loud at all...? NOW WHAT...??!?!?!
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08 Dec 2013   #15

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Run DPC Latency checker and see if its a driver issue. Dpc latency would cause that too.
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09 Dec 2013   #16

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unclepine View Post
Sorry about the above pics...! Hit the wrong upload...DUUHHH. Well, it looks like the sub woofer that has the control curcuits in it for all the other speakers was the issue. I unplugged the entire system and ran a couple of different speakers off the main outputs on the audio out jacks on back of MoBo. No pops at all. BUT...I cannot seem to get much volume outa these speakers even with the volume slider in the lower right taskbar icon...?

Cranked all the way to the top and the sound is just normal, not loud at all...? NOW WHAT...??!?!?!
It might be a Loudness Equalization setting. See one of my posts from earlier this year: VMware Player - a Windows 8 Demo

The Loudness Equalization setting would be found on the Enhancement tab of Speaker properties.
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