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Windows 7: Audio Distortion when doing certain tasks.

31 Jul 2014   #1
Ryan Parsons

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Audio Distortion when doing certain tasks.

I built this PC 3 months ago and I have had this problem since then, I had a PC before that this one and I think I had the same problem on that one.

While doing certain tasks and I heard it once while browsing folders, I will get very distorted audio. This video Win7 distorted noise - YouTube (Not mine) you can hear at the 2:12 mark a very noticeable audio distortion, thats the exact distortion I have. I only get it while doing specific things such as installing Directx (Only rarely happens), I can get it to happen 95% the time when I try to uninstall Java and the window pops up saying "are you sure?".

Now I first thought this may be the RAM I have installed (2 Sticks of XMS 4GB, one is 1333mhz & one is 1600mhz, both of them run at 1333mhz). I took out the 1333mhz one and I still get the audio distortion so mismatched RAM isn't the problem.

I am going to try uninstalling Realtek audio drivers and install them again using the motherboard disk to see if that may fix it.

If anyone has a idea why this is happening please post, it's very appreciated.

Edit: This may have fixed it: I uninstalled the realtek audio drivers and restarted the PC, upon going through the same process of uninstalling Java I noticed the very small slowdown when it was loading the uninstaller but didn't get the audio distortion that went with it. I am going to keep it as it is and if I don't get any more distortion I will close the topic.

Edit2: Upon restarting again and leaving it to idle for 10 minutes to allow all programs to startup. I started the uninstall for Java and it took at least 1 minute for the admin window to appear (Took 5-7 seconds before) and just before it appeared the video and audio froze for half a second. I think that one of the ram modules is faulty. But still if anyone else has any suggestions please reply.


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31 Jul 2014   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Unless you must have Java, there is no need to install it. I uninstalled Java almost a year ago and have never had a need for it. There have been several issues with Java security.

Audie is on a shared IRQ (Interrupt) with a higher priority device and that can also cause some sound problems, but not usually distortion - that is usually interruptions/dropouts in sound.

What do you have for Power Supply?
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31 Jul 2014   #3
Ryan Parsons

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Unless you must have Java, there is no need to install it. I uninstalled Java almost a year ago and have never had a need for it. There have been several issues with Java security.

Audie is on a shared IRQ (Interrupt) with a higher priority device and that can also cause some sound problems, but not usually distortion - that is usually interruptions/dropouts in sound.

What do you have for Power Supply?
The reason I was using the java uninstaller was because I could replicate the audio distortion, I get the same distortion using other methods also.

I use the TX750v2 from Corsair, and with my build (My system specs at bottom left) I have more than enough to sustain the components. But I have had this power supply for 2 years and I have heard this model of PSU is known to have problems, but I am still convinced its one of the memory modules.I am currently away from the PC atm, and when I get back on it I am going to test each module seperately to see if this persists, also I have noticed very slow loading of icons on the PC. I have a laptop with much less powerful hardware that I have had for 3 times as long as this PC and the icons load much quicker. I will have to see tomorrow.
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01 Aug 2014   #4
Ryan Parsons

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Alright, I tested each stick separately and both gave audio distortion.

I'm going to memtest the 1333mhz one tonight.

Anything else could be causing this problem?
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02 Aug 2014   #5
Ryan Parsons

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Unless you must have Java, there is no need to install it. I uninstalled Java almost a year ago and have never had a need for it. There have been several issues with Java security.

Audie is on a shared IRQ (Interrupt) with a higher priority device and that can also cause some sound problems, but not usually distortion - that is usually interruptions/dropouts in sound.

What do you have for Power Supply?
I just reinstalled windows and only installed the bare essencial drivers (LAN, USB3 and then the HD Audio driver directly from the disk that came with the motherboard.

And i still got the distortion along with the short freeze.

The power supply was bought 3-4 years ago. Can a faulty power supply be the cause of the problem? If so I will get a new PSU, been looking at a 1000w Corsair Gold Quality.
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02 Aug 2014   #6
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

A power supply could cause problems. Sadly, the only way to really test a power supply is to replace it with a known good one.
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