As the title suggests, I'm having pops, crackles, short interruptions when playing back audio (Winamp, Youtube, ...). Immediately after restart (or after resuming from sleep) everything is fine. Then, after I run something like CPU-Z
the pops and crackles start. They don't go away after closing those programs, but only after restart.
I read this thread
, but since this issue for me (so far) seems more specifically determined I decided to make a new one, so that we discuss this separately with those that have the same cause.
Others are free to test with those programs to see if they can reproduce this in the same way. (The programs have "portable" versions, no installing required.)
I'm using onboard Realtek HD on the Asrock ALiveNF6G-VSTA
and Windows 7 64bit. I tried with the Realtek drivers
and with Windows stock drivers - always the same. I tried Windows 7 32bit - the same. I tried XP - everything works great.
I also tried an Audigy with KX drivers (in Win 7 64) - same pops and crackles.
The only constant here is Windows 7. I've never had any similar problems in XP with the same hardware.