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Windows 7: ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 compability with Corsair XMS3 2x2GB 1600MHz 1.65V

31 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 compability with Corsair XMS3 2x2GB 1600MHz 1.65V

Helle everyone. I have a problem with the sound on my board "popping / clicking sound" like when you power on your speakers but it's constantly does that and even when on standby...I will start from the very first day when I built my PC.
Well I built my PC from following parts :
Motherboard: ASUS MA578L-M/USB3
RAM: Corsair XMS3 2x2GB 1600MHz 1.65V
GPU: Gainward nVidia GTX 550Ti 1GB / 192bit Golden Sample (also knows as "GS")
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz / 8MB Cache
HEAT-SINK: Coolermaster Vortex Plus CPU Cooler
DVD driver: Pioneer DVR-S19LBK which is LightScribe as well
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F1 don't know which model exactly but spec. > 1TB / 7200RPM /3Gbps.
From the very beginning I had Windows XP 32bit (and of course all of my 4gigs didn't worked, and also I've been suffering sound delay eg. you've been shot and you see that but you'll hear it in about 2 seconds, so NOT GOOD) then I went on Windows 7 Ultimate 64bits (note that I haven't got a speakers JUST > HEADPHONES) so it solved the problem with RAM's (I can use all of them properly now) and I am happy with that, but it was annoying to be sitting all the time on the headphones, so I bought "Logitech X-530 5.1 speakers BRAND NEW ones. And the story began from that moment. I started to be hearing weird sounds and the sound takes a half of a second like "popping/clicking or beeping" or I don't know how it would be called like"..So I tried to bring whole motherboard back to the shop where I bought them, left it to them..After a couple of days I'm back and got told like "the thermal paste was on cpu's socket and cpu's pins "SOMEHOW" ?!?!? told again that I could choose that "Motherboard would be sent to ASUS supplier to clean the socket", but CPU I needed to clean my self but the guy was not too sure about my cpu's life and will it work properly or I don't know.. So it is sent now "the MOTHERBOARD" but I've been told to wait for it for another 28 days to get it back, but I couldn't wait for that much and I bought another one, exactly the same one I got sent but just BRAND NEW ONE. So brought home, CLEANED CPU TO THE CONDITION AS IT WAS NEW, added a bit of thermal paste on the surface of cpu, inserted everything onto they belonged positions "ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING AS IT SHOULD BE" = GOT THE SAME POPPING SOUND.....Well then I tried my friend's exactly the same cpu as I have "AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition etc." = SAME POPPING SOUND..
So I'm getting to the conclusion that I need to check "THE RAM MODULES"
SAME CPU *friend's one is doing the same popping sounds as my one (I've even tried my cpu on friend's computer and it goes well just 110% well as it should be")
So my opinion that it could be rams but WHY ?? or PSU ???
Sorry for taking you to read it all but it's all what you should know if you want to help or advice or at least suggest me something to do with this problem to solve it.
Thank you for your patients, hope I will get some respond on this one..
Thank you again!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jan 2012   #2

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM

Check all timing settings in the BIOS - don't try to push the RAM. However, a quick search shows your problem is not unique - others have the same problem. Likely suspects are:

> IRQ conflicts (don't believe the "no more IRQ issues with Windows 7" argument)

> High DPC latency issues (reporting the issue as 'Music flickers/crackles when browsing the Internet','Sound output pops/crackles/hesitates', 'audio stops working after Windows 7 has been running for a while', 'Jerky sound playback Win7', 'Windows 7 Audio Stutter Problem' etc)

> Issue caused by running Microsoft Security Essentials or Forefront (virus scanners apparently can contribute to the problem)

For Security Essentials, try:
1. Open Microsoft Security Essential or Forefront.
2. Click the Settings tab.
3. Click Excluded files and Locations
4. Click Add.
5. Select either of the following paths, depending on the scanner you are using:

C:\Program files\Microsoft security essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront\Forefront System\Client\AntiMalware\MsMpEng.exe

6. Click Ok.
7. Click Save changes.
8. Close the scanner program, and then restart the computer.

You might also try excluding other network intensive programs like iTunes.exe or iTuneHelper.exe.

Good luck.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thank you for your post. But I don't have "Microsoft Security Essential" and Forefront neither.
After Fresh Instal of Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit it does those sounds, even when starting up the computer when Motherboard is showing her self eg. options DEL, F8 does those sounds on that moment as well... So it's not Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit how I see it... Maybe some other suggestions then ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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