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Windows 7: Sound Pops/Crackling while gaming

11 Dec 2010   #1
EclypseZ

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Sound Pops/Crackling while gaming

This problem started a few week ago. After about a few minutes in game my sound pops softly then gradually gets louder then crackles still my computer completely freezes.

If i exit the game before it completely freezes, it stops but somethings the sound device fluctuates in the level of sound.

Please help ><


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11 Dec 2010   #2
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

What's your sound card? Are the drivers up to date? Check the sound card's IRQ assignments--mine crackled and clicked before I gave it its own channel.
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12 Dec 2010   #3
EclypseZ

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

According to windows 7 my drivers are up to date, How do i check what sound card it is? its onboard.
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12 Dec 2010   #4
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

You could download a program like Speccy (it's free). I've found it useful to find out a lot about my computer.

Speccy - System Information - Free Download

I adapted the following information from the M-Audio website because I have an M-Audio soundcard. To check your IRQ settings, go to Control Panel->System->Device Manager->View->Resources by type

Scroll down to where it says "(PCI)0x00000007 (07) Mass Storage Controller" or something like that. You're mainly going to be concerned with the (PCI) entries. The number in bold (07) in this case is the IRQ for Mass Storage Controller. Some IRQs are shared, most Audio Interfaces don't like this & some will throw a fit if they're not on their own IRQ.

More info here:

Interrupt request - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Don't change any settings yet. Just see if there's a conflict (that is, the sound card and something else using the same channel).
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14 Feb 2011   #5
FantaSY

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gogreen View Post
What's your sound card? Are the drivers up to date? Check the sound card's IRQ assignments--mine crackled and clicked before I gave it its own channel.
Hello,
I have exactly same problem. Can you please share you information on how I can assign my sound card dedicate IRQ channel?

Thanks in advance.

Regards.
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