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Windows 7: Scrambled Noise At Higher Frequencies

10 Apr 2011   #31
BlackMaterial

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

I laughed at 'it is the nature of the beast'.

Anyhow, ofcourse when I first got my computer I tried using my motherboard audio ports for my 5.1 surround sound.
but that didn't really work, since i didn't get my speaker set to fully work.

But it might be better to use my motherboard outputs or perhaps purchase a new audio card..

I can question myself; why must I endure such problems if i spent so much on a good computer.

What do you advise at this point?

Regards,
BlackMaterial


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10 Apr 2011   #32
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BlackMaterial View Post
I laughed at 'it is the nature of the beast'.

Anyhow, ofcourse when I first got my computer I tried using my motherboard audio ports for my 5.1 surround sound.
but that didn't really work, since i didn't get my speaker set to fully work.

But it might be better to use my motherboard outputs or perhaps purchase a new audio card..

I can question myself; why must I endure such problems if i spent so much on a good computer.

What do you advise at this point?

Regards,
BlackMaterial
I would advise you to use the on-board audio in stereo mode for the moment, and look at getting a new card to support your 5:1 sound system.

Regards....Mike Connor
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10 Apr 2011   #33
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You can also get external audio devices that will do that nicely;

external sound card 5.1 - Google Search

Regards....Mike Connor
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10 Apr 2011   #34
BlackMaterial

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Hello again,

I'm tired and hungry, but, no sacrifice, no victory.

Steps I took:
- Removed Trust SC-5100 5.1 Surround Sound card from my computer
- Hooked my 3 cables of my surround sound in my motherboard.
- Went into the BIOS and enabled the ding I disabled. (HD Audio)
- Went to Control Panel -> Device Manager and looked at Sound.




Result of this change:

- No more crackling sounds, dips, valleys or helicopter flights.
- Only my front left and front right speaker work.
Already went to: Control Panel -> Sound
- Configure speakers -> 5.1 surround (rear), went through the entire process.

All I need now, is to get all 5 speakers working at the same time.
And I'll be happy, once more.

Little victory, but we're not there yet.

Regards,
BlackMaterial
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10 Apr 2011   #35
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BlackMaterial View Post

Result of this change:

- No more crackling sounds, dips, valleys or helicopter flights.
- Only my front left and front right speaker work.
Already went to: Control Panel -> Sound
- Configure speakers -> 5.1 surround (rear), went through the entire process.

All I need now, is to get all 5 speakers working at the same time.
And I'll be happy, once more.

Little victory, but we're not there yet.

Regards,
BlackMaterial

Very good. Make sure your on-board audio supports 5:1 sound. Many only support stereo.

Regards....Mike Connor
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10 Apr 2011   #36
BlackMaterial

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

How can I be sure it supports 5.1?

Every plug from my 5.1 surround could be plugged in, in the corresponding coloured entries.

I haven't installed any drivers for my sound, if I look in my Control Panel -> Programs and Features
and there wasn't any either.

I remember something like 'Realtek HD Audio'
But I want to solve this issue, seeing as it already is 02.30am.

Any idea's or tips on the correct drivers? ( What is that AMD High Definition Audio Device btw?)

Regards,
BlackMaterial
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10 Apr 2011   #37
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

AMD Chipsets for Desktop PCs

You need to look at the specifications for the chip on your board. If it supports 5:1 Sound, it will say so in the specifications.

Just because you can plug everything in does not mean things will work as you expect. You have to set it up properly.

You have to do this slowly and methodically if you have never done it before, and you need to carefully note what you are doing.

If you keep on adding variables to the thread we will never get anywhere, and you will simply end up very confused.

Might I suggest you have something to eat, sleep on it, and we can continue, or start afresh, tomorrow?

Regards....Mike Connor
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10 Apr 2011   #38
BlackMaterial

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for the tip, haha.

I was already on planning on calling it a night.
I'll continue tomorrow night.

Be well,
Regards,
Blackmaterial
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11 Apr 2011   #39
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Good Grief!

Look - go right back to basics.

Take card out after deleting drivers.
Uninstall any Audio progs you see in 'programs and features'
Delete all the audio drivers in "computer management"
Download a driver sweeper and get rid of extraneuos audio driver leftovers.

Reboot and either reinsert your soundcard/drivers (after disabling onboard audio chip in bios) then see if Win7 downloads drivers for it first

or use onboard sound chip/drivers.

Just to try to explain
(I'm still learning this gumpf so hopefully others can add a bit)

music = 2 channel stereo
(unless you run a special 5.1 SACD like Pink Floyd but you need a special DVD player that reads SACD's)
some cards have software that converts this two channel source to quasi 5.1/7.1

A 5.1 Game (audio) or DVD 5.1 film produces 5.1
So test 5.1 output with a film - not a music source

Good luck!
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11 Apr 2011   #40
BlackMaterial

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for responding neo101.

What I've done so far is written above.
I haven't even installed the Realtek HD Audio Manager back onto my computer and my 5.1 speakers DO work.
But only if actually supported by 5.1 sounds.

When you said 'Music = 2 channel stereo'
I looked up 5.1 sound test and I found some specifically made 5.1 sounds and tried them.
All my speakers actually work and even without crackling.

But my only 'issue' is.

Is it possible to 'disable' the true 5.1 surround sound and have every speaker play the same sound? (Stereo effect)

Regards,
BlackMaterial.
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