Realtek, Windows 7 64RTM Crackle/static/popping

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  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 7


    I have the ACL88 from a GA-965P-Ds3 V3.3 and had the same problems.. One speaker was fine the other sounded like Tin. Had to turn the volume all the way up to hear anything.

    Out of frustration I tried plugging into an analog INPUT port, told the Realtek manager it was front speakers and my front speakers. It worked.

    I changed to the "Side" speaker analog plugins and it works great.

    Since I'm not using the digital output or 5.1 or 7.1 this is a resolution for me.

    Perhaps it is just some problem with the front, back, and Digital outputs that just create a bunch of static.

    Hope this helps someone else.


    EDIT: I'm using the 2.33 Realtek Drivers. Windows7 64bit.
    Last edited by Brogers101; 20 Sep 2009 at 00:05. Reason: Driver OS info.
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  2. Posts : 33
    Windows 10 x64

    morte said:
    Plagued by this problem, so far 2.21 has been best, it isn't perfect, get a 'pop' every now and then.
    Getting fed up with it tbh, will more than likely buy a sound card.

    agree with you..
    tested v2.21 and this has been the best but still not perfect.. the 'pop' is more soft and not as annoyed as other version..
    waiting realtek's next driver to see if this will fixed completely..
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  3. Posts : 13
    Windows 7 x64

    In my system I have two audio systems conected. In the optical output a Denon receiver with 6 speakers in the living room and on the analog conector, a Pioneer receiver on my studio. On Win XP both of them could work at the same time, which was funny but good. All I had to do was turn off one of them. Now, I must choose one default sound output.Really anoying, but I can get used to it. My surprise was: If I had the optical system enabled and tried to play a movie with AC3 or other digital output, horrible cracks and sounds came off. May be this have something to do with this problem. If watching something with digital soud, disable optical or earphone output. I think it worth a try.
    Best wishes to you all.
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  4. Posts : 22
    Windows 7 64bit RTM
    Thread Starter

    Any news?
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  5. Posts : 33
    Windows 10 x64

    i also waiting news..

    this is the only black sheep of my Windows 7..
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  6. Posts : 30
    Windows 7 Ultimate RTM x64

    I also have a problem with Realtek onboard Audio on Windows 7 RTM x86.
    If i leave my system idle for some time (like 2 or 3 hours) and use it later, there will be sound only from one of the speakers! There will be very faint sound coming from the other side.
    I tried various ways to fix it. As of now, the only way to fix is it is by rebooting the PC. Sound returns back to Normal!

    edit: No problems anymore with RTM x64!
    Last edited by sandesh06; 29 Sep 2009 at 15:34.
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  7. Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Enterprise x64

    *Might* have found a fix...

    Before anyone tries to blame hardware, my same hardware config worked fine under Vista Home Premium x86.

    I notice the popping and clicking THE MOST when I turn on iTunes visualization but it happens when iTunes is not even open, like playing through Napster (flash player). The default MS drivers were crackling like hell, I put up for it for weeks and finally did something about it today.

    I just downloaded the 2.33 driver from Realtek today, it helped but did not improve.

    Someone mentioned an obscure setting further up in this thread so I went poking around in the Control Panel > Sound area.

    Under Control Panel > Sound > Playback Devices > Properties on Speakers > Enhancements:

    I tried checking "Disable all sound effects", this seemed to help but not fully resolve the pops and clicks.

    Next, in the same place I checked "Immediate mode" and it seems to have cleared up all the popping... does this help anyone else? So far so good, I just hope it doesn't come back again, like has happened to everyone else...

    I am still using the 2.33 driver.
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    Last edited by tbuck; 28 Sep 2009 at 17:05. Reason: Grammar, clarification.
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  8. Posts : 12
    windows 7

    HELL YEAH.............
    hey guys, okay look at the attachment.
    The pic shows a latency checker along with my device manager, the real time latency checker once told me that there was something wrong with my devices. I have my own thread on the stutter problem like a lot of people.

    does anyone actually have the Sound Stuttering fix?

    I tried disabaling realtek sound assuming that was the problem (I to have tried a million drivers) but the latency checker still said there was a problem, the spikes (in real time) used to correspond with sound stutter/buzzing/popping. Now i get no spikes because i disabled one of the 2 pcie express cards. Okay, i dont kno what pcie cards are, something about sonnecting motherboard to something, sounds important but so far my computer is working with no buzzin for the first time ever.

    Might be wrong but at least this is some kind of lead....maybe..ill leave it up 2 people who know weather to shut me up or not...anyway, how come i have 2 drivers for pcie. Do you need 2. i wish I had another pc handy to see if 2 is common, just a guess but maybe having 2 causes some conflicting problem. GOOD LUCK. Im still glad mines working, i just hope there is no negative effects of the thing i disabled being disabled.
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  9. Posts : 22
    Windows 7 64bit RTM
    Thread Starter

    Well, 2.34 is out.
    I'll install it & see how it goes...
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  10. Posts : 22
    Windows 7 64bit RTM
    Thread Starter

    locozozi said:
    Well, 2.34 is out.
    I'll install it & see how it goes...
    no good, as usual, start cracking a period after the reboot
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