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Windows 7: Does my system leak sound?

13 May 2010   #1
MattDamonisdumb

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Does my system leak sound?

Please see link for explanation:

Play - ShowMeWhatsWrong.com


Basically, my sound meter keep showing sound but I have none. Is my system simply making sound I can't detect?


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13 May 2010   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I don't think that it is sound as such, rather noise which is caused by the input being left floating. What happens if you turn the MIC volume down when you unplug it (or simply mute the control)?
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13 May 2010   #3
MattDamonisdumb

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
I don't think that it is sound as such, rather noise which is caused by the input being left floating. What happens if you turn the MIC volume down when you unplug it (or simply mute the control)?
when I mute the mic it goes to zero. Same if i lower the mic voume
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13 May 2010   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Is that with the MIC plugged in or not? In addition, you should consider turning down (or muting) any unconnected audio channels, particularly those which are configured as inputs.
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13 May 2010   #5
MattDamonisdumb

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Is that with the MIC plugged in or not? In addition, you should consider turning down (or muting) any unconnected audio channels, particularly those which are configured as inputs.
The level fall to zero when I mute the mic with it plugged in and not plugged in.

Where can I find the unconnected audio channels/inputs?
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13 May 2010   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try here,

Does my system leak sound?-inputlevels.jpg


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13 May 2010   #7
MattDamonisdumb

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
thanks man for the help.

attached video to show you and make sure i did it right.

Play - ShowMeWhatsWrong.com

edit: just realized you clicked properties. I did that just now and it's the same anyway.

So basically It seems like it's the Mic-in jack. Does it matter that I get the noise from that jack, as far as it hurting my system or whatever?
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13 May 2010   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It was a little hard to see in that video, but was still readable. One thing you haven't done is to install the drivers for your sound card. That is why it is showing as "High definition audio device" instead of showing the name of the sound card. It is also why there is only one item showing when you get to the Levels tab.
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13 May 2010   #9
MattDamonisdumb

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
It was a little hard to see in that video, but was still readable. One thing you haven't done is to install the drivers for your sound card. That is why it is showing as "High definition audio device" instead of showing the name of the sound card. It is also why there is only one item showing when you get to the Levels tab.
wow good to know, where could i find the drivers?
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13 May 2010   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If onboard from the motherboard manufacturer. If a sound card from the card manufacturer.

This would help as well,

Does my system leak sound?-sysspecs.png

If unsure what your specs are grab this,

Speccy - System Information - Free Download

and it should show it.


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