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Windows 7: Uncontrollable Volume Fluctuations

15 Jun 2010   #1
matthes2

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Uncontrollable Volume Fluctuations

Hello. For about a year now my sound has been fluctuating uncontrollably. It can go from extremely loud to very quiet suddenly and in any program. When it happens, all programs currently playing sound fluctuate, not just 1 in particular. Also, sometimes it goes back and forth extremely rapidly, like up and down several times per second, almost like static.

I think the sound fluctuations have something to do with my 5.1 surround sound system I have. Right now only two speakers and the bass work, even though in the testing all 5 speakers make the proper sound. I read somewhere else that the sound fluctuations are related to the sound trying to play in all 5 but unable to.

I have tried the "Do Nothing" option in Communications, but that did not solve it.

If anybody has a solution to this problem, please help! Its been a bother for over a year now.

Also, the problem was present when I was using my old system, a Dell Dimension 4700 from 2005. The problem has seemed to carry over to my whole new system, where the only things carried over are the speakers, monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

Here are the specs of my new system, hopefully somebody can point out a flaw somewhere:

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i7 860 @ 2.80GHz 45 C
Lynnfield 45nm Technology
RAM
4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P7P55D-E (LGA1156)
Graphics
VA1930wm @ 1440x900
ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series
Hard Drives
313GB Western Digital WDC WD3200AAKS-00M9A0 ATA Device (IDE) 40 C
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS40 ATA Device
Audio
ATI High Definition Audio Device



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15 Jun 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi there,

It's unlikely you had the exact same issue come up on a completely new system where only your peripherals are carried over. On your old system what OS were you running?

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach team

EDIT: And what is the make & model of your current machine?
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15 Jun 2010   #3
matthes2

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

The old system was Windows XP home edition.

As for the make and model, I made my own system, didnt order it. Parts are listed above, im not sure what else to specify.
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15 Jun 2010   #4
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

What's the make and model of your 5.1 speaker system?

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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15 Jun 2010   #5
matthes2

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WalkerA WinTeam View Post
What's the make and model of your 5.1 speaker system?

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

Oh, they are Dell MMS 5650 Speakers.

Also, one of the speakers is slightly warped from heat damage, but it still functions fine. It worked in the speaker test, but is currently not playing sound, as well as the other rear speaker not playing sound.
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16 Jun 2010   #6
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi again,

This thread has what seems to be the same issue with the same model of speakers: Re: Problems of volumen with MMS 5650 in Dimension 5000 - Desktop Audio Forum - Desktop - Dell Community

I'd recommend getting in touch with Dell Customer Support directly. Let us know how it goes.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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