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 Post subject: Bad Soundcard maybe?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 7:01 pm 
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Hey, I'v been having some probobllems with interfearence with my sound card. things like cd roms speeding up the sound of the hard drive clicking. its all comming through my speakers. I'm not using computer speakers I have a 280 watt pioneer sterio hooked into the auxillery connected with a cable that converts from the head phone jack to aux connections. I'm wondering possible if I got a sound card that was USB maybe? or somthing so i didn't get thouse annoying sounds while my sterio is cranked up. with other devices like my x-box i have no problems like that. just your regular hiss that you have with any sterio when its up loud. recomenndations anybody?

thanks ~firecreature~


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 9:15 pm 
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This is caused by a bunch of different things.

I find the easiest and cheapest solutions are to go into volume control and mute each input/output listed except for Wave and Master. The other inputs (either external or internal) pick up interference from other devices in your computer and around it. These inputs/outputs are usually listed as Line in/Line out, CD, MIDI/synth, mic(this on will feedback if you have a microphone) etc..

The very best solution is of course an external soundcard and/or a soundcard with an optical output (you need speakers/reciever that have an optical input though)

Long story short Analog picks up more interference than Digital, ESPECIALLY optical (which picks up none[as far as I can tell])

I doubt USB would fix this problem, it might just cause the same or different headaches.

Forgot one thing, Onboard soundcards do this a lot more than PCI soundcards.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 3:01 am 
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Excuse my bluntness here. I'm going through the Hardware haven posting this exact same message, so don't feel like you're being pointed out.

Any thread that has the word "problem" in it, or has the objective of curing a problem belongs in the "Free Clinic", not the hardware haven.

Hardware Haven: Discussion of hardware and technology.
Free Clinic: The emergency room. It's an HMO, but has great service...for free.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2004 9:35 pm 
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yeah i remeber when hardware haven was the place to post problems for hardware. things sure have gotten stricter around here :shock:


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