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post #1 of 10
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Hi, My friends are complaining at me when we are talking in skype with each other. They can hear a mildy loud, but irritating Buzzing sound all the time, but it goes quieter when I speak. If I go into Xonar DX audio center and listen to my mic input, I can hear it also.

But, the strange part. The buzzing only comes when I am in games, and only then.

If I am idling in windows desktop, or browsing the internet, the buzzing is not to be heard. All games are affecting this.

I am using the latest WHQL driver that some guy made for the Xonar cards.

Help me please frown.gif
post #2 of 10
Make sure your firewall/router is not blocking Skype in any way. Try opening UDP traffic both ways to both the port found in Skype's "Connection" window in Tools -> Options and also ports 80 & 443 - tick the option to use the ports and open both TCP and UDP traffic to all three - keep in mind UDP traffic's availability for Skype results in better sound quality than just data traversal over TCP.

However, skype is most likely doing this because of a bandwidth issue which is why when you are playing games (presumably online) you get this issue.
 
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That setting was already set in skype, and I got a 20/20mb line, so doubt its a network problem.
post #4 of 10
try running prime95 and using skype. idk if it will work, or even if it will help pinpoint the issue. but stressing the components creating a buzzing noise is wierd.

also, have you tried a different microphone?

have you tried a different sound slot? like, if you are connected to your sound card, try using onboard
post #5 of 10
Check your mic cable is it next to power cable or something. I know when my buddy uses a usb extension for his headset it makes a terrible buzzing noise.
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post #6 of 10
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Prime 95 did nothing. I had it running, then went into a game. when the game was opened the buzzing started. All while I was calling Skype Echo thingy.

I only have this one microphone to test, but listening to it now, I dont hear any buzzing (unless i am in a game), and dont see how it can be interferance because its only when I am in games, and Prime does not affect it.

But, now I loaded Furmark, and then The buzzing started confused.gif
post #7 of 10
hm. so not cpu, not likely to be mobo, doesn't seem like graphics would cause that issue. wierd. i have a cheapy cheap POS old mic if you would like it for testing.

edit: he had the same problem so i would recommend what i said before, and attempt using onboard audio. it could be something to do with pci bandwidth
post #8 of 10
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I put the sound card in my lowest PCI-E 16x slot, turned that to 1x speed, and it works awesomely now. It seems my GPU was causing interferance with my sound card when the GPU got load on it
post #9 of 10
Yup that'll do it. I was going to say the same thing happens to me on teamspeak when I'm in a game. Its really, really quiet though and not a huge distraction.
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post #10 of 10
I bought the Xonar D2X recently and got exactly the same problem. Sound output is great, really an upgrade over my pci x-fi exteme gamer. However, the microphone buzz while playing games and using VoIP software is pretty darn annoying. Thing is I can't move the card to another pci-e slot because I'm running an asus 560 ti sli setup which blocks all the other lanes. The only one I have free is the top pci-e 1x lane (using this board http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1615/3/). My mates say that they can live with the buzzing but find it slightly annoying. Can't for the life of me understand how a premium card can get affected like this.

The cheap x-fi card was pci and sandwiched between two gfx card without any sound issues at all, had to replace it with a pci-e one to improve airflow between the two GPUs.

At the moment I'm trying to decide if I should return it and use on-board sound till something new comes out (like the recon3d series from creative) or perhaps buy something from auzentech.

Any advice?
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