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when i use my usb mic i get a hissing feedback like the mic is super boosted. i am running the realtek drivers and am not running any soundcard. what would be causing this hissing?

i have tried 2 different usb mics and both have a hissing feedback. funny thing is, when i test the mic on steam, it does not create a hissing sound but everything related to windows (recorder, playback, fraps) there is a hissing sound.

will be trying a 3.5mm mic later tomm.

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so i've been digging around and i found that not having the computer grounded could cause this buzzing problem. i am using a haf 922 in this build and isn't the computer grounded because the psu is grounded which plugs into the motherboard and the motherboard is screwed to the case so thus the case is grounded?
    
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It should be grounded in that case.

Have you tried updating the drivers for your realtek audio?

Also, have you tried another USB port? If you are using one in the front (if it has one,) try using one in the back. Might be a bad port in general if you have only tried using one.
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i have updated the drivers and have tried using both the usb ports in the front and back as well as the usb 3.0 and 2.0 ports.
    
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Is there any other wire/metal in your case that may be grounding out inside, possibly causing the static noise.

EDIT : What windows version do you have, maybe need to go into options and lower the overdrive on the mic possibly.
Edited by Denz - 5/24/11 at 9:33am
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post #6 of 8
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i don't get the first part of your post

im used win 7 64 bit.
as for mic options and thus. all i get is the level 0-100 and that's about it. no mic boost or anything. the realtek drivers are worthless too since it's not a 3.5mm mic
    
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Sorry about that, I was wondering if there was any piece of metal or wire that could be laying against the metal in your case, causing static noise to sent along the ground wire.

Simply put, is anything in the case touching metal that shouldn't be?
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i doubt it but i will check again. if this is the case (no pun intended) then will the 3.5mm mic have the same effects?
    
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