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I should have added this, but even if i turn all the sound off, mixer at 0% it still has the same noise.
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There are various cases of the problem you're discribing depending on the component causing the noise. Mostly it's the HDD or GPU in load. Make sure you have onboard sound disabled though. Also create a loop to ground your PC if you need to (often happens with metal cases).

What you're hearing is typically a superimposed unwanted electrical signal fed back to the output of your sound card connector. Just let the jack plug of your headphone touch a powered USB port for example while listening to the sound tongue.gif

Without the knowledge of your exact setup this is as much as I can help you for now. These are really annoying problems. I solved it by upgrading my onboard sound to a Xonar DX.
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Hmm yes, it seems to get worse aswell.

Dont know what to do here : /
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can it be because of the soundcard?
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It could be...but more often than not there's something you need to mute a signal input like a "line-in" "line-out" "mic" or a host of other obscure options. Go down the list muting things until the noise goes away. If it doesn't go away, you may very well have a terrible EMI problem, but typically they're not that bad..
Edited by Simca - 8/25/12 at 7:58pm
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I had this happen to me, my PSU was directly under my sound card. I flipped the PSU upside down and it stopped.

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Thanks ill try simca's solution first, and if there nothing more i can think of, im probably going to have to RMA.
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The problem still remains, I have tried muting other channels, but even when the headset is muted the noise is still there, this isnt a sound card issue is it? replacing the sound card and i will still have the same issues am i correct?

Any input is much appreciated guys
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The problem still remains, I have tried muting other channels, but even when the headset is muted the noise is still there, this isnt a sound card issue is it? replacing the sound card and i will still have the same issues am i correct?
Any input is much appreciated guys

Well you can test it out by removing the sound card and using onboard.

could you record the noise and let us hear it somehow?
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