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Regardless of what I'm doing, if I have any sound ongoing I will get random bouts of loud bassy machine gun sounds. It happens both with my speakers and headphones. If I'm in skype it will sometimes transmit over my microphone instead of through my speakers and sometimes through both.

I have no idea what it is but it's extremely frightening and very annoying. It sometimes consists for as long as 40s or as little as 5s. Afterwards my audio is completely muted and all that remains is a faint heartbeat murmur sound (bassy). The audio eventually comes back on but there's no telling for how long it will remain until the machine gun sounds come back.

I have no clue what could be causing this and was hoping this great community would be able to help!

Thanks guys

using an auzentech forte 7.1
Edited by Pankie - 1/23/13 at 8:32am
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post #2 of 15
onboard or soundcard?

NVM, do you have the sound card sitting close to a videocard or anything like that.
Edited by LBGreenthumb - 1/23/13 at 8:36am
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Originally Posted by LBGreenthumb View Post

onboard or soundcard?

soundcard, auzentech forte 7.1. Might it be the preamp on the card? Should I try the line-out port instead of the preamp'd 3.5mm?
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soundcard, auzentech forte 7.1. Might it be the preamp on the card? Should I try the line-out port instead of the preamp'd 3.5mm?

To me it sounds like there could be interference, but trying the line out port is a good idea.
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The same phenomenon plagued me about 3 months ago. It lasted for a week or so but then dissipated. It has suddenly come back this week.
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Can you plug your speakers into a completely different source?
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Can you plug your speakers into a completely different source?

I have and they'e fine. It happens with my headphones as well, not just speakers. It also transmits through my mic on skype to others in the call.
Edited by Pankie - 1/23/13 at 12:45pm
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I have and they'e fine. It happens with my headphones as well, not just speakers. It also transmits through my mic on skype to others in the call.

I would have to hear what kind of sound it is making myself to really tell you what it is, but it sounds like a short. Does it sound like when you take a "live" subwoofer cable and try to plug it in? If so then there is a connection that is stripped, or unclean.
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It's happening almost constantly now, I've uploaded these two videos from my phone to demonstrate to you the sound.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAOuP_wMtOw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lPJu7v5qew

The sound is absolutely constant now, I've had to unplug my audio in the meantime as it won't go away.

This is awfully annoying and my new headphone amp is coming in today - I was really hoping to be able to use it.

I haven't cleaned my pc in a long time and it's rather dusty, could this be a problem? (temps are fine)
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