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A friend of mine is having some weird sound/microphone issues with her computer. Everything was peachy until a few months ago. In Skype, with a usb headset there's this hum and sometimes the rest of us can hear ourselves talking coming from her side even if the mic is muted. With a 3.5mm jack headset she gets a slight static noise, both in the headset and from the mic. With either headset, the microphone volume randomly changes as if auto adjust volume is on.

USB headset is a Turtle Beach PX21
3.5mm is a Siberia v2 Pro Gaming

System is running an i3-530 on a P7H55-M PRO, win 7 64-bit.

This issue is beyond me, thanks guys.
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What happens if you hook up regular speakers with/without a seperate mic?
What audio ports are you using?

Does your onboard audio software have the ability to make changes/tune settings?
Are you devices properly enabled/selected in the Control Panel/'Sound' settings?

Have any other headsets, either USB or audio in to try?
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What happens if you hook up regular speakers with/without a seperate mic?
What audio ports are you using?
Only other audio used is via the monitor (same as mine) through hdmi. Just using the ports on the motherboard, green/pink. She used to use some ancient speaker set that was probably $20 at Walmart 5-6 years ago. Those seemed to work fine, I don't recall any complaints.
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Does your onboard audio software have the ability to make changes/tune settings? Are you devices properly enabled/selected in the Control Panel/'Sound' settings?
I think the onboard stuff is just basic realtek drivers. Everything in the playback/recording devices looks normal to me.


I'd actually had her rma the Siberia's. They were originally a USB set of the "special edition" frost or something like that. With that headset, it was about the same as the Turtle Beach set, only occasionally she'd get an odd echo to her voice as if she were talking in a bathroom. They sent back a pair of these "Pro Gaming" sets as a replacement.
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Here's a shameless self bump.

Could it be the motherboard going out? I put the machine together like 4-5 years ago, only thing that's ever changed has been the video card.
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One more bump with some new information.

The Siberia started working for the most part with minimal static on both ends. But randomly the microphone stops working completely. Using the PX21's now, she gets a thumping noise or what sounds like wind blowing on the mic on her end.
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