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After maybe 1 to 1.5 hours of my computer being on, the sound starts to echo and degrade. I've only noticed it happening while watching Netflix in Chrome, but the system sounds also get the negative effect. I've messed with settings in the Realtek HD Audio manager and nothing seems to fix the problem besides rebooting. Any ideas?

This in on my sig machine (Win 7 64bit, Asus Sabertooth Z87, i7-4770K all stock) through the Mobo's integrated HDMI connected to my TV.

PS: I'm no audiophile, so I'd prefer to avoid any comments relating to getting a "better" sound device/software unless that is the actual problem.

Thanks
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Well there is a possibility that you might want to get a sound card. A good cheap one is 30 bucks, so it might be worth it simply to avoid the headaches of trouble shooting.

HDMI is a digital connection, so my first thought is that something is wrong with your speakers (are the speakers in your screen?).

Do you have another device to either plug into your screen/speakers (maybe a laptop with HDMI out) ?
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Well there is a possibility that you might want to get a sound card. A good cheap one is 30 bucks, so it might be worth it simply to avoid the headaches of trouble shooting.

HDMI is a digital connection, so my first thought is that something is wrong with your speakers (are the speakers in your screen?).

Do you have another device to either plug into your screen/speakers (maybe a laptop with HDMI out) ?

Yes, the TV has built-in speakers and I regularly use the PS3 on it via HDMI without problems, and never had any problems with my laptop via HDMI, nor the 360. Maybe I will try another HDMI input channel on the TV (although I've used the other channels with other HDMI devices and never had a problem). I'm doubting it's the TV...
Edited by Tempest2000 - 8/5/13 at 6:41pm
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The sound that comes out of the motherboard's HDMI is from Intel's integrated graphics. This means you shouldn't mess with the Realtek audio software. You have to see what settings there are on the Intel HDMI audio device or perhaps see if there's some setting in the Intel graphics driver.

If you can't fix it, you might want to put the TV onto your graphics card's HDMI. Then you'll get the audio from NVidia or AMD. It will still not be the Realtek audio.
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Yeah, I still haven't decided on a video card yet so I'm running on integrated (which is surprisingly good - I'm running PS2 and Wii emulators at twice the native resolution with DX11 hardware accelleration, texture improvements, etc at smooth FPS). Anyway, I didn't realize that the Realtek HD wasn't affecting the integrated audio. I'll look for other settings as you suggested.
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