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Volume At Max Crackles

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Thread Starter 
Hello,

I have found that when the windows volume is above 75%, the speakers start to crackle (or clip) I have tried different speakers to confirm the issue is not a hard ware issue.

I am using integrated sound (MSI Z87 GD65) Windows 7 64-bit 16GB Ram

Is this a known issue and/or is there a fix?

Thanks
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What speakers?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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I have tried my main set of Cyber Accoustic 2.1, Also tried Logitech 2.1 set and a Dell sound bar. All three had the same issue. I have also made sure the drivers are up to date.
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I used to have a problem like this years ago... well it didn't really bother me so I didn't do anything, but it sounded like interference? At low volumes it wasn't noticeable but at high volume it was, with nothing playing. I kind of likened it to an old record player reaching the end of music of the vinyl. I'm not sure if it's the same type of sound you are experiencing. I think this can happen in other devices as well...

What I would try:

* try a different audio cable between the audio jack and your output device/speakers

3.5mm-cable2.jpg

* clean/blow into the audio jack (like you're cleaning an old nintendo cartridge) and make sure it is as free of dust as possible
* try a different output jack like the headphones jack
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Havik 140 Windows 7 Ultimate ASUS VH228T Toshiba 32RV600A 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Compaq S2021a Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600 Aero Cool Strike X 1100w Asus Antec 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech MX518 Mionix Ensis 320 Creative 2.1 
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post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hey Thanks for the response. I finally tried this out and here's what I found;

  • The volume range is substantially increased, max volume becomes very loud as it should.
  • Windows volume does not crackle or distort at any range.


So with this new found information, can I now determine that the motherboard's rear jack is malfunctioning?
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