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Razer Megalodon and Windows 8

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I built a new PC recently running windows 8.1 and using for parts:
GPU: MSI gtx 780
PSU: seasonic 760watt
CPU: Intel I7 4770k
MB: MSI Z87-GD65
RAM: Patriot Viper 2x8GB DDR3 2133MHz
OS: Windows 8.1

Now my headset ran perfectly fine on my old pc and while looking around i have found many people are having problems with the megalodons on windows 8 what i have not found so far is any real fix to my problem the set runs fine for regular windows sounds but any application i run they get a crackling noise to them and the sound randomly dies off. This is my first time using widows 8 so I will admit I might not know the locations of somethings where I could have potentially fixed this problem on my own ..

Any help at all to fix this is really appreciated.
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I built a new PC recently running windows 8.1 and using for parts:
GPU: MSI gtx 780
PSU: seasonic 760watt
CPU: Intel I7 4770k
MB: MSI Z87-GD65
RAM: Patriot Viper 2x8GB DDR3 2133MHz
OS: Windows 8.1

Now my headset ran perfectly fine on my old pc and while looking around i have found many people are having problems with the megalodons on windows 8 what i have not found so far is any real fix to my problem the set runs fine for regular windows sounds but any application i run they get a crackling noise to them and the sound randomly dies off. This is my first time using widows 8 so I will admit I might not know the locations of somethings where I could have potentially fixed this problem on my own ..

Any help at all to fix this is really appreciated.

Is it a continuous buzzing? Is the USB power cord plugged into the back of the motherboard or does it have an externally powered USB Hub?
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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Its continuous and its plugged into the back of the mother board
Iv tried driver and firmware updates
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This is an easy fix, you are in luck.

I am sure you have AC to USB adapter for your phone? Just plug your headphone USB into that, and plug that into the extension cord/wall. Problem will be gone (99% sure.)

I learned that Razer doesn't ground the power coming into the headphones, its "raw". It's kind of lame but easily fixable, the power in the back of most motherboard USB ports isn't the cleanest.

Sorry for the late reply.

Source: My Tiamat 7.1's smile.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial MX100 256GB Phanteks- PH-TC12DX Win 8.1 Pro LG 29UM65 (2560x1080) 
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QNIX Evo II LED (2560x1440) WASD, v2, Tenkeyless, Cherry Black, O-Ring Supp... NZXT Hale90 v2 (U50w, Gold, Full Modular) ThermalTake GT10 Snow Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudio
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ASUS G750JM
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8370 Asus Crosshair Formula-Z PowerColor Devil 13 "Dual Core" R9 290X II G.Skill 32GB DDR3 2133 MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial MX100 256GB Phanteks- PH-TC12DX Win 8.1 Pro LG 29UM65 (2560x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
QNIX Evo II LED (2560x1440) WASD, v2, Tenkeyless, Cherry Black, O-Ring Supp... NZXT Hale90 v2 (U50w, Gold, Full Modular) ThermalTake GT10 Snow Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudio
RAT7 Razer Kabuto Razer Tiamat 7.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770HQ Intel HM87 Express Chipset Geforce GTX 860M 8GB DDR3L 1600 MHz 
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