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sound and minor glitching question

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build is in sig, I'll shorten it for you.. PSU- 750w, GPU- 3570k@4.4ghz stable, GPU- twin frozr 7950@ 1138mv core, 1200/1500 clocks, clean 3dmark11 and furmark testing(slight glitching in crysis 3, ultra settings, not too bad tho).

Since I'm running sound through the graphics card, is there a good way to stabilize the sound output, primarily when watching movies? The quiet scenes make me crank the volume up super high just to hear words said, and the action scenes get so loud, I fear they will blow the speakers out.. It's driving me insane, I've looked at most every setting I can find.. Gaming, I haven't noticed it that much, but it is sometimes present.

As for glitching.. When putting my GPU on a high OC, it refuses to work with WoW on a medium to longer gaming session without hardcore glitching(entire halves of the scenery whites out, fracturing, tearing, blocking, etc). I've come to think it's just WoW's programming not wanting to play nice with overclocked parts. Absolutely ANY overclock on the GPU gives glitching in this though.. I've just been running it factory settings due to that glitching. Got a random blue screen a couple days ago, I think it might have been GPU related since I was stress testing it just a little bit before that, even though it was on factory settings???

I know the cpu OC is good because I've done every kind of stress testing to it and it's perfectly clean. Can't quite nail that 4.7 too well yet, but I'll work on it eventually.

Extra info, all drivers are current as of last month, all updates are current, everything is working good. Brand new hard drive(last month) with a fresh install to boot
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Hey Necromancer, have you tried plugging your sound speakers/headset into onboard sound to see if that gets rid of the volume vamping? If it does, the problem lies in the card. You can first try reinstalling the HD Audio driver for the card, or maybe just run DisplayDriverUninstaller and reinstall your whole driver fresh and clean. It's just a good start with problems like these. There might also be a Realtek HD Audio Manager you can use to adjust your settings through your ASUS mobo if you plug into onboard sound.

If WoW is the only game experiencing this, I would just leave it stock. A 7950 should have no trouble with anything WoW can throw at it. If you are getting lag with WoW and this card at stock, then we got problems. If still seeing the issue after a driver install, you could try reinstalling WoW, or running the repair utility.

P.S. - I know you say your CPU is stable, and I believe you, but you should try reverting it and anything else to stock in order to properly dissect this issue. thumb.gif
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this is an ongoing problem with WoW glitching, it was even with stock CPU settings, forgot to mention that. It did that on the last hard drive as well as this one so I think it's just WoW's poor programming conflicting with any kind of overclocking. It's fresh and good installs of the drivers, they have already been installed a dozen times at least(resolving other GPU issues with fresh install and bad gpu driver problem). The sound problem is from the media it's self, same media causes problems with other computers as well. I was hoping there was a way to balance it out nicely without having to get an independent sound card or something.

Of course now I'm having trouble getting rid of this flipping Freeopener.exe garbage.. Got installed somehow and it will not uninstall.. It's showing it was uninstalled but i"m getting firewall alerts that it's still trying to access files.. I'm going to be beyond upset with microsoft if it is going to take reinstalling everything fresh AGAIN to get rid of it.. Idk if that's somehow related to this problem but now I have to figure out how to completely eliminate that one..

I was a little off on the numbers btw, it's 1100/1575 for the gpu on a max OC, stock settings when not doing heavy demand gaming(like crysis 3 and benchmarking)
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