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I recently bought a xfi xtreme music sound card. it hasn't really been a problem until a few months after purchase. now every so often i will hear pops and clicks in the audio or music from games and it is rather quite annoying. If anyone has tips or tricks on how to fix this they are welcomed and appreciated thank you.
    
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Is it like 60Hz hum? (the hum is at 60Hz, and the clicks will come exactly every second) If so, the problem is Electromagnetic Interference, EMI.
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Is it like 60Hz hum? (the hum is at 60Hz, and the clicks will come exactly every second) If so, the problem is Electromagnetic Interference, EMI.
How do you get 60Hz = once every second?
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so electrical interferance is making the noise... ok i think it might be my wireless adapter on a usb extender next to the speakers
    
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How do you get 60Hz = once every second?
He said the hum is at 60Hz. But the clicks happen every second.
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X-Fi have that known to be a problem. It is pretty well documented in the Creative Support Forums. I think it has something to do with the latency on the PCI bus, I'm not exactly sure.
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do u think i should use pci latency tool on it ??
    
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post #8 of 8
I used to have the problem. This is the only way I could get rid of it:

First, uninstall ALL soundcard drivers. Use Driver cleaner pro also
Then do the full CD install. Don't do optional or leave anything out, just default stuff.
Then install the web update after you restart.

Bam, if the popping doesn't stop then... I'm sorry for your loss
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