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Just now, as I've been playing GRID my soundcard started to cut out half way through. I've also been hearing some popping noises, at first i thought they might be people going up and down in gear, but now i'm sure there is something wrong. Do you think it could be my soundcard overheating?
post #2 of 12
did you try overclocking it?...lol j/k.
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Does it happen with other games?
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I hear poping and crackling in BF2142. Only a little though. BTW I'm using ATH-a700's so any defect would be amplified, what is the OP using? speakers or headphones?
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Bad drivers also do that cracking noise.
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I doubt its overheating could be drivers or Grid the Demo itself.
    
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post #7 of 12
Speakers or headphones migght be going. Check for driver updates just 2 be sure.
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Bad drivers also do that cracking noise.
Well I guess I can blame creative on that one heheheheh. But it would crackle in 2142 when an orbital strike goes on on the other side of the map, I could hear slick crackles.
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post #9 of 12
I would think it is nearly impossible for a sound card to overheat unless its being used for hours and hours straight and there is zero airflow in your case. Try to completely uninstall the sound card and then run a driver cleaning program such as CCleaner and then reinstall.

You could also try to move the sound card to a different PCI slot or a different computer to see if the problems persist. Also check to make sure all connections with your speakers are good, you could even try using your speakers with a different computer if possible. Hope this helps.
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post #10 of 12
My X-Fi actually crackles when it overheats.
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