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I am stuck using the on board audio of my 680i. This thing clicks squeals and buzzes like it's alive. This isn't a good thing. I want to not hear anything except my music when I put on headphones. Is this possible with a decent sound card? Is there any way to fix this problem with the sound card I have, or will I eventually have to resort to buying a new external sound card when this finally drives me crazy!?! Also, if I do buy a new sound card, any recommendations? I need something with a front panel audio connection, it's not asking much, but I know my last audigy SE didn't have one, so I'm worried that finding one might be hard. I'm not a sound card expert, so that's why I'm reaching out here.

I primarily use it for gaming and music.
Edited by dmreeves - 5/30/08 at 2:02am
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Disable all unused devices like the serial port, IDE, Firewire, LAN Port 2, ect. This should fix your issue.
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In the bios I'd assume... heres to hoping it works...
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no luck though, I disabled everything that you've suggested and it hasn't improved at all. It starts when the windows logo comes up... maybe a bad driver or something?
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If you can afford one, I would get a dedicated sound card. Even an Audigy ($20 new) will sound a lot better then the onboard. You should be able to plug your computer cases front panel audio into most dedicated sound cards.
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Well if it happens when Windows is booting up, its very likely to be a driver issue. But then again, it may be a hardware issue that you only notice once the drivers have loaded. Hmm....

Have you tried different drivers?
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I'm not sure if it's the drivers really, I wouldn't be surprised though... if not that then it's just cheap hardware... The only card I found on newegg with a front panel audio connector is the x-fi series cards. I guess eventually, I'll cave in and get one... Others things first, I can put up with a little bit of hiss and crackle for now, I'd rather get a new e7200 anyways... here's to daydreaming bout upgrayedd s.
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Just pick up a second hand Audigy or Creative Live card from Ebay.

After all, its only a soundcard
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I'm not sure if it's the drivers really, I wouldn't be surprised though... if not that then it's just cheap hardware... The only card I found on newegg with a front panel audio connector is the x-fi series cards. I guess eventually, I'll cave in and get one... Others things first, I can put up with a little bit of hiss and crackle for now, I'd rather get a new e7200 anyways... here's to daydreaming bout upgrayedd s.
If you got a USB dac instead of a PCI sound card, you would be able to put it on top of your case or whever you want it and it will be easy to connect your headphones, ect to.

Also, like I said before, most sound cards do allow you to connect your motherboards front panel audio to them, so you don't need the seperate thing for it.
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