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Just installed a couple new graphic card HSFs for my SLI rig. Problem is that these coolers make an extremely tight fit for my sound card. I decided to take it out initially and just run onboard sound. Well in doing so I noticed a very annoying interference, buzzing noise with the onboard sound. Almost sounds like a grounding problem. Is anyone else hearing this or know a place where I can find the fix?
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Are you overclocked? If so have you locked your PCI-e and PCI busses in the BIOS. This usually happens when the PCI bus is run out of spec.

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Nope,
No Overclock. Tried nVidia audio drivers and the Realtek drivers. Both have a buzzing interference. There is also noise when I move my mouse which is really strange. I have zero issues with my Audigy card.. so it isnt a speaker problem.
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Check out DriverCleaner to remove all the cards drivers.
    
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^^^^ all the Creative sound drivers as well as the nvidia and realtek. Reinstall the nvidia drivers and see what happens. Your right it does sound like a grounding problem when using the onboard. Are all your mobo screws tight on the tray? Is the I/O sheild on correctly and not making contact with something it should not be maybe causing a ground loop? Did not have trouble with mine when I was using it before I stuck my trusty old Santa Cruz in.

What coolers did you slap on the 7900s? I put AC NV5R3s on my 7800s and it is a tight fit for my Santa Cruz inbetween them as well. If the card was an inch or more longer it would be blocking the fan. I was considering a new card like an X-Fi but I will have to measure it first. Imagine that, picking a sound card based on size not preformance!

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What coolers did you slap on the 7900s? I put AC NV5R3s on my 7800s and it is a tight fit for my Santa Cruz inbetween them as well. If the card was an inch or more longer it would be blocking the fan. I was considering a new card like an X-Fi but I will have to measure it first. Imagine that, picking a sound card based on size not preformance!
Im have a couple Zalman VF900s. The Audigy just barely fits in between them. But this also causes my temps to go up about 3-4* C (idle and load). I will try cleaning the drivers later today but I have a feeling thats not the problem.
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Im have a couple Zalman VF900s. The Audigy just barely fits in between them. But this also causes my temps to go up about 3-4* C (idle and load). I will try cleaning the drivers later today but I have a feeling thats not the problem.
I can see how the temps would go up on the top card as the scound card would totally disrupt the flow of air. That was the one thing that I worried about with this board and the PCI placement. That is also why I choose the AC coolers but I know with the 7900 you can not go that route. On this board the stock 7900GTX cooler would suffer the same as yours do with the Zlamans. Let us know what happens with the driver clean and do not forget to check that the motherbord is secure to the tray for propper grounding as well.

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post #8 of 8
I had exactly the same problem. It ws so bad that I installed a Turtle Bay sound card from my wife's old comp into mine.

But the issue was bugging the hell outta me, so I wouldn't drop it. The problem was fixed with this set of drivers...http://www.majorgeeks.com/Realtek_AC...ers_d4400.html

Or driver, I should have said..lemme know if that fixes it for ya.
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