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I have the MSI NF980-G65 which utilizes the Realtek ALC889 Integrated Audio Chip which I use for all my audio tasks, Skyping, recording videos with microphone, and listening to music. I have no trouble listening to music and playing games, the audio quality is superb.

But then when I move to start using my microphone, I notice that there is that white static noise in the background when I talk, and it almost overpowers my voice. I notice the level of white static increases as I increase the DB-Boost or recording volume. I've tried both the front and back audio ports with no avail.

This is a really frustrating problem as I had no problem with quality with my previous Asus M4N98TD Evo's sound card. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 16
Go pick up a cheap Asus Xonar card, the cheapest one they do will be better than onboard, and the more expensive ones are amazing (according to audiophiles who recommend nothing else).
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What are your thoughts on external sound cards?
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post #4 of 16
Sorry to be the one to say this but it worse not worser .

And get yourself a soundcard, As allikat suggested.
   
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Quote:
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Sorry to be the one to say this but it worse not worser .

And get yourself a soundcard, As allikat suggested.
it's*
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FattyMcFatFatFatty View Post
it's*
Typo But thanks.
   
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post #7 of 16
Internal over external every time you have the option.
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post #8 of 16
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What I might do is just get a quality headset that uses USB and has it's own sound card. Thanks all for the advice.
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post #9 of 16
Quote:
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What I might do is just get a quality headset that uses USB and has it's own sound card. Thanks all for the advice.
Quality HEADSET that uses USB?

Audiophiles would like to have a word with you. USB is a no-go. I'm an audio novice and even I know this.
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onboard is terrible usb even worse.worser
    
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