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Is there a way to cover the sound card and shield it?
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post #22 of 24
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Hey,

I just read searched a thread on these forums about creating an EMI shield. Apparently the most basic method is to wrap the sound card in aluminum foil and insulate that foil using duct tape or some other insulator...

HOWEVER! I plan to RMA my Xonar DG and see if the next copy will repeat the same symptoms.

IF YES: Then it's my hardware, dammit. I will then either switch to a USB/DAC/Amp alternative, at which point I will request recommendations, or I'll stick with this card and attempt the above method (unless there is a safer and more effective one that any of you would love to share.)


IF NOT: <-- I prefer this outcome.
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post #23 of 24
Seems like a hardware problem. Try other channels; set it at 6channel and try the other ports. If works fine, then most likely there's something wrong with that port or the Realtek chip, or anything component that's in between
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post #24 of 24
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Ok here's what I did:

First I uninstalled the original Xonar driver from the CD. Then from scratch with the Xonar DG in the mobo, I used a Uni Xonar driver with Low Latency accompanied by an ASIO patch and stereo upmixing to 5.1 and 7.1.

So now the hissing is about 10-15% less noisy, which is NOT a lot but it's somewhat bearable. How long this will last, I have no idea, since the fuzz is prone to changing intensity depending on what I do. Music is no problem since I drown it out, but in fps games it gets annoying with the buzzing in my right ear cup, and I can't hear footsteps coming from behind or my right side (which is the whole point of getting the damn thing).

Plus, now that I think about it, I hear no difference between my onboard audio and this card. I'm thinking of just going for a surround sound USB/DAC/amp device, like I originally planned to...unless someone here has a better idea.
Edited by Derposaurus - 1/25/11 at 8:08pm
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