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I've been getting alot of sound crackling through my headphones when either watching youtube videos or playing games. Starcraft 2 seems to be the worst that is effects with as in that when the sound crackles I get a fps drop. I tried googling this issue and there have been other people who have had the same issue and updated the BIOS and it fixed. I have updated my BIOS to the latest one and the problem is still occuring. I have installed new and older sound drivers aswell. I cant put a finger on what is causing it.. any ideas?
post #2 of 10
Some of the ASUS Rampage series motherboards have the same issue. There are conflicting reports as to what causes this, but it's more severe with ASUS. The sound drivers won't help; no need to download those again. Some report that it's your motherboard failing under too much heat on the x58 northbridge. Try putting a fan over your passive cooler to see if that solves your problem. If that doesn't help, nor your BIOS update, you will likely need to RMA your board.

Also, it wouldn't hurt to try a different power supply. The Be Quiet! supplies are prone to high failure. That might be the issue as well.
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Do you think that getting a sound card will fix this problem ?

The only other thing I can think of is the 8x expansion slot with one of my cards in the clip on it was not functioning properly but I managed to get it in by bending it out and pushing the card in, The sli works fine but before i moved my card down to that expansion slot i never experienced these sound issues although when I did move it down these sound issues did not come on straight away.

but would a graphics card cause this sort of problem?

The stuttering of sound and graphics is not constant either, the sound normally crackles when a big explosion or something happens. On normal sounds it does not crackle at all.

Ive had the system for a good 4 months now and it has only started to happen near the start of jan.
post #4 of 10
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any Ideas?
post #5 of 10
It has nothing to do with the sound.
post #6 of 10
i heard it had to do with fermi cards and certain onboard sound controllers. Update all your drivers and your board
s BIOS.
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i heard it had to do with fermi cards and certain onboard sound controllers. Update all your drivers and your board
s BIOS.
Have done this. Still got the problem.
post #8 of 10
I have the same problem. When I connect my headphones through my front USB port, I get like a static noise. Quite annoying. It's gone once I start playing something with sound
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It has nothing to do with the sound.
Well someone else had the exact same problem as me, they did alot of things and ended up buying a sound card and it worked for them... So I really don't know. Anything could be causing this problem to be honest. The power supply has been tested and its fine. There is alot of cooling in my case so I doubt the motherboard has been getting hot as its ben working perfectly fine for the past 4 months. I think its either something ive installed or putting my card in that pci-e slot that is not clipped properly is intefearing with it or maybe its a program ive installed?

From what I gather alot of things can be the culprits for this.

And I dont get a constant static sound, sometimes I wont get it at all when I game, other times i will. On youtube is where I can find it the most of videos that have sounds with high bass, the crackling seems to happen when the bass is high. Other than that the sound is fine, I can watch movies, play games etc.. until the bass kicks in.
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Well here we go - I plugged my old headset back in, no crackling what so ever. everything sounds fine. I put my new one in and the crackling is back.
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