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post #1 of 10
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So I've had the card for 4 or so months and it has been fine, really love this card
but yesterday suddenly there was this extreme distortion/crackling when any sound/music/video is played with the sample rate set to 192KHz with 5.1 surround, it did it once before, but went away after a reboot
but now I can't get rid of it, dropping it to 96KHz with 5.1 seems to stop it, also dropping the settings to 2 speakers at 192KHz seems to stop it

I can't figure out why it did this, I tried reinstalling drivers and also using 3rd party drivers, uni Xonar drivers, but no difference

I've even tried reseating the sound card (which is plugged into the 5th 16x PCI-E slot) and no difference

Any ideas what could be wrong?
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post #2 of 10
From what I've heard, upscaling the sample ratio does nothing to help make the quality of sound rise unless it was recorded in that particular ratio (I think). Most music is in 44.1

So if lowering the sample ratio helps...well.
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post #3 of 10
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I guess, but still I want it to work, seeing that I paid for it to tongue.gif

It's not a huge problem, but I would like to know why and if it is possible to fit
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post #4 of 10
I completely understand.

The only time I ever had crackling problems was when it turned out to actually be my speakers.

If they're new, you could just double check to make sure that they're plugged in completely.

If they're old, they might be dying.
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post #5 of 10
I would go ahead and uninstall the card and let windows re install it just to see if it's a glitch or something in the drivers.I mean it's pretty unlikely that it's a hardware issue.
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post #6 of 10
I agree, this sounds more like a software-oriented issue than anything..
So the sound is clean when the sample rate is 44.1khz?
post #7 of 10
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The headphones are new, they are Roccat Kave's, but they do have an inline control, but apparently the usb is just for the volume control (which adjust windows sound) but there is little sound when it is unplugged, will check them out and see if it is them, although, I don't know anyone that actual have a discreet sound card

When I uninstall the drivers, windows says it's unable to detect the driver for it
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post #8 of 10
Is your case properly grounded? --> Especially the aux Xonar power connector.


Going from a poorly grounded case to a properly grounded one relied on a drastic sound quality performance.


Maybe something's going on the power line and it causes that.
   
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post #9 of 10
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Sound is fine at all other settings but 192KHz

Mmmm... interesting idea that, it has only started while I have been at my friends house, his outside flat my have shoddy wiring
but it was working fine when I first got there, it was quite sudden and it went funny

is it possible to post the sound here somehow, so you guys can understand how bad it is, it's not just a slight annoying crackle, it's really unusable on that setting
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post #10 of 10
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Well the problem seems to have sorted itself out, either it was the 150KM drive home or that my flat has better earthing, non the less it's working

But this has left me very confused, hope the card isn't dying

Thanks for the help, much appreciated
Edited by N3G4T1v3 - 3/6/11 at 11:11am
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