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Pretty much, whenever I game and something a bit more of a low frequency happens, or even sometimes something very random. My sound card will crackle.

If I move the volume slider on this Youtube video up and down, it will crackle madly, where as on a song that isn't that low of a frequency for example, it won't.


I've tried almost everything, Unixonar drivers, stock, etc, every setting.

It also happens in places such as these:
(League of Legends, on the the third tower shoot sound, which is a bit lower than the others, it will crackle slightly.)
(STALKER, if I move my head around, looking around will just make it crackle, putting on DSOUND makes it better, but it still happens on low freq. sounds.)
(WoW, randomly on the "Duegion Portal" sound loop, it will happen.)
(Dead Space 2, randomly.)
(Red Orchesta, a bullet whizzing past for example.)

I honestly don't know what to do, and it didn't start until a good month ago and I've owned the card since Christmas, so I don't know what to do... Any insight please?

PS: For some reason, music from actual Foobar seems to play fine..even on low frequencies...so..yeah.
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That is interesting. It crackles on my HD238 + Xonar D1 as well.
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Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
That is interesting. It crackles on my HD238 + Xonar D1 as well.

Any trouble in games at all?

I'd like to opt out for a DG seeing as how this was a gift to see if it will fix it, and rake in some dough..but I think it's too late for that.

The Youtube videos I could live with, but it's in almost about every game I play...
Edited by Dealth0072 - 3/20/11 at 1:47pm
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i hear the occasional crackle but its not enough to bother me
    
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Originally Posted by Dealth0072 View Post
Any trouble in games at all?

I'd like to opt out for a DG seeing as how this was a gift to see if it will fix it, and rake in some dough..but I think it's too late for that.

The Youtube videos I could live with, but it's in almost about every game I play...
Hold on. Let me get in and play a round of BC2. I'll report any findings.

EDIT: Negative on the crackling. Sometimes it might just be the game's issue....hmm.
Edited by RallyMaster - 3/20/11 at 2:12pm
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That'd be a solution if it wasn't almost my entire library of games.
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Wow, hate to derail your thread man, but being high+feeling the vibe from the subwoofer is a crazy feeling. I feel it just going over my body like a wave...whoa..haha..nice...
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Wow, hate to derail your thread man, but being high+feeling the vibe from the subwoofer is a crazy feeling. I feel it just going over my body like a wave...whoa..haha..nice...

I find your signature ironic in this situation.

Edit: Anyone else willing to post results on moving the volume slider up and down on the video would be greatly appreciated. Also any insight on ASUS warranty involving their sound cards would help too, their site is very buggy for me. I bought it off Amazon new if that helps.
Edited by Dealth0072 - 3/20/11 at 3:32pm
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Quote:
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I find your signature ironic in this situation.

Edit: Anyone else willing to post results on moving the volume slider up and down on the video would be greatly appreciated. Also any insight on ASUS warranty involving their sound cards would help too, their site is very buggy for me. I bought it off Amazon new if that helps.
Amazon will overnight cross-ship you a new one if it's been within 30 days of purchase. You can find details on your order history page

Only ever dealt with ASUS for mobo RMA- so not sure if sounds works any different.
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My Titanium HD crackles when I change audio on that video as well. I am not sure it's a sound card dependent problem. It is youtube, after all.
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