sound gets crackly

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by canadian_divx, Oct 27, 2002.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

  2. Zodiaq

    Zodiaq Guest

    I use to have the same problem with my Soundblaster Live but when I downloaded the latest drivers from www.creative.com
    they worked great!!!

    It could be a number of things but Updated Drivers are usually the easy fix.

    Good luck
     
  3. baser5nature

    baser5nature OSNN Addict

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    try not to max out the volume output of the audio device itself, i wouldn't go over 80% of full volume, hopefully you have amplified speakers and can use the Vcontrol on them to amplify the signal from the audio device... going higher than 80% can cause clipping which will sound scratchy and clicky with lower frequency signals...
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    yeah, like baser5nature said... turn your speakers up rather than your sound card. your speakers put out over 200 watts... your sound card, maybe 1 watt. don't stress the card and leave master and wave volume at like 50% or 70%
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Have you looked over here?

    Do a search for sound crackles.

    If that link won't work go here. Then quicklinks/knowledgebase. Then try the seach.
     
  6. GhaLeoN

    GhaLeoN Guest

    are you serious about the sound card volume?

    i thought that sending the strongest, earliest signal was the key to getting good sound

    you will still heard fuzzy, crackled sound if you have the sound card too low, and end up cranking your amplifier right?
     
  7. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    well, if he's getting crackling and distortion because his speakers are turned up too high, i'm sure he'd be deaf by now. his speakers are plenty powerful. that's why i think it's his soundcard.

    but he has yet to get back to us and give us details. he says "turn up the volume half way", but is that on the speakers or windows volume control?
     
  8. Safiyyah

    Safiyyah Guest

    thanks for the information :)
     
  9. GhaLeoN

    GhaLeoN Guest

    well, there a volume control on winamp as well.... i have that volume cranked

    my windows volume is also cranked, and i adjust the sound level with my stereo reciever
     
  10. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    sorry for not beeing able to respond my net was down. thanks taurus for sugesting hte drivers, i updated them with the newest ones and it works great now, and i give it almost 2 weeks before i am deff. lol i like it loud. thanks for all the help. and it was turning up the volume on the speaker controle not windows that one is locked at 90%
     
  11. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    yer welcome.. even though it was zodiaq that suggested getting new drivers. }:p