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Discussion in 'Windows 7 Hardware' started by Witchsong, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Witchsong

    Witchsong New Member

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    I have this problem that the sounds start to occasionally "crackle". This "crackling" occurs almost every time I ALT-TAB while playing World of Warcraft and listening to Winamp at the same time.
     
  2. iroken22

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    What sound card are you using and are you using the most up-to-date drivers?
     
  3. Witchsong

    Witchsong New Member

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    It's built-in on the motherboard, and is installed with the default Windows 7 (or Windows Vista?) driver that the OS installs itself.
     
  4. iroken22

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    I had a very similar problem when I had build 6801. What i did to fix it was i went to the Realtek website and downloaded the most up-to-date sound driver for my device. From then on i had no problems with crackling or the sound not working at all.
     
  5. Radenight

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    I've always had bad luck with onboard sound and trying to listen to multiple audio sources at once, (ie: Winamp and a Game) But as iroken22 said, getting the latest driver often times will fix the problem.
     
  6. iroken22

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    Very well put. I spent a whole day just looking through and testing the computer to determine the issue. I finallly figured it out 17 hours later when I read a post online that someone had a similar problem in VISTA and that fixed it. So I gave it a whack and it worked.
     
  7. RudeBw

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    @iroken22: can you give me link to that site, or give me advice, how to solve that kind of a problem. I try to do everything, but no success. Only crackling sound in Windows 7 with Realtek HD drivers.
     
  8. kstarfire

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    I, too, am having a problem listening to multiple sound sources in win7. A single source often works fine, but then fails when another sound source activates.

    I did not have any problems with this in Vista.
     
  9. RudeBw

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    Ok, I solve my problem:
    Go to Control panel - Power options - and instead Balanced check High performance.

    And no crackling sound anymore ... that works for me.
     
  10. kstarfire

    kstarfire New Member

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    This did not work for me.
     
  11. Bannon

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    Same exact problem. Has persisted from onboard sound to Creative X-Fi, with absolutely no difference, with or without beta drivers.
     

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