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Q: audio skipping/stuttering/crackling/popping problems

hi all. i made a post similar to this one before in the hardware section but im starting to doubt its a hardware problem. i have a creative audigy platinum 2 ex sound card that started to crackle and pop when i played sound in winamp. it wasnt too big a deal at first but it became louder and more invasive after a while. so i figured my sound card was the problem. so i got an m-audio audiophile 24/96 card and the problem was still there. this is terrible for me as i use a lot of audio editing/multitracking software. and these programs would also stutter and crackle whether i was recording audio or just playing back. so i figured whatever ill use the onboard soundcard for a while, but even that one is doing the same thing. with winamp the crackling wasnt as often as with the creative/m-audio cards. when i use any audio editing software however it would crackle a little then the whole comuter started to slow down. i made a habit of keeping task manager open while using the software to check what was eating up the cpu and it was the audio program. but i noticed if i closed the audio program quick enough the cpu load would transfer to another program and if i closed that program it would transfer to another program for a few seconds, usually my antivirus. another problem i have is with youtube. about a minute into any video the sound stutters so it sounds almost like an echo and the video along with it. in task manager it shows iexplorer.exe using 100% cpu. ive tried everything: i updated all my drivers, made sure my hdds are in ultra dma mode, switched out various pci devices (video card, sound cards, network cards). i read all over the internet and tried almost everything. i thought it might be irq interrupts because both my sound and video cards were on 18 with my creative card but with m-audio they were on seperate irqs. plus even my onboard soundcard stutters! please, i know this is a long and boring post but the last thing i want to do is to have to reinstall windows and all my software. if anyone has any ideas id be more than grateful. thanks.

Preferred Solution: audio skipping/stuttering/crackling/popping problems

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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I was messing around with some audio configurations the other night, basically trying to get things to sound 'louder'. Anyway, whatever I did I guess has made audio just about unlistenable. I don't want to fully restore my computer but is there a way I could just restore the audio settings? I think I've restored most settings for the audio but maybe I'm missing something.
I have a Lenovo laptop with "Realtek High Definition Audio" for the playback.
**edit: Seems to only be happening through iTunes! Just blasted some music through Youtube and the audio was fine.

A:Crackling, skipping, stuttering, lagging audio

Well, I searched around and it seems to be an issue with making sure the sound playback is at the same sampling rate as iTunes. So far so good. If anybody has the same issue I recommend making sure your iTunes sampling rate is at the same rate as the playback device settings.

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Dear HP Support Team! There are many discussions on this issue... Of course, some of them are solved!BUT, I'm sure, that a lot of people are experiencing the same problem as me..., namely, each time the GPU throttles (observed with GPU-Z and/or EVEREST and/or GPU Observer ? Sidebar Gadget), it causes a DPC latency spike (~ 60k as in my case, measured with DPC Latency Checker) which causes sound glitches (audio crackling, popping, stuttering), when I listen to a music, browsing the Internet (for example)!!! You can be sure, I'm not alone! So, my question is: why there is still no solution to this problem?! excepting the disable powermizer (for those, who use nVidia graphic card) or disabling Windows Aero!I have this problem more than two years since I bought my HP Compaq 8710p (GC102EA) with Windows Vista preinstalled, and now with Windows 7 Ultimate! Please, reply!!!Thx. P.S.:Here're some discussions to this subject:dv6-2064ca sound crackling once every 5 minutesCrackling Noisedv6853cl Crackling sound playing mutimedia with speakers or headphonesSound distorts, pops while surfing internet on dv9730usDV5-1050ei - popping and crackling sound while playing any musicYou can find more by searching to the forums "Notebook PC Sound and Audio"  and using the tags: "CRACKLING", "POPPING", "STUTTERING"...


I have the same problem, only mine only does it on start-up and shutdown.  Brand new dv7 3174 right out of the box and it's got deffects.  Does HP not turn these on and test them before putting them on shelves???  This is ridiculous it's gone on this long and HP has offered no solution.  Also i spoke to HP on the phone today and they state that there is no record of this being an issue.......... yet all one has to do is google the issue to find out that most if not all of there customers are experiencing these same issues.  I personally would not buy HP again after this, the sales guy tried to talk me into buying a different name brand at the store and I didn't listen cause I liked the DV7, so maybe I brought this on myself.  SHAME ON HP FOR THERE TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SUPPORT ALONG WITH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.

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Several months ago, my computer started to have audio problems. Or at least that's when I started to notice it. Rebooting was a temporary fix, but it would gradually get worse and worse the longer my computer stayed on, starting with minor popping and crackling before eventually getting all the way up to stuttering.

For a while I thought it was a problem with the laptop itself rather than software or driver problems, but yesterday I started to think outside the box and have made some progress, but not enough to solve the problem. LatencyMon's gone a long way in helping me isolate the problem, but I just don't know where to go from there. Running LM always will show ndis.sys and tcip.sys at the top of the list, and but I'm not quite sure what to do now. I even went on the Acer website (my laptop's an Acer V5-571) and downloaded and re-installed all the drivers there but all that's seemed to fix is reduce ndis.sys to .697-ish ms. Tcpip is still over 1 ms.

Be forewarned although I use my computer a lot for writing and playing games, I don't really consider myself tech-savvy so if advice could be explained in as simple of rudimentary steps as possible (meaning where to go to find pretty much anything or how to get certain information or reports from my computer posted up here) I would greatly appreciate it.

A:Audio crackling/stuttering on Windows 7, latency problems

The Audio Crackling and stuttering can have many causes. Unfortunately there is no "one fix" for the problem. Latency Mon can help, if you can understand what it is telling your. I use my main PC for my recording studio and I tried Latency Mon on my recording PC, that had no problems, just to look at the program and it flagged several problems so I'm leery of what it reports.

There is an other program, DPC Latency checker which may also help but it doesn't go deep into the PC like Latency mon.

Some general items that have been known to cause the crackling/popping/stuttering are sound and video drivers. Wi-Fi is another known cause. As you have a laptop, temporarily disable Wi-Fi and see if changes anything.

Stuttering can also be caused by the higher priority device that is sharing the same IRQ (Interrupt) as the Sound. Windows treats Sound as a "low priority" device and is on the same (shared) IRQ with a higher priority device. The higher priority device can "interrupt" the sound device and thus cause stuttering.

Look through the many posts, here, on the subject. Maybe something will pop out that will help.

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I have a X1 6th Gen. Recently I got two different Thunderbolt 3 docks. Work gave me a Kensington one. I bought a Caldigit one for home. I have them connected via the diagrams below - basically through my monitors as usb Hubs. (nBoth docks have similar problems: 1. Keyboard repeats keys: https://tinyurl.com/TB3Keyboard2. Mouse randomly pauses: https://tinyurl.com/TB3Mouse3. Web cam stuters: https://tinyurl.com/TB3Webcam4. USB Head set crackles5. Sometimes my laptop hard freezes requiring a hard reboot. Yuck. There's even more USB devices (phone, etc) but they're more "optional" than than mouse/keyboard/webcam/headset.  When i connect them directly to the docks, there's no (maybe fewer?) problems.  Has this happened to anyone else? It feels like an X1 problem since this repros with two different monitors and two different docks. A few other coworkers have reported weird issues as well with their X1 and the docks.  

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I am using a microsoft headset, and when i listen to music on youtube it skips and crackles, is there any way to fix this?

A:Audio is skipping and crackling (Windows 7 64 bit)

Have you looked over the multitude of posts on here about popping and crackling? and tried some of the suggestions?

However, "skipping" can just be a busy youtube and it's really "buffering". I have a high speed cable connection (20 plus Mbsec) and occasionally I get youtube buffering.

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I recently had my new ibm thinkpad replaced because of skipping audio. When I look at the performance monitor, cpu usage jumps up to 100% every time skipping occurs (it skips on all sound files, not just cds). However, now the brand new thinkpad is doing the exact same thing. It happens even when I run no other programs but media player. Is there some way to track down the process that is causing the skipping? Possibly some kind of driver conflict i guess..but how to tell which one? Any help is appreciated.



A:skipping/stuttering audio


Please don't double post, it will confuse people and you stand to get less of a focused member effort on your problem.

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I have Win10 Pro on my Dell M4800 laptop and the audio has started stuttering/crackling no matter what I am using. It does it on Youtube, Netflix, games and also music software which is my main complaint. It even does it if I plug in headphones or a speaker so that rules out that the inbuilt speakers are failing. I have spent literally hours watching youtube videos (on my other laptop) and following recommended fixes and updated the drivers, changes the audio settings, etc. etc. and have had no luck so far! Any help on this very appreciated!

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For the past few days I've been trying to fix the sound stuttering when I'm listening to music, and after monitoring the dpc latency it seems to be caused by a bad driver. I've updated all my drivers and tried finding which one is causing the latency spikes but no luck so far.

DPC latency when i'm not getting stutters:
Yfrog - dpc1

Yfrog - dpc2
Yfrog - dpc3

Also, I don't know if this means anything but when I open up hwinfo32 and the hardware summary is shown, i get this pattern:
Yfrog - hwinfodpc (big screenshot)

When I close the summary it's back to normal. Does this mean it's related to one of the parts shown in the hwinfo32 summary?
I've tried disabling wlan, vga, sound, and modem in device manager, uninstalled daemon tools and it's driver etc, but that didn't change anything.

Any advice?
I'm using an Acer Aspire 5715Z laptop, Realtek HD audio

A:DPC Latency causing audio stuttering, crackling

Uninstall the Realtek in the Device Manager then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect it and reinstall. Sometimes the reinstall will put it on a different IRQ and fix the problem. No guarantee but worth a try.

FWIW I have an Acer 7720 laptop with Realtek and Win 7 32 bit and it doesn't do it on mine.

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Problem description: Something is seriously going wrong with my computer. I've been using Ableton Live (A digital audio workstation for creating music), and usually I have absolutely no problems whatsoever. However, I decided to look through some old songs that had VST plugins I uninstalled, and when I started doing this the audio start to slow down intensely. I'm running all audio on the DAW through a Line 6 UX2. So, I decide to restart my computer. However, it wouldn't turn on at all. After about an hour of poking around inside the computer, airing it out and cleaning the dust, it finally miraculously turns on. However, now the audio problem has spread to my other soundcard, an HTO Striker Omega. Whenever I watch a video or listen to something, if I do a task that requires a remote amount of processing power, everything slows down and gets extremely choppy, starts crackling or popping, or the sound stutters. This happens on Winamp, VLC, and any other program that uses sound. Seriously, since today I can't listen to a song in Winamp without hearing stuttering if I change tabs in Firefox. It especially happens when I'm listening to something and I click on things in the control panel. Also, Ableton has become completely unusable. I can't listen to anything without hearing about 5 seconds worth of noise for every 1 second of music. It's absolutely frustrating, and I need to fix this soon because I have some incredibly urgent projects I need t... Read more

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Hey guys,

I just did a fresh install of windows 8 on my system.

Specs are

Win 8
intel 3570k
8 gig 1600mhz ram
Asus p8z77 - pro
Baracude 1tb hdd
Kingston hyperx 240 g ssd

For some reason when watching you tube every so often 5 min. It seems that the video, audio and my mouse stutter. Just slows down and skips.

Not sure why this is happening. I have scanned with AVAST as well as Spy Bot Search and Destroy.

Any help would be great. THank you

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Hey everyone. First time poster here. This specific issue I've searched everywhere on the Internet for, but cannot find anything that relates to me.

I'm having difficulty with a computer I recently built. I'm having a significant mouse skip/jump and audio stutter while I'm performing basic tasks. It's quite irritating, considering my knowledge with Windows based PCs. I've never been this frustrated with a custom build before.

Specs are 6600k, Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming6, 16GB DDR4, 980ti, 2x 1TB Hard Drives, 60GB Patriot Pyro SE, and a TP-Link N600 wireless adapter (PCI-E). Running Windows 7 x64. I'm using Intel Smart Response, which basically creates a cache RAID partition between the hard drive with the operating system installed on it and the SSD.

I have connected to this PC a Logitech G602 mouse, and a Logitech K270 keyboard. Both have different USB transceivers. I have a USB Bluetooth adapter connected as a dedicated link to my Dualshock 3 controller, using SCP drivers. I also have a USB cable connected to my CyberPower UPS (to enable battery-based shutdown). I have two ASUS VG248QE (1080p, 144hz) monitors, one connected through a DVI-D cable (@144hz), the other HDMI (@60hz).

All my drivers are up to date. I've slipstreamed services, cut unneeded processes, disabled scheduling that isn't necessary, optimized power settings, optimized NVIDIA settings, and I'm sure more that I'm forgetting.

My DPC latency is normal. I've had the test running for the past 20 minut... Read more

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1420 running Windows Vista 32 bit with SP2.

A few days ago, I noticed my hard drive was almost full. So, I ventured into my computer to determine what I could get rid of. I purged everything simple (multimedia), then did some program removal (lazy housekeeper). Then I ran CCleaner and Registry Mechanic to hopefully pickup any of the little bits my early spring cleaning may have left behind.

With it being late at night, I didn't have my volume up but noticed my mouse pointer acting a bid odd.

The next evening, I get home to do some browsing and the mouse problem is more clear, after a good nights sleep. Every second or so, the mouse stutters. More clearly, if you slowly drag the pointer accross the screen, the mouse moves, and every second or so, just for an instant it freezes. But, it obviously remembers where the pointer should be so it jumps suddenly after that brief moment to where the pointer should be. I can also see the progress spinning circle image on startup or when you start a new program has a noticable consistent hickup.

Now, it took another day for me to realize that the audio problem ties to this as well. To this point, I hadn't attempted to listed to any audio or play video. Once I did, I realized I was more confused than ever.

The audio has a stutter ever second or so right alongside the consistency with the mouse pointer. If you've ever noticed when a digital TV signal suddenly goes bad for a second and the audio sort of ... Read more

A:Mouse and audio consistantly skipping/stuttering

Bump....pretty please?

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Hey everyone,

My wife's computer has had a "skipping" problem for quite some time. I have been to the Malware forum and determined that the computer is cleaned - and they had me update windows and Java. I have run multiple virus scanners, spybot, adaware, have tried disconnecting wireless (i read somwhere that that could be it), checked memory, defragged, etc... basically everything i know how to do and i have not been able to remedy the situation. Basically whenever you run and audio or video file in any application (WMPlayer, Itunes, youtube, anything) it skips and stutters terribly. I think it really does it alot of times, it is just more noticable when you are listening / watching something continuous. The computer has plenty of available memory, is not maxed out in CPU usage or anything. Other than this problem, the computer seems to run flawlessly... I cant figure it out - if someone has time to help, it would be greatly appreciated.


System specs

HP Laptop dv5000
1.79 GHz
AMD Turion 64 Mobile
1 GB of Ram
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Version 2002, Service Pack 2

A:Skipping Audio/video - Stuttering Computer

Hello State Or Die,The event viewer may give some more information.1. Click Start select run2. Type eventvwr.exe3. Press enter4. Search through the groups for errors and warnings.5. Double click on each error and or warning.6. Locate the copy to clipboard button, (under the two arrows)7. Let us know what you find. (paste the results)Right click on MY Computer and select properties, click the Hardware tab and select device manager. Can you see any items with question or exclamation marks next to them.

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I just bought windows 7 for the first time and after installation and installing all drivers I realized I only had one issue. For some reason when audio starts or ends there is popping/crackling noise. Does anyone know how to fix this?

I'm using a Sennheiser PC 350 headset and on board audio from this Gigabyte Motherboard.

A:Audio Popping/Crackling

Do you get the same pops/cracks if you use speakers instaed of the headset?

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I've been getting this sound problem for a few days now, and it's really getting on my nerves. Whenever I try to play a game or do something that requires my computer to work a little, I get this very annoying crackling/popping sound coming from my speakers/headphones. I have 8GB of RAM, and I never see my CPU usage or my memory usage reach 100%, so it's not like my computer can't handle a game or two. This only started happening randomly one day. I'm pretty sure it's not a problem with my headphones, speakers, or the games I play, because I've tried re-installing, using different headphones, etc. The audio has also crackled a few times randomly, even when I'm not doing much on the computer. Does anyone have an idea of what might be causing this?

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Hi all;

Question about the audio on my laptop. Have any of you ever experienced "popping" during audio playback? It says the drivers are working ok. It never threw a code or anything. Any suggestions, ideas as to goings on?

A:Crackling and popping audio.

This is a fairly common complaint, although there haven't been many lately. If you search through the postings here you will find a lot of them. Unfortunately there is no "one fix" for this problem. Drivers are one issue, make sure you have the latest (and correct) driver for your sound device. Video card drivers is another known cause. Wi-Fi is another known cause.

Just have to start, one at a time, updating drivers and trying to isolate what the problem is.

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My audio will not stop crackling, popping, and skipping. I've seen this on the boards before and it seems to be a running problem with no fix. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the devices, updating the drivers, and everything else, but nothing seems to work.

A:HP 2000 Audio Crackling and Popping

 Hi @weskara, Welcome to the HP Forums! I understand from your posts that you are having an issue with your HP 2000-2d68NR Notebook and the Audio crackling. Try-1. Right click the Speaker icon in the bottom right corner by your time.2. Click Playback Devices.3. Click Speakers.4. Click properties.5. Click the advanced tab on the Properties window.6. Change the Default Format drop-down to the highest quality.7. Apply the properties.8. Click OK to close the properties window. Restart your Notebook and try the sound. If that does not help, here is a document that shows you how to restore BIOS factory default settings. That way it will look at the Hardware installed on the Notebook. Please get back to me how this goes. If this post helps you to resolve the issue you can click the Thumbs up icon to show gratitude! Thanks.

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The Issue:
Audio crackles, pops, and clicks on occassion, usually when sound begins or stops.

Examples: When I recieve a message on STEAM, there is a "bloop" sound that is there to notify me that someone sent me a message. At the very end of the bloop there is a noticeable "click" sound.
When playing some games where there is audio that loops, at the end of each loop in the cycle there is a clicking noise.
When pausing and unpausing YouTube videos, the audio of the video is accompanied by clicking noises. If I exit YouTube in the middle of the video, a few seconds after closing out a noise can be heard, which resembles a split second segment of audio from the video.
When using Crtl+f to search for words and it doesn't come up, a ding is played, followed by the clicking noise. This is most notable when I force the dings to occur in rapid succession, by typing random letters. It occurs less often if it is only a single ding.


Logitech G633 Headphones, but the issue was also present on my Logitech G35s. Both are USB devices.

I'm new to this website so I don't exactly know what other specifications would come in handy... if there are tell me how to find them and I will post them.

Thank you so much for replies, I've been looking for a solution for a month now on the web to no avail!

A:Crackling/Clicking/Popping/ Audio Issue

USB devices do not use the PC's sound card, they take digital and convert it to analog audio. Does sound do the same thing with regular PC audio?

Popping/crackling, etc is an often posted problem. Unfortunately there is no "one fix" for the problem. Some known potential items are Wi-Fi, sound drivers, video drivers, power supply noise, etc. With USB headphones drivers for the headphones could be an issue.

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I recently purchased a hp pavilion 15-au102TX laptop 2 weeks ago, than ask to update windows 10  anniversary. after i update the windows startup and shutdown sound is gone till now haven,t solve. so i try to update the realtek high definition audio driver download from HP webside, after that B&O Audio was missing, than i try to roll back driver finally B&O Audio was come back. but the sound have crackling, popping during play the music. Problem1. how to solve audio crackling, popping issue?2. startup sound issue (It does't matter if it can not solve? detail as bellowMicrosoft Windows 10 Home Single LanguageBIOS version: Insyde F.23sound, video and game controllers-Intel(R) Display Audio: High Definition Audio: Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible)(WDM): regards KC      

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Basically after about 20-30 minutes roughly my audio just craps out and starts making popping and crackling noises that get progressivly worse until I go into the Cmedia control panel and click S/PDIF and it fixes it for another 30 minutes and then it starts again, so I have to click the same button, And so forth.

This is such a pain. I've tried re-installing the drivers and all other common solutions. I had no problem with the previous drivers, but they didnt support mic so I had to install the newest ones, which have been giving me this problem for the past year or so.

If anyone can help me, it'd be the biggest help.


A:Asus M2N-E SLI Audio Problem - Popping/Crackling

i got the same problem only it happens when i use my xbox 360 controller. i ended up ripping the sound card out of an old dell and sticking in finding some modded drivers compatible with vista for it and now im fine. NEVER EVER get a cmedia product. they have NO TECH SUPPORT whatsoever, other than the comunity support forums which noone from CMEDIA themselves uses.

i whish i could help but i cant. until there is a fix, i suggest sound blaster.

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the audio on my laptop is CONSTANTLY clicking and popping. it happens with or without headphones. ive tried the troubleshooter, reinstalling drivers, tried looking into all the settings, nothing seems to help, what can i do to fix this? its driving me mad.

A:Bang and olufson audio popping and crackling

Dear Customer, Please try installing the IDT Audio drivers and see if that helps:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=ob_151294_1  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Brand new P50 Win 10 Pro. Audio playback from videos are crackling and popping intermittently regardless of internal speakers or through the headphone jack.Thought it might be this problem: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P50-P70-sound-issue-quot-pop-crack-quot-...I tried the solution in that thread  (updated the Audio driver) and it did not work for me.I also tried disabling the sound enhancements and dolby digital which seem to help but not stop it.Also updated to all the latest drivers I could find and the bios.Any suggestions? Could it be a hardware issue?

A:P50 Audio crackling/popping in internal speakers a...

Bad or loose wiring inside? One of my radios or MP3 players did that some years back due to a bad solder joint somewhere.

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Lately I've been having a problem where my audio snaps and pops. It's not constant but it can get pretty noticeable. Especially on more calm music. It occurs while any audio is playing. Skype calls, Youtube videos, songs, video games. Anything. At first I had thought it was simply because my headphones were getting old worn out, but when I switched to new headphones the crackling and popping still occured.

Looking at some old forum posts here from 2009 I downloaded a tool called DPC Latency Checker. Ran it, and then started disabling and enabling devices one by one in device manager. Running normally there's an alternating pattern Where it will be down towards ~130 then suddenly spike to ~2500 and back down again. Back and forth.

After nothing having any real logical affect on this I noticed something weird when I disabled a program I use called Virtual Audio Cable, for streaming purposes. Suddenly the latency jumped to the high 14,000's and stayed there. Then after re-enabling VAC, the latency continued to stay in the high 14,000's. I can't seem to replicate whatever happened there.

My BIOS is up to date, my sound card drivers are up to date, and really, I hadn't changed anything prior to this problem starting in order to cause it. If anyone has any idea on how to help, please. This is driving me nuts.

A:Seemingly random audio crackling/popping

Please fill in the My System Specs - we can only guess and talk in generalities without it.

If you look over the many posts on this forum (and other forums) about the popping and crackling you will see its an often reported problem.

There is no "one fix" for this, however there are some things that are known to cause it (and high latency). Wireless controllers (wi-fi) are one known cause. A user on the Sonar (recording software) forum reported getting spikes and high latency as shown with the DPC Latency checker. His problem turned out to the the wireless adapter (controller) and as soon as he disabled it his problem went away.

Video drivers and sound drivers are another issue.

That Virtual Audio Cable sets up virtual audio devices and that can be a prime issue. You should have a "System Mixer" (could also be called Stereo Mix and what SoundBlaster calls "What You Hear") and these functions will allow you to record streaming audio.

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so i got this laptop yesterday and everything works fine, but when i start up a video game like overwatch or guild wars 2 some intermittent popping or crackling noises start happening and it's kind of disconcerting this happens with both the onboard speakers and headphones it's only when playing games though, with youtube and general use it's fine i contacted the chat support today and did a clean reinstall of my display drivers, one person suggested it was a problem with the computer's keyboard (?) and i've been trying to disable it and just use a usb connected one to see if that held any water but i don't know how to do that without the keyboard just reinstalling itself immediately any ideas? 

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so i got this laptop yesterday and everything works fine, but when i start up a video game like overwatch or guild wars 2 some intermittent popping or crackling noises start happening and it's kind of disconcerting this happens with both the onboard speakers and headphones it's only when playing games though, with youtube and general use it's fine i contacted the chat support today and did a clean reinstall of my display drivers, one person suggested it was a problem with the computer's keyboard (?) and i've been trying to disable it and just use a usb connected one to see if that held any water but i don't know how to do that without the keyboard just reinstalling itself immediately any ideas? 

A:Lenovo Z70-80 80FG, crackling/popping audio

posted this kinda preemptively, updating BIOS seems to have fixed it for now

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Hello, I tried a lot already... disabling Wireless Drivers, updating other drivers... but I can't figure out what exactly causes my sound to crackle... I also recognized, when I move my laptop up and down fast, the sound crackles too... maybe its a hardware issue? I have Win7 64bit Professional,all drivers updated... from HP Site... anyone else got problems with elitebooks? Any advice?

A:Audio crackling, popping on HP Elitebook 8570w

Hello,are you getting the sound rom speakers for sure? we know wireless drivers can cause the issue however if the speakers are muted and you still get the sound, it has to be some hardware. please double check. this could be some broken part or broken screw. I suggest, please have it checked by HP or authorized repair center. Please contact HP support.Please visit http://www.hp.com/ > select the country from left hand side bottom (USA is selected by default) > on next page, on right hand side top, click "connect with HP" icon, you should have options to email HP or call HP.Hope it helps. 

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Im desperate here as I simply cannot figure out the solution is and this thing is driving me nuts.

I have major latency issues and from DPC checker have figured out that its my network adapters (or at least I think).
When I disable both of them, I get nearly perfect sound.
Ive re installed them/dloaded new drivers multiple times and no difference.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

I have a DELL E6400, Windows 7/64bit.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:6 months now and still no solution to audio Crackling/Popping/Dropouts

I know its no help but I have exactly the same problem with home built asus based PC, with tenda 802.11n W322P network card.

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Hi Everyone:

I have a Sony Vaio VPCL23CFX All-in-one desktop computer (See my SPECS).

I have an odd problem that I cannot seem to resolve. When I play a song, any song, or any MUSIC, for that matter, I get a popping/crackling noise every once in a while. Sometimes it won't happen for a minute, then it will happen every 5 or 10 seconds and then it will stop, then it will start back up again with the every 10 seconds and then not for a minute thing.

It NEVER happens when no music is playing, for example, during a movie when there is no soundtrack playing or if I am watching a Youtube video that has no music. I get the same popping/crackling noise whether it is though the computer speakers or through the headphones.

Does anyone have any idea what might be causing this to happen or how I might get it to stop?



A:Intermittent popping/crackling noise during audio playback

Popping and crackling, if you look over the old posts here, is a frequent issue. Unfortunately there is no "one fix" for the problem.

Among many potential issues, sound drivers (make sure you have the correct sound driver from Sony), video drivers, Wi-Fi, power supply, external source such as a wireless phone or cell phone close by.

On the audio, if you only have the generic Windows installed "HD Audio Codec" that is the first place to start. Get the correct sound driver. What you list for the Sound Card is not really what it is, correct designation is "RealTek", according to the Sony site.

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I have a X1 6th Gen. Recently I got two different Thunderbolt 3 docks. Work gave me a Kensington one. I bought a Caldigit one for home. I have them connected via the diagrams below - basically through my monitors as usb Hubs. (nBoth docks have similar problems: 1. Keyboard repeats keys: https://tinyurl.com/TB3Keyboard2. Mouse randomly pauses: https://tinyurl.com/TB3Mouse3. Web cam stuters: https://tinyurl.com/TB3Webcam4. USB Head set crackles5. Sometimes my laptop hard freezes requiring a hard reboot. Yuck. There's even more USB devices (phone, etc) but they're more "optional" than than mouse/keyboard/webcam/headset.  When i connect them directly to the docks, there's no (maybe fewer?) problems.  Has this happened to anyone else? It feels like an X1 problem since this repros with two different monitors and two different docks. A few other coworkers have reported weird issues as well with their X1 and the docks.  

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Hello 7 forums,

I'm having an issue with my audio that is driving me up a wall. I'm having that (apparently common) issue of crackling/popping/static-y audio on a Realtek chip. I've tried multiple drivers, from Realtek official to Generic to Vista ones. My latency graph has little to no spiking too! (A problem most people identified in the previous megathread). I know this is a solvable issue because previously I've had it under control. It was just so long ago and I've forgotten...

Anyways, does anyone know how I can fix this? It's making me so sad.

Stats as follows:
Asus f50sf
Nvidia GT220m
4gb RAM
Win 7 Pro x64
Core 2 Duo 2.53ghz
Realtek HD Audio Driver
Hardware ID for Soundcard:

Bios, video card, and OS are up to date. If you need any other information I can get it.

Also, even if you are unsure of a solution, post it. I will try anything at this point.

A:Audio Popping/Crackling/Static Windows 7 x64 on Asus f50 Series

I'm having the same issue, I believe so at least. Quite randomly, at about 5 to 10 second intervals, the sound will cut out with a pop which lasts for 1/4 of a second and carries on.

I 'fixed' it briefly last night by reverting all of my Realtek Sound drivers to Windows drivers, but when I turned on the computer this morning, the problem was back.

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I recently purchased a hp pavilion 15-au010wm laptop 6 days ago and right out of the box I noticed that the audio playback would stutter or make a popping sound and sometimes have dropouts randomly so I tried updating my audio, video, WLAN, BIOS and bluetooth drivers but the random stuttering and dropouts continued. Note that it doesn't affect video playback, just the audio. Any idea what could be causing this issue?

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I have recently discovered the root source of the audio stuttering, popping and minor dropout cuplrit, its my wireless lan adapter, once I disable my wireless lan, the stuttering, popping and the drop outs vanish so i'm assuming its the driver causing it because I ran a diagnostic on it and it "PASSED". All help is appreciated. Note: This affects both my bluetooth headset and speakers.Note 2: the stuttering, popping and drop outs stop after just disconnecting from my WiFi, but after reconnecting, it starts happening again.

A:WLAN causing audio stuttering, popping and drop outs

Hi. Please try the latest  Intel Wireless LAN Drivers:     http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp77501-78000/sp77954.exe Released on  Oct 14, 2016 Regards. 

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Hi guys,
Yesterday evening I was watching some youtube videos when suddenly the sound cut out. I turned the volume back up only to find there was a loud staticky crackling pop as the only audio output. Audio output is fine on headphones.

I have a Lenovo Yoga 920 (with highest specs) with Windows 10 home 64x bit. Since the issue arose, I have tried several things:
- disable/enable drivers by REALTEK related to sound, and Qualcomm Wifi Network Adapter

-Reinstall drivers via windows and directly via REALTEK website
- Update Windows 10 OS as well as BIOS
- Messed around with several battery plan settings
- Restored PC to previous backup, then messed around with audio mixer. This helped, as there was no distortion until volume 20, but beyond that it was the exact same issue.
- Lastly, I resorted to just resetting my computer (deleting all files, etc.)
My next step would be to do a clean install of windows 10 but I need to be using my computer and was wondering if there is a better way.

I believe this is a software/driver related issue as I was partially able to fix it by messing with the mixer settings (even when not having restored my PC). However, this "fix" doesn't work since I reset my PC...
I installed LatencyMon, and the results are below:
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More Burner Help Needed

My burner is still working perfectly no problem there it's burning audio cd's that i am having trouble.They burn but i burn't on audio cd full of old tv themes that were all different bitrate's and there was 60 of them.I burn't them the first 24 worked fine but from 25 to 54 they were jittery and jumpy all the way through.What's going on burning at a lower speed to me would slove the problem but i can only burn at a minimum of 8 with my burner.I was wondering if i could burn below that speed with my burner evn though it says it's from 8x on up to 32x on the box.Would a diferent program let me burn at a lower speed and does it matter what kinda cd's i am using, if it does I am using high capacity Sony 32x Cd-r's.Can yah's help me out again i am sorry for buggin you guys again but you know i am desperate.

A:Skipping problems on burned audio cds.

You could make them all .wav files before you burn them as an audio cd, maybe the program you are using to burn them couldn't deal with certain bitrates, or variable bit rates. Until I found out the version of nero I was using could deal with mp3s I used to always convert my mp3s to wavs before I burned them. I'm almost cerain this will work if that is indeed the problem.
You also mentioned high track numbers (anything above 24 I consider high), have you tried with another cd player? Maybe your cd player doesn't like going that high?

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Hi. My MSI GX630 gives a lot of problems, like during playback of any audio file, even those that are just part of a program (eg Windows Live Messenger), there's a noticeable crackling sound coming from the speakers. I also notice this crackling when external speakers or headphones are attached although it's a bit less noticeable with headphones. I was looking around on the net and found a thread where someone mentioned that heat could be a cause, or something to that effect.
Also when playing some audio files with VLC media player i sometimes hear a stutter during the playback. This also happened a few times while i watched some Youtube videos.
Could someone offer any assistance/explanation please.

PS I have the latest Realtek drivers.

A:Crackling and stuttering speakers?

You may need to reinstall the laptops chipset drivers

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so i have the sound problem here was using an-old 500GB HDD for OS and things got really out of control sound and even the mouse lagged so i poped out an-even older 80GB HDD :P and installed what i had on hand a windows 7 32bit and the PC ran like a chaaaaarm for like a week then i broke the piggy bank and bought an-ssd 120gb installed every thing got my windows 8 64bit up and working and in the very first sec the windows ran i got bad latency problems :S not as bad as with the old drive/500gb but i can tell its getting there >> so after trying every thing here i am i used latencymon i made the files and im w8ing for some one to help me out QQ

but i have to say last time it was another problem that was making the latency but nevertheless i got them QQ
please help i need my PC to me in good shape im a video editor and the sound/laggy problems is killing me

A:another sound crackling and skipping problem ! latencymon

If you used the DPC Latency Checker it is invalid for Windows 8.

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Hi all,
I have read quite many posts so far regarding this issue in Windows 8. It Looks like they have overlooked the Sound skipping problem during playback on different programs and codecs. Whenever one uses Media Player, Spotify or any other audio programs the Sound skipps and crackles. It comes to the point when this is unlistenable any more. My System is definitely strong enough for handling Windows 8 Pro. I've been trying to use different methods like compatibilty installations , playback modifications , drivers etc. but nothing helps. When the system goes in high latency then the sound skipps. Do we need to wait for 64bit proper drivers for Windows 8 update or is there any other solution ? Thanks.

A:Annoying problem with sound crackling and skipping

You say that you have installed the the latest drivers yes?
Where did you obtain these drivers did you go straight to you manufactures website normally under support?
Or where these just pre installed by Windows.

Also it might be worth installing the latests Chip-set driver for your system.
To my knowledge Sony has a programme that you can download from there support page that will install all the latest update for you.

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Im at my wits end now. As the title says really im having probs with cds im making from mp3s skipping randomly. it started about 2months ago, my dvdrw had been noisy for sometime and started to skip audio cds i made (hadnt changed cdr brand been using the same brand for donkeys) so i bought myself a new drive (phillips dvdr1628) thinking my existing samsuny had just packed in. Unfortunately this failed to remedy the problem, i then thought maybe this was just a coincidence that the new dvdrw didnt like my choice of cdr so i bought a different brand of disks...still no joy. next i formatted my system thinking maybe there was still traces of nero 7 on it (which skips like anything anyway) and installed trusty nero 6 reloaded which ive used for donkeys. however still skipping cds. any suggestions on how to solve this great mystery? lol

any suggestions for alternate software?

ta, russ

A:Problems With Audio Skipping On Audio CD's

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I'm desperate to fix my computer - it keeps skipping and stuttering about every 2 seconds. This all started when my Comcast cable modem died and I installed a new one. Comcast will not help me, of course. I found your forum after searching - my problem seems to be VERY similar to this guy's problem: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...rt=#entry913854 His was fixed with a setting to one of his adapters. Mine does not have his same problem.I have run a virus scan, disk cleanup, disk defragmenter, the checkdisk thing, a windows-based memory test on the RAM, and the HDTuner (results attached) all referenced in that other post. My computer does not seem to have any of those problems. The only wierd thing I have found is that my CD burner creates the blue screen of death when I try to burn a CD. Not sure if this is related to my computer acting up, but I guess it could be. When I try to format a CD, it gives an error: BAD_POOL_HEADER.There are also some events on eventvwr but I am not sure if any are significant.Does anyone have an idea for more diagnostics or as to what possible setting could be off as a result of the new cable modem's installation?I am running a DELL XPS M1210Windows XP Pro - Version 2002 service pack 3Intel Core Duo at 1.83Ghz1.99 GB of RAM

A:Skipping and Stuttering Computer

Did you use ANY Comcast software when you installed the modem?

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Hello, This is my first post here but I've heard good things from you guys!

I have a small (annoying) problem with my mouse. If you drag it across the screen it will skip or stutter. I know its definatly not the mouse because I updated the drivers for it and used other mice and still have the same problem.

I have a feeling it has something to do with me upgrading my BIOS the otherday cause thats when this first started.

Any help would be great, thanks


A:Mouse skipping/stuttering

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Some time within the past week, all the audio I play on my HP PC started skipping and stuttering. Sometimes just a split-second pause, sometimes the machine-gun digital stutter. It doesn't matter if it's iTunes or streaming from my browser. I just downloaded and installed the latest driver from Realtek today; it made no difference. Please help! Thanks.

A:Sound skipping/stuttering

Maybe Mr Fixit can help
If he cannot, try a system restore. If that works, great. If not, it will give us a lead on the potential causes; since it is not the OS.
Tips for fixing common sound problems
System Restore - How to

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all of my music is skipping stuttering when I play it in any player... I have XP btw... with all my programs closed too... Ive tried pretty much everything... and been googling it all night! please help! thanks ~ JonModerator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:All My Music Skipping Stuttering

Might want to look for updates for your audio drivers. You could always go to the windows update site, and check the hardware updates. That or go to your manufacturers site.

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Since I installed Windows XP Pro, my music files have been skipping at times. My mp3's from the HD would skip every 30 seconds if I move my mouse around or type while my cda's from the CD would skip more often than the mp3's. This never happened on 98/ME. I've played the files on different media players(WMP, Winamp 2x, 5x) so I know that can't be the problem. I have the latest DirectX 9.0b. I attached a image of my sound devices, which one would be my sound card or do I have to look another place? I looked for drivers for all of them, but no luck :( Is there an official site for them cause I can't find it. Thanks

A:Music Skipping/Stuttering

How about some details on the system? MB make/model, processor speed, sound card, etc.

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Hello everyone. This is my first post and hoping that it will prove to be a successful plea for help. Recently, like within the last week, my computer has started to "stutter." Better described as "skipping." Really noticeable when I listen to a music CD in the CD ROM, watch a youtube or CNN video (the video and audio both stutter.) Also, my cursor seems to stutter as well. I'm not technically versed in these matters but am real good at following step by step instructions. the computer is an HP Pavilion a1101n purchased in 2005. i wiped out the hard drive last evening and reinstalled to factory specs but that didn't work. I am completely at a loss now. If anyne out there can guide me through a troubleshoot plan, I would be most appreciative. This has to be a relatively simple problem to diagnose but for the novice like me, I don't know what to do. Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Computer stuttering and skipping

First thing that we need is your system specs. Mainly your CPU speed and ammount of memory. This can be found by right clicking your my computer icon and selecting properties. The first screen that comes up should give you that information.

The second thing we need to know is when you reinstalled it to factory, did you use a restore cd, or did you do a fresh install from something else.

The thrid thing is to make sure that all your drivers are installed and up to date. Right click your my computer icon and go to properties. Then click the hardware tab, and enter into the DEVICE MANAGER. Make sure there are no yellow warning marks on that screen.

Let us know what you find out and we will help you more.

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