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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"...


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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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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... Read more

A:audio skipping/stuttering/crackling/popping problems

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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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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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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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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'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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi all,

A couple of weeks ago I bought and downloaded a copy of the "Systweak Advanced system optimizer" and after using it to 'optimize' my system it instead screwed it up big time... now my sound crackles and stutters when I play all media, online or offline, dvds, youtube, games, etc...

Technical support from them didn't solve my problem, needless to say I've asked for( and gotten) a refund from them, but I'm still stuck with this annoying problem..I've tried the usual methods, such as rolling back drivers, uninstalling all the audio drivers (Nvidia and Realtek) restarting and letting Windows 7 reinstall them, all to no avail

My mother board uses integrated Realtek audio sound, I have been using win 7 with no sound issues since early 2010, and now this happens, I'm so frustrated, I hope someone can help me out with this..

A:sound crackling and stuttering in Win 7home premium 64 bit

Best to stay away from those Optimizer/Registry cleaners


Have you by chance tried a System Restore point to a date prior to installing that Optimizer program?

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I'm using a GameCom777 headset. When I play with the USB adapter I get popping and craclking. If I play without it or with just the PC speakers I dont get any crackling. 'm running DX11. Plantronics' FAQ says to run DxDiag and go to the Sound 1 tab, then turn hardware acceleration from full to normal. Problem is I dont have a hardware acceleration slider there. I cant find settings for it ANYWHERE. I didnt have this issue when I was running the 32-bit version of 7, it started with the 64-bit. Its really annoying and I cant seem to figure it out.

A:Popping/crackling when using headset

Quote: Originally Posted by SXRguyinMA

I'm using a GameCom777 headset. When I play with the USB adapter I get popping and craclking. If I play without it or with just the PC speakers I dont get any crackling. 'm running DX11. Plantronics' FAQ says to run DxDiag and go to the Sound 1 tab, then turn hardware acceleration from full to normal. Problem is I dont have a hardware acceleration slider there. I cant find settings for it ANYWHERE. I didnt have this issue when I was running the 32-bit version of 7, it started with the 64-bit. Its really annoying and I cant seem to figure it out.

From your description, I'd think it's a driver issue. Have you tried going back to the previous drivers or, conversely, looking for newer drivers?

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I got a new P50 and I think I've upgraded all the drivers. I'm still getting the crackling on audio. I know its supposed to have been solved but I'm getting it on driver version I'veh had this a few weeks now.... dont know if its been there before but its been very noticable since today. Its happening with both Youtube and videos from my HDD.

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I have had this problem for quite a long time but I am getting enough from it.

Basicly nearly always when I start playing any sound source there is crackling in sound at begining. Happens usually with high frequenzy sounds, adjusting volume on youtube videos or click rewinding youtube video fast, also usually when I close video there that annoying sound occurs.
So basicly, always when someone talks in Mumble or I click to play video there is that annoying crackling/popping, it doesnt last long. Only when sound starts playing.

Here is some pictures you might find helpful

A:Sound crackling/popping

First off welcome to SF. Second with sounds I would double check all your connections. Most often this is the pin making poor contact or even the beginning of a wire breaking down maybe from a bend or crimp. Then I would uninstall and reinstall the most current audio drivers and as well go to the mono mfgrs. site to check for other driver updates and lastly read to see if any bios updates deal with sound issues.

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I had crackling sound problem in my old computer, and now after building new one it still exist. All parts are new except RAM.

When I watch video without pausing it there wont be any crackling, if i pause/play it fast there will be popping/crackling sound. Problem is pretty bad in Mumble/teamspeak when there is few people speaking, same in many games when there is many different audio sources to play. Crackling and popping really makes gaming with friends annoying...

I have tried different headphones, fresh install windows, new audio drivers.

Here is few videos I recorded (using speakers)
in this video i turn volume completely off and then back on

and this i only adjust volume low/high (pretty fast)

A:Sound crackling/popping

Heres latencymon results

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I have a Hewlett Packard Media Centre M370. Everything has been going fine bar a few minor hitches. Now I can hear cracking and popping coming from my speakers, which is making listening to my music unbearable. This has been going on for about a month but getting worse.

I thought it was the speakers and to make sure plugged in some other speakers that I knew worked fine and the same thing happen... which leads me to conclude that it must be an internal fault. But what could be causing this and how can it be fixed. I dont want it to blow up on me.

Please help!

A:I can hear Crackling and Popping!

First find the sound card in the Device Manager and double click it and see if it is working properly.

Try seeing if there are any update drivers for the sound card.

If it is Turn off your PC and re-seat and clean out any dust and check any cables and make sure their getting a good connection.

Still problems go to Device Manager and click on the device and uninstall the driver and reboot.

If all these fail to resolve the problem then uninstall programs one by one and reboot and see if that helps.

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I am at the end of my rope and hoping someone can provide some help. I have a Aptiva PC (AMD K6 400mhz Processor - 192MB) and am getting nasty noise and pops on SOME .wav files. I started on Win98 and ended up on Win 2k with the same symptoms. The onboard sound card is an ESS Solo. It doesn't appear to be a driver problem, as I installed a SB 16 (ISA) sound card and ended up with the exact same problems. Some sounds are fine (the Utopia set) others (like Chord.wav) are LOUD and Crackle and pop. I've tried running dxdiag and messages say everything is fine, yet I still get nasty noises.... I can't say for sure, but the first time this happened was installing a kid's game and I think it took me to a new release of Directx (5.0??) Anyone have any ideas???

A:Crackling and popping Sounds

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I recently noticed that whenever I'm playing audio through my EMU 0202 and I do anything that changes the CPU load (ex. moving the window around, or dragging the window to fullscreen, browsing the internet etc). This has not been an issue in the past, I just noticed it the other day.

Anyone else running an EMU on windows 7?

A:EMU 0202 Crackling and Popping

Well I figured out something very strange just now...

The popping/crackling is only present if I'm using the Windows 7 Basic Theme. If I use the Aero Windows 7 theme there is no crackling! Anyone have any more info on this...

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So I just installed Windows 8 and decided to play some music, found out that my DPC Lat is huge and I did try disabling some things such as audio drivers LAN drivers etc. Still didn't solve the problem so I'm at a loss at what I'm supposed to do now.

Maybe I skipped over certain parts which I had to disable using the DPC lat checker so if someone wants to clarify that would be awesome, as well as any possible solutions to this would be awesome.

Thanks for any help!

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All right, so my sound is popping at loud frequencies. For example, if I click on my volume adjuster to hear the different sample levels, little pops and crackles can be heard. I was starting to notice some crackling when I got the Logitech g35. Thinking the g35 was faulty, I got a refund and a got a sound card (Xonar DX) and a non-usb headset (MMX 300). I first noticed the crackles on the system sounds at this moment. So I tried all kind of different drivers for the xonar. But to no avail, the problem still occurred on headphones and speakers. Then I removed my graphic card, the soundcard, all kinds of usb ports, and the sound popping is still happening on the on-board sound which I had never noticed until the g35. So, thinking maybe I had messed some windows file, I reinstalled windows 8 and reset the BIOS. The crackling is still there. I also tried using one of each ram sticks.

This is really frustrating! I am a competitive COD player and the season has already started. Please help me

A:Sound Popping/Crackling

Popping and crackling has been an issue with some. Wi-Fi is one known cause. Old drivers are another, for both the sound and video. Some system monitor and configuration programs can also cause this. The is no "one fix", from what I've seen - on the Windows 7 forum and the Dell users forum. Its not as prevalent as it was but there are still occasional reports of problems.

Sadly, the DPC Latency Checker is not valid for Windows 8 so that very useful tool for trying to track the problem down, can't be used.

Sound & Audio - Windows 7 Help Forums

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HelloI have a HP Envy 15 N7L05EA#ABU I'm having terrible problems with the built in speakers hissing and popping whenever I try to play any media such as MP3s or Videos. I've updated the system BIOS to the latest version, I've updated the audio drives to the latest. The problem persists. Tried an older version of the driver and still the speakers pop. It's driving me crazy. If I plug in a set of headphones there is no popping through the headphones but the laptop speakers do continue to pop and crackle even with the headphones plugged in.  If the audio is muted, the speakers still pop.Here is a video showing what it's like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsf0uFFHjHgI'm beginning to wonder if there is a physical fault with it? I can't continue with the problem like it is; it's making my computer unusable. Can anyone help?Thank you for reading this and for any help that you can offer.Steve

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So I have a lenovo y70-70 touch and it just recently started to have its speakers pop and crackle every few seconds. I updated the realtek drivers - to no avail. I rolled back the drivers to past versions - to no avail. My BIOS is updated, and now I am stuck on what to check next.  Headphones, both USB and via 3.5mm jack, work fine. But the speakers just crack constantly. I have:Lenovo y70-70 Touch (with no warranty, since it ended 2 months ago)Windows 10 Home (64 bit, w/ anniversary update)i7-4720HQ @ 2.60GHz16 GBNvidia Geforce GTX 960m, 4gb I have looked around and haven't found a solution in these forums or anywhere else. I tried setting the process power managment settings lower, but that didn't help either.   Anyone able to help? 

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Hey everyone!

I've just got a new HP dv6-3031tx and it works perfectly...except for the sound, which from the very start has popped, crackled and dropped out. I'm running Windows 7 dual-booted with Linux Mint 10, and the problem is repeated over both operating systems. I've tried upgrading drivers, tried disabling wireless card, webcam, etc. I've also tried to see if there is a correlation with DPC latency, and while there are some spikes on my system (still unsure where they are coming from), they do not match up with audio problems, for instance during a period of high latency spikes, the audio ran crystal clear, before reverting to it's normal crackle when latency was normal. At the moment I'm thinking perhaps sound card? As the problem carries over to the headphone jack as well? Any help would be much appreciated, I'm a bit of a music geek and a laptop without workable sound would be a nightmare for me!

Hp pavilion dv6-3031tx
4gb DDR3 RAM
640gb Hard drive
core i7 720QM 1.6ghz
Windows 7 Home Premium (dual booted with Linux Mint 10 Gnome)
Intel HD Audio - IDT audio codec

Thanks for your time!!

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Hello everyone. I have recently upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 (the problem I am about to say never occured on Windows 7). When listening to music, I now hear popping/crackling sounds. I use my headphones to listen to music but I checked using my speakers and the same problem occurs. My PC info is:System Manufacturer: Hewlett-PackardSystem Model: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PCSystem Type: x64-based PCProcessor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz, 2200 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)Installed Physical Memory (RAM): 4.00 GB I have checked DPC Latency ( http://www.thesycon.de/deu/latency_check.shtml ) and there does seem to be a problem. The latency spikes very often. The latency that I always have is between 1000-1500us but it spikes very high. For some reason, right now it says my current latency is 1192us but my maximum is 908,300,885! This does not seem normal!  I don't know how to fix it! Has anyone else heard something like this and does anyone know a fix?  On device manager under "Sound, video and game controllers" there are two drivers. I have used Device manager to try to update the drivers but it is saying that I have the latest version for both.1. IDT High Defintion Audio CODEC2. Intel(R) High Defintion Audio HDMI Thank you.   

A:Crackling/Popping sounds on Windows 10

I had the same problem and now I can only hear if I use my ear buds, I have tried everything I know and nothing has helped. At first it was Crackling and Popping so I shut it off restarted it and now nothing from laptop speakers. Same with the drivers. I went back to a restore point before installing windows 10 hoping that would help, still no luck.

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Hello after one year sound problem ocured on my laptom. Everytime I swap between tabs within no matter which web browser strange sound arise form both speakers. Its not only due to flash but also winamp/vlc ... I have run latency meter dpclat.exe and it goes to RED every time the crackling sound arises. I tried all drivers (intel graphics, chipset, contextant...) then clean instalation of windows 7pro and sound is still crackling ....  does anyone have similar issue ? 

A:E320 sound crackling / popping issue

Hi Martiner, I have a similar or the same issue and it's driving me crazy. Now I know at least that a New Installation of Windows won't help fixing it After hours of desperate search, I have found what's the source of the problem. It is the Power Management Driver not the Energy Manager. I would like to use the Energy Manager because I do think it's a great program which manages the battery life perfectly, but without the PMD it is no use. How did you manage to get solve of the crackling/popping issue??? An Answer would be highly appreciated, I actually just signed up in this forum because of that issue...

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I get crackling/popping sounds it my games. It's very annoying because it also affect my fps. I tried different driver version and different audio settings but no luck. I notice that it all started after I installed Battlefield Bad Company 2, after I installed my new video card (ATI Radeon HD 5770) the crackling/popping got more worse. I uninstalled BC2 to see if that was the problem but no. The crackling/popping stops when I return to desktop. I have ALC888s

A:Windows 7 Realtek crackling/popping sounds.

Maybe a dumb suggestion, but my son had a similar problem. It turned out that he had the volume level on his monitor turned up (he is using integrated sound from his mobo, not the monitor). We found that once we set that to 0 the popping in games and iTunes stopped.

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