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Whistling sound + soft-loud harddrive sound?

Q: Whistling sound + soft-loud harddrive sound?

My computer is making kind of a loud whistling sound, it doesn't look like I have bad caps(on my motherboard) though.

Also I hear some sort of "disc spinning" or "fan-like sound" that's loud but it's "soft" loud(like a refrigerator/freezer makes a sort of "soft" but loud sound) makes but it's not my fans. I am guessing it could be my hard drive?

Anyone know what problem I could possibly have?

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A: Whistling sound + soft-loud harddrive sound?

Take the side off the case and tell us where the noise is coming from.

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Hello,
Common complaint, I am working with Windows 7 on a Dell Optiplex 755, but teh issue is with the System Volume setting. When I go to the audio mixer and do the test and configuration, the SoundMax audio level is loud and clear. The problem is with the Windows system settings somewhere, is there a limiter or cap setting in teh registry that I can set to maximum?

I know that it is not the standard slide bars/levels but somewhere that Windows 7 Professional is cutting the volume on any Windows application. The drivers are fine, if I invoke the card directly it will blast the sound out. But in any application it is too soft.

Thanks

A:Windows 7, sound limit, audio card is loud Windows is soft

As you have a Dell, for proper operation you need to use the Dell supplied driver. I used to do a lot of support on the Dell forums and we found that non-Dell sound drivers either did not work or did not work correctly.

Here is the Dell Vista sound driver, it will also work with Windows 7 as it is just "Vista improved". It is for both the 32 bit and 64 bit OS versions. Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]

This is a first step. If its still not working correctly after installing the driver, the next thing is what programs you are using that are "low"? If you click on the speaker icon in the notification area (lower right) you can set the system volume level.

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Hi there,

in the past this whistling sound appeared from time to time, but now it is on, nearly all the time.
It is somehow a bit difficult to describe...

It is a a very high sound, not very loud but still very annoying...

IN the moment I play a video in the internet it disappears when I click on hold it?s there again.
Even when I mute the sound the whistling sound disappears, when I start a video...

And also when the Laptop needs to work in higher performance e.g. when I start a programm the sound disappears until the programm was started

Any idea?
Thanks

model: Tecra M-10 13L

A:Tecra M10 13L - whistling sound

Is the Microphone playback volume set too loud?

Check the Mic "Playback" Volume (not the Recording volume) in the Speaker Settings (Control Panel ->Sound->Playback->Speakers->Properties->Levels).

If you have Skype installed, check the Sound settings in Skype. It may be automatically controlling the Mic volume.

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I bought a Yoga 900 in April last year  Some time in November, it started making a truly horrific whilsting sound. It's not particularly loud, but very high pitched so cuts through anything else. Makes dogs fight etc  I've spoken with tech support and ran through HW tests and nothing  Before I send it off for repair, does anyone have any experience and/or advice? I read about a fix for the 910 but it doesn't apply to my machine  The fan is almost constantly running and sounds like a jet engine also, if that's relevant  System SKU: LENOVO_MT_80SD_BU_idea_FM_Lenovo YOGA 900-13ISK for BIZBIOS Version/Date: LENOVO 0TCN14WW, 05/09/2016 For full disclosure the noise started at a similar time to an AV install. I've since removed that, and in fact performed a clean Windows 10 install  Thoughts please

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I have a dell xps 420 and it HAD vista home premium 32-bit, but I upgraded to the 64-bit version of home premium and that's when the problems started occurring. At least once a day my sound randomly does a very loud screeching sound and afterwards my sound doesn't work for a few minutes. I have X-Fi Xtreme Gamer sound card and I was pretty sure it was compatible with 64-bit, but now I'm worrying. I've already tried to uninstall and reinstall the driver in device manager. Is it possible I have to turn off my computer and unhook and rehook the sound card so it reads it properly or something?
 

A:Random Very Loud Screech Sound, followed by no sound functioning.

Are the drivers you are using for the X-Fi the latest ones available for download from the Creative site? Check here: http://support.creative.com/Product...laster&prodID=15853&prodName=X-Fi+XtremeGamer
 

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All sound from the PC fades out over the course of ~2 seconds only to instantly return when a new (loudish) sound is made. It almost feels as if the headset is raising its baseline of noise after a bit and things the normal sounds are just nothing until a loud sound comes in and makes it realize there is still noise to be played. Best way to describe it is having poor thresholds set to a VoIP voice detection, you make a loud noise and it will kick on and detect lower noise for a bit before shutting down again.

Headset is a Skullcandy PLYR2 Wireless Headset USB plugged directly into MoBo

I have not had this issue happen when using my monitor's speakers (HDMI into GPU)

There is no sound card on this PC, and I've not been able to find any sort of software to control the audio processor outside of the windows playback enhancements.

Windows Communications volume attenuation is set to do nothing, VoIP programs are off as well so as to rule out those. No enhancements are on in windows playback enhancements.
Gigabyte B85M-DS3H
16 GB 1600 DDR3 1600
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB
EVGA 01G-P4-2753-KR Nvidia GeForce GTC 750
Intel i3-4160 3.60GHz
Windows 8.1 64bit

A:All sound fades until loud sound is played USB headset.

When you use a USB connected headphone (wired or wireless) you do not use the PC's sound card, The USB system does the conversion from digital to analog audio. Thus the problem is somewhere in the USB headset system.

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I have read the previous posts on this subject but even though my sound for games is turned off I still get all the usual sounds unless I turn off the volume on my task bar, this is very annoying as when I want to listen to a video or skype I have to turn the volume up,

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So i listen to music on itunes and I put it on max volume, then like 20 min of me listening to music it suddenly freezes and makes a LOOOOOOOOUD sound that I can't exactly describe, its like a horn sound?? Well anyway's its very loud and the laptop gets frozen so there isn't anything I can do except press the off button to restart my laptop. Whats wrong with it? I barely got my laptop 4 months ago! And this problem only happens when I'm listening to music please help? :]]

Also I have enough ram because I barely install anything and I don't have many files like music and pictures saved on my laptop either :)

A:Whenever I play loud music, my laptop freezes and makes a LOUD sound??

Your computer may be overheating. Blow all the fans out with a can of compressed air. Consider a laptop cooler.
Does this happen if you listen to music through headphones?

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I just tried out the media center but I noticed that when playing files the sound is soft. The media center splash screen is loud when I open the program but I have to turn the volume way up to have it play normal. When I use Media Portal which is almost the same as Media Center the volume is fine. I even tried uninstalling Media Portal just in case the codecs conflict or something. Is there a setting I have to change? I configured the audio in media center for 7.1 speakers.

Sorry I posted this in the wrong section. Mods can you move it to the Media Center section. Thanks.

A:Sound is soft

The + and - sign buttons also adjust the volume in WMC... have you tried them?

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So I turned on my computer today and the startup sounds would be normal but sounds for all applications would be very soft. For example when you move the volume mixer to full it would still be really soft. The only sounds that work fine is when I am watching youtube and also when I run steam as an admin because if i dont run in admin mode I am able to barely hear the sounds but it would function normally otherwise. Please help me
 

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I sometimes hear a soft zooming sound from the pc-case. It's sort of a vibrating sound, as if the sounds is from a fan. It's usually not hard, but it keeps going on for a long time. A few times, these vibrating sounds were quite loud, for a short time. What could this sound be, and how can it be fixed? There aren't any warning messages from windows.
 

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I use mics over Ventrilo, a teamspeak-type program for people to talk. Randomly one day people couldn't hear me; I thought it was my mic. I bought a new one on Newegg and it has the same problem. I used the 'test hardware' app on both, and found that all three mics (both ones plugged into the jack and my mic built into the laptop) can transmit sound but only when I speak really, really close to it... and even then the sound is distorted. I thought at first it was a mic jack issue but the built-in mic has the same problem which suggests otherwise.

Anyone know how I can fix it? Do I have an internal mic volume that's just set to receive only really close sounds, or is something else screwed up?

Thanks.
 

A:Microphone sound too soft?

bump!
 

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Hello,
 
I changed the CMOS battery to a new one 5 months ago, and over the last few days the PC fan has been constantly very loud, and now recently i have lost sound.
 
Another problem is, Windows updates don't seem to be updating.
 
Would these problems be linked to the CMOS battery?
 
Please Help.
 
Thanks

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Hello.

I have a Creative Audigy RX and after I changed my headphones for another headphones without volume control on it, and I started getting annoying issue: overall volume in Windows 7 is very very loud. It set to 5% currently, but still loud. I don't know what to do. I've checked all Windows 7 and creative settings, but it seems I can't find anything what cause this issue.

A:Sound is too loud

See if this helps Audio too loud on earphones

If not see Windows 7 Audio Too Loud - Super User






Quote:
Sound > Default Device > Properties/Levels.
Scroll down to the bottom
Front will be at 100. (Strange since I use stereo headphones.)
Lower it to 10.


You can try setting it to 5 or less.

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Whenever I'm listening to anything or watching anything with headphones the volume is always way to loud and i can only ever have it on 2-4, or if the video/audio is quiet occasionally up to 8-10. im running windows 10.Thanks

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A:PC fan very loud, No sound

- Windows Update is "causing problems" lately.

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Recently purchased a new system and ran Aida32 to check it out. I installed the codec from the manufacturer's website (Sis.com) and i have an SiS 7012 Audio device. Problem is, the sound is pathetically low, even when i have the volume to the maximum. Please help, ive downloaded other codecs and drivers and nothing, plus the website wont even help... What can i do? This is so frustrating. Thanks

Also, I tried my speakers on another pc and they worked fine.

Randy
 

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Hi everyone,

this is my first post on these boards. I have a problem with my sound card... the sound simply isn't as loud as what it was with windows xp. Back to then I had my old pc I tried to install windows vista (with audigy 2 soundcard) and had the same problem... the playback sound isn't loud... I'm using my headset, everything is maxed and it feels like something is muted, it is nowhere from being loud.

Now I just bought the an Acer PC with Q6600 CPU and Realtek HD audio on-board sound. I formatted the drive and installed my own win vista 64-bit (to remove the 32-bit version) and it's the same, it's not loud at all.

Can anyone help me, thanks!

A:Sound isn't as loud as XP

I just got a Toshiba Satellite laptop with the RealTek sound also, and I noticed the same thing. When I use Skype to talk with someone, I have no choice but to attach speakers. I would be interested in knowing if this is a universal problem with Vista. It doesn't seem to be the speakers themselves, because when I go through the diagnostics, the sound comes out fine.

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Hi,need help on improving sound volume pleasewin 10, 64bit, Conexant Smart Audio HD. Driver date 15June2016, ver 8.66.29.53. Provider:Conexant Systems, Inc. 2013. file ver 7.122.0.0 Volume is turned up to 100% but sound is so soft that we cant hold a Skype conference.I don't want to purchase an external speaker & haul it around the country (extra baggage). Is there any way to improve the ound output?? very disappointed as my old ideapad S510p has all the sound output needed & works well. hopefull of solution, thanks

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win xp sp3
fraps

im trying to make a gameplay video. the sound in the video is really soft. only when the pc sound is set really high, can sound be heard in the video, but still quite soft.

so for proper recording, i want to set the sound even higher, and disconnect the loudspeakers (because it is way too loud). but can it damage any hardware parts? maybe any other recording solutions?

A:fraps: sound recording is soft

Go to control panel \ sound \ Recording

Make sure the volume levels are up high enough and test.

Do this with everything in recording that has a green check mark.

Also, bottom right of your screen, by the time, doubleclick the speaker icon.
Make sure everything is raised, not just the main volume.

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Sound on HP2760P is too soft. I don't have the enhancement tab under speaker properties

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My Windows 10 HP Envy Laptop's sound has gotten really soft and I could barely hear anything. It was't like this yesterday, I already tried disabling the audio enhancements and nothing happened. Please help!!!










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A:Sound of my Laptop has gotten soft/quiet

Hi, Try the following. Download the Realtek HD Audio installer version on the link below and save it to your Downloads folder. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72001-72500/sp72117.exe When done, hold down the Windows key and press R Into the Run window, type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In Device Manager, expand Sound, Video and Game Controllers.  Right click the Realtek device and select Uninstall - you should also get a prompt to remove the current driver, tick the box to allow this and then proceed with the uninstall. When complete, download and reinstall the Chipset driver on the following link. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72001-72500/sp72105.exe When the Chipset reinstallation has completed, shutdown the notebook. Unplug the AC Adapter.  Hold down the Power button continuously for 20 seconds then release it.  Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to launch the Start-up Menu and then select f10 to enter the bios menu.  Press f9 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes f5, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key ), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. When windows has reloaded, open your Downloads folder, right click on the Realtek installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation.  ... Read more

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win xp sp3
fraps

im trying to make a gameplay video. the sound in the video is really soft. only when the pc sound is set really high, can sound be heard in the video, but still quite soft.

so for proper recording, i want to set the sound volume to extremely loud, but disconnect the loudspeakers. BUT can it still damage any hardware parts?

but maybe any other recording solutions?
 

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hi everybody

i want to know about software that can seperate movies from sound mean i have one movie clip and i want to remove it sound from that movie and add an other one
please tell me the names of softwares

thanks
soomro
 

A:soft ware for sound record

You can use MS sound recorder for that. Go to the Start > Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Sound Recorder. Before recording you need to setup your audio properties to record stereo mix. Good luck!
 

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on 'you tube', etc, low sound w/loud hum-volumes ok and up full , and all mutes off.
 

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Hey guys. This is for everyone who is wondering how to make their sound loud if it's annoyingly low. Well, I just bought a pair of SONY SRS - PC20 for $5 (used), and my sound is really loud now. This is something I was wondering about before, and no one here knew. Well, it doesn't really depend on the sound card, mine is onboard ESS, really cheap, but it's the SPEAKERS that make the sound loud. I was just wondering, is it a lot more expensive to use batteries for the speakers (mine take 4 AAs) instead of an adapter? I forgot to get one when I bought the speakers, and now I'm using batteries. But I just don't want to waste my money on batteries, if using them instead of an adapter is a lot more expensive.
 

A:How to make sound loud

But I just don't want to waste my money on batteries, if using them instead of an adapter is a lot more expensive.

What do you think?

PLUG THEM IN!!

MB PS you can't beat 5 channel surround sound if U really want LOUD in gaming.
 

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I installed AUS Xonar D2X sound card on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit system.But now every sound starts with a loud Pop sound.
Before I had a Xonar DX sound-card installed.In the registry I found some traces of the old (DX) card ([HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_8788&SUBSYS_82751043&REV_00]).How do I remove these obsolete key?Using Regedit fails (permission denied).
Fulco

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i want to read and record stories for my grandchildren to put on cd for Christmas. WHen I use the wondows 7 sound recorder, I sound so far away. I have tried to use a gaming headset with a microphone also but still, it's barely audible.. Any suggestions how I can make this recording clear, and loud? Thank you for your help.

A:my sound will not record loud enough

I'm not sure Windows 7 sound recorder will allow fairly lengthy recordings.

Look at other recording applications, such as Audacity, a free download.

Experiment with microphone placement--near your mouth, farther away, etc. This would be my first move.

You can try other headsets, but I wouldn't spend much money on them. And it's tough to tell which would work best without experimentation. I wouldn't run out and buy a $100 microphone.

Keep your expectations for sound quality fairly low. Don't expect miracles.

Make sure you are not using any type of signal processing during the recording. Use that stuff only on playback, if at all.

Don't have a bunch of other applications running when you are trying to record.

You may be able to improve the sound quality to some extent after the recording is made by using an equalizer or other processing. You can certainly make it louder, using Audacity or any similar application.

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Hello,

My computer is making really loud whirring sounds from the PSU at the back. Comming out from the fan of PSU.

It is driving me crazy so can you please help me?

AMD Athlon 1700+
512 SD Ram
40 Gig
MX440 64meg

I have a Hewlard Packard PC case if that helps, i dont know what power the PSU is that.

I think it may be all the dust in there, what is a good way to clean it out?
 

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Everytime I turn on a certain PC I get a loud screeching sound. Each time it powers on this happens. Any suggestions?
 

A:Loud Screeching Sound

Take the side off the machine, and keep starting it up until you can isolate the source of the sound. It sounds like it could possibly be a bad fan bearing.
 

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I just acquire a Sony Vaio Lap Top Model PCG-6G4L. It make a very loud sound on start up and/or shut down, otherwise the sound isfine. How can I reduce the start up loudness?
 

A:start up loud sound

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Yesterday I upgraded from Windows XP SP3 to Windows 7 and while the transition was mostly smooth, I'm beginning to regret the change as a result of the seemingly (and unnecessarily) simplified volume controls on Windows 7.

I'm using a Creative X-Fi Fatality Professional series sound card (yes, up-to-date drivers) and a 2.1 Klipsch desktop sound system, and while I've had no problems on Windows XP, the sound is ear-rapingly loud on Windows 7. Turning the master volume down only does so much, as even at settings of 8 or 10 my speakers still explode with noise if the speakers volume dial is twisted up even 1/50th of its potential. Setting volume below a setting of 5 results in sound being completely muted.

I've searched assorted threads on this forum and others, and it seems to be a result of the lack of a "Wave" setting on Windows 7 to "fine tune" volume options. Most replies on other threads also seem to mention it being a driver issue, but considering the posters of these threads use a myriad of differing brands and models and are still having this issue I'm pretty sure it's a result of Microsoft removing the "Wave" setting more than anything else.

I am aware that you can go into Sound from Control Panel and tweak individual channels but the fact remains that I cannot find a way to tweak sounds to non-ear-shattering levels on Windows 7 without some kind of more specific controls than merely master volume. Creative Drivers seem to use whatever ... Read more

A:Sound unmanageably loud

To be clear, have you clicked on the speaker Properties, Levels and adjusted the Front setting below 100?

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Hi All, I have an HP Envy Phoenix HP 800-030qe There is a loud hum coming from the computer. When I first got the computer is was very quiet, you could barely hear the fan. Now that loud hum is so distracting I can't get any work done. The computer runs fine, it's just this hum from the back of the computer. I initially thought it may be the additional memory I added to the computer, but the hum is still there even without additional memory. What could be causing this and how can I make it stop? I'm kicking myself because it started while it was under warranty and I didn't send the machine in, because I needed the computer to work.  

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I dont know if this should consider to be a problem but its a little annoyance to me, the sound is too loud even if i turn it down or turn down the application sound (Example: Youtube) is there anyway for me to tone it down a little bit?

A:My Sound is too loud how do i tone it down a bit?

I am using external speakers sorry for not adding that

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When i play a movie the speaker sound is very soft on my notebook. I have checked all my audio settings and to no avail. I have even put it to the maximum loudness but it still doesnt work.

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I have a problem with the audio device of z61t-9441-a35. After I made a clean installation of Windows XP professional with SP3 patch, I found that the sound volume is too low. The speaker could produce the sound approximately half as lound as before, even the volume indicator in XP's volume control panel had been maximised, so as to the IBM's sound panel and the SoundMax's one. The driver I am using was downloaded from http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-62855 , which would be the lastest one. I would really appreciated if anyone can help me solving this issue. Many thanks.

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I have just got my Ivy Bridge up and running again but am faced with another small problem and that is I get the loudest thump / whack through the sound system on power up and down.

Now it doesn't matter whether I have the sound turned down to zero the sound is still there especially on power down. I havn't tried unplugging the sound system but am assuming it is only coming through it anyway.


Sound is through an Asus Xonar DG card and I am not wanting this thumping to go on much longer in case it produces surges that might damage the rest of the board set ups.

A:Loud sound thump on power up and down

You are not having much luck lately are you John

How about trying with the speakers/sound system connected to the onboard sound instead of the Xonar. If the problem goes away then you know it's some kind of issue with the Xonar.

Paul.

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hi dear i have HP Z800 machine and its great for my graphic desgin , but i have a problem about noise the fans sound is very loud? please do you have any idea for fix ? thanks

A:Z800 fans sound is very loud

Have you tried selecting fan speeds in CMOS setup?  (reboot and press F10) Have you inspected ambient temperature sensor via HWMonitor?

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Hi, Spes are:

Mobo: Asus m2n-e sli latest BIOS
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ 3.20GHZ not overclocked.
Mem: 4gig ddr2 800mhz dual channel not overclocked.
Graphics: 5870 not overclocked
HDD: 80gig maxtor from years ago (temp replacement )

Right im using the mobos onboard sound have been for ages.

Every now and then i will be listening to music or playing a game thru headphones OR speakers when suddenly all sound will stop and be replaced by a VERY loud horrible hissing sound.

When i have headphones on its really bad i swear il have a heart attck sometime, it makes me jump its so loud.

After i unplug the headphones or turn the sound system off and on agen its back to normal for a few days??

Recently upgraded to windows 7 64bit from vista 32bit. never had the problems with vista??
 

A:Very loud hissing distortion sound every now and then

Your motherboard does not support Windows 7 with compatible sound drivers. It stops at Vista. While some Vista drivers may work with W7, perhaps not all of them do, such as the sound driver. The lack of a W7 supported driver could be the problem.
 

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my sound card is the SB audigy 2 zs platinum. Back in XP the drivers usually worked fine and produced the right 'loudness' of sound.

in vista i had to try a few different sets of drivers but got it working correct.

however in windows 7 the drivers that were automatically installed upon the OS installation do NOT play audio at the regular decibel levels.

It seems to only produce sound at the 50%-70% levels compared to XP/vista. i know this for a fact since i've done testing. it's annoying to have the volume up 100% all the time with it STILL not being loud.

any ideas? thanks.

A:Sound Blaster Audigy 2 isn't nearly as loud in Win 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by js09


however in windows 7 the drivers that were automatically installed upon the OS installation



Get your drivers from creative...

Edit...

Direct link for the Win 7 drivers for your card...

http://support.creative.com/download...wnloadId=10960

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Hello! I just bought a brand new headset and the volume is really loud on my computer... I set the volume to 1 and everything but youtube is loud as heck. The inline volume control just adjusts the windows volume so that does not help. Any programs that can make the volume like 0.1 % ?

A:Windows 8.1 sound below 1 (Loud Headset)

What type/model headset? If its a USB connected you are not using the PC sound card, it has its own built in and where the amplification is.

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When I shutdown my system, I get the usual Windows shutdown sound and then I get the typical Windows Shutdown screen. However, as soon as the system actually powers off, I get a moderate to loud pop/bang (depending on speaker and subwoofer volume). I have tried everything from replacing the motherboard and sound card (with exact same models) to even replacing the power supply with a much better one. I've done the obvious things like disconnecting everything but the main hard drive, the sound card and one stick of RAM (only the bare necessities + the sound card). I've even swapped out the RAM to rule out bad sticks. After all that, I am still experiencing this annoying problem. If anyone has a solution, it would be much appreciated and might even save me a trip to the nut house.

System Specs:
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Windows XP Pro (SP3)
Motherboard & CPU: Abit KD7A & AMD Athlon XP 2600+ (333Mhz)
PSU: CoolerMaster RP-500-PCAR (500W)
RAM: 2x Crucial 512Mb PC2700 and 1x Kingston 512Mb PC3200 (1.5Gb total RAM)
Asus V9520 (GeForce FX 5200 AGP w/ nVidia ForceWare version 81.89)
Sound Card: Creative Labs SB Audigy (Model: SB0090) and latest drivers
Optional Cards: Dynex 3 Port FireWire (IEEE-1394)
Primary HDD: Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 6Y120L0 (120GB / 7200 RPM / ATA100)
Secondary HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST3320620A (320GB / 7200 RPM / ATA100)
Primary DVD: Sony DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW
Secondary DVD: Sony DVD-ROM
FDD: Sony 1.44Mb (LOL)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX922
 

A:Loud sound when system powers off

Try disconnecting the speakers and see if it does the same thing. I too get a small noise from my speakers at the time of shut down, but I don't keep my volume turned up very much. The noise would be louder if I turned the volume up more. Can you turn the speakers off before shutting down? My Creative Speakers have a power switch on the volume control remote.
 

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Gave a new HP Pavilion - 15Z Laptop to my wife who is blind for Christmas. Uses a screen reader. Today we started it and the sound was loud distorted and had no control with the sliders or function keys! Not good for a blind user. Tried to contact HP support. Phone number provided 800-474-6836 doesn't work. Tried the store customer service number 800-407-4005. was bounced to a support agent who couldn't hear me so she hung up. Tried looking up the online support for my product code VON65AV_1 but that isn't a valid product code for some reason. I don't know how folks get support for a brand new HP computer from HP. Can someone help me get to a person that can help or suggest a fix

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A friend of mine running XP x32 w/SP3 recently purchased Crysis & Warhead, installation went well and everything works fine but, when you start crysis, there is this very annoying thumping sound coming from his logitech 5.1 speakers.

He is running my old rig, Toughpower 600w PSU, EVGA 680i Mobo, ECS 512mb 8800GT w/ Accelero s1/s2 passive heatsink, 4GB OCZ 1066MHZ SLI RAM, E7200 w/ Artic Cooler Pro 7, 500GB HDD, DVD/r/w/dl, Santa Cruz audio card, Logitech 5.1 speaker system.

There is absolutely no problem in every other audio file and/or game he plays, his music sounds very good, videos also sound extremely good with that card except for Crysis, the noise is so extremely annoying that it doesn't lend to try to play the game with it on. Warhead does the same thing but only on the intial loading, once you are at the main menu, the screeching/thumping sound goes away by 80% and you can at least play the game.

We have set the default video & sound Ingame and even though I played crysis with that same rig and do not recall having an issue, I do know that I was using the onboard audio and not the Santa Cruz card. I wanted to ask you to see if you had that issue and what you did about it since Google did not yield any positive answers.

I also tried patching to the last patch but to no avail. I went to the Santa Cruz control panel, tried different things but that did not do anything at all. I do remember CoD 4 or 5 having an audio issue and you had to lower the frequency f... Read more

A:Crysis Loud Thumping sound...

hi LaVista, i'v got Crysis Warhead and dont have that problem with it but to change the sound settings to see if that works do this:

Open Control PanelClick on SoundClick on the speakers that are in use then click on propertiesThen click on the Advanced tab
P.S your old rig is better than my current lol

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Yesterday everything worked fine. After waking up and wanting to look at a video, it just started making loud noises and you couldn't make anything out what was being said or played.
Then i switched to my headphones, but the same thing happens there.
 

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Everything seemed to be working fine.  Maybe it was my environment that made me not hear it before, but I can hear a rather loud buzzing/humming sound coming from the top right of the keyboard.  This is strange since I've had the computer now for 3 days and have only really used it for 2. HP Pavilion notebook 15-au063nr 1) Loud Buzzing/humming sound 2) Brand New (little to no use) 3) No software has been installed except for the chrome browser  

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