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Q: Sound isn't as loud as XP

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!

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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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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 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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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?

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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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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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.


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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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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.

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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

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

A:XP-low digital sound w/loud hum

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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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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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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?


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

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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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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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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 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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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).

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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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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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Hey everyone. I need some help. A couple of weeks ago I restored my computer to factory condition. During this process, the updated drivers for my sound/graphics card were deleted. I had been having this problem before updating the drivers before I had restored to factory condition and updating the drivers fixed the problem. Well, I updated the drivers again around a week ago and it did not fix the problem this time. The volume is still too low on my computer and I have it turned up to like 80. I don't want to turn it up much higher because I fear it could damage my speakers which are built in to the monitor. How can I fix this? Here is my system information:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 215 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4863 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9100, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 599384 MB, Free - 548411 MB; D: Total - 10992 MB, Free - 1649 MB;
Antivirus: COMODO Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Also, I do want to note that at the end of May, my motherboard burned up. It was caused by the graphics card overheating. The graphics card is integrated to the motherboard. I sent it to the repair shop and HP put in a brand new motherboard for me. It has not been overheating or anything since then and works fine but the sound is now too low after restoring to f... Read more

A:Solved: My speaker/sound isn't loud enough

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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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This started happening a few weeks ago. I actually thought it was my old speakers that were faulty, so I replaced them with decent speakers, and as most of my work is tutorial videos (with speaking), I didn't notice it happening on my new speakers too, but then I played music and it was obvious.

It happens on my normal PC built-in sound card and also on my proper sound box for making music: Roland Duo Capture EX.

It just sounds like you're playing music and a little kid is continually messing with the volume button!

What is causing this?

And how do I make the sound consistent please?

thanks a lot

A:Sound Goes Loud and Quiet Continuously!

Can you post a screen shot of the audio devices in the Device Manager?

I have a recording studio using Sonar X3 and a Roland Octa-Capture.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I have volume set around 8% and for some reason it is way louder than on Vista. On Vista I usually have it around 22% when I use headphones. On Windows 7 RC it's extreme loud when I set it to 22%. Anyway to fix this? I tried everything in the sound properties.

A:Sound Very Loud With Headphones On Windows 7 RC

I have the same problem. Think the scale is ridiculous, because everything I will ever need is between 0-20%. Even 10% can be too loud at times.

Edit: My soundcard is Creative X-fi XtremeMusic. XP there was two sliders for volume (wave and normal) and that way it was fine in that. But 7 only has one slider.

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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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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...


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


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

however in windows 7 the drivers that were automatically installed upon the OS installation do NOT play audio at the regular decibel levels. I tried going to downloading the new drivers form creative but they do not help. I have made sure all the volume levels are up but that is not it.

It seems to only produce sound at the 40%-60% levels compared to XP. 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.

I love windows 7 but I will be forced to go back to XP if I can not find a working driver for this.

any ideas? thanks.

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

Quote: Originally Posted by icebeam

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

however in windows 7 the drivers that were automatically installed upon the OS installation do NOT play audio at the regular decibel levels. I tried going to downloading the new drivers form creative but they do not help. I have made sure all the volume levels are up but that is not it.

It seems to only produce sound at the 40%-60% levels compared to XP. 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.

I love windows 7 but I will be forced to go back to XP if I can not find a working driver for this.

any ideas? thanks.

we might be able to help more if we knew what your hardware is.
32 bit or 64, which audigy driver, whcih version of win 7

Ken J

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I recently got a computer not particularly new but i've been having problems with the sound, There was a really bad echo on the sound and i managed to get rid of it but now there seems to be a problem with the background sound, it is really low but the foreground sound is normal, i've been messing with the EQ and stuff but doesn't really do anything just wondered if there was anything else i could try if you guys have any suggestions

A:Loud and quiet sound at the same time

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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.


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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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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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My PSU is a CoolerMaster GX750W, it's only 1 1/2 years old. When I first bought it made this sometimes soft sometimes loud electrical buzzing sound, It was definitely coming from the PSU. Now my PSU is dead, tried to turn my com back on but no response. Have you guys experienced this situation before? And if so, was your mobo,cpu,gpu etc fried or was it okay?

A:PSU made loud pop sound and burnt smell

THANK GOD, I used my old psu to test the mobo and cpu, it powered up and made some beeping sounds. Then I tested my HDD on my other computer, it reached the 'starting windows' and got a BSOD, is my HDD damaged? I've checked the BIOS and it detected the hdd, but I'm not sure whether my data is still intact.

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I recently restarted my laptop and when it switched on again, the sound became deafening. From volumes 2 to 100 there is no change; it is loud and unbearable and I can't use headphones. I have restarted the laptop again and there is no change. How can I fix this? Make: pavilion x360 intel i3system: windows 10 (64-bit)

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A few times in this video, there are loud cheering sounds
METAGAME: MAGFest Preview - YouTube

Those are the kind of the sounds I'd like the computer to mute during.

I've tired a program called Soundlock and also windows has its own sound equalization- I've set them both on max setting and ultimately I don't want sound equalization- I just want loud sounds to be muted.

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My computer recently started buzzing randomly, nothing was running on the computer nor was it running at a high temperature.

This is a Lenovo Y-50-70 and the buzzing appears to be coming from the right side and has persisted through a restart.

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Okay so my computer has been having this weird buzzing sound, which I think is coming from the video card but it hasn't really affected anything until now. When I started playing a game, it started making a really loud buzzing sound before eventually BSODing.

I'm still relatively newbish to computers so I have no idea how to troubleshoot so I'm sorry if I'm doing things wrong.

Here are my specs and attached are my error files:

? Windows 7
? x64
? Original OS installed was Windows 7
? OEM version
? Age of system (hardware) ? 2-3 years old?
? Age of OS installation ? 2-3 years

? CPU ? AMD Phenom II X4 940T
? Video Card ? HD Radeon 6870
? MotherBoard - H-RS880-uATX
? Power Supply ? Apevia ? 680W

? System Manufacturer - HP
? Model Number ?p6787c

Let me know if there's any more information needed. Thank-you beforehand.

A:[SOLVED] Loud buzzing sound and then BSOD


All of the attached DMP files are of the CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION (f4) bugcheck.

A process or thread critical to proper system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated.

There's a hardware problem with the boot drive, or a device driver has a bug or a critical service was stopped.

We can see from the dump -

IO_ERROR: (NTSTATUS) 0xc000000e - A device which does not exist was specified.

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xF4_IOERR_C000000E_IMAGE_hardware_disk

MODULE_NAME: hardware_disk


Overall, possible hard disk failure. However, it could be device driver related as well. Let's do some software related things first -

1. Update to Service Pack 1 ASAP: Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

2. In your loaded drivers list, dtsoftbus01.sys is listed which is the Daemon Tools driver. Daemon Tools is a very popular cause of BSOD's in 7/8 based systems. Please uninstall Daemon Tools. Alternative imaging programs are: MagicISO, Power ISO, etc.

3. I recommend temporarily removing and replacing Norton with Microsoft Security Essentials:

Norton removal tool - https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/...eb&pvid=f-home

MSE - Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

If the above does not help, run hard disk diagnostics:


There are various ways to run Chkdsk~

Method 1:

Start > Search bar > Type cmd (right click run as admin to execute Elevated CMD)

Elevated CMD should now be opened, type the following:

chkdsk x: /... Read more

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Hi all

I 've added this thread in the hardware section too.....posting here incase I get software suggestions!

I'd be grateful for any suggestions anyone may have.


IBM T22 Laptop
Windows 2000 Professional installed.

If I place the laptop into a docking station, bootup, open the sound properties box and uncheck the mute box for the microphone a loud (deafining!) screech is emmited from the laptop. Strangely if I place my hand over the bottom right of the laptop it seems to increase the screech!

If I do the same procedure undocked its fine, no noise!


Replaced microphone (IBM Engineer did this)
Tried another docking station
Put another Hard disk into teh laptop and tested.

All failed!

IBM say its a problem on my side!
I say its a hardware fault.

But what?

Any ideas?



A:IBM T22 Laptop emits a loud screeching sound!

Please don't post in two places! I have answered the other thread.

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I had two tabs open (watching Sanford and Son on youtube). Heard a loud sound when I clicked on the other tab. Computer restarted three times with a blue screen each time. Computer now runs fine.

A:loud sound then multiple restarts and bluescreen

Used the blue screen viewer to read the dump file. Said something about video port.
I think the netbook shut off because of too high a temperature.

This was on my Acer Aspire One netbook not the computer in my specs.

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I'm afraid my laptop is really screwed. I'm posting this request from my girlfriends laptop.

This morning I turned it on and it freezed in the opening window while saying a loud clicking sound. I've turned it off and on all day and the same thing happens. I think it's the harddrive and that something is terribly wrong. So suddenly my problems are alot worse than outlook and word crashing and I don't know if these events are linked to the present?

Now I would really like to know if anybody can help me with this and most importantly tell me that it is possible to retrieve my data from the harddisk..?

Please help anybody

A:Please help - laptop won't start up - loud clicking sound

Send it any computer technician who is fixing hard drive problems. Least, i am sure they save your data

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Hmm, this is wierd. My Dell Dimension 8200 (5+ yrs old) desktop has started to emit one loud chirp upon bootup. I think it is from the speaker. It only does it once then nothing.
Since it does it only when starting I don't think it can be fan related as others have reported. I never have replaced the onboard battery since I owned it so I'm thinking that it may be time. BTW, I won't loose any settings if I switch out batteries quickly correct?

A:Loud chirp sound on Dell bootup

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Hi all, I went through all my possibilities on this one and I think I know what's going on, but don't know how to change it.
I heard a wav file sound (full volume playing through my sound card) and thought it was on start up. I did everything to quiet that sound in windows but it didn't help.
I reaslize now by experimentation, that it plays right before loading windows.
I thought perhaps there is some thing in the bios settings that could be playing this sound, but couldn't find anything to tweak.

Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated!

A:Loud Wave file sound (Not on startup)

Is this a POST beep code perhaps? Basically the hardware telling you there is a problem before the OS is loaded. If you want to explore that option I found this.

laptop a loud weird Beep sound for 30 Sec.before loading o/s.I get - Microsoft Community


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