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Sound Issues on my IBUYPOWER PC

Q: Sound Issues on my IBUYPOWER PC

Hey all, new to the forums and in pretty serious need of some help. I bought an IBUYPOWER prebuilt gaming rig last... April I think, and its been working great for me. Recently however ( the last month or so), the sound keeps going out. It went out for about a week before randomly coming back (nothing I did), and now its been gone for about 2-3 weeks. The sound icon down by the clock shows a red x and says that no speakers are plugged in. I've tried a bunch of things to try and get my audio back on, but no luck. I'm not sure what I would need to provide here for anybody to help me, or what I SHOULDNT post for security reasons, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Some important notes
*I have Windows 7
*I have two jacks for my speakers, one in the back where you would typically expect to find one, but also an additional one in the front panel. Neither one apparently works, leading me to believe its a driver issue.
*Gosh idk what else to put down! any help would be greatly appreciated, I used to think I was capable with computers but this seems to be beyond me

Preferred Solution: Sound Issues on my IBUYPOWER PC

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

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

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

A: Sound Issues on my IBUYPOWER PC

nothing? anyone?

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How come they're so cheap? And If I get a new PC from there, do I built it myself?

A:ibuypower.com ?

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How R the computers at this site?



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These prices look too good to be true...are they?

A:IBuyPower & CyberPower PC

I should clarify -- is there an increased risk of getting a broken machine, and if that happens, how is the support? Resellerratings.com has some mixed opinions.

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Where should I buy my compy from? I'm looking for something in the $600 range. Which would be better?

A:Ibuypower or eMachines?


I have never heard of an Ibuypower, but I do have an Emachine. I am still using an Emachine 333id model. I would say an Emachine. Go with what I know LOL.

I am on my 3rd machine (4th if you want to be technical). Built the third time. Build the machine if you can afford it. If you check my past post you can see just how fustrating it can be, but normally not that hard.

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I want to build a Laptop computer for ~ $2000. Ibuypower seems to be the only site where I can find a laptop that is high performance, good price, and 15in. Everywhere else (that I can find) only has laptops that are either less good spec's, or good spec's and 17in.

A:Are there disadvantages of ibuypower.com?

Are there any advantages?

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Having issues with BSOD and i can't find out why or how it happens. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
thank you. I've never used a forum before, and have no idea what else to do in my position. I uploaded the files that you will need to solve this if you can, thanks again. Also my temps read around 40-60 because i play mmos, and my rear fan runs hard core alot even with case open, and idk if its just the fact that its a gaming pc or if it is telling me of a soon to come heat problem.

A:BSOD like many others. New iBuyPower....


Uninstall Avast then use the removal tool. Set Windows Firewall and Windows Defender to Automatic and start them too, using services.msc.

Update Realtek HD Audio codec driver from their website:

RTKVHD64 RTKVHD64.sys Fri Mar 29 09:40:06 2013 (515599B6)

Update motherboard bios to newest version.

Likely that the memory is not configured well, mismatched, or defective.

Please attach a screenshot of CPU-Z first tab, one of memory tab and one each for each stick of RAM of SPD tab - along with newest crash dumps - if necessary after completing the above. (Or perhaps Avast removal is the trick instead.)

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I'm in the process of configuring a new system on IBuyPower and unfortunately they don't tell you which brand HD they use on the customization page. does anyone have any experience with them? I'm hoping it's WD just cos I seem to have the best luck with them. Size capacity I chose was 500GB.

Any input would be much appreciated !

A:Anyone know what kind of HD ibuypower.com uses?

Maxtor, Hitachi, and Samsung.

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Hi everyone...I'm in the process of getting a new computer and I'm currently looking at this online place called www.ibuypower.com ... basically that site lets you choose the components and they'll put it together for you. I searched the parts on NewEgg and the price actually came out higher hahah

Anyway, what's troubling me is that a look at their ratings at ResellerRatings.com is "great" http://www.resellerratings.com/seller2001-p3-s1-d1.html

So my question is has anyone here had experiences with that company along with suggestions, etc. Thanks in advance.

A:Buying Comp From www.IBuyPower.com

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Does anyone out there know if the iBuypower computers or other computer out there on like Tigerdirect or the ZT brands from Costo are any good? I've never heard of them but keep seeing them popping up everywhere....

I've only ever had a Dell, HP or Gateway machine.

A:iBuypower and other non-namebrand computers

They're most often made from quite much better quality parts than Dell, etc as they don't get exclusively extra cheap motherboards and other parts like the big brand companies. They do sometimes use lower quality power supplies though, quite a feat considering what the factory built boxes have. I wouldn't recommend getting any of them without modifying it yourself and selecting a quality power supply for it, or replacing it yourself to save a few dozen dollars, as well as getting a longer warranty for the PSU.

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What seems to be wrong us that the UEFI can't seem to detect the harddrives when determining boot order? That's my best guess. I really have no idea. If I load Bootable media, such as my installation drive, it detects it just fine and all my components are fine and I'm able to format and install as I please.
However, I'm unable to access the UEFI configuration, as the pc just stops.
Twice in the past few days it's been able to work itself out and boot as normal, so I know it's not a harddrive issue, but it's extremely rare.
I formatted and installed a fresh windows on a secondary drive to see if that would help to both avail.
I have a video showing what happens, but I can't upload it

A:ibuypower Valkyrie CZ 27 boot hang

Post a link to the video.
You can upload the video to a free file hosting service (I suggest One Drive).

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thinking of using their customize website to purchase a gaming system. seems in my price range but reviews i have read are mixed but some of the bad reviews were from 2005-2006.

has anyone used them recently that be willing to let me know how they are? thanks!

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Back in December 2009 I bought a computer from iBuypower. I have just recently noticed how slow the install is because I got a new copy of Windows 7 for my 13inch MacBook Pro(2.66 Core2, 4GB RAM) and it seems to run games faster and be more stable. Could it just be a early version of 7 that is causing the problem? or is it hardware?

iBuyPower Specs:
Core i7 OCed 3.2GHz
12GB RAM at 1600Mhz
ATI 5850 1GB

A:Slow Windows 7(iBuypower Disc)

Your over clock maybe causing it to slow down.

Heat can cause issues with Hardware, and can you post pictures of the insides of your case.

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deciding between fry's lenovo k330-77275su and best buy's ibuypower bb9371 ? maybe ibuypower 3rd gen. i7 bb982p; i'm worried about ibuypower using 'micro' motherboards; these 2 ibuypower computers both have 1 free pci slot, the lenovo has 2, i think; i might want to upgrade ram to 16gb , and upgrade video card at some future point, i would onlly use this machine for gaming: should i worry about the 'micro' motherboard issue ? lenovo is $950, ibuypower's are $840 and $1000, respectively; thanks i might have to upgrade power supply if i upgraded the video card at some future date; thanks would i be able to make these 3 upgrades to the ibuypower desktops ? thanks

A:gaming desktop: lenovo or ibuypower ?

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I am having difficulties with my mouse because it seams to stop working correctly after a few minutes of my pc turning on. My pc is brand new and we have tried using different mouses, changing the driver, uninstalling all programs we though would have affected it, scanned for viruses and defected programs, and more. I have an IBUYPOWER computer and I do not know what is wrong, does anyone have any idea how to fix this? I am very frustrated since I just got a new pc and this has been doing his for quite a while

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I'm just going to make a long story short and say this: I bought an ibuypower laptop (Battalion HEL80) a while and I had to format. Unfortunately I don't have the driver disk for my network card (wired and wireless) and I don't know what the exact model or who the manufacturer is. Does anyone know what kind of card this laptop would have or know of some way I could get the model number?

A:Can't Find Network Drivers For Ibuypower Laptop

Hi Jage_B. Try an application like Everest. It should be able to tell you who the manufacturer is of all of the hardware components in the system. Whether or not drivers are available is another question lol.Here's a link for Everest: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System...e-Edition.shtmlCheers.OT

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Hey everyone,
I have a 2 year old laptop and two weeks ago it stopped charging. So I took it to a repair shop that fixed it and then this week it stops charging. My wife and I noticed a funny smell the past few days. I am short on cash so we i opened my laptop up and took my motherboard out. It is dark brown all around the dc jack and there are melted parts that dripped down.
Can anyone tell me what should be my next step? Can I fix this? Or is it not possible?
I have some pics attached.

A:Ibuypower i-series 801 burnt motherboard from dc jack

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I'm just going to make a long story short and say this: I bought an ibuypower laptop (Battalion HEL80) a while back and I had to format. Unfortunately I don't have the driver disk for my network card (wired and wireless) and I don't know what the exact model or who the manufacturer is. Does anyone know what kind of card this laptop would have or know of some way I could get the model number?

A:Can't find network drivers for ibuypower laptop

I believe it uses an Intel 945PM chipset.

If so it probably uses an Intel NIC. You can download the chipset drivers from here: http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df-external/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=N&ProductID=816&DwnldID=12150&strOSs=45&OSFullName=Windows*%20XP%20Home%20Edition&lang=eng
And the NIC drivers from here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/scr...&OSFullName=Windows* XP Home Edition&lang=eng

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Today my boss got her new laptop from IBUYPOWER (Gaming Computers and Gaming Notebooks - Buy a new Gaming PC - iBUYPOWER). When I checked the package contents it included a slip of paper that has the Microsoft labeling with Windows 7/Windows Vista product key on it. When me and her chose the laptop we opted for the $25 dollar mail-in-rebate for the upgrade. I don't know about you guys but I was VERY surprised and am a little hesitant to perform an upgrade with the RTM ISO and type in the key...

What do you guys think?


A:IBUYPOWER gave out my boss' Win7 Upgrade Key today

I don't see that it wouldn't work, as long as you use the proper version that they key was provided for.

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Hello, Ive had this PC for about a year, now its getting a little bit slow to load apps, thing like firefox or games, Id like to improve it, when I run the windows tool for improvement, it gives me a low score because of my harddrive, im thinking about replacing it my self, ive never done anythings like that, any simple Doityouself guide / video tutorial you can recommand me, and what type for harddrive should I look for ... ?

Ive run tools like auslogics boot speed, several defrag, I use about 1/3 of the harddrive maybe. I try thing to run it smooth, any other ideas ? increase memory also ?

Also ** I want to change the fan, since I bought it its the only down I can say about this PC, its really noisy , any idea what I can replace to make it run quietly, the sound is similar to a vaccum sometimes lol..


iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 564D3 Gaming PC - AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz, 4GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, ATI Radeon HD 5570, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

A:Solved: Tweaking needed iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 564D3

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Simple, built-in Mixer streaming provides low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to watch or interact with other gamers?no extra hardware or software required, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Stay connected with your gaming community through the Xbox app and the power of Xbox Live.

Let?s take a closer look at the gaming PCs announced this week:

iBUYPOWER Case Builder

Built with creativity in mind, the Case Builder project allows you to configure the look and structure of your computer case upon purchase. Paint your canvas and fuel your imagination with the Snowblind Element, featuring a transparent LCD monitor display embedded into the PC case.

Designed and engineered by iBUYPOWER, the RGB Cable Combs serves as the final piece of the RGB puzzle, illuminating your exceptional cable management.

MSI launched three brand-new gaming products at CES: the new Optix gaming monitor line-up, new gaming desktops, a motherboard, a graphics card, and the new GT75VR Titan Pro with Killer Wireless-AC 1550.

MSI introduces the new Optix MPG Series

MSI is proudly expanding its Optix gaming monitor line-up with the MPG curved gaming monitors. The new Optix MPG series will consist of two 27-inch monitors, the Optix MPG27C and Optix MPG27CQ. These mark the next level in MSI gaming monitors with a curved VA panel with an 1800R curve. Both models feature a 144Hz refresh rate and 1... Read more

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Good morning everyone,
I am having issues with sound on the M92 or G1U3306 as stated on the subject. The sound works perfectly fine for everything with the exception of Istation, www.istation.com. I did notice that this is only affecting 2 out of the 20 plus computers we have, so its a bit hard to say its just the model. I have tried updating the drivers to the latest version, and as well verified that it was not just the input device for front and back jacks being wonky. Oddly enough the support agent I worked with, used TeamViewer and was able to hear the application just fine, however when I used speakers it was very, very faint but I could also hear it. 
Is there any general help anyone can provide me to pinpoint the problem further?
Mod:  added app name causing problem to Subject line

A:Lenovo ThinkCentre M92: Sound issues with Istation e-learning app, faint sound with speakers

I am having issues with sound on the M92 or G1U3306 as stated on the subject.

I'm not finding that model number, can you verify?   Running 'sys info' can usually also provide the model number (do not post serial numbers.)   And OS info and Istation version might be helpful.   Thx. 

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Good morning everyone,
I am having issues with sound on the M82 or 3306G1U as stated on the subject. The sound works perfectly fine for everything with the exception of Istation, www.istation.com. I did notice that this is only affecting 2 out of the 20 plus computers we have, so its a bit hard to say its just the model. I have tried updating the drivers to the latest version, and as well verified that it was not just the input device for front and back jacks being wonky. Oddly enough the support agent I worked with, used TeamViewer and was able to hear the application just fine, however when I used speakers it was very, very faint but I could also hear it. 
Is there any general help anyone can provide me to pinpoint the problem further?
Mod:  added app name causing problem to Subject line; and corrected the model number and system type

A:Lenovo ThinkCentre M82: Sound issues with Istation e-learning app, faint sound with speakers

I am having issues with sound on the M92 or G1U3306 as stated on the subject.

I'm not finding that model number, can you verify?   Running 'sys info' can usually also provide the model number (do not post serial numbers.)   And OS info and Istation version might be helpful.   Thx. 

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Hey all,

This started last night, the only thing that I did that was out of the ordinary was ran Avast's thourough scan fully, but even after that my sound worked, so it didnt delete the driver to my knowlege, but when I do a dxdiag and look at my audio, it doesn't exist, there is no sound card installed, and allI use is my DFI Lan Party UT RDX200 CF-DR mother boards on board sound. I tried installing the driver again fom DFI and to no success, now when I went to install the drive again, I got an error saying that this device isnt approved by Windows, could windows be preventing my audio card from working?



A:OnBoard Sound issues (Sound Card not Found)

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MSI P67-G45 (B3)
Antec 1200 V3
I5 2500 3.30GHz
8.00GB RAM
Windows 7 HP 64Bit

1)I'm having issues with my speakers not cutting off when I connect my headphones to them. The speakers are the Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 PC set, and I have tried two different sets of headphones, plus the sound is full of static and buzzing. I've also tried re-installing/updating my onboard sound driver, but that doesn't help. I do notice that when I connect my headphones to the speakers that the sound emitted from the speaker will lower by 25% but will not fully cut off. I'm also having issues with the front panel headphone jack on my computer case (Antec 1200 V3). The sound coming out of the headphones when connected to the front panel is filled with static and buzzing. I have tried re-grounding the front panel ground connector, but that didn't change anything. However, if I connect the headphones directly to the back of the computer, the sound works fine.

2)When watching Youtube videos each video has a hard time buffering. My speed is at 10 Mbps and it registers at that speed when I do a speedtest, plus all other websites work fine, it's just Youtube that I'm having a problem with. I've cleared the cache and tried using a different browser, but nothing helps.

I have also ran Malwarebytes AntiMalware, SUPERAntiSpyware, neither yielded any harmful results.

Any help would be appreciated.


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I'm not sure if this is all part of the same problem but there are multiple things going on. On my laptop ( its an HP Pavilion DV6, with an intel core i3 CPU @ 2.20ghz, & 64 but operating system ) The only way i can get any sound to play is if I watch videos in my firefox browser. No sound will play when i use Chrome (which I prefer) or Itunes, or windows media player. The problem with watching videos in firefox is that there is about a 20 second delay before the video will play, and an error comes up to stop the plug in or continue. If you close out of that box the video will play but you will get the same delay every time it is paused and started again. Browsing in Chrome and playing videos from that browser there is absolutely no lag, its lightening fast, but you will not get any sound. Other simple programs ( Like solitaire) have the same lag, each card you click takes about 20 seconds for the move to actually take place. I've tried messing with my sound drivers to correct the audio issues but I am not sure if it is an audio issue, a flash player issue, or a combination. Any input?

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I've seen this happen with the games I play recently. For example, in games like Battlefield 1942 and Black and White 2, some places showed "straight lines" from objects. At the top of the 3d static object in question, the straight lines go from there to the sky. There seems to be no end to that unless I get really close to that object.

As for the sound problem, I'm hearing static occur at random occasions. Any way to fix these?

I got a 256 MB Geforce 5700 VE and SoundMAX Integrated audio.

Other specs:
P4 2.8 GHz

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Ok,Here is the issue with this sound card. First off it's a nice Diamond (great cards) Xtreme Sound 5.1. The problem I have with it is it's affected by certain videos. Youtube it plays fine.....until you go into Full Screen mode, then it's garbled...you can't make it out what anyone is saying during play back in F\S mode. Another problem I have is Encoding videos do the exact same thing!

Last night I downloaded a freeware program that was on my old box called "Panzera mp4 to avi converter 1.3" it's a great program. My Camera uses the Mp4 format and I am not too fond of quicktime just to run that format. The reason I am trying to convert them is to kill the file size and make "nolstalgia" DvD for the family. the Mp4 plays fine however,no sound problems in the original clip.

My video and sound cards are up to date, My video card is a Geforce 8400 GS. Running on a AMD Athlon 64 processor at 2.20 ghz with 1 gb of ddr. Anyone ever had this problem? I tried Divx and Xvid thinking it was a codec problem. boy was I wrong. any suggestions is welcomed.

A:Sound issues and some video issues


Update:This isn't really an update but I found out something weird. My video playback with Wmv,Mpeg,Avi,Asf ETC. is always garbled. No matter if it's online or on the computer the playback audio is garbled. What could be causing this. I uninstalled,re-installed Diamond Xtreme soundcard drivers. I installed DirectX9.0c, I have Divx and Xvid codecs. My sound drivers are up to date. I unhooked the onboard sound and uninstalled sound max after buying the Diamond. A friend told me I should disable the onboard sound entirely but I can't find the option in the bios. My mother board is a "Asus A8x socket 939" board. Any helps please? I am desperate!

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Hello, I have a strange problem with my sound settings that has just started since I reinstalled Windows.

Basically Im a dj & I use my pc to stream shows on the internet.
My decks are connected to my Vestax mixer which is connected to the line-in on my soundcard.
Connected to the line-out is my hifi.

When I do my shows I have jingles to play etc which I use Media player for. So while Im streaming (with shoutcast) I open a jingle in Mediaplayer & that goes out over the stream aswell as the audio coming from my decks. through line-in

Now since my reinstallation the problem Im having is I cant get the audio from Media Player to go out at the same time as my music from my decks.

Ive fiddled with the audio properties in Windows etc (which Ive never had to do before) and I cant get it working how it was before :
I dont understand whats chnaged since my reinstall.
Any ideas anyone?

If its any help I have an Realteck AC 97 onboard soundcard.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

A:Sound issues, any sound boffins out there..?

p.s I have installed the drivers for the soundcard so I dont think its that *thumbsup*

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Hey there,

I have about $1,500 dollars to spend on a new computer give or take, and I dont feel comfortable enough to build my own so i've been waiting for the i7-2600 to come back out and I saw this one at costco... http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11513502&whse=BC&Ne=4000000&eCat=BC|84|56671|78518&N=4047242&Mo=37&pos=0&No=5&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=78518&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&ec=BC-EC10600-Cat56671&topnav= (i would have to add a video card to it)...
or if someone could build me one at www.ibuypower.com for the same kind of cash that would be awesome as well.

Thanks in advance,

A:This computer with a better video card or a iBuyPower computer?

?$1400 @ cyberpowerpc - modify as desired.

CPU: Intel® Core? i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
HDD: 1.5TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+19] (Single Hard Drive)
MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module [-64] (Corsair or Major Brand)
MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] GigaByte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 Intel P67 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe x1 & 2 PCI [B3 Stepping] [+69]
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+260] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

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Hello everyone!

Okay here are some quick system specs.

AMD Athlon 3200+. Asus motherboard. WinXP Pro Sp2 (recently upgraded to Sp3)

Sound driver appears to be mainly SoundMax

So, about a week ago, I noticed my sound stopped working on Youtube. After a little testing, I noticed it doesn't seem to work on other sites that utilize Adobe Flash player for sound. For the most part, it does seem to work on some Quicktime and Windows Media player sites. However, even when the sound works, the voices seem to waver and are usually muffled and garbled at certain points Sometimes the sound cuts out completely.

Here's the Kicker though. If I find a site that actually plays sound, the sound will also work on Youtube or wherever. It's very muffled and faint, but it works nonetheless. If I stop or pause the sound that's working...then Youtube becomes silent as well. This also happens when I get a "ding" from an instant message. For about 1/2 a second I'll hear sound (exactly as the beep or Ding from my Instant messenger happens).

here are some other strange occurences

--Sound works fine on Games.
---I've had some troubles with Quicktime 7 pro. First it would crash and shut down when I went to export settings. I fixed that now, but I still have 1 file that I transfered from another computer and it has no sound or video. Another you can see the video but hear no sound (even though sound and video are present in both cases)
--Music and SFX seem to... Read more

A:Sound has Issues

Any ideas at all??

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Sound Card: Onboard card supplied with Asus P5N32-E SLI
Drivers: 5.10.0001.4580 (english)

Problem: I bought a set of 5.1 speakers on wednesday to upgrade from my previous 2.1 set. I set up the speakers and played a couple of 5.1 music tracks i found from googling around to check i was getting sound from all my speakers, i am.

However when running the speaker test in Valve's Source engine i'm getting all the sounds coming from all the speakers if at varying volumes. Even when i mute all the speakers apart from say back left i can hear "front left, centre, front right..." and so on all coming from my rear left speaker.

EDIT: In VLC i get the full surround effect sounds only coming from their correct speakers when running a Dolby Digital Speaker test video thing, however in MPC it only uses's front left, front right and centre.

Any ideas how to solve this short of buying a better sound card?

Thankyou in advance for any advice

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Brand new computer and sound had been working great for about a week, then when i update the drivers on my video card, the left side sound gives me a kind of scratching, static sound, i know its not the speaker because i switched it and got it on the right one. I've tried total uninstalling all the ati/audio drivers and reinstalling one by one, but after installing audio i get the dreaded sound. hopefully its just some configuration issues, i dont want to either buy a sound card and/or reinstall windows (grr)

oh yeah i also reset the bios (took out battery and put it back in) its not that

MSI K8N Neo 2 (intergrated audio)
AMD 64 3000+ (stock)
AIW 9600XT
Creative Inspire T-3000 Speakers

A:Sound Issues

SP33DFR34K said:

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I just started having this same kind of problem. When I play music there is lots of static, like you would get on a radio when the speakers are dying.. I switched speakers from a different computer and I still have the same problem. Though they work perfectly on the other computer.

My sound is Realtek AC'97.

Any suggestions?

Thank You

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The computer I have had on board sound but it began to act up. It started to not work and occasionally come back through. Then Completely stopped. I thought maybe the speakers. So I bought new speakers. The sound worked for another short period like a day and then stopped working. I checked the speakers on another PC and they still worked. But they do not work on this one.

I figured it was a sound card issue so I added a Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Loaded everything properly through its CD and it still doesnt work.

I thought maybe a conflict with the onboard sound so I went to BIOS and disabled the onboard card. Still nothing.

When I go to the control panel and sounds to look at this device. It says working properly. It says it is there. I the speakers pop on when I start the computer.

I have power to the speakers. They are plugged into the right jack on the pc. They have the small pop on start up you can hear when the pc turns on. The sound control panel is not on mute.

Under Device volume in the control panel it does say device volume is low all the way to the left but this is all shadded to where I can not change that. Also says device is enabled.

I am at a loss what do I do? Please help if you know.

Thanks, Brekkon

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Hey guys...
A couple days ago I bought the retail DVD version of Far Cry 2 and ran home to try it out. I installed the game with no hiccups and started it up. It showed the ESRB online rating message fine, then went off to show the Ubisoft logo. This is where it started to go wrong. The sound of them drums became extremely choppy and in some parts, just a growl of static.
I thought this would be normal as it was the first time i ran the game, so i didn't fret yet. I got to the main menu, went over to the options and set everything on "medium", no anti-aliasing and a resolution of 1280x1024, confident that my nVidia 7950 GT could run it fine. I picked my character and started a new game.
I then faced a loading screen, and again, when the music came on, it became a series of hisses, pauses and static and it started lagging REALLY badly. I had to wait a full 8 minutes for the game to load itself up.
The intro of where you sit in the car while the guy drives you around was hell. Nonstop lag all around, giving me about 0-2fps for the whole ride. The sound of the engine and the guy's voice was also messed up. The lag stopped when the car became stationary, making me think that it might have been my computer's inability to load up the environment as fast as I walked/drove through it. I went into the settings and turned everything to their lowest possible settings, but to no avail, the game still decided that it had to act retarded. Tired of it all, I alt-ta... Read more

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I have a dell XPS running windows XP with a 3.0 ghz processor, ATI 9800 pro video card and a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 sound card.

My problem is that I am hardly getting any volume out of my speakers even with the Volume fully up in both windows and on the speaker controls. This problem developed while playing a game and is now system wide. I thought it might just be the speakers so I hooked up some old ones, however the problem remained. I than thought it might be the soundcard drivers so I reloaded the original ones to no avail. If it helps, the game I was playing was Vampire the masquerade Bloodlines, and I had just installed directx 9.0c I also have the dell mulitimedia keyboard which I sometimes use to lower or raise the volume in game, but it seems to be working fine. I would be greatful for any help.

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I just tried using a set of headphones with the system and the sound comes out very loud through them. I hope this info might help someone give me a suggestion as to the cause of my problem

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My computer has trouble playing DVD's(because there is no sound) .
It plays vcd's format with sound and windows sounds work.
Just the DVD's wont play sound.

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try reinstalling your dvd software

[is your dvd burner hooked to your sound card?]

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I have an SB Live! sound card. I have no sound coming from my computer. I've tryed everything I can think of, updated drivers, trying another soundcard, another pci slot.

When I go into my device manager, it recognizes all the sound drivers. I've started up in safemode, and deleted all the drivers, and started over again. I've also tryed getting sound from my onboard sound card, and still no luck

If anyone has anything I can try, it would by much appreciated.


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That's not much info there but try these 2 thangs:

1. double click on the volume control and make sure everything is turned on and turned up.

2. Make sure youyr speakers are connected correctly and the power is turned on. Do the good ol finger test on the input cord.

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First off, I'm certain that its not because I muted the volume or because the audio driver is installed improperly.

Pretty every program that tries to play any music or sound does not work EXCEPT Realtek HD Audio Manager. I tried almost every single one of the programs on my computer and none works except when testing the 7.1 surround sound system.

Things I did before this happened.

Tried watching a video on gizmodo about Abraham Lincoln on the clouds but that video never loaded.
Tried playing League of Legends but for some reason it had the "firewall problem" which didn't happen previously. I played earlier during the day.
My computer just went slow as hell for no reason.
I ran the spybot search and destroy/malware byte's anti malware to see if its some stupid malware/spyware thats make it slow for some reason. They asked me to update so I did.
Opened up Task Manager and realized its probably that "msfeedssync.exe" that was making my computer slow since it took up 1.4 gb of memory.
End Process every 5 minutes to try to stop it from coming back. Failed.
Turned off the options in Feed/Slice under Internet Options then Restarted.
Computer is running back at full speed except now there is no sound in every program except the ones that test the surround system.

Any ideas how to fix this? All help are appreciated.

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Things I did after this happened

Control Panel>Sound>Disable/Enabled the drivers.
Restarted many times.
System Restored many times but all had "error" and was not completed (failed).
Run>services.msc or something>Windows Audio>Set to automatic and start.
Tried updating the driver through Control Panel>Sound>Playback>Realtek HD Audio

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Bought Envy 15" notebook in early 2015 with 2 year extended warranty. After a few months no sound thru the laptop speakers. Ok if using bluetooth or earbuds. Sent back to HP for repairs and onk upon return. Upgraded to windows 10 and again start with no sound. If I restart the laptop I have sound for a short time but it goes back off. Returned again for repairs and just received it back last week and the no sound issue started again. Have called tech support many times and went thru troubleshooting including allowing them remote access. Just completed a 1.5 hour session with them and after I had sound for a total of 30 minutes before it went back off This is a major issue with HP laptops apparently and all the are doing is sweeping it under the rug until the warranty is over. MY LAST HP PURCHASE....  

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setting up a new computer with windows 8. I run evony neat bots. the sound is not working on them even though the sound works for everything else. ive checked settings in bot, and sound control in windows 8. any place else that can be checked?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 450 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 3
RAM: 6143 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 818617 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, N68C-S UCC
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

bought a new sound card i connect my external speakers to it but i get no sound

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imran202 said:

bought a new sound card i connect my external speakers to it but i get no soundClick to expand...

have the drivers been installed, check out the manufacturers site, if needed.

if the card is correctly seated, is the speakers plugged into the green jack and have the speakers been tested on another pc, device.
be sure the speakers are not muted or at a very low volume. raise the vol sliders.

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so my girlfriends parents just got a new computer and everything but the sound works great. its just on-board sound, but they don't need anything special.

I can't get any sound out of the speakers. I get the Error message "No Audio Device Installed" from a bubble in task tray. when i look at it in the device manager it says the sound device is installed and working properly and that the drivers are up to date (i tried uninstalling/reinstalling them).

All the volume setting/output settings are correct, nothing is muted etc. if anyone has any ideas let me know..

Its windows Vista pre-installed on a Compaq computer.

A:Sound Issues

Check your speaker configuration on Vista. Reason: I sent a 2.1 system with my mom's computer to Colorado. The tech who hooked it up said 2.1 wasn't supported in Windows Vista

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The sound on my computer stopped working. I have windows 10- just recently downloaded

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Are you using speakers, or headphones? If you right click on the little sound icon in the bottom right of the Windows 10 screen (a speaker with 3 sound waves), click on "playback devices" , make sure that your device is chosen and "configure" if needed and set as default.

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The audio driver for HP in my laptop and my desktop's do not work. I have
tried all of the win 7 drivers. I thought that the compatibility software
that you asked us to install; once it said is computable  with 7 will work in
most well known computers but I see many people having the same issue with
the sound drivers. Win 7 using ATI or Altec Lansing and Creative Lab on board
internal settings for the sound driver after you load win 7. How do you solve
this problem and get my sound back this is very inconvenient to say the

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Hi, I'd like to inform you that hardware drivers are provided by hardware manufacturer including those drivers shipped with Windows 7 and device drivers from Windows Update. As a result, to resolve this kind of driver issue, you can contact with HP and see if they have compatible driver for Windows 7 in their support site:
(You can enter your desktop model and search for driver in driver download page.)
Please Note: Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.
Hope this helps!Sean Zhu - MSFT

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When ever I click on my volume control button I get an error that says

There are no active mixer devices available. To install mixer devices, go to Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Add Hardware. This program will now close.

Ive done this and it just keeps saying that all my devices are working properly.

This is a brand new problem and my sound has always worked fine. I can still hear windows beeps and so often i can hear mp3 and some youtube videos but most of them i cant hear anything.

any help? thanks

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