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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 R the computers at this site?



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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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We have a computer that was given to us (NEC, celeron chip and running Win98) and we are trying to get it ready for our daughter's roommate for college. She may load win xp when she gets it, not sure. It works fine except the sound. We have the sound for the windows media player but for all other sounds, it is garbled or a static sound. We checked the sound from the control panel. When we try checking the sound it is the garble/static sound. The media player only worked from the head phone plug in the front of the computer, not the card in the back. Does anyone have any suggestions for us? My husband is trying to install another sound card, not sure if it will work. Any other suggestions would be helpful.
Thanks in advance!

A:Sound Issues

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Okay, I just made a post yesteday about my brand new system not working properly because there were blotches of colors everywhere, and you guys determined that it was the video card. I rigged up my sound today for the first time and discovered that it didnt work after updating the drivers twice. I'm lead to believe it is the motherboard that is causing the problems now. Am I right? Please give me your suggestions.

A:Sound Issues...

never mind guys, i have this on the multimedia forum

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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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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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About four days a go my battery died. I took my laptop home, plugged it in, turned it back on, and there was a strange grating sound that was very loud. I turned it off then restarted. Everything seemed fine until I tried to use my audio.... There was absolutely no sound. Not even system sounds works. I checked all of my volume settings, reinstalled my driver from the dell website, all of that, no apparent issues, still no sound. It appears the sound is working, I get no error message, but I hear nothing. And then I plugged in headphones, and realised I could hear sound, but very, very faint. If while watching something for example, someone yells, I can hear they vaguely through the headphones. I am utterly confused as to what this could possibly mean. I have a Dell Latitude C610. There were no sound issues before though the quality never was very good. Any suggestions? Appreciate any help, this is driving me nuts!

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hey guys, thanks for reading this in advance.

my soundhasnt worked for like 2 weeks now and i dont know what to do i dont know what kind of driver to get and i tried device manager to see what card i had and it wont tell me im so lost!

A:sound issues need help

Download and run. It should give you the specs you need. Then go to the sound card maker's website and get the latest drivers. Any problems, post back here and someone will give you a hand.

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Not sure if this is the right forum for this or not...but here goes...

Ok....So I am running Windows Vista 64-Bit system SP1...Nvida GeForce 8800 GT...6 GB of Memory....Intel Core 2 Quad 9300 processor....Soundblaster X-Fi XtremeMusic soundcard....if you need anything else ask....

So heres the problem....When sound is playing....through any program....if I am browsing around online the sound can become choppy. It happens when a page is loading...the more there is to load the longer it becomes choppy. Also, sometimes the computer becomes sluggish also...the mouse pointer skips across the screen when I try to move it making it hard to do anything. BTW, this happens with either browser I use...Explorer or FireFox...I use fox for the most part. The sound also works fine if I am say...playing Fear Combat online and playing Winamp in the background.

I've tried reinstalling drivers and the computer seems fine otherwise. I saw something that someone had sound problems similar to me and they were told to try defragging and to go to PCPitStop and see what it says...Well, I already use that site and I'm fine. I keep my drives defragged. I don't use Vista's defragger because it makes me want to hit things...so I use AusLogics Disk Defrag.

If anyone can help that'd be great. It really starts to get annoying having sound the sound like that.

If you need more from me...just ask! Thanks in advance!

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Good evening all. It seems these few times I have had problems I end up coming here when I can't figure out the problem myself; but that is always because of the great help I've had from the TSF force.

I have an Advent 5480DVD Laptop that has had its share of issues, but nothing ever serious, just your usual growing pains. Never has the sound been an issue though. But earlier today I was once again on MSN Messenger 7.0 talking to someone, I had installed Messenger Plus! 3 and was just going through the motions of it, yet I don't believe that to be the cause as the sound was fine even after installing it.

The person I was talking to wanted to start up an audio conversation and which prompted a Setup of the process. I don't have a microphone and, in my haste, just ran through the process and didn't pay much attention, my bad I know, the result though has left me with an Echo effect in anything I do.

That's right, it isn't just locked into Messenger, I closed down 7.0 to see if that would help, the echo was still around, I even uninstalled both MSN 7.0 and Messenger Plus! 3 just to be sure and the echo was still effecting regular Windows sounds and Winamp.

Restarting the computer hasn't helped either, muting the 'microphone'; as I don't really have one to my knowledge and I don't believe the laptop has a hidden microphone, hasn't helped either. I'm really confused as to what I can do in order to stop this echo.

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Ive had this since day dot on this machine....
Its an onboard sound chip running on SiS7012. Once the sound is running ie music and prolonged sound FX, its great. Its only short and sweet sounds, or when a sound finishes taht I have a problem. It almost clicks at the end. Its a C-Media codec sound system. Ive upgraded to latest drivers. No luck, Im wondering if a small conflict or close IRQ's can cause this? Just wondering.. any suggestions?

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k i just did a clean start and installed my drivers for my SB live value card. (sucks i know) anyways when im listening to my mp3s sometimes it randomly like skips and starts making weird high picthed noises that make me want to slice off my nut sac and throw vinegar on the wound... anyways any idead pros?

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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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SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio - What Gateway says....

Intel Integrated Audio 82801BA(M) ICH2 - What my PC and Everest says.....

When I say "What Gateway says....." I'm meaning that the drivers they gave me match that audio device. You would think it would come up as the same thing, but I guess not. That just confuses the heck out of me.

The real problem is I have NO sound at all. Sometimes on restart the sound will start working again, but it will eventually cut out and stop working all together. When it doesn't work I hear static when I adjust the volume.

It isn't a new hardware problem, it has slowly been getting worse and worse. In fact, I would say it started doing this shortly after we got this damn thing. However, a quick restart would solve the problem, so I never thought much of it until recently.

Yes, I have updated my motherboards drivers. Yes, I have downloaded the supposed "new drivers" for both of the devices I listed up there. Installed both of them (of course I did them at seperate times, I have gone through the hoops with both sets of drivers). It should be noted that when I try to install the new SoundMAX drivers (filename: WDM3045d_SM3) I get an error at the end saying "Drivers not found. Please restart windows and restart this setup."

I have messed with all the options and settings for my sound device. I have looked up troubleshooting on Gateway, Intel, SoundMAX, and Microsoft websites.

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A:Sound Issues

Hello and Welcome to TSF

First off, you are now using an illegal copy of Windows XP as you stated here


I eventually just used my friends key and it worked, which surprised me. I always thought OEM keys were tied to the one system.

Secondly we cannot help you with your issue as we would be assisting in pirating software.

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I have a new Comp and the Sound was working great. Now I can still hear the sound but it is really low even with the speakers set at Max Volume. I installed a new Sound card and got the latest drivers for it but I still have the same problem. I am using Altec Lansing Surround Sound speakers and everything on them is correct as far as connections and I even put a new fuse in the Subwoofer. I have checked all the system settings and I have them set at max also. This comp is less than 1 month old. I am completely stumped.
The last thing I did was a system restore but it was to no avail as well. Please Help if ya can

A:Sound Issues

Sounds like something is muted or not connected to the correct output.

Peace, MJ

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Hi Guys , I have a big problem with my sound. when i go to a web site and try to watch a video , mostly happens on youtube, i completly lose the sound , i then have to close my browser and reopen to the site and start the video again, i have to do this countless time as i always at some point lose the sound. I have looked in my sound manager and it tells me the sound is good and is running fine and no problems, yet i always lose my sound and its on all videos from the web...can u please help?? I have vista on my computer and am wondering if it could be my sound card or a virus or just something i have configured improperly

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Hello all. So here is from the sysinfo utility.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 23 Model 1 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 12
RAM: 8144 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 232 GB (147 GB Free); D: 931 GB (919 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASRock, AB350 Gaming K4
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

So with that aside here is my question.

After putting this computer together I went to hook up my speakers. Just simple LG speakers. I get nothing from the rear ports, but the front work just fine. Any idea why this happened?

A:Sound issues

BIOS settings?
Realtek panel settings?

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My computer seems to recently have developed a problem processing sounds, ONLY when I play a CD or DVD. CDs play far too slow. DVDs sound unbearably choppy & garbled. I tried rolling back my Realtek driver (didn't help,) then I downloaded a newer driver (didn't help.) Considering that all other sounds work just fine, I suspect the problem's with my CD/DVD player. I looked for a newer version of a driver for that, but there doesn't appear to be one. (I'm still able to burn data CDs with no problems. I haven't tried burning a music CD for a few months now, but wasn't having problems with that when I last tried, anyway.)
Although I'm suspecting there's a software-type answer to my question, I was wondering if a build up of dust in the unit might cause a problem like this, too. (I live in a VERY dusty neighborhood.)

A:Sound issues; CD & DVD only

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