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Crackling and stuttering speakers?

By sadbluescreener
Jun 4, 2009
  1. Hi. My MSI GX630 gives a lot of problems, like during playback of any audio file, even those that are just part of a program (eg Windows Live Messenger), there's a noticeable crackling sound coming from the speakers. I also notice this crackling when external speakers or headphones are attached although it's a bit less noticeable with headphones. I was looking around on the net and found a thread where someone mentioned that heat could be a cause, or something to that effect.
    Also when playing some audio files with VLC media player i sometimes hear a stutter during the playback. This also happened a few times while i watched some Youtube videos.
    Could someone offer any assistance/explanation please.

    PS I have the latest Realtek drivers.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You may need to reinstall the laptops chipset drivers
     
  3. sadbluescreener

    sadbluescreener TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 136

    is there any software i can use to make sure i have the latest and correct drivers? i use uniblue driverscanner but apparently my audio drivers were out of date and it didn't show any warnings. so now that i've updated the drivers to Realtek R2.25 i've gotten rid of the crackling but the stuttering still occurs, sometimes while im loading a page on the net or just randomly during playback. i'll try to reinstall the chipset drivers now. thanks for that suggestion.
     
  4. sadbluescreener

    sadbluescreener TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 136

    i did the installation of the chipset drivers but that doesnt seemed to help. the stuttering is still there.
     
  5. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 900   +15

    running vista? if yes, do check your default format in sound settings.
    like example my realtek, stutter in 24/96 configuration...
     
  6. sadbluescreener

    sadbluescreener TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 136

    thanks but how exactly do i get to that? control panel > sound?
     
  7. sadbluescreener

    sadbluescreener TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 136

    and yes im running vista
     
  8. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 900   +15

    right hand below corner > right click volume icon > playback devices > click properties for your default devices > go advanced > set it to 24bit /48khz for example.
     
  9. sadbluescreener

    sadbluescreener TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 136

    ah okay thank you. i found it thru control panel. the setting was on 24/48 by default so i put it on 28/441khz. is that ok?
     
  10. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 900   +15

    well, actually its okay. the lower it is, the lower the sound quality would be.
    as long as you find it acceptable, anything is okay.

    did it still stutters after u change the setting?
     
  11. sadbluescreener

    sadbluescreener TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 136

    hm i think i heard some stuttering but i'll make sure and get back to you.
     
  12. sadbluescreener

    sadbluescreener TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 136

    yep, the stuttering is still there.
     
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What OS is the laptop running?
     
  14. sadbluescreener

    sadbluescreener TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 136

    Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP1
     
  15. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd TS Rookie Posts: 204

    try muting the microphone in th input devices in the audio manager in vista that usually helps me :)
     
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