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Digital Noise

By Graham_s
Dec 29, 2008
  1. a few times now I have heard my PC make very annoying, loud, sudden digital noise sounds when in the middle of playing music. Does this sound like software or hardware problems?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What are your computers specs? Operating System? What antivirus program are you using?
     
  3. Graham_s

    Graham_s TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 51


    vista 32 bit
    4GB RAM
    Intel core2 quad 2.66GHz
    creative soundplaster X-fi Xtreme gamer
    Agaeia physx card
    nVidia GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB

    using AVG8 (free)
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Have you tried different drivers for the Creative SoundBlaster X-fi Xtreme gamer. I removed mine in favor of my on-board sound... It never performed right in my Vista machine. I was getting the pops and hisses randomly. The on-board sound works ok
     
  5. Graham_s

    Graham_s TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 51

    I have the latest drivers and everything so It should work fine. I paid £50 for it so I refuse to use on board hardware.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So you can live with the digital noise?
     
  7. Graham_s

    Graham_s TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 51

    that isn't what I said.

    does anyone else have any ideas?
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Have you removed the Creative card and tried running with on-board sound just for a day or two...

    I just installed this card in a Vista Machine over last weekend. It is awesome:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102019

    I really think there is nothing else you can do, but replace the card
     
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