I can hear computer noises through the speakers.

By vegasgmc
Apr 19, 2004
  1. I can hear the cdrom's spin up and theres a squealing sound that changes pitch when I move the mouse or click on something. Ive heard of this before but can remember what causes it. I can also hear the squealing sound inside the computer, like the sound old TV tubes used to make.
  2. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    Same here. Sometimes I get that. I haven't gotten it recently, but when it happens, it's usually loading a game. Is that a case for yours?

    It doesn't make sense I have an SB Audigy 2 Platinum paired with 5.1 SB speakers. Well... actually... creative has a bad reputation for software...
  3. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,377

    Ive got an Audigy 1394 and Creative T7700 speakers. I just had to send the speakers back because they were popping and crackling.
  4. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    This couldn't be a return of the "lovely" bug creative had with their SB series could it?

    Because crackling sound when using harddrive/cdrom was one of the things it would cause.
    Are you having trouble with corrupted files when playing music and copying at the same time?

    Try updating to the latest drivers (great advice huh ;)) and see if that does anything.

    Also, you are using digital instead of analogue music playback?
  5. cogenmaster

    cogenmaster TS Enthusiast Posts: 117

    computer noise

    I have a audigy with creative inspire 5.1 speakers. I was having the same problem until I removed the sound cable from the CD Rom to the sound card.
  6. stanger1982

    stanger1982 TS Rookie Posts: 34

    how do you know if you are using digital instead of analog, and how do i change it?
  7. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Go into device manager and select your cd/dvd drive.
    Select properties and click the button "enable digital playback from this CD-Rom device"

    That's the way it's in 2k, so it shouldn't be all that different in XP.

    You can now enjoy a much clearer crisper sound :)
  8. stanger1982

    stanger1982 TS Rookie Posts: 34

    taken care of but there are still some minor noises from the cpu or hdd i assume coming through the speakers... what is this creative "bug" you speak of?
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