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Stutter/Static-y sound

By don0223
Feb 18, 2008
  1. Hi, I have been major problems with my speakers and sound card. I have razer barracuda AC-1 Sound Card and logitech z-5500 speakers. Ok here is the problem:

    When I play music:
    - it always starts out with a stutter and has random stutters throughout the song
    - when no music is playing there is a slight static from the speakers

    When I play games like CS:
    - after a while of playing like 30 minutes... static kicks in and IT IS ANNOYING (like constant static playing along the game noises)

    I have all the latest drivers, disable onboard sound... I don't know what else to do
    I contact razer and they told me to test the sound card on another computer but I don't have another computer to do that

    Other info:
    I tried the onboard sound and it stutters also
    sometimes when i switch s/pdif input on the razer control panel sound comes out from the wrong speakers

    (my guess is its razers stupid drivers and sound card but im stupid too so i really dont know)

    My system:
    Intel q6600
    2 gb Corsair Ram
    Cooler Master Extreme 600W PSU
    Abit Ip35 Pro Mobo
    EVGA 8800 GT


    Don't know what else info you need BUT PLEASE HELP... thanks! :darth:
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    That's funny, made me laugh :)

    Anyway, I think it's the speakers themselves, probably been put up too high by the kids !
    Anyway, try to borrow someones speakers, or use headphones to test (headphones; speakers whichever)
     
  3. don0223

    don0223 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yea i was hoping the same thing, but I have tried other speakers and I get the same static stutter results.. thanks for the help though
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Well that really points to hardware fault (overheating probably)

    I'd suggest opening the side cover (hardware experience and manual required)
    And blow out all the dust/debri (power out)

    You may also want to recheck your cooling airflow

    Usually 1 fan sucks in (say from the front) and another fan blows out (say from the back) The CPU fan sucks in, and case fans shouldn't blow directly on it.
     
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