Very loud hissing distortion sound every now and then

By Ollie30001
Aug 9, 2010
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  1. Hi, Spes are:

    Mobo: Asus m2n-e sli latest BIOS
    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ 3.20GHZ not overclocked.
    Mem: 4gig ddr2 800mhz dual channel not overclocked.
    Graphics: 5870 not overclocked
    HDD: 80gig maxtor from years ago (temp replacement :( )

    Right im using the mobos onboard sound have been for ages.

    Every now and then i will be listening to music or playing a game thru headphones OR speakers when suddenly all sound will stop and be replaced by a VERY loud horrible hissing sound.

    When i have headphones on its really bad i swear il have a heart attck sometime, it makes me jump its so loud.

    After i unplug the headphones or turn the sound system off and on agen its back to normal for a few days??

    Recently upgraded to windows 7 64bit from vista 32bit. never had the problems with vista??
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Your motherboard does not support Windows 7 with compatible sound drivers. It stops at Vista. While some Vista drivers may work with W7, perhaps not all of them do, such as the sound driver. The lack of a W7 supported driver could be the problem.
  3. Ollie30001

    Ollie30001 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 144

    Ah, right i didnt no that thanks.

    erm... any idea how come it only happens everynow and then, like what could be setting it off, because most the time it seems fine.

    i know im running a mixture of very old and very new hardware/software together.

    Does the 5870 only output sound to HD monitors and sound devices? Any way to hook it up to a old 5.1 surround sound system?
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Yes, through the HDMI connection. If your TV has an HDMI input you might be able to route the sound out from the TV to a AV receiver and then to the 5.1 speaker system. I say, "might," because I don't know if it would work.
  5. Tahko

    Tahko TS Rookie

    Hello, sorry to bump such an old thread, but I have been having this problem. This is the closest description to my problem as well..

    I have similar hardware:

    Athlon64 X2 4800+ 2.5Ghz
    Asus M2N SLI (With Phoenix - Award BIOS v6.00PG)
    2GB RAM DDR2
    500 watt psu
    nVidia GeForece GTS 250
    My monitor is an HP 2009m (It has built-in speakers)

    None of my hardware is OC. My sound usually messes up whenever I use VLC Media Player. (I use it to watch anime .mkv files, mainly) I haven't had this problem until a month or two ago and I've had Windows 7 (32-bit Ultimate) since February, I believe.

    Although, it may not just be VLC.. but it's only when I notice and after it happens I have to completely turn off my computer, PSU and all. I'm hoping there's a fix, or an alternative route... seeing how it's been a few years. Would anyone recommend Realtek drivers? (They've helped me in the past, but I've seen no use for them until now)

    Please, any advice would help.

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