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Crackling sound heard when running more than one program

By killershadow
Apr 9, 2016
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  1. Hi all,

    The issue I have is when I minimise a game and then run another program requiring sound such as power dvd / YouTube I here crackling sound when playing via power dvd etc.

    When the game is minimised the game sound also mutes auto as it should.

    I have the same issue when using the on board sound(once the Phoebus is taken out of the machine)

    However, when I close the game, the sound is perfect again...........

    Have tried different drivers etc etc and still the problem exists.

    The speakers are analogue.........

    Hopefully someone has seen and dealt with this issue.

    Thanks all

    Kind regards
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 2,836   +560

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  3. killershadow

    killershadow TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Thanks for the reply Cycloid, will look into it.

    I have tried to change the sampling frequency from 192 kHz down to 96 kHz and this seems to solve the issue whilst leaving the bit deptch on 24 bits.

    Prior to doing the above I tried headphones and there is no crackling noise heard..................will experiment more and update accordingly.

    Once again thanks.

    Kind regards KS
  4. killershadow

    killershadow TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 32

    I guess I have sorted out the problem. Fingers crossed.

    Control Panel>Power Options>Balanced - Windows 10.
    I think I might have put it on power saving by mistake ................Intoxicated ^^

    Tested it again by choosing power saving mode - and yes the crackling is back on high sampling setting on the Audio card - 192Hz / 24Bit

    So it was just a simple mistake and by selecting the recommended power mode (Balanced) all is working as it should.

    Hope this thread will help someone experiencing this issue.

    Good luck

    Kind regards


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