Headset vs. SoundCard

By haseebcash4u ยท 14 replies
Jul 19, 2007
  1. Well Guys I'm back again after a long time with a problem that sucks more than before :). For some reason i think my headset is broken and at the same time i think that my sound card is F'ed up. My problem can best be explained as whenever i talk into my headset i hear myself as if i'm in a hall. Then the volume either drops or increases so randomly. I figure it's with my sound card because if it was my headset i wouldn't be able to hear or speak anyway. So this is where you guys come into play,tell me what my problem can be and tell me how i can fix it.
  2. sledgus

    sledgus TS Rookie Posts: 115

    Drivers or new Card

    Un-install the drivers for your soundcard, and then install new ones (the latest).

    If this doesnt fix it, It sounds like your soundcard is fried. Sound cards don't cost much to replace, so In this instance if the drivers don't work, I'd suggest you another one and save alot of hassle.

    Let me know how you go
  3. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    Test the headphones on a "known working" device. Anything. (a stereo, a walkman, whatever). See if they work. Your soundcard is a different issue. Get your hands on a "known working" speaker set, and test that card using the speakers. It would be too much of a coincidence that 2 things would drop out at the same time.
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    It's not a USB headset, is it?
  5. haseebcash4u

    haseebcash4u TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    nope it's not a USB headset
  6. haseebcash4u

    haseebcash4u TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Oooh i think i created a much bigger problem i installed the wrong driver and it deleted my previous driver and now i dont know where to find a proper realtek ac97 driver.


    Ignore the above post i figure it's with my headphones not with my sound card
  7. haseebcash4u

    haseebcash4u TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    OMG i made the problem much worse only a couple of minutes ago i found out that my headset was giving me the problems because i listened to my i pod and it just sounded horrible. Does this mean that i can rule out my sound card or is it still on trial ?
  8. sledgus

    sledgus TS Rookie Posts: 115


    Yes.. Why didn't you do that first if you had an iPod all this time???

    Here are the drivers for your card, download and install them and you should be all good

  9. haseebcash4u

    haseebcash4u TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Thank you

    Thank you Sledgus and yeah i don't know what the tell i was thinking.
  10. haseebcash4u

    haseebcash4u TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Man i got even a bigger problem for some reason now when i try to reinstall the driver, m PC automatically reboots and then i get a damn error saying Microsoft windows has suffered from a fatal error... So anyway to fix this problem... I guess i should just reformat my windows again... But if there's another way to just install the drivers of the sound card i don't really care about the fatal error.
  11. sledgus

    sledgus TS Rookie Posts: 115

    No worries.. It happens to the best of us :)
  12. sledgus

    sledgus TS Rookie Posts: 115


    Flammin hell... your not having much luck are you!

    Did you make sure you downloaded the right drivers for your soundcard? Are you running windows XP? Installing a soundcard driver shouldn't cause your computer to have a fatal error, it should just cause your card to not work or something (if it did, then it would be the first i've heard of it)

    If formatting+re-installing isn't gonna be a big problem for you, then that would be the quickest way with the most likely chance of success.

    Another thing you could try (if possible) would be to take the card out and put it in another machine to see if it is an actual PHYSICAL problem.

    Let me know how you go, and if it doesn't work, i'll see if I can think of something else/find something else
  13. haseebcash4u

    haseebcash4u TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45


    Well the sound card doesn't properly install on my other PC as well so most likely imma get a new sound card and install with a new copy of windows.
  14. haseebcash4u

    haseebcash4u TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Oh yeah Thanks sledgus for everything man but in the end i keep on making a bigger problem im going to give me friend my pc thx man for everything
  15. sledgus

    sledgus TS Rookie Posts: 115

    Yeah no worries :) It certainly does sound like your card is stuffed tho.All the best in the future mate
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