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Sound too loud and distorted

by blobbioba / December 26, 2012 5:43 AM PST
This happened after i inserted a new asus gtx 680. When i turned on the computer i noticed a buzzing noice in the background and everytime i play music or watch video clips it's really distorted.

I have the latest audio drivers and i have tested other headphones, the distortion didn't go away. Is my integrated sound card getting affected by other components?

I am not an expert on this and i would really appreciate your help.

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The 680 draws a lot of power.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 26, 2012 10:16 AM PST

You didn't reveal if you upgraded the PSU to handle this new card.

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the power supply
by blobbioba / December 26, 2012 10:24 AM PST

<h1 class="fn" style="margin: 0px 0px 2px; padding: 0px 0px 8px 10px; font-size: 15px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-style: none none solid; border-bottom-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 14px; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif;">Corsair TX 750W V2 80</h1>

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That's class, style, padd, font size and all.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 26, 2012 10:28 AM PST
In reply to: the power supply

I see a power supply but not an answer to my question. I don't know what the machine had, I can guess this is what it has now. And it's strange to need all those formatting codes in your reply.

Try headphones to tell if it's the PC or the amplified speakers.

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Power supply
by blobbioba / December 26, 2012 10:45 AM PST

I did not upgrade my psu.I have always used this one, thought that it would suffice.I have tried different headphones and the problem is coming from the pc.

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the power supply
by blobbioba / December 26, 2012 10:30 AM PST
In reply to: the power supply

I have a Corsair TX 750W V2

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I figured as much.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 26, 2012 1:26 PM PST
In reply to: the power supply

But if you see what details you provided, the clue points to power supply first, then motherboard troubles. Most folk try a sound card first as it's cheap. Then again if the power supply is overtaxed all bets are off.

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deidcated sound card
by blobbioba / December 26, 2012 2:52 PM PST
In reply to: I figured as much.

Thank you for the quick reply Bob. I think the sound card test may be the solution to this problem. My guess is that the integrated soundcard cant simply handle it anymore. I've read around in different forums about integrated soundcards vs dedicated soundcards, and the majority say that dedicated soundcards are more resilient and the audio quality is much better. I also found people that had the same issue as me. Their audio was distorted and a dedicated soundcard fixed that.

I will add a dedicated sound card to my motherboard and see if that helps.



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