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sound echo problem: very odd

by longhorns285 / October 19, 2006 4:27 PM PDT

i've installed a few new programs recently (utilities, games, etc. - just run-of-the-mill stuff really) and all of a sudden i have an echo on ALL of my sound, whether it's system error tones, music, sound effects for websites, whatever.

i've tried reinstalling/updating my sound drivers, uninstalled everything from since before it happened, and nothing seems to work.

i am, at this point, baffled.

i'd rather not reformat and re-install; that's a huge pain in the ***.

any ideas?

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odd sound
by Amos16 / October 19, 2006 8:34 PM PDT

Hi - when I get an echo, it usually disappears when I turn the volume down. When there are two or more volume controls, I try not to keep any of them at maximum but blend them to the required output. See if it works for you - Amos.

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by jackson dougless / October 20, 2006 12:00 AM PDT

Sounds to me like you somehow enabled the reverb function of your sound card mixer. Check through ALL of your audio settings, because dollars to donuts somewhere you'll find a reverb setting that is turned on.

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by longhorns285 / October 20, 2006 12:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Reverb

worked like a charm.

thanks much.

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sound bug
by mattyshires / August 3, 2011 1:18 PM PDT

ive got the same problem i got it when i downloaded team fortress not only does it echo but i keep getting audio feed-back from my microphone and for some reason it stops while i run a game from before 2006

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