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Sound Issues

by cantwells / January 17, 2012 12:45 AM PST

Hi, my desktop speakers produce a background scratch/static when the my computer
is processing(?) and even more noticeably when I drag the mouse pointer.
I have replaced the speakers so I know that is not the problem. My
sound source is on-board. I bought a new sound card but could not find an
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scratchy noises
by Droid / January 27, 2012 3:04 PM PST
In reply to: Sound Issues

You're right to look for an alternate sound card. The noise is caused by other circuitry in the pc interfering with the sensitive parts of the audio electronics.
So I guess you should have looked for a free slot before buying a card. Can't you take it back to the store and change it for a USB one ?

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Sound Issue resolution
by cantwells / January 28, 2012 4:44 AM PST
In reply to: scratchy noises

Hello, thanks for the feedback. I suppose I could have been more specific. There was an available slot, but the sound card was too large(?). Regardless...I did take it back and bought a USB sound card ( an item that previously i did not know existed). A prior response helped me to find it. Great sound now.

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