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Sound Problems

by cantwells / January 17, 2012 12:49 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
available slot to install it. Help?

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A very common problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2012 7:13 AM PST
In reply to: Sound Problems

As machines age or more specifically the Electrolytic Capacitors (average life span of 5 years) you get more noise seeping into the audio areas. It's a bit of a nuisance and if the sound cards can't cure it I move to some USB SOUND CARD before replacing the motherboard.

Here's one under 3 bucks to your mailbox in the USA. http://www.amazon.com/Virtual-5-1-surround-External-Sound-Card/dp/B000N35A0Y/


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sound problem solved
by cantwells / January 25, 2012 7:45 AM PST
In reply to: A very common problem.

I took your advice and bought an item similar to the one you recommended. Thank you for your suggestion as my father once again has clear audio.

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Glad it helped.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2012 8:08 AM PST
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It's a sad old issue. I've seen folk replace motherboards and still have the issue. Why? The PSU is also noisy by this time. Those USB audio solutions usually deal with the noise on the power pretty well considering the cost.

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