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Mister
27-12-2009, 02:43 PM
A few months ago I made a post about this, it's about my GeForce GTX 260 squealing. I just kind of ignored it, but now it's really starting to get to me.

So basically it cannot be heard when I have my computer plugged into my speakers and listening to music or something. When I plug headphones in to listen to games or movies or something, the headphones seem to amplify the sound.

It can be heard when no headphones or speakers are plugged in it's, just much quieter.

I've googled it, and found so many different options and problems, from fixes like Forcing Vsync on to taking the card apart and putting nail polish on pieces.

I was just wondering if anyone has found a fix or something.

A new card isn't really an option right now, just brought a new HDD.

Thanks.

Edit:

My Video Card is Gigabyte GV-N26OC-896I Video Card, GeForce GTX 260, 896MB, DDR3, PCIe-16, DVI, SLI ready, HDMI

And my PSU (Some say this is the problem) Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus, 550W ATX PSU, SLI Ready, Black

Speedy Gonzales
27-12-2009, 02:51 PM
Is this what youre talking about ? (http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=118017&st=0). Whats the soundcard? Onboard or other?

Mister
27-12-2009, 02:52 PM
It's an onboard one. And yes, that's the thing.

Speedy Gonzales
27-12-2009, 02:54 PM
Are you plugging the headphones into the front or back?? If front, are you sure you connected it properly? If the audio connections, were separate connections?

Mister
27-12-2009, 03:01 PM
I plug them into the front. I'll check to see if it's connected properly now

Speedy Gonzales
27-12-2009, 03:03 PM
Does the same thing happen if you plug headphones into the back? If it doesnt, you may have connected them wrong on the front. How much ram is on the mobo?? The main prob I think, is it affects Nvidia based cards.

Mister
27-12-2009, 03:10 PM
Ok just checked the cords everything looks good down there. I'll plug into the back now, see what happens

I have 4gig currently in. 2x2gig ones.

Mister
27-12-2009, 03:18 PM
Ok I'm getting no sounds at all from the back tried all the plugs aswell.

Speedy Gonzales
27-12-2009, 03:49 PM
Ok I'm getting no sounds at all from the back tried all the plugs aswell.

Hmm that doesnt sound good. The green should be line out (well it is here). Unless GB like doing things differently. Is something still plugged in the front??

Mister
27-12-2009, 04:02 PM
No I unplugged the front.

Agent_24
27-12-2009, 05:05 PM
Some MSI boards have a bug with the onboard sound related to using the Mic input and certain PSUs...

How do you know it's the video card?

Speedy Gonzales
27-12-2009, 05:09 PM
Have a read of this (http://theovalich.wordpress.com/2008/11/24/nvidias-deadly-flaw-and-how-to-fix-it-no-more-gtx280-squealing/). On some cards its a coil that makes this noise. And Nvidia cards by the looks of it are known to create this squeal. Which, Nvidia hasnt bothered to fix. You havent installed anything that uses this folding@home thing have you??

Mister
27-12-2009, 05:13 PM
Have a read of this (http://theovalich.wordpress.com/2008/11/24/nvidias-deadly-flaw-and-how-to-fix-it-no-more-gtx280-squealing/). On some cards its a coil that makes this noise. And Nvidia cards by the looks of it are known to create this squeal. Which, Nvidia hasnt bothered to fix. You havent installed anything that uses this folding@home thing have you??

Nah. Never heard of it.

Although.... I just searched Folding@home came up with a folder, will uninstall now.. Interesting

Speedy Gonzales
27-12-2009, 05:15 PM
I know some drivers install it (the ATI drivers have this option), when you go to install them. Just untick it, so it wont install it

Agent_24
27-12-2009, 05:18 PM
Have a read of this (http://theovalich.wordpress.com/2008/11/24/nvidias-deadly-flaw-and-how-to-fix-it-no-more-gtx280-squealing/). On some cards its a coil that makes this noise. And Nvidia cards by the looks of it are known to create this squeal. Which, Nvidia hasnt bothered to fix. You havent installed anything that uses this folding@home thing have you??

But in that case, it's the card itself the causes the noise due to vibrating parts. However - if the sound is coming out only in the audio output of the soundcard, it may be a different cause.

Speedy Gonzales
27-12-2009, 05:20 PM
Well it sounds like the sound is knackered somewhere anyway. Since the audio on the back doesnt work

Agent_24
27-12-2009, 05:24 PM
May not be. Some of the front panel audio headers are wired in series with the rear jacks. If you take off the front panel connector you must jumper the left and right output to the left and right return if you want the rear green jack to do anything

But that would only be if this board was designed that particular way...

What is the motherboard being used here?

Speedy Gonzales
27-12-2009, 05:30 PM
Its in his other post I think (the crashing one) this (http://uk.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=6zU8BbYgHOzUfmR6&content=specifications). Thats what most mobos do. Youre meant to remove the jumpers on the AAFP panel, to get the rear audio to work.

Mister
27-12-2009, 05:38 PM
Well after uninstalling that program. The Squealing has seem to disappeared but now it's gone fuzzy. Which may just be these headphones as they were a really really cheap pair

Edit: Or not. The Speakers are fuzzy aswell.

Mister
27-12-2009, 05:38 PM
Oh Agent_24. The mobo is the ASUS P5P43TD

Agent_24
27-12-2009, 05:47 PM
This motherboard doesn't require jumpers because it's HD Audio compliant. If you look at the AC'97 alternate pinout, where there would normally be the return pins they are not connected.

Therefore if you are not getting any signal out of the rear jacks, you either have a software configuration problem, or a faulty board

I would suspect the configuration of the software first, with the new HD Audio chips you can usually use any jacks for anything and turn any of them on or off

Speedy Gonzales
27-12-2009, 06:44 PM
Did you install the ASUS audio drivers, or get them from windowsupdate??

Lately the ASUS drivers have been pretty crappy. Well for Vista and Win7. Their drivers are louder than the ASUS ones.

Agent_24
27-12-2009, 06:52 PM
If you use Windows Update to give you drivers and it's broken now, it wouldn't surprise me. Windows Update has a habit of breaking things where drivers are concerned.

As for Asus, their drivers will be out of date most probably.

Since your board uses the Realtek ALC887 sound chip, just get the latest drivers from Realtek themselves (http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=14&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false)

Mister
27-12-2009, 07:52 PM
Yeah I had windows update, stopped it today. Thanks Agent, will try it now

Mister
27-12-2009, 08:31 PM
Damn. Still got the fuzz. :S

Speedy Gonzales
27-12-2009, 08:47 PM
If youve installed the realtek drivers, reboot. Then change the settings under sounds in control panel. Then you'll have to figure out why the rear sound isnt working

Mister
27-12-2009, 09:49 PM
I always had the Realtek sound program. I just updated it.

Mister
28-12-2009, 04:59 PM
Ok, so I got the back ports working. And there's no squealing or fuzz. But only when playing music every like 10 seconds, I get this random crackle. No where near as annoying as the squealing or fuzz

Edit: This is just happening in itunes, media player it's fine. So I'll just use that.

Thanks all for the help

Agent_24
28-12-2009, 05:25 PM
I had weird crackling problems once myself when I upgraded to Windows Media Player 11... Uninstalled it, went back to WMP10, no problem.

I don't think I ever worked out why...

Speedy Gonzales
28-12-2009, 05:30 PM
What version of Itunes, did you install?? 9.02? Which is the latest version? It looks like V7 of Itunes used to crackle

Mister
28-12-2009, 05:43 PM
Uhm, I downloaded it only like 2 days ago, so probably the newest one.