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darthcarnate
16-01-2011, 02:02 PM
When using my PC for anything, through both my headphones and speakers I hear a buzzing sound. Turning the volume up of games/music masks this, but in the menus and when paused I can still hear this. It changes as I do actions in the game/with Windows, which is very weird. Any idea of how to get rid of it?

feersumendjinn
16-01-2011, 02:15 PM
Using on board sound? Have found this problem myself, especially on older motherboards (ineffective filtering of system noise?).
Try getting a separate sound card.

SP8's
16-01-2011, 05:04 PM
I have a similar problem .... but only when Windows Live Messenger is running .... close it and the crackling goes away .... weird or what ?!

lakewoodlady
16-01-2011, 05:45 PM
I have a similar problem .... but only when Windows Live Messenger is running .... close it and the crackling goes away .... weird or what ?!

Probably what. (In weird William Shatner voice) Sorry, couldn't resist!

LL

wainuitech
16-01-2011, 06:41 PM
Something to try - may or may not work. If you have Realtek Audio -
Open the Realtek Audio Manager and click on the Mixer tab.
under Playback section locate the "PC Beep" option, then Mute.

It could also be static interference from somewhere, esp if you have headphones/Speakers plugged in the front port.

darthcarnate
19-01-2011, 11:42 AM
Using onboard sound on a fairly good quality Gigabyte motherboard, with Realtek HD.
@wainuitech: can't find the Mixer tab/PC beep in Realtek HD controls, and my headphones and speakers are plugged in the rear ports.
@SP8: Closing WLM doesn't solve it :(

darthcarnate
19-01-2011, 11:43 AM
It's omnipresent in the background atm, but scrolling up and down this page makes a louder buzz.

Chilling_Silence
19-01-2011, 11:52 AM
I had that on another PC. Scrolling with the mouse wheel would make a low hum ... What kinda mouse you have?

I never did find a solution :-/

Mr_Olympia
19-01-2011, 11:58 AM
PSU. a weak or shi**y PSU does that. id on both me and my friends MOBOs, and mine is the UD5 i.e 400 dollar odd mobo. (im using Realtek HD)

darthcarnate
19-01-2011, 11:58 AM
Logitech laser wireless something or other. I don't think the mouse is the issue though :(

Mr_Olympia
19-01-2011, 12:10 PM
ONLY way i got rid of it was get a better psu, that is because mine was a heap 15 dollar trade me 400w lol

Agent_24
19-01-2011, 12:30 PM
I think Mr_Olympia may be right

My old computer had a Hyena PSU and when I moved the mouse I would hear a funny noise through the speakers.

Now that I use good Enermax PSUs I haven't heard that noise

Zippity
19-01-2011, 01:00 PM
Normally, you would get a squeek with a mouse :D :D

BBCmicro
19-01-2011, 01:27 PM
I get a buzzing sound when I plug in a particular WD 500GB 2.5" drive into a USB port on my desktop. No probs with other devices

(GA-P55A-UD4, Realtek onboard sound)

dugimodo
19-01-2011, 01:47 PM
try muting any unsed inputs in the recording mixer, sometimes noise gets in this way.