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magurgle

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I have been having problems with the sound on my computer. If I am listening to music with nothing else running it is fine, but any other time it sounds horrible. I get a lot of distortion, kind of a crackle and chirp digital distortion, the speakers themselves are fine, and I have checked the wires and the connection and they are fine and I don't see how the wires could cause this type of distortion. The sound on startup is almost unrecognizable, while watching videos/movies the sound will be fine during talking or when not much is going on but once the action picks up or the background music picks up or heavy effects the distortion kicks in. Any idea on how to fix it or what might be the problem? :whistling:
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I have uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled them and updated them also. This has got me stumped. Nobody can help me it seems :whistling:
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Look in device manager. Do you see any yellow ! or ?'s ?

If you do, select the device and hit DELETE. Reboot your machine and let windows install a new driver.

good luck.
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That should help (above). But maybe an equalizer or something like that is turned on? Look in COntrol Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices. Or Control Panel > Audio Config (if it exists).

If reinstalling the drivers don't work search for updated drivers on the internet.
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Everything in device manager is fine, and I have already reinstalled the drivers and updated them as well.
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Try this: Open Volume Control, put all the controls half-way. Now put your Speaker Volume Up.

See if that helps.
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Nope same thing, someone recommended buying a sound card. I am just using whatever came with my Dell. Whould this maybe solve the problem?
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Yes, buying a sound card could solve the problem. But before spending any money try the speakers on another computer. If you did'nt do that you can't be sure that the problem is not there.
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