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For the heck of it you can try borrowing some speakers from a friend or even plug some headphones in to the speaker jack at the rear of your computer. That will determine whether or not it's just your physical speakers.
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Tried my synthesizer headphones, some old speakers and my normal headphones and they all get the buzzing noise.
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The reasoning for my post is i know how bad the stock on-board sound is on even the newest computers. Every song i recorded form my CD collection, every video i downloaded from U-tube and most of all the sounds put out by the realtek sound hardware i consider to be of poor quality. For many years i have never had on-board sound because i built my own computers. All my computers had the near top range of video and sound cards installed. Recently,to get back to customer computer problems i bought some H-P, Compaq, Dell, and Gateway factory computers and have been running them. It's a good way to experience the same problems with factory software that most of my customers have. This way i can figure out work-arounds, or find software to fix their problems.

The problem i have had with realtek sound software leads me to believe that the computer makers just think "barely acceptible" is good enough. I have tried every possible thing i could try or find to correct a clicking, statically, rough problem with the realtek sound in my Compaq SR1750 computer until i finally gave up and installed a Audigy sound card. A couple of years ago i bought 50 Audigy OEM cards form a wholesale supplier. Before that i always ran the Live! series of Creative cards. I have few left now but still install them in most of my computers. The sound cannot be compared to the realtek sound. That is why i suggested replacing the card. You will never go back to the on-board sound once you have heard the creative's.

If you are thinking of the cost of the Creative cards, all i have to say is many of my creative SB live and Audigy cards have been transferred from old computers to newer computers with no problems. I just add the newest drivers from the creative website. Just cheap good sounds when i need them and a excellent ripping player with the software to boot.

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I was in no way criticising any help comments , just adding another option to try . It did seem curious that virushelpplease had not experienced the "noise" problem before updating at MS .

I have a onboard sound chip and have always experienced a scratchy sound when I do anything whilst playing a Video or Audio track in Win XP . Funny thing is , in PCLinuxOS I have no problem . The sound is excellent ! That suggests on my system the Linux drivers and general memory usage are setup much better , for the Sound and Video Hardware , but that's getting of track , but suggests there can be good and bad drivers for the exact same Hardware ...

virushelpplease can simply "Rollback" to the old drivers in the Device Manager , or get a Sound card and pop it into a Expansion slot on his Motherboard , there may be some physical work actually disabling the "On board Chip" , it's something we could look into if virushelpplease returns :)

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SRX660:

" ... The problem i have had with realtek sound software leads me to believe that the computer makers just think "barely acceptible" is good enough."


I verify wholeheartedly SRX660 's comments , there's some really bad onboard sound chips and drivers .

Edited by Topaz, 13 October 2008 - 10:59 AM.

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