I have a Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200, 8 GB DDR2 with NVIDIA GeForce GT120 (discrete graphics), 640 GB Hard Drive. Some other things I figured I'd tell you about it just incase it is needed to give me more help: Ports/Connectors: 2 FireWire (IEEE 1394), 6 USB 2.0, 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Lan. Audio: 8-Channel (7.1) High Definition. Also, Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with SP1.
My problems are the following:
When I am inside vent and trying to talk to people they say it's muffled, my voice goes in and out and I'm very quiet for the most part. I used this mic back when I had my old computer and it worked fine. I just plugged it into another computer and it works fine. With this computer it has trouble (this one is Vista, the others are not....maybe that's one problem?). So I know the mic itself is in good shape. I've turned my microphone settings up and looked at different forums telling me other ways and nothing has worked to a good extent. Earlier I was with a friend in ventrilo and was talking to him with my headphones unplugged and he said it sounded the best. The only problem with that of course is I can not hear any responses. Another thing is when I have WoW(World of Warcraft) running it seems to be more static(or muffled) when I talk.
Also, I hear a constant buzz sound in my headphones which annoys the piss out of me.
Another problem I am having is I get random spikes and lock up for 3-4 seconds. It really drives me crazy when I am playing Counter-Strike or WoW. It causes deaths and what not, just annoying in generally. I think that is a problem with my internet considering I'm using a USB wireless card and it might not be receiving the best connection.
All in all I would like to get back to the point where I can play WoW and be able to talk without having any trouble (IE: People being able to hear me clearly and I'm loud enough without my settings continuing to drop back down even though I hit apply and OK. IE: Having the constant buzz in my own headphones the entire time I have my headphones on).
Please try to give me some help with these problems. If you have a good solution please have some decent steps I could follow to fix it.