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External soundcard crackles


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SpecialSam

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I have an external soundcard (tascam 122) selected as my playback default device. Whenever I play a game I hear popping and crackling (digital distortion). I know it's not the hardware as it works fine when not in a game and while recording it's perfect. It's got me completly stumped, I think it has the asio drivers selected (can't find anywhere that mentions them in the sound settings).. does anyone have any ideas?
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This usually means the volume is up too high in the Volume Control (double-left-click the grey speaker icon down by the clock).
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Check your sound setting in your games, sometimes you have different options of what kind of rendering to use for your sound.
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In the Volume mixer I can't turn down the (overall) volume level as it is 'greyed out' and the other levels: wave, cd player and sw synth I've turned down next to nothing but it's still crackling.

Also I've tried changing the settings in the games but to no avail.
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