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therobj

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Hi, 

 

I'd be really grateful for any help.

 

when i am listening to music or watching a film the volume coming out of my speakers randomly increases and decreases,  I'm not really sure if it's a problem with my speakers or my sound card. I've checked the volume in the bottom right corner and it remains pulled up to the top. 

 

After doing some googling i found something that stopped sound levels changing when different sound sources were opened  - for example when i am listening to a song on itunes and watch a film on windows media player but that does not seem to have helped.

 

I am totally out of ideas but if there was any way to check if my sound card was functioning properly that could be good.  I have checked and all of my audio drivers are up to date.  The volume knob on my (5.1 creative) speakers is very sensitive.  Perhaps it is something so simple as needing new cables?

 

Anyway i would be very grateful if anyone could help.  I'm using windows 7. the computer is around 5 years old. The speakers are around ten years old.

 

thanks

Rob


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What's the make and model of the computer ? Is it onboard sound ? or a separate sound card ?

Try this for starters

Try going to the following - Control Panel > Sound > Communications - And taking a look at the check boxes here. There should be one that says "Do not adjust volume" or "Do nothing - Ensure that this is ticked. Hopefully this should stop the volume from changing.
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Hi Zep, 

thanks for getting back to me.  I have taken a look and the 'do nothing' box is already ticked.  i think variations of this were the solution that i found on google. As noted this hasn't worked.

 

My computer is a novatech brand Intel core i7  64 bit, 4gb RAM windows 7

 

I believe it is a separate soundcare. it came with the computer but Novatech put it all together. Is there a way i can find out if its onboard or separate?

 

thanks

Rob


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Most PCs use integrated sound hardware.

Download then run Speccy (free) and post the resultant url for us, details here, this will provide us with information about your computer hardware + any software that you have installed that may explain the present issue/s.

Also see link below it's the better one I could find on this issue, there may be some ideas for you

https://community.sp...olng/td-p/37527
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Hey, 

 

thanks.  this is my snapshot - http://speccy.pirifo...62SZFTvSag6Envg

 

i'll take a look at that article now...


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From spec report

Realtek High Definition Audio
That's onboard sound


Your motherboard information also indicates onboard sound

Intel Corporation DP55WG (LGA 1156)<----Your Motherboard name.

Audio
Type------HD Audio (10-channel)
Audio Codec---- Realtek ALC889
Compliant Standards----High Definition Audio

I'm not sure what's causing the problem and will continue to search around, there's nothing wrong with having onboard sound, but if we can't find a solution you could put a sound card in the computer to see if that fixes it, it's an option to consider.

When did the problem start ?
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Thanks again for your help. The problem started between 6 months and a year ago I think. I'm not sure when exactly. Sorry I can't be more specific.
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If you use a lower Ohm speaker it will just draw more power out of your amp. Most 8ohm speakers Ive checked ohm out at 6. Its not a big deal. If you run a speaker with a bad surround you can short the voice coil and thats when you would have a very low ohm reading. If you used that speaker it could ruin the amp.
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