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#278786 - 11/11/09 09:16 PM Scratchy sound from Computer - scratchin my head?
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I posted in the Stereo thread about the bad audio on a Sheryl Crow You Tube video. Tonight I was checking music on Amazon - same scratchy sound. I pulled up Itunes - same scratchy. So, I plugged in the headphones - same scratchy. I tried updating drivers - it said I have the latest. I am now at a loss....anyone have any ideas?............Rob
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#278819 - 11/12/09 07:38 AM Re: Scratchy sound from Computer - scratchin my head? [Re: Argon]
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I got Nuthin here?
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#278820 - 11/12/09 07:42 AM Re: Scratchy sound from Computer - scratchin my head? [Re: Argon]
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What sound card are you using? Onboard cards are not always sufficienly isolated from the "noise" from the other components.
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#278838 - 11/12/09 11:34 AM Re: Scratchy sound from Computer - scratchin my head? [Re: EFalardeau]
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As it seems the sound is always there I waold agree with Eric and the soundcard would be to blame. i would try an aftermarket soundcard, I have used a Sound Blaster XFi for external use on various computers and the sound is very good and when I run REW through it it registers nearly flat from 5hz right through to 20khz.
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#278848 - 11/12/09 12:12 PM Re: Scratchy sound from Computer - scratchin my head? [Re: jakewash]
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I am not at home - so I don't know the sound card. I have had the computer for quite some time - the scratchy sound just started up the other day.
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#278849 - 11/12/09 12:16 PM Re: Scratchy sound from Computer - scratchin my head? [Re: Argon]
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Could be a component in the card is starting to go....
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#278944 - 11/13/09 07:53 AM Re: Scratchy sound from Computer - scratchin my head? [Re: jakewash]
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Last night....no scratchy sound. Weird. I went back and listened to the Sheryl Crow Japan '98 videos on You Tube. Sound is still not all that great - but much better when the sound card is functioning properly.
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#278949 - 11/13/09 08:39 AM Re: Scratchy sound from Computer - scratchin my head? [Re: Argon]
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Try to spot if it happens while something else is happening like heavy USB activity, harddrives in overdrives, CPU heat, fans...
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#278952 - 11/13/09 10:02 AM Re: Scratchy sound from Computer - scratchin my head? [Re: EFalardeau]
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I've had my card end up in a strange state where the sound coming from it was barely recognizable. A reboot fixed it.
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#278954 - 11/13/09 10:10 AM Re: Scratchy sound from Computer - scratchin my head? [Re: ClubNeon]
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Loosely akin to a reboot, if it's not an on-board card, can you pull it and re-seat it in the same or a different slot on the motherboard? I have had a few quirky items over the years where cards have come loose in transport and the like and this has helped.
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