The sound on my PC has started making strange crackling noise. It doesn't make listening to music unbearable, but is very irritating, especially as it gets louder as the volume is increased.
My initial thought was that something was loose, so I disconnected the sound card and speakers and reconnected it all. This did not help.
The crackling comes out of all 5 of my speakers (I use a 5.1 surround setup) so it is not a speaker problem.
The sound card is fairly new so I wouldn't have thought that would be the problem either.