Background noise - speakers and headphones

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May 6, 2009 at 10:43:06
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, 2.133 GHz / 2814 MB
Hi, i got an Asus P5B-V motherboard, my problem is that i have a constant background noise (i can start to hear it when my speakers are at about 15%), when i turn the speakers/headphones down it goes away (ofcourse), BUT if i turn down the volume in windows it doesnt, unless i mute. In other words if (windows) volume is 0 i can still hear it but if i MUTE it i cant hear it... also, the background noise goes wild when i do something, like open a program or scroll down a page, so i guess its hard disk related...



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May 7, 2009 at 11:13:23
hi......a lil thing i picked up a long time ago, what slot did you plug in your soundcard to? if not on the very bottom, try there, i once had a sound problem, and a friend told me to drop my soundcard to the bottom, and it fixed the problem, might not be in your case, but never know.

Hope it helps.

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May 7, 2009 at 12:05:12
Thanks, ill try that... will get back to you to let you know if it helped.

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May 9, 2009 at 03:21:06
I feel kinda dumb now, but my soundcard is integrated to the motherboard, so i cant move it down :D

Any other possible solutions?

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May 9, 2009 at 12:20:13
Do you have the latest sound card driver?

lemme know

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June 25, 2009 at 10:05:11
The best (only!) solution is to buy a Sound Card and install it in a free PCI slot.

The on-board sound chip on the m/board is probably a cheap chip, and they can suffer from electrical interference from other m/board components. It is the electrical "noise" generated by your PC's electronics that you are hearing.

A PC is a noisy environment, and the sound chip picks up the noise generated by all the components on the m/board.

Fitting a PCI card in the PCI slot that is *furthest* away from the power supply unit (which is a major source of noise and interference!) is the only practical way - internally - to isolate the Sound Card from all that PSU-derived electrical "noise".

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