Clicking Sounds

February 8, 2010 at 11:16:56
Specs: Windows XP SP3
Hi , i have AMD 64 Athlon dual core processor 4200+ with 4 gb of ram. I have external Sound Card creative live Extigy 24 bit. and i have it for 6 - 7 years now and i have use it on diferent machines and it sems to working good. This problem i notice it around 3 years ago. Sometimes ( not always ) when i dont do anything on my PC i hear strange clicking sound in my speakers like elecrticity ( you know when you turn on or off your room lamp you hear it on the speakers ). If i play music or something with sound the clicking sounds diseapear, but if i turn down the volume to 0 then the clicks are back, This doesent sems to affect my computer but its anoying to hear those clicking sounds. Creative doesent produce new drivers for this sound card so i can not upgrade them. Any sugestion will be welcome. Thanks...

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February 8, 2010 at 13:34:08
Are you sure it's coming from the speakers? A regular clicking sound is often the sign of a hard drive failing. Disconnect your speakers temporarily to check it's not coming from the hard drive.

If you're sure it's the sound card, get rid of it and fit a new one.

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February 8, 2010 at 20:47:13
I am sure that its coming from the speakers. I have 2 set of stereo speakers 1 its computer small one and seccond its stereo amplyfire with 2x 140 W speakers and the sound is coming from both ( small and big ones ). I can try with the onboard soundcard but problem its the clicking i hear its not always here. I gues i have to wait litle longer and see if same happens on the onboard card to. I notice that when i listen in winamp when song is finish those 2-3 secconds silence between the songs the clicking are here to, and when the next song start clicks are gone. Its not winamp because its happens even if i only look at desktop icons.

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February 8, 2010 at 23:02:59
mmm - Regardless I'd be very inclined to ensure that all data is copied off system to optical media; and keep those copies up to date... Just in-case it "is" the hard-drive starting to die...

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