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sound problem

By findparo ·
i have a PIII with 128 mb of sd ram and device driver for sound is "AC 97" ,the problem is that in both windows Xp and Windows 2003 Server i get some irritating hissing sound from the speakers, even when playing songs and videos too.i updated the driver after downloading the driver from realtek's website but it did nothing....

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by 3xp3rt In reply to sound problem

Go to device manager and see if the sound device is installed correctly.
You must have the following controllers: Audio codecs, Legacy audio drivers,
Media control device, Realtek AC?97 Audio (you have even other drivers and controllers, but there are the important thinks for audio). If you have all installed, you must verify even the BIOS settings, if there are enabled all onboard audio devices.
If all things are OK, even the speaker system, is a motherboard problem.

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by parthiv_13 In reply to sound problem

It seems that you are having problem with your SPEAKER set. If its like Humming or Buzzing sound constantly then its problem with your speaker. Or if you are having large output system connected with your PC then its your volume setting problem, check it with the properties.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to sound problem


Another thing to check for is to make sure there is no electrical/broadcasting equipment nearby. Some devices create 'interference' that manifests in speaker hiss.

Good luck

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by MattIT In reply to sound problem

I agree with parthiv, just like if you scrape the end of a speaker plug against the metal of the case, you get some static and white noise, there may be a problem with the hardware aspect of your setup. I'd say your best bed to check that is just plug in a pair of headphones to the back of your computer and see if you still get it. If it's still there, chances are 1)its software, drivers,etc 2)its a problem inside the case (sound card, motherboard, etc)

Good Luck

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by tekless In reply to sound problem

This is probably too late, but if you go to advanced volume control (right click the sound icon on the taskbar and click "open volume control") and put a check mark in the box to mute "Line In" your problem may go away.

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