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***poor sounds can DAMAGE SOUND CARD???!!!

Q: ***poor sounds can DAMAGE SOUND CARD???!!!

long ago i installed an old pc game on my friend s new pc the audio was DAMAGE can SOUND ***poor CARD???!!! sounds horrible so we shut it down but afterwards we realised ANY sound emitting from the speakers came out like ***poor sounds can DAMAGE SOUND CARD???!!! an echo we tried ***poor sounds can DAMAGE SOUND CARD???!!! playing some mp files and audio cds but the sounds continue to be mess ***poor sounds can DAMAGE SOUND CARD???!!! up i tried changing the speakers then reinstalling the audio drivers but nothing works no matter what audio files we tried to play the sounds still came out as an echo my friend was furious so i format his pc and reinstall windows for himm but the sounds problems presists yes that s right even formatting couldn t help in the end i was force to buy him a new mobo from then on i m always careful with handling old sound files but just this morning i receive a mp from a classmate in which he added his own voice in it singing his karaoke or something when i open the mp file my speakers emits a loud horrible sound i was scared i knew immediatly he did a bad job inserting his own voice in the mp afterwards it seems to me that the sounds in my pc has gone abit muffle than usual almost like the difference between a am radio and audio cd i just i don t know i THINK the quality of the sounds emiting form my speakers has degraded everything i hear from it now just seems so much more quot muffle quot so i was wondering if any of you has had these problems before and i would really like to know if poor quality mp s can damage a sound card my sound device is basically just a ASUS MOBO intergrated one called quot soundMAX audio quot thanks for all the help nbsp

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A:Poor Sound (digital sounds) When Playing Netflix and YouTube

Maybe it is just that your speakers have a problem. Have you tried different speakers?
It might be the input where the spike goes in the computer.

Hope this helps
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A:Poor audio quality - Is it the sound card?

You probably can't go wrong with the Audigy cards or any of the middle to top end Sound Blasters. The cheaper SB's give distortions- that you may be experieincing- on some mother boards. I have a little machine in the bed room with one in there and the voices sound like robots many times.

Check out Turtle Beach. They have good cards for a little money and the sound control software is pretty cool. They usually ship with mixers and custom stuff in the software bundle. I have a old Quadzilla 2 in the game machine here and it's still kicking. This one doesn't do surround sound from the CD player but the new ones do. My neighbors can hear Godsmack from across the street when I wind this one up.

Bottom line. Stay with the well known sound guys and you should do ok without having to hire a research team to compare products. Be willing to drop a couple hundred geeta on a card and you'll be in business.

Don't forget to have good speakers.
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A:Sound card sounds no better than integrated motherboard audio?

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A:Did I just damage my card/computer?

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A:damage graphic card

Try updating the driver for your graphics card.

Go into Device Manager >> right-click the installed display adaptor and choose "Properties".
Click the 'Driver' tab, then click the 'Update Driver' button.

It's also possible your graphics card is not compatible or does not meet the minimum requirements for that particular game.
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A:FPS drops - sign of card damage?

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A:Windows and possible video card damage.

Hello and welcome to the forum

Make sure you have anti-virus software and I would also download programs like Spybot S&D and ad-ware. Then use all that to check for virus, malware, etc.

After that click the link i have in my signature about malware and follow those steps.

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A:Can a video card damage a monitor?

No one has an Idea?
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A:poor sound

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A:Poor sound

could be the speakers, especially if they are old. Do you have a new pair that you can test with?

You can also get a pretty good set for about 7 bucks new.

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A:poor dvd sound

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A:Poor sound on my PC

VLC is good - playing MP3s now.

Given system restore to factory default settings, make sure ALL Windows Updates are in including Vista SP1 & SP2 -

Update your device drivers - go to system manufacturer's support site as well as to device manufacturer's web site for the most recent updates.

Start with Intel -->

Regards. . .


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A:Poor sound quality...

Yes you are right..its inbuilt into the motherboard. All laptops are like that. You could try and external soundcard or a gadget from Creative using its crystallizer software. Heres the link:

Creative Xmod

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A:Speaker has poor sound

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A:Poor Sound Problem

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A:W7 x64 - poor sound levels

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A:Poor Sound Quality

Well, maybe "fixed" is a little strong.

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A:Poor sound quality

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A:Poor sound quality

First thing to do is try uninstalling and re-installing the sound card drivers.
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Is it just Audio CDs you want play then itunes is OK
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A:Poor sound quality

The fist step is to make sure that your audio driver is up to date and not corrupted
Go to search
type device manager
In device manger look for any yellow markers
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A:Re: Very poor sound on Equium A100

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A:Poor Windows Media 12 sound for CD's only

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A:Poor sound quality and sticky videos

Originally Posted by tyui


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Please Help!
Thanks in advance

ok i have had this problem before as well, its nothing bad, in fact its something built into vista to stop your speakers blowing, what you need to do is reduce the volume in windows and use the volume on the amplifier or speaker set, heres a demonstration of what i mean....
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impossible to buy an external sound card for a laptop. Did you recently update any software or drivers?
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A:Problems on Asus A8V with 5.1 sound - rear volume poor.

Mark T said:


I have a set of Zalman Surround sound Headphones that support 5.1 These worked well on my Shuttle but not on this Asus board.

I cannot get the volume of the rear speaker up. I have updated the Realtek AC'97 drivers. I have also dropped the front and side channel volume, leaving rear on max then upping the overall volume still not much joy.

When playing HL2 I almost have to be facing something to hear stuff.

there are 4 ports Rear, Side, Centre and Front. I?m connected to Rear, Centre and front ( the manual mentions this for 6 channel support, side is only for 8 channel ). Windows config is set to 5.1, the realtek app sets to 6 channel. HL2 and CS:S set to 5.1. The headphones have 3 jacks Rear, centre and front.

Thoughts ?Click to expand...

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Originally Posted by mightycee79

Hi All

i am at the end of my tether with this machine. the sound quality is terrible. the only way i can hear anything is if i am in a silent room and then its difficult to hear. i bought the laptop brandnew so i doubt its the speakers as the sound as always been this bad. i have updated my drivers and still my audio is woeful. please help!



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Hi Vipin Yadav,
I would suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the audio driver from Dell website as these drivers are tested on the Dell system. Please follow the steps mentioned below to uninstall the audio card.

In the search box, Start typing devmgmt.msc and then press enter.
Select the Sound, video and game controllers listed and expand it.
You should find Realtek High definition audio or audio controller please right click on it.
Now select properties.
In the properties window, under Driver tab, click on Uninstall button.
Check “Delete the driver software for this device.”
You want to delete the driver click OK.

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Please let me know if this helps.
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Minime88 said:

It is plugged into the right socket at the back of the sound card and it doesn't work. My desktop speakers work though, howcome my headphones don't work??Click to expand...

It isn't weird at all, but you don't list your hardware information at all or anything for that matter then no one can help you.

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is that in games? I remember one of the Tombraiders did that...

Try the latest driver.

What motherboard is it?