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Awful crackling/popping noises consistent in music and midi-apps...

Q: Awful crackling/popping noises consistent in music and midi-apps...

Hello again everyone I have a computer that SHOULD be running amazingly well and it does for the most part I really have NOTHING on here it is a Dell customized PC only running processes regularly Here are the specs Dell Dimension DIM Pentium CPU GhZ GB RAM Windows XP Home Edition So everything runs fine I have a wireless Linksys router which I JUST upgraded to the latest firmwire and everything brand new speakers an external MyBook GB USB Hard Drive which holds my music Everything in consistent and midi-apps... Awful noises music crackling/popping was running great but my music pops and crackles id say about every seconds I also use a Midi Controller Keyboard Keystation es by M-Audio I play the M-Tron software and it crackles louder than hell when going on a note for longer than seconds It is all in and out on and off I have no idea what could be causing it people have told me it is the CPU and the computer is struggling but it just does not make sense I am barely running anything on here my processes are all normal and everything the Linksys wireless was a hog Awful crackling/popping noises consistent in music and midi-apps... for a while but the firmwire fixed it up a lot Does anyone have any ideas or can help me Also all of the midi keyboard software is Awful crackling/popping noises consistent in music and midi-apps... detached from the external HD the external HD is JUST music so it has no connection to the popping and crackling of the M-Tron software with the keystation es Thank you for any help anyone can give nbsp

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A: Awful crackling/popping noises consistent in music and midi-apps...

Update:

I have tested old speakers with the OLD audio card, which is still installed above my new Audiphile one. Old speakers work PERFECTLY, so it is NOT the CPU or PC. It is either the SPEAKERS or the AUDIOPHILE sound card. How do I find out? I have no other speakers that connect to the Audiophile card, and I have no other PC with a card that can test the speakers.

Anyone have an educated decision? A popping noise every 10 seconds or so, on and off, sometimes never happens...audiocard most likely, right? The speakers were bought brand new, M-Audio Studio Pro 3's. They seem just fine.

Any ideas?

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My internet would drop out/freeze. Router doesn't indicate any change in service. I plug my laptop into the modem, and have prime speeds.

Restart the router. Works for awhile.
Reinstalled the firmware manually on the router.
Set the Channel off of "Auto" and put on various options of 9, 10, 11 to avoid clashes with other networks.

Freezes. Now the router indicates there's no connection. Drag the cord out of modem and test. Prime speeds.

Okay, screw this - I went and bought a new router yesterday because, sure, that Belkin one was 2-3 years old. Set it up with same channel settings, etc.
Same.
Freaking.
Thing.

I have a laptop that runs a VPN (for work) that uses it, plus multiple iphones (3) and ipads (2) an AppleTV and a Samsung smart TV.

Like, help me please here.
 

A:Internet Drops Out, Consistent Speed with Modem, New Router - no solution

OK, but lets solve on thing at a time 1) ignore the VPN at work and let's get the home router stabilized.
The mobile devices are difficult to diagnose, so 2) stick with the PC for now.

Standard questions:

did you update the ethernet & wifi drivers on the PC?
have you looked to ensure your new router has the latest firmware?
*if* you have a DSL connection to the ISP, do you have the line filters on EVERY device connected to the phone line EXCEPT the line to the modem? *MUST HAVE*
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get a command prompt
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as long as you see Packet needs to be fragmented but DF set., reduce the 1500 by 8 and iterate with the new number
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The router conf page is accessible using your browser and HTTP://your_router_address/
You need the router password
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The wired connection should be solid at this point.

The wifi should also be better, as long as you avoid other stations with the same channel.
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A:Some apps unresponsive until HD whirs then clicks

Look at your power profile settings. Likely the HD is being powered off after xx minutes.
 

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A:How can I listen to music whilst swimming?

:big grin: My wife JUST purchase a waterproofed iPad Shuffle from waterfi.com

website is very descriptive and the device is AS Advertised - - she's very happy with it
 

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A:When I play music my PC starts to slow down and mouse stutters

What are your system specs?

Some possible solutions: Make sure Windows is up to date. Try updating your sound driver (post your system specs and I will show you how to).
 

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A:Hard drive noises

A good PSU is never a bad investment.

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More Info

After the crashes, I requested a solution, i found this in messages today.


Address a problem with Game Port
This problem was caused by a compatibility issue between your computer's Game Port and your 64-bit version of Windows. The Game Port is only compatible with 32-bit versions of Windows.

This problem is not critical, but you can prevent it from occurring again by disabling the Game Port in your computer's BIOS. Refer to the instructions that came with your computer that explain how to access the BIOS and turn off Game Port support. So.... ?

Yeah.

Can anyone translate that into english? If the game port is on the soundcard, will it stop the soundcard from working?
 

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You will find all the info here including manuals.

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This is the normal instruction for setting up a file association.

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1. I would check current firmware version for the DVD and look for a firmware update
> Use Nero Infotool to see current drive info incl. firmversion and look if updates available

2. See if this might apply CD/DVD or Disk Problems? How to Fix Problems Caused by Filters

3. You might also try a DVD+R disc

/* EDIT */
Oh! i also just noticed you posted in the Introduce Yourself forum. Next time please post in the forum for topic
 

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Have you tried another mouse? Is the mouse wired or wireless?
 

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A:Recommendations building a new (budgeted) computer from scratch for recording music

You can do better with your budget. I recommend this:

AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - $57.99 + free shipping
GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2 AM3\AM2+\AM2 AMD 740G mATX AMD Motherboard - $53.99 ($51.99 with M-Club discount) + variable shipping depending on location
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I built another system today for a friend of mine identical specs -the 4770 instead a GTS450, and it does not have that speaker issue... Any ideas anyone?
 

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A:Monitor crackling and no signal after boot up

Your description of the crackling sound from the monitor leads me to think the monitor is the problem. To confirm it you would need access to another monitor for testing purposes.
 

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Tomorrow ill look around for parts, prices, I just realize am better off of building my own unit.


As far as the mobo goes. I would like to get .....
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A:Building Music Production Computer

Rock4MUSIC said:





I have a budget of 500-550. The purpose for this computer is for music production. Ill be using cu base 5, ill be using vsti such as east west, toon track superior drummer,trillian etc. (To give you guys more of a visual) Ill be running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
Tomorrow ill look around for parts, prices, I just realize am better off of building my own unit.


As far as the mobo goes. I would like to get .....
500 gig hard drive
Graphics card. (I won't be doing any gaming, cheap one will be neat)
Motherboard (i need fire wire on it)
RAM (4-gigs) ddr2
Case (i need a case with good air flow)


Any suggestions , references....Click to expand...

I'm thinking that without gaming ambitions, the new Intel core i3 CPUs might meet your needs with their integrated graphics. These give pretty decent scores in
the Windows Experience Index, something like 4.9 for Areo, and 5.3 for business and gaming graphics. To the best of my knowledge, the matching H55/ H57 Intel chipset motherboards provide Fire Wire input.

You should first subscribe to Newegg's Email list, so you can grab your parts as they become available on sale.

Here is Intel's list of socket LGA1156 CPUs available at Newegg; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...=2010340343 50001157 1051749233&name=LGA 1156


And the matching integrated graphics H55/ H57 boards in the Gigabyte brand; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...01314 1070549182 107173338&name=Intel H55/H57 Be sure to pick one with 4 memory sockets. (4 out or 5 do). I have this one; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128421

Please pay no attention to the bad reviews for this product, they were all written by imbeciles claiming, "high technical ability". I don't know squat about computers, and I had one of these systems up and running perfectly, with Windows 7 installed, in about 3 hours.

In fact, I'm hoping Newegg will offer "don't know squat" as a technical ability claim option. That way, I'll be able to check, "don't know squat", and report, "it works perfectly for me, 5 stars"!

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http://www.techspot.com/downloads/615-klite-mega-codec-pack.html

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A:How come some background music of games sound different?

try updating your sound drivers first, then you might want to look into past problems others might have had with this games sound. Since this happened to both your computers at the same time it sounds like the problem is the game.

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Tell us your computer brand and model, as well as configuration and age.

Is this a new install? Has the problem been around for a long time or just begin recently?
 

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A:Music Playback is Choppy

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Suggest you begin unplugging cables and power sockets to see if you can make it stop... that may be a strange way of trouble shooting... But you may have audio feedback from a defective device... and first you have to find the device.
I assume you have carefully checked each and every cable and connection... an assured that everything is fully plugged in...
I would suspect the Sony optical drive, as we have seen noise emissions linked to that unit.

Try to get down to power supply, hard drive, one memory module, audio socket, and speakers... And also test the speakers on a friend's computer.
There are a great number of devices that, when defective, will cause this... so a systemized approach, with notes, may be helpful.
This happens to broadcast engineers all the time... and it is usually a mistake they have made with one cable or connection or another.
 

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The harddrive makes this chirping noise for about 20 seconds when I power on the computer, please see the link.

please add the http www as I can't post links because I'm a new member

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Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32
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Who knows how many times a hard drive is given excessive impact as it is shipped from Asia to the country where it is sold. The damage can be extensive if not very well protected during packing.
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task manager, can I just close it down?

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gflo

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Do this:

How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES)

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Is this a laptop or a desktop computer.
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The Drive itself requires replacing
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please & thanks,
-Lori:]
<3
 

A:Music Folder

Open the music folder and then click on the 'Date Modified' tab at the top. You may have to click it one more time to get the latest file on top.
 

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A:Can't burn music to cds

You might have Temporary "files waiting to be written to the disk" in explorer.

put an empty disk in the drive open my computer and double click on the CD/DVD-RW drive, if any files appear in explorer greyed out then delete them by clicking "Delete these temporary files".

if you have any open windows that are showing the contents of the drive then you should close them too. other than that then there's probably another program monitoring the drive, could be a media player that you set to monitor your Drive for playable media.
 

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To Err Is Human....To Forgive Is Not in the Nature of Computers...

Either the 8400 or the 6600 should give more than adequate performance with music files. (By "more than adequate", I mean spectacular). I don't want to overstep my knowledge here, but I'm guessing that music files don't present the same degree of difficulty as 1920 X 1200 High Def Video encoding. Which I'm sure software engineers are currently rushing to adapt applications for quad (or more), core use. Point being you couldn't go wrong with either CPU.
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My problem is my speakers are making such a loud crackling/hissing noise.I can hear backgroundnoise but the noise from the speakers is terrible.
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i have downloaded the latest drivers from
http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/SOUND-CARD/CREATIVE/Creative-Sound-Blaster-Live-CT4830-Driver-51201383-WHQL.shtml
thinking this would resolve the problem but to no avail
Does this sound like a hardware problem?
Any suggestions would be welcome
 

A:Loud crackling/hissing noise from desktop speakers

If the sound is clear through headphones, or another set of speakers.
Then your speakers are at fault (or connection)

Edit:

Here's you Sound Drivers too Windows Xp Creative CT5880 Sound Drivers
Here's all your drivers: MS-6309
.
 

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Difficult to tell, depends on the noise, is it clicking, or whirring noisily ?

Tried chkdsk to scan your hard drive in search of a wide range of errors. This tool can also attempt to correct a number of hard drive problems.

Would lean more towards the HDD being faulty rather then the PC, but as I said difficult to tell without further analysis.

Ferris
 

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A:Garbled music often when playing off my Toshiba laptop

Follow these four steps:

Do a clean boot. Clear temp and prefetch.
Create a restore point and then update the sound card drivers.
Also try to install KLite codecs from filehippo.com
Do Windows Updates.
 

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A:Microphone crackling in Vent/CS:S

Hello Lee,
ditch the on-board sound and get a PCI based sound card, like the Creative Audigy SE. It is inexpensive and it will out perform any on-board sound
 

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Thanks,

-'Mage

EDIT: Mods, please delete this thread, I reposted it in "Misc. Software". Thanks.
 

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A:Sound prob w/Audigy 2 ZS - No music - games work ?

Google for Driver Cleaner Pro and make sure all instances of the Audigy drivers are removed. Go to Creative's Support site and download the Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS latest drivers. Install them and see if your sound returns to normal
 

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thanks in advance,
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A:Oblivion in game music skipping

Do you take care of your oblivion disk? It may have a really bad scratch...
 

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A:Speakers Crackling

Is there a chance that you have the speakers connected incorrectly at your amp? If you accidental switched the + and - lines and the speakers are moving the voice coil into the speaker instead out of the speaker and away from the speaker magnet base plate then the voice coil may be hitting the base plate and causing the distortion. Your amp may also be the cause of the distortion because maybe it's not powerful enough to reproduce sound that loud. Check the speaker surrounds for cracks. If there are tears or cracks you will need to replace the surrounds or purchase new speakers if you can't find new surrounds. If that's not the case then you may want to turn the back speakers down a bit and or bring up the bass crossover frequency if you can.
 

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A:The fan making loud noises after cleaning

if you sprayed it without holding the fins down while it was off or worse sprayed it while it was running you could have ruined the bearings. Buy a new fan. muffin fans are cheap.

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A:CREATIVE XTREME MUSIC error CODE 12

Started having the exact same problem as of today. I plugged out my headphones from my X-Fi xtrememusic to connect speakers. Later as i connected my headphones again they didnt work. I restarted and since then been having the CODE 12 error. I have reinstalled the drivers about 3 times and tried different pci slots. this sucks really bad cause onboard sound is crap
 

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