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Q: Audio quality problem

I have an MSI motherboard RS482M2 with built in sound( Realtek)using RealtekALC658C audio codec. The problem is when I play audio on winamp 5.112
there are kinda "Blips" heard now and then. The same isnt heard on windows media player.(all though rarely it is heard here also) I tried adjusting the buffer length and prebuffer in Winamp but it didnt work. How do i remove these annoying blips from comming?Also what is the optimum setting of the buffer lenght's for winamp for excellent audio quality?
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Come on. No one can even help me on THIS?
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A:Poor quality Audio

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A:I'm Having Poor Audio Quality!

How about more details?

On 1 song or all songs?

Always at the same point in a given song?

On mp3s, waves, or any file format?

Is this a recent development?

What player are you using?

If it's a recent development and everything was fine at one time, how has your PC been altered since everything was fine? New hardware? Software updates?

Etcetera. More info needed.
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What is your computer's make and model? You can go to the manufacturer's support website and download and install the latest audio drivers. Is XP fully updated from Microsoft's Update website?
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A:Inspiron 660, Windows 10, Bad audio quality

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hugorafael17Is there anyway to use windows native driver and make the headset mic work?
hugorafael17The dell audio driver for the realtek soundcard in my laptop is very bad, it delivers a dull sound, with almost no bass and really loud on high frequencies.
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The link doesn't works:

Please read all the docs at
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Add your location to your Profile.
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Hi dontstopbelieving,
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Originally Posted by mightycee79

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Quote: Originally Posted by MarshCaptain


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Quote: Originally Posted by aneslin85

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After forking out a couple of thousand dollars for Maya - some more for a new Video card doesn't seem like much?!
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Same problem?

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Have you the same problem if you connect external display to your notebook?
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Test by switching between the Realtek audio driver and the Windows native audio driver.
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