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soundcards

postie1

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#1
the music on my comp isnt crisp got like a slight static noise,its not speakers as they r fine,will i need to replace soundcard or can i upgrade it on line, thanks
 

Seth

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#2
Is the static present when playing cd's as well as music stored on the hard drive?
 

Seth

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#4
Since playing a cd doesn't need a codec (converter), then it can't be a codec problem.

Provided that the speakers are fine, then it comes down to a defective audio card, or a corrupt audio driver. Uninstall the card from Device Manager and restart the computer. The card should install correctly on reboot. See how that works out.

BTW-Is this the same computer with the internet problem? Is this sound card built into the motherboard or is it separate?
 
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#5
I agree with Seth, onboard sound is low quality. The motherboard is a very noisy enviroment and sound quality is a very low priority on most motherbaords. On a pci card its much easier to get isolation from the electrical noise.

For value for money I have always liked the creative live range.

Dave
 

postie1

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#6
Seth said:
Since playing a cd doesn't need a codec (converter), then it can't be a codec problem.

Provided that the speakers are fine, then it comes down to a defective audio card, or a corrupt audio driver. Uninstall the card from Device Manager and restart the computer. The card should install correctly on reboot. See how that works out.

BTW-Is this the same computer with the internet problem? Is this sound card built into the motherboard or is it separate?
thanks seth,no this int the same comp as the lan default,yes it is built in to the motherboard,thnks again for help,will try suggested comment,will get back with results