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Most annoying sound problem ever(crackling mostly with WOW)

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WhatTheSchmidt

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Apr 23, 2004
When I use my headphones I get a background crackling when world of warcraft is maximized, if it's minimized it's fine. Also when I use my mic if it's maximized my mic broadcasts a lot of static/buzz w/e you want to call it. I have tried installing new sound drivers. New video drivers. Many different settings changes that I just can't remember them at all right now.

This isn't only related to WOW though but it's not really noticeable anywhere else. The only other way I can get the issue is by moving a firefox window very fast around the screen and it's pretty feint.

I have gone through many forum posts about it related to WOW and tried fixing those ways but none of them worked.

I have a gigabyte UD3R motherboard, windows vista 32 bit ultimate, ati 4830 gfx card.

I have no clue what is going on and everything I tried didn't fix it. It's gotta be something with like direct x or drivers of some sort but a lot of people get this and I couldn't find a concrete answer to it at all. People with XP have it as well...I think windows 7 even?

Anyone have any idea about this issue or how I can troubleshoot it?
 
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WhatTheSchmidt

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Apr 23, 2004
Same issue with my AuzenTech HDA X-Mystique 7.1 Gold using on board now and its perfect

oh I'm using onboard btw, don't have a soundcard (have heard for most people that try different soundcard/onboard problem still persists)
 

Nechen

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Dec 15, 2009
Only thing I ever had similar to this was my Soundblaster X-FI XtremeGamer and there was a resource conflict between the Northbridge on my Motherboard and the PCI Sound Card I was (And still am using)

Although it only happened on my Nvidia 650i board in Battlefield 2142 of all things...as far as this goes I'm kind of drawing a blank but I'm still guessing its a resource/hardware conflict within the system itself, in which case you're kind of SOL.
 
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WhatTheSchmidt

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Apr 23, 2004
the stupid thing is that so many people have this issue in WOW, and my mic(when wow is maximized) sounds awful, like a loud fan is going when I'm talking I'm told...
 

Niku-Sama

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Jan 13, 2005
does it also slowly get a muted sound to it and then snap back some times to normal sound?
 

MadMan007

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You listed everything except for the microophone or headset you're using! Is this mic is part of a headset? Is any of it USB powered or plugged in to USB ports or is it just plugged in to the 1/8" analog audio jacks for the onboard sound?
 

Mortis03

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Jul 14, 2004
You listed everything except for the microophone or headset you're using! Is this mic is part of a headset? Is any of it USB powered or plugged in to USB ports or is it just plugged in to the 1/8" analog audio jacks for the onboard sound?

+1 for wondering what you are using.

I run a HDA X-Mystique 7.1 and, although I haven't played wow in a while, I have used a couple different usb mics when I did. I bought the card when it was brand new and pretty much impossible to find in the USA so I have seen it through 'hell and back.'

Let us know what you are running and we will help you as best we can.