Sound stutters/crackles on PC

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Bigerich
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PostSound stutters/crackles on PC
by Bigerich » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:44 pm

I'm using the onboard audio on my motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H. I have the latest drivers. Windows 7 is fully up to date. My PC is connected to my surround sound system via HDMI. I had no problems with my laptop last night running the exact same setup.

There's an odd stuttering effect about every second or so when any piece of audio is running, like the Windows welcome sound, youtube videos or games.




Any help would be appreciated.

systematic
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PostRe: Sound stutters/crackles on PC
by systematic » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:14 am

Try this solution: http://corey.degrandchamp.com/2010/11/2 ... -skipping/

If that doesn't work uninstall the audio drivers and download Microsoft's generic audio drivers through Windows Update.

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PostRe: Sound stutters/crackles on PC
by Bigerich » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:03 pm

Thank you!
His suggestions didn't work (they were already unchecked). I'll try your suggestion later.


One question, though: I have two Audio Devices. The VIA High Definition Audio that is the motherboard driver, and AMD High Definition Audio (from the 7950 GPU). I still get sound if I disconnect the VIA device, but since my HDMI cable is connected to the GPU it's that device that seems to be controlling audio. Will disabling the MB audio drivers and getting generic ones really change anything then?


Also, I should note that the stuttering is only evident when playing videos and music and using Netflix etc. As soon as I launch a proper game (like Crysis 3 or The Witcher 2), the sound is back to normal. I can't get surround sound to work either.


Setup is so: PC - HDMI - Surround sound system - HDMI - TV.

systematic
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PostRe: Sound stutters/crackles on PC
by systematic » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:43 pm

I forgot you mentioned you're connecting via. HDMI :oops: In that case the VIA/Windows generic drivers are irrelevant!

This looks related to the issue you appear to be having: http://www.overclock.net/t/1295464/inte ... -8-drivers

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PostRe: Sound stutters/crackles on PC
by Bigerich » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:05 am

My hero! :wub: :wub:


Now to fix the surround sound as well...

systematic
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PostRe: Sound stutters/crackles on PC
by systematic » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:14 am

Does surround sound via. HDMI work with your laptop?

Bigerich
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PostRe: Sound stutters/crackles on PC
by Bigerich » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:51 am

I think so? :slol:
Not very many sources for surround sound for that, as it couldn't really play games, and I used other devices for DVD/BR.

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PostRe: Sound stutters/crackles on PC
by systematic » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:45 pm

I assume you've already run these steps with your GPU and it's still not working?

http://www.overclock.net/t/1028415/how- ... t_13671162

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PostRe: Sound stutters/crackles on PC
by Bigerich » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:03 pm

I dont have more than one monitor now. I did those steps for when I used my laptop, but the new PC is only connected to my TV an sound system.

I get these:

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PostRe: Sound stutters/crackles on PC
by systematic » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:56 am

Weird. I have no idea what's wrong then :(

Bigerich
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PostRe: Sound stutters/crackles on PC
by Bigerich » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:43 pm

Don't worry about it, mate! You've been a great help anyway! :mrgreen: :wub:


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