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Scratching (static) noise coming from computer speakers

I have purchased new speakers but still have static noise coming from my speakers. I have run diagnostics on the speakers to no avail.

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  • jkbthackray Nov 23, 2008

    the noise is constant. Even when the volume is low. And it just began. We have had the computer for approximately 5 years. Everyone I have talked to.. suggests to get a new sound card. Which poses a new problem, can I replace it easy enough or should I take it to someone that really knows what they are doing?

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I foudn this in anther forum:
I have an ASUS motherboard P5E3 Premium. The audio that came with it was the Sound Max audio. I also noticed abnormal sounds coming from the speakers. They included sounds during hard drive activity and also with mouse movement. They were not loud but noticable. I searched all over the web but didn't find the answer. I stumbled across the fix myself. I also have vista-64. In the sound control panel > speaker properties > levels... there is a pc beep slide bar. I noticed that if it is disabled then the abnormal sound went away completely. Problem solved. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 21, 2010

  • robrussell87 Nov 28, 2010

    I believe I have the same problem, but I'm running windows 7. I can't find the speaker properties, and therefore the "pc beep slide bar". Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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The volume coming from a computer speaker is scratching I dont know why

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If you have low output from computer and turn volume on speakers all way up you will get noise. You must use Control Panel Audio controls to turn up volume and turn down volume on speakers.
Are they powered speakers? Same noise on headphones?
If you need good quality sound I highly recommend the Xonar D2 sound card - the quality improvement is amazing even using small PC speakers! You would not beleive your mp3s could sound so good!

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