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Want to switch from ad on audiqy sound card to system sound card

My Audigy audio sound card is making alot of static noise. I want to switch back to the sound card that came when i bought the system, when i plug the speakers in the the speaker slot that came with the my system i hear nothing, so i would like to know how do i get sound to come out.

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Remove the audigy card, then go into BIOS by pressing F2 during POST.

Look for onboard devices (or something smiliar and make sure that Audio is enabled) usually this is deisabled when addin card is put in.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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Sound from headphones on computer terrible


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Symptoms and Component Isolation Start the diagnosis by using different headphones in the jack. If the fuzzy noise or static problem persists over multiple headphones, even if it doesn't happen with all of them, it's probably within the jack on the computer. This is also probably the case if the static increases when you do other things on the computer, like dragging windows around on screen with your mouse, then stops when you stop dragging windows. Causes b> The leading cause of headphone jack static is electromagnetic interference from other components in the computer's case. When electrical devices draw current, they also generate a magnetic field. Overlapping magnetic fields cause static. To combat this effect, the manufacturer provides for the components on motherboards to be grounded - the wiring from the microphone jack will have an extra lead that goes directly to a grounding agent. When your computer headphone jack has a fuzzy sound, or static, the ultimate cause is usually bad grounding on the wiring that the jack plugs into. Rewiring The Jack b> If you're comfortable with a soldering iron, and know enough about electronics and wiring, you can remove the wire to your microphone jack and put in one with heavier shielding, or a better ground. If you're not comfortable with this, a computer repair shop may be willing to tackle this for you; the actual cost in labor is about an hour to an hour and a half of labor time. It may be less if the shop technician is familiar with this sort of repair, as opposed to only knowing how to swap cards on the motherboard. Using Different Ports for Audio Cheaper alternatives exist than rewiring the headphone jack on your motherboard. One of them is to put in a dedicated sound card - which will cost $15 or so, and you may have a compatible one from an old computer that can be scavenged. This will require researching the make and manufacturer of the card to download compatible drivers off the internet, and then installing them on your computer. If you have an unused USB port, the easiest solution is a pair of USB headphones. This has the advantage of working with future hardware as well.

How to reduce static in my audio http://www.miracletutorials.com/how-to-reduce-static-in-audio/

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How To Install Your Sound Blaster Audigy, Audigy 2, and Audigy 4 In Windows...


This download is a driver and sound card applications providing Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista® and Windows XP support for Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy® series of audio devices.

This download supports the following audio devices only:
  • Sound Blaster Audigy including Platinum and Platinum eX series
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 including Platinum, Platinum eX, and Value series
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS including Platinum and Platinum Pro series
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro and Sound Blaster Audigy 4
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook PCMCIA
DO NOT install this driver for Sound Blaster Audigy LS, Sound Blaster Audigy SE, or Sound Blaster Audigy Value.

Included in this download:
  • Creative Audigy, Audigy 2, and Audigy 4 Driver 6.0.1.1377
  • Creative ALchemy 1.41.02
  • Creative Audio Console 1.31.10
  • Creative Graphic Equalizer 2.00.65
  • Creative Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.00.03
  • Creative DDL License Activation 1.00.04
  • Creative MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78
  • Creative EAX Console 3.00.56
  • Creative SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.00
  • Creative Speaker Settings 2.00.60

To install this driver:
  1. Download the Audigy_SBAX_PCDRV_LB_2_18_0017.exe file onto your local hard disk.
  2. Double-click the downloaded file.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

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In regards to the sound that you are hearing it is most likely one of 2 things, ether a ground loop or bus noise. This will take testing on your part to see where the issue is.

First we will cover the most likely which is a ground loop. I included a link below that covers it in more detail if you would like to read it. For the most part you have a device that is connected to you computer grounding out through the computer. Which is fine and happens all the tiime with electronics. The reason why you hear the sound is the path to ground is going through the sound card causing an induction on the sound card causing the sound you hear. So the easy way to find out for sure is unplug all devices from the computer except for your monitor and speakers. If the sound goes away then most like this is what your issue was.

To fix it you will need a ground loop isolator for that device. What this does is reroute the ground signal so it does not ground through your computer/audio equipment. Note this is the same thing that can happen with your home recevier too.

Ground Loop
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_loop_(electricity)

The other issue witch is remote is that you have bus noise. It is kinda of the same effect but a totally different cause. Sometimes if you get to much data traveling on a data bus circuit it will cause the same induction causing the noise. However since you have a Dell it is remote that this is the issue unless you added a card internally to the computer and/or added a hefty USB device to the system. The devices may have not been tested with this system. On the other side this might me an issue with the motherboard as well. So it would not hurt to call Dell support if it is not a ground loop issue.

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    All you will need is windows media player using the standard on-board audio device

    + another similar player (configured to use the SB card via options)

    Leave the on-board device set as the default audio device.


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