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Crackling noise Recently I have been getting crackling noises after using the sound card for 20 mins or so. it is present in recording, in playback from different sources and I have obviously tried different headphones / speakers. It seems as though the crackling becomes more intense as time goes on and stops if not used for a while. thanks in advance for any advice you can give Mike

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Re: Crackling noise

This is going to sound weird, but disable the 802.11a band on your wireless card and that will fix it.
Worked for me, and I got it from someone else that it worked for.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

Re: Crackling noise

I had the same problem initially. Upgrading the RAM from 1GB to 3GB seems to have done the trick in my case. Mind you, I also reinstalled Windows XP, so that could be another factor.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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