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Distortion noises in the sound comming out of my computer/clarification

We have tried evrything. We have changed the settings in the equalizer, we brought it to 3 technitiens and even they could not tell us what is the problem. No mather what the format we use, it still does this. It's like hearing an electronic guitar for a split second. Just to give you an idea, this can happen 5-6 times in the duration of 1 song!!

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    We have tried evrything. We have changed the settings in the equalizer,
    we brought it to 3 technitien and even they could not tell us what is
    the problem. No mathe what the format we use, it still does this. It's
    like hearing an electronic guitar for a split second. Just to give you
    an idea, this can happen 5-6 times in the duration of 1 song!!

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Sounds a lot like a sound card memory issue. open the volume controls, and bring all settings down to bottom, then bring them up slowly, until you find the saturation point(that's what causes that obnoxious sound).

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