Crackling sound


  1.    08 Dec 2008 #1
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    Crackling sound


    I have one game in which I get crackling sound its Sword of the Stars and the expansion Born of Blood.

    Only problem is I have absolutely no idea what sound I have I used to have realtek, but now all I can see on my system is this.

    I don't want to get the latest realtek if it is not what I have, anyone know what mine might be, I realise it will be hard but I have no other idea of where else to look, to be more helpful. It just says High Definition Audio Device

    Hope someone may know

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    Re: Crackling sound


    I don't want to get the latest realtek if it is not what I have
    It is, or at least according to what is available from Abit it is,

    Universal abit > Motherboard, Digital Speakers, iDome, AirPace, Multimedia

    Seeing as what they have is the R1.90 and the latest is R2.10, I would go with the latest,

    https://www.vistax64.com/sound-audio/...er-update.html

    unless some of the other Realtek users have a better recommendation that the current driver.
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    Re: Crackling sound


    If it's only happening in one game, it may be the games sound settings itself.

    Try SIW or Everest to find out the ins and outs of what hardware is installed on your PC:

    SIW
    SIW | Download

    Everest
    Lavalys - Comprehensive IT Security and Management

    Both are handy
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    Re: Crackling sound


    Ok thanks chaps will do

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    Re: Crackling sound


    I downloaded that SIW jobby and it is very informative, but on looking at the Sound section I cannot see anything that says Realtek

    I am lost

    Here is what the SIW reports, although I may be looking in the wrong place, typical

    I am starting to think that maybe the sound is meant to crackle, it would help if anyone else with this game could let me know if its the same only I say this because it seems to do the crackling when the ships move, the engines fire up and maybe its done for effect.....I don't know........I don't want to go altering anything as my other games are all fine and I have never updated my onboard sound......as the saying goes "If it aint broke don't fix it" lol

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    Re: Crackling sound


    That and the previous screen shot are not showing anything at all regarding the onboard audio. In fact the three INF's showing in the second (hdaduio.inf, ks.inf and wdmaudio.inf) are all Microsoft files realting to the Microsoft UAA HD driver, and only used if your device supports it.

    That being said have a look in Device Manager and see if there is anything audio or multimedia related that is showing with the yellow triangle/exclamation mark, as SIW isn't showing anything like that. If there is then you will need to re-install the Realtek drivers. If there isn't have a quick look in the bios and make sure that the onboard audio is still enabled.
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    Re: Crackling sound


    Ok I checked the Device Manager and no yellow exclamation marks or triangles, and whats worrying me even more is that there is no mention of Onboard Sound either in the Bios that is

    But the weird thing that I just can't get my head round is that I have perfect sound in everything apart from that one game that has that crackling

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    Re: Crackling sound


    If your hearing sound, don't have a sound card physically installed, then your onboard is not disabled

    The links that Stormy provided are the correct ones for your board. here's another quick link to the 2.10 drivers:

    AusGamers Files - Realtek High Definition Audio Driver R2.10 for Windows

    The fact that it's only one game pretty much narrows down the cause the to S.o.t.s itself.

    In the games audio options screen, have you set it to:

    Stereo

    44khz

    16bit

    Hardware : no

    try adjusting the frequency and bit depth to see if has any impact.
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    Re: Crackling sound


    Thanks mate and to all you guys

    I really hate any sound trouble as its a major thing for me to have just right, and when things play up, its a nightmare for me to sort out, but I'lll grab the update and then check my settings

    Many thanks again

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    Re: Crackling sound


    Don't know if you look there or not but according to the manual (and what a fun time it was finding that) the setting for the onboard audio is under the,

    Integrated Peripherals -> On-Chip PCI Device

    section and listed as "On-Chip Audio Controller" with the default setting being Auto; doesn't say in the manual whether there is also Enabled or Disabled, but if you find it and it is set to Auto set it to Enabled if you can.
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