Static/ buzzing sound from the speaker

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50% of the time I hear a buzzing sound coming from my speaker. As a temporary remedy, I try to plug and unplug the speaker or change its position.

It’s getting really annoying now. I had a guy check it before and he cleared the sound card as the cause issue. Do you have any other suggestions why this is happening? The speaker is new and the computer is over a year old. 



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Answered By 0 points N/A #117224

Static/ buzzing sound from the speaker



The integrated sound hardware may have already failed since it shares a lot of system resources with the other peripherals on your Motherboard.

You can resolve this issue by installing an external sound card that can be installed to one of your PCI slots on the Motherboard.

Visit forum discussions regarding external sound cards so that you can choose what best suits your needs and requirements and of course it should be compatible with your existing Operating System.

Happy Computing,

Answered By 5 points N/A #117226

Static/ buzzing sound from the speaker


Hi OJ,

I think the solution to this problem are:

1. Check if the cables attached to sound port are grounded.

2. If not, then you can test your sound card. It might be defective and needs to be replaced. But before you do this, try to clean first the port and the device itself.

3. If the sound card is working properly, then it could be the speaker is damaged even though it was new.

Hope it helps!

Answered By 590495 points N/A #300813

Static/ buzzing sound from the speaker


Indeed, just like mine. My sound card is already broken and it creates that kind of sound. If the speaker is just new then it is less likely that it is the cause of the problem. Also, if a technician already checked it before and said the problem is coming from the sound card then you need to replace it because there is nothing to fix.

If you can’t buy a new sound card yet, the only remedy you can do is adjust the setting or acceleration level of the sound card. To try this, click “Start,” “All Programs,” “Accessories” then right-click “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator.” In the command prompt window, type without quotes “dxdiag” then hit Enter. It will launch the Microsoft DirectX Diagnostic Tool.

Microsoft DirectX Diagnostic Tool

Select “Sound” tab then under “DirectX Features,” drag the slider for “Hardware Sound Acceleration Level” one level to the left then click “Exit.” See how the sound goes after this. If there is still a problem with the sound, repeat the steps and move the slider one more level to the left. If the problem continues, move the slider all the way to “No acceleration.”

This will be the best setting for your sound card until you buy a new one.

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