Static Noise in Vista
I have an Asus A8V with onboard AC97 sound and some logitech 5.1 speakers. Worked fine with XP but when I installed Vista last week I immediately got a hum and static noise in the speakers. I fooled around with it a good bit but couldn't clear it - but as I bought Vista for a new build I decided to shrug it off.
I built the new system yesterday, an EVGA N590 motherboard with on board HD sound...the manual calls it "embedded 8-channel AC97 CODEC fully compatible with SoundBlaster Pro standards", and I have the exact same problem.
It starts as a barely detectible static noise, but it grows as I task. Open a browser window and it gets louder, etcetera. While web surfing there's also a low pitched burbling sort of hum as I scroll with the mouse or move it around. Weird.
I searched the Vista boards and it seems as if others have had similar problems but none of their offers seemed to work (disable enhancements in sound, etc).
Anyone have a suggestion? I could go buy a sound card but it does it on both mobos. Or I could go buy new speakers but I hate to shotgun the problem.
It seems to me like it can't be the speakers because it started with the Vista install and also because it tracks or increases with other software/system activity.
(even previewing this post causes a snap crackle sort of click along noise)
EVGA 590 SLI, AMD 64 x2 Dual Core AM2 4800 at stock speed, 2x GSkill DDR2 PC2-6400 1Gig 2 Gig total in dual channel, Antec Trio 650, EVGA 8600GT 256Meg, WIndows Vista Home Premium 64bit.
ASUS A8V Deluxe, AMD 64 939 pin 3500 at stock speed, 4x Corsair PC3200 DDR 512 meg for 2 Gig total in dual channel, Antec True 430w, ATI X800XT, Windows XP home.