Sound goes underwater - SOLVED
Hi all. I have an ASRock z68 extreme3 Gen3 i5 system (see sig). A couple of weeks ago, the front panel USB connectors suddenly died, and do not show up in windows device manager. This followed plugging in a cheap mp3 player that my son won at school. I'm able to live with that. But then suddenly today, out of the blue, my Realtek audio suddenly sounds like it's underwater: very garbled, almost an echo sound. Horrible sound. I have deleted the drivers and let Windows reinstall, rolled back the drivers, used Windows drivers, updated the drivers, no change. My speakers are fine, as I get the same sound through headphones. Windows tells me that my audio devices are working properly. My guess is that this might be the on-board audio controller. The audio had been working perfectly for two months. No problems. I've made no changes to hardware, no new drivers, nothing changed, no tweaks to the bios. I just started it up this morning and it was totally garbled for all sound.
I am open to any suggestions as to how to resolve this. But I am thinking that the mobo may be faulty, and I will need to RMA it back to ASRock.
Last edited by alex666; 05-20-2012 at 02:35 AM.
Gigabyte P55A-UD4P, Core i7-860 Lynnfield at 3.6GHz, ZALMAN CNPS10X QUIET 120mmCPU HSF, CORSAIR Vengeance (2 x 4GB) DDR3 at 1640, PowerColor HD5870, Earthworks 650W PSU, Samsung 840 EVO 120g SSD (W10 Pro 64-bit), 320G Blue Caviar storage, LiteOn DVD burner, Antec 902 case [B]
ASRock Z68 Extreme3, i5 2500K OCed at 4.5GHz, CM 212 Hyper Plus, G. Skill Ripjaws 4G X 2 2133 Ram, Samsung 840 EVO 250G, 3Tb Seagate HDD, unknown DVD drive, XFX Double D Radeon HD 7870, PC Power and Cooling 610 Silencer, Fractal Define R4 Case, LG 27" AOC IPS monitor, Win 10 Home 64-bit