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kirbs2002

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For reference, I'm using the PCI version of the Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer.

Lately my sound has randomly become distorted with a buzzing-like tone to it that gets progressively worse until I restart my computer. Also, at times the sound will just randomly mute until I use the Creative Console Launcher or Creative Audio Control Panel application to switch sound mode (presumably resetting the sound).

Any help on this is greatly appreciated.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX-8350
    Motherboard
    MSI 970A-G46
    Memory
    16 GB DDR3 1333 MHz (mixed brands)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus R9-290 DirectCU II OC
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 23" LED backlit, eMachines 23" LCD flatscreen
    Screen Resolution
    3840x1080 @ 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    Patriot Pyro 60 GB SSD (boot)

    Seagate Barracuda 500 GB
    Western Digital Caviar 500 GB
    (Configured into a RAID 0 array)
    PSU
    Antec High Current Gamer 620 W
    Case
    Cougar Solution
    Cooling
    Antec Kühler 620 liquid CPU cooler (push and pull)

fireberd

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Try reseating the Soundblaster card and see if that helps.

Reseat - with the PC powerd off, open the case and remove the Soundblaster card then reinstall the card making sure its fully and correctly seated.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.

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