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Dell Dimension 4600 Sound Error


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#1 owfx

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 05:28 AM

hi i have a dell dimension with a built in soundcard to the mobo. it is hooked up to my 5.1 speakers and until recently it has been working well. now after using for a while the speakers make a loud unberable high pitched niose and i am forced to turn them off. it only happens when the computer is turned on so its obviously something wrong with the sound device or the drivers. tried reinstalling drivers think they were right ones but the same sound still comes. any ideas? thanks owfx

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 09:55 AM

Something could be wrong internally. Any chance of trying another set of speakers or headphones? Is this just on music CD's or also streaming audio? Have you move anything around recently that could cause interference? Double check your settings in the volume control panel and in sound properties
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Posted 27 April 2008 - 10:37 AM

its not the speakers its the hardware tried other speakers its all the time even when not playing audio but whenever i put the volume on mute on the pc (volume controls) the sound stops so its obviously an internal hardware or driver software error because when i uninstall the drivers it stops but when i reinstall it starts the noise again :S

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 01:13 PM

Well, when you remove the driver, you're basically shutting it off. If the onboard chip is bad, you can always remove it from the system and buy a soundcard. What's the model number of the Dimension? Let me look around to see if there are any patches
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Posted 27 April 2008 - 03:34 PM

4600 is the model number i have the latest drivers cant find any patches S: i think its just suffering from old age or maybe a slight problem with the software

im considering buying a new soundcard, a 5.1 one. do you have any reccomendations? or just buy anyone?

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 05:09 PM

I've always used Sound Blaster with no problems
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Posted 27 April 2008 - 05:34 PM

Some options at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....01&name=5.1

IMO, any soundcard is likely to be at least as good as onboard sound, with less stress on the CPU for performance. And I find onboard sound to be sufficient for me :thumbsup:.

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