So first off, I want to tackle my headset issue. I got this nice headset with comfortable earpads, 5.1 surround and a flexible mic.
There are two issues:
The first is that there's crackling in the sound sometimes. Sometimes restarting this will fix it, but usually only for awhile, as it'll randomly pop back up again. This makes listening to music via Winamp or other music software less than efficient. And yet, here's the strange part: when there is enough moving video (Usually has to be full-screen.), and it's not too crackly, there won't be any sound crack at all. I'm not sure why this is, but it means that when the video card is working, there's no crackle. This allows me to continue watching videos and playing games with sound, thankfully (Though there's a new render problem, but that's a different issue.).
The second is that while the microphone works, I come off as a robot voice to other people. I'm pretty sure it's not the program, as it's the same issue for MSN, Skype, Google Talk, XFire or any other we tried. I'm not sure if it's because it's USB (Other USB headsets have had issues, as well, but I'm not sure if they're broken as they don't work on my mother's computer, either.), or something else. Another Logitech headset I have that plugs into the audio in/out jacks works fine for both sound and microphone. It, however, has another issue, and isn't as good a quality. I want to work on fixing this one, the expensive one that belongs to me, not my mom. The point is, the audio jacks work fine for some reason, but this also restricts audio splitting (Game music to speakers, microphone and voice output to headset.).
If anyone can help me or offer any thoughts or advice, it would be appreciated.
Headset: Arctic P531 "USB Gaming Headset"
Computer: Compaq CQ50-210 Notebook PC
with: 2GB RAM (Pretty sure it's DDR2.) (Computer has lately been registering this as 1.75GB erroneously.)
Nvidia GeForce 8200M G
Conexant High-Definition SmartAudio
2 GHz AMD Athlon X2 QL-62 Dual-Core Processor (2 cores, 2 logical processors.)
I'm not sure if you need any more information. Anything else can be found by just googling the computer name, and the top result (Past advertisement, that is.) is usually what you're looking for.
Edit: I forgot to mention, I am running Windows XP 32-bit, even though this computer was originally made for Windows Vista 32-bit. However, it ran so abysmally slow and I had 10 times as many problems, so the switch was a good choice, and I haven't had any major errors with drivers and the like, unless something happened without me knowing (Which is possibly part of the problem, but we'll see.).
Edited by SirMaximusOwnage, 17 November 2012 - 07:28 AM.