This has gotta be some kind of power issue. FYI, I know I haven't around in a while and don't like asking a question and running, so I'll be sure to stick around and lend help.
I'll try to be to the point, and to start off, here is the sound clip of what is happening: http://wikisend.com/download/474978/Untitled (2).wma
Mostly meaningless, but the specs are Windows 8, AMD X2 7750 black, 6gb, ati 4850 512mb. Main headset is a basic logitech with standard blue/pink audio/mic inputs. No sound card. Audio is through the motherboard with standard Windows drivers.
This problem does not happen in Linux. I tested it with Mint 2012 on Skype and it works with zero issues. Not a single iffy hint of interference or static. I have tried multiple headsets/mics, front and back panels a million times, I have moved the comp to an empty room/power source with nothing but a mouse and keyboard plugged in, tried plenty of tweaks to the settings, skype/sound recorder/steam, and I'm at my wit's end. Maybe one of you can get a handle on this.
I used to use a headset and regular mic (as a backup) with Windows 7 a while back with no issues front or back panel. It works with Linux though, which is what has me so confused. If it's a power issue, why does the problem persist when i move the comp to a better source?