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Sound Hums And Whines


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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 09:34 AM

Hi, since upgrading from Win 98 to XPHome a few months ago my sound hasn't been quite right, nothing too annoying, just intermittent background low humming and whines.
I've juggled the sliders around to no effect.
Any advice?
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 01:41 PM

You make want to visit the manufacturer's web site for your sound card. Download their lastest audio drivers. Sometimes XP will try to use a driver that really isn't the best chioce.

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 02:09 PM

Thanks but how do I find out what brand my sound card is?

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 02:21 PM

Download Belar Advisor here and post the log. We will tha help you get the right drivers.. Please note Belarc will also a list of Serial nrs for installed software. Please wipe them out.Posted Image

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 09:28 AM

Okay the Belarc readout was pretty big, is this the entry we need? What shall I do now? -

MULTIMEDIA -
Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA ® Audio Controller
Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device


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Posted 06 December 2006 - 11:24 AM

Look for this one : Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA Audio Controller.

There are several driver sites... I use driverguide.com It requires a registration, but it's free and has good content. You can also google the same for drivers.

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 10:13 AM

Okay thanks everybody, I upgraded the Realtek drivers and everythings fine now, touch wood ;)




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