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I have had this issue for the past year or more. If my PC does be on a good 5+ hours then I do experience audio crackling whilst things are downloading or even certain websites when you refresh. A reboot and it goes back to normal for a few hours but it goes back to its usual tricks then

This is my second build with this issue - Switched from Intel to a AMD build. On the AMD build I still had the same issue, I began testing out a USB sound card and same thing happened. I then bought a pci network card to see if it would help since most of it seems to be whilst internet is running - but nope same thing

Yes I did all the usual things such as disabling drivers through trial and error . I ran the following program below and that is my current latency through the roof

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Has anyone had similar issues before? It's driving me up the wall at this stage :/

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Posted (edited)

sounds like a heat issue, time to refresh thermal paste on CPU and clean fans.

Note: never spin a fan with compressed air for the fan becomes a generator and will kill your system that's 12vdc and a spinning fan can measure 50 plus volts burning anything that's hooked up to it. 

have use of a UPS with AVR to rule out voltage swings.

other failing CPU or bent pin (caution with them very fragile)  also look for leaking, bulging CAPS on MB 

Edited by KaptCrunch

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29 minutes ago, KaptCrunch said:

sounds like a heat issue, time to refresh thermal paste on CPU and clean fans.

Note: never spin a fan with compressed air for the fan becomes a generator and will kill your system that's 12vdc and a spinning fan can measure 50 plus volts burning anything that's hooked up to it. 

have use of a UPS with AVR to rule out voltage swings.

other failing CPU or bent pin (caution with them very fragile)  also look for leaking, bulging CAPS on MB 

Thanks for the response but unfortunately that doesn't have anything to do with my audio static

I moved from a CPU fan cooler with my Intel to a liquid cooled for the AMD

Current spec:

  • CPU: AMD-8350
  • Mobo: Asus AMD 760G Micro ATX
  • RAM: 12GB
  • GPU: Asus Geforce 1060 6GB
  • HDD: 1x 256 SSD , 1x 1TB BW Black , 1x Hitatchi 500gb
  • PSU: 700w Coolermaster B700

Note my past build

  • CPU: i5-3470s
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: R9 290X
  • Rest the same

This was tried on W7/8.1/10. Only my PC the last few years is causing me problems with this latency. (I/O Plate has been replaced a number of times also)

Also a new case in between those 2 builds, went from a Zalman Z11 plus (worst case ever) to a simple ITX Corsair case.

*Note when all this static happens also , my download speed goes down also. It has to be some electrostatic shit going on or something

 

 

 

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Could be your Power Supply since the problem remains even after swapping out all of your other components. I had a RS600 Coolermaster power supply that was ticking all the time and had some pretty nasty coil whine under load. I think that my R9 290x and OCed AMD 8320 hurt it. The R9 290x is 1 very power hungry video card and the 8320/8350 is a 125w chip and can use quite a bit more when overclocked to 5+ghz.  

 

Corsair makes a damn good power supply if you get 1 of there higher 80+ Gold or better rated ones. Stay away from there 80+ Bronze and lower rated power supplys if you want it to last. There RM HX and high end AX lines are a little expensive but you get what you pay for.  

 

This is the newer version of the Power Supply that I am running. $129 I paid like $85 for my RM650 on Black Friday 6 years ago and haven't had a single issue with it. https://www.newegg.com/corsair-rmx-series-rm650x-2018-cp-9020178-na-650w/p/N82E16817139232

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10 hours ago, J3st3r said:

Could be your Power Supply since the problem remains even after swapping out all of your other components. I had a RS600 Coolermaster power supply that was ticking all the time and had some pretty nasty coil whine under load. I think that my R9 290x and OCed AMD 8320 hurt it. The R9 290x is 1 very power hungry video card and the 8320/8350 is a 125w chip and can use quite a bit more when overclocked to 5+ghz.  

 

Corsair makes a damn good power supply if you get 1 of there higher 80+ Gold or better rated ones. Stay away from there 80+ Bronze and lower rated power supplys if you want it to last. There RM HX and high end AX lines are a little expensive but you get what you pay for.  

 

This is the newer version of the Power Supply that I am running. $129 I paid like $85 for my RM650 on Black Friday 6 years ago and haven't had a single issue with it. https://www.newegg.com/corsair-rmx-series-rm650x-2018-cp-9020178-na-650w/p/N82E16817139232

Yeah I came to a conclusion last night that it has to be the PSU causing the issues. Even when all the latency and audio stutters happen even mouse movement goes as bad a slow mo and typing struggles to keep up. The PSU was basically the only same component used on the 2 builds.

I just ordered a modular 750w PSU there for 100 euro, if that doesn't work then I dont know, the PC is cursed then 😂

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i had that problem i found it was the sound part of the motherbourd had snapped i must of pulled the sound cable to hard and i kept getting static sound through my gaming and talking replaced sound port and problem went away 

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New PSU arrived earlier its up and running, no audio latency so far. The levels are down with the DPC Audio Latency Checker

https://www.thesycon.de/eng/latency_check.shtml

There is the link for the program. It's definitely a troubleshooting program worth looking into for PSU problems

Latency now compared to earlier

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