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Thread: What's the crackling noise in my PC?

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    Besides all of the things mentioned, I have to ask: What sound card are you using?
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    The one for the desktop says Realtek HD Audio. Who knows what they put in these Best Buy laptops, scavenged parts from an old 386?

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    Ah, ok, so it's a laptop. While I've had other problems with the integrate Realtek audio, this isn't one I've bumped in to. Creative sound cards on the other hand...
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    No man, it's making the same noise in both the laptop and desktop, not just one or the other.

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    I dunno if this was covered, but if you take the laptop outdoors does the noise still occur there? Or at the local library? etc.

    I think we've ruled out cable/driver/card problems since the noise is happening in both computers. If not, that would be one hell of a coincidence.

    It seems like outside interference is the most likely culprit. Simplest way to start is ruling out whether the interference is in the house, or if it's your entire housing area - thus trying outside or at the library.

    If it's in your house, you can systematically turn off (unplug) electronics and appliances around your house to determine what's causing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
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    Hey swords, have you looked in your computer for gremlins? Sometimes gremlins like to crawl into computers and smoke crack...

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    Quote Originally Posted by raccoon city View Post
    Hey swords, have you looked in your computer for gremlins? Sometimes gremlins like to crawl into computers and smoke crack...
    Hahaha, that's right. And remember - computers run on smoke. You can tell because when the smoke leaks out, the computer stops working.
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