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Scratchy, chippy audio.
03-01-2012, 05:40 AM,
Scratchy, chippy audio.
When I listen to audio from the motherboard jack, the sound is similar to vinyl scratch on old records, if that is specific enough.
I've updated drivers and codecs, and the distortion remains.
It's persistent through games, movies, music, everything.

The mobo in question is

I've been suggested to buy a sound card, will this alleviate the problem? If so, can anyone recommend me one?

Thank you for your time.

03-01-2012, 09:51 AM,
RE: Scratchy, chippy audio.
It's most likely a problem with the audio jack itself. Have you tried using the audio through the "front panel", aka the case front audio jack?

If that sounds just as bad, if you're within the 30 days of purchase to exchange the motherboard, that's an option.

A sound card would fix the issue. I'd recommend the ASUS DG, an excellent low-cost(~$30) sound card, that comes with an headphone amplifier:

Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
03-01-2012, 06:13 PM,
RE: Scratchy, chippy audio.
what kinda of headset,speakers do you use? I'm not say its them,but they may be the reason your sound went fubar...

in my old PC i used integrated sound and i had cheap $10 speakers that killed it...i went and bought the Asus Xonar DG,the one Mathieu suggested above,and i liked it so much when i build my new gaming pc,i bought another one
Current Build: CPU:Intel Core i5-2500 Mobo:ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 GPU:Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2 GB SSD:Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 Case:Corsair Carbide Series 400R PSU:Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-650 Ram:CORSAIR XMS3 16GB Cooling:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Sound:Asus Xonar DG 5.1 OS:Windows7 HOME Optic Drive:LG Super-Multi M*Disc Keyboard:Razer Lycosa Mouse:Razer Naga MousePad:Razer Sphex --


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