Audio Cracking/Breaking and Distorting during Music/Movies/etc

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ALGreves

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So I have been having this problem on and off for about a year now where audio from anything consistent (music, movies, etc) crackles, breaksup, drops, or makes other distorted sounds. To describe this best it is like a note is drawn out for a second or more and makes a distorted sound or sounds are dropped all together resulting in choppiness. The below files are two different recordings of songs played on my computer and kind of what it sounds like.
This problem goes away sometime and my audio doesn't have any problems, and if it does its a minor hiccup here and there. BUt then there are times like recently where you can't go 30 seconds of track without hearing a mass distortion or drop. I dusted out my heatsink and fan to the best of my ability without a dust blaster. It didn't make much difference, the problem did not go away on reboot. The problem used to only happen after extended periods of the computer being running, but now rebooting and even having the computer shutdown for more than 6 hrs does not solve the problem like it used to in times passed. I have reinstalled the HD Realtek audio drivers multiple times to varying degrees of success. It has worked once in the past but not for long. It is not a speaker problem, I have just changed speakers and the problem is universal on both the old ones and the new ones and on my headphones too. I have thought for a while that it was the motherboard, as it is my oldest component (purchased ~Oct 2011) but I sometimes get FPS lag when these 'stutters' happen, but I guess that could be motherboard related as well. If you need anything else to help this diagnosis I will keep a very keen eye on this post. I really want this problem fixed.


Note: While recording the second file, for the most part my computer decided to behave without any major disturbances. Major disturbances can include like multiple seconds of audio scratching or breaking (notes being dragged out or dropped)
http://www.megafileupload.com/1PsL/160844.mp3
http://www.megafileupload.com/1PsM/161406.mp3

I promise the above links are not going to hurt you. They are mp3 files from Raidcall recordings that were uploaded to megafile.
If there is a better way to upload a mp3 file that doesn't need to be downloaded, I'm all ears, this was the only way I could think of.
 

crjdriver

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First of all, no one has any idea what type of hardware we are attempting to fix. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact ram, exact cpu, etc, etc. Note do not post 8gig of ram; post the exact brand and model#

If this is a big box system ie dell, hp, whatever; post the exact make and model# If you have a service tag, post that as well.

Since you mention realtek, I assume you have onboard sound. Have you tried a real sound card?
 

ALGreves

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My apologies;

Windows 8.1 Pro
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 (rev 1)
AMD FX-8350 8-core processor 4.0ghz
AMD Radeon HD 7950 3gb
Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB (4X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel
Corsair HX850 PSU
Genius GX Gaming SW-G2.1 2000 Speaker System
Razer Tiamat 7.1 Headset
Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 ATA Device 1TB
TOSHIBA MG03ACA100 ATA Device 1TB

"Since you mention realtek, I assume you have onboard sound. Have you tried a real sound card?"
No I have not found the need for spending money on a soundcard as buying something before you know what's wrong is a pretty rash thing to do, but I did come to this website looking for support for the problem at hand. If I want a salesman I'll go to Best Buy.
 

ALGreves

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Help is indeed what I'm looking for, hopefully I can find some because you don't seem in the mood to give any.

I apologize if you take simply stated fact as rudeness.
 
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