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Solved: My sound is borked

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Midoriroo, Aug 19, 2012.

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  1. Midoriroo

    Midoriroo Thread Starter

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    Well as the title of this says my sound is all messed up when used on youtube, TERA, League of Legends, etc etc etc. The only program that seems to work right in the sound aspect is Skype. I have tried updating the sound cards drivers and messing with the "Environment" setting. the way that the audio comes out is any voice is over taken by the background music and if there is no music then their voice is metallic and has some re-verb.
    Here are my pc spec's by the "Tech Support Guy System Info":
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    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2700K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 8143 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE, 1024 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 476835 MB, Free - 399527 MB;
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., P8Z77-V LX
    Antivirus: None
    Sound card: Realtek ALC887
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    Anywho, thanks in advance.
     
  2. PK-her0

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    when did the problem start? is there a microphone involved?
     
  3. Midoriroo

    Midoriroo Thread Starter

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    the problem started about 2 days ago, and yes people can hardly hear me when i use my microphone on skype
     
  4. PK-her0

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    is the sound any better when you unplug the mic?
     
  5. Midoriroo

    Midoriroo Thread Starter

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    atm no, i have tried using a new headset and my old block speakers
     
  6. PK-her0

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    sorry is this a laptop or desktop?
     
  7. black-wolf

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    Your post says that you are not running any antivirus?
     
  8. Midoriroo

    Midoriroo Thread Starter

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    i have the windows firewall and from what i remember its a nice bit of A.V.
     
  9. crjdriver

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    Could not be more incorrect. You need AV software; end of story.

    Next you post that you updated the sound card drivers. Is this a real sound card or are you using the mb onboard sound?
    From what site did you get the drivers?

    Have you tried a system restore to a date before this occurred?
     
  10. black-wolf

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    Not much protection.
    These a free programs and run very well with windows. Down load each one and let them update their definitions and let them scan your computer. Let the program delete whatever it finds.
    Microsoft Security Essentials http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5201
    Malwarebytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php
    Superantispyware http://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfile.html?productid=SUPERANTISPYWAREFREE

    Make sure your Windows is up to date. Then let us know if your sound still isn't working.
     
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