So yeah, I’ve got this old sound blaster audigy 2 that I’ve been using forever. Oddly enough, it’s been around for 4 different machines. Unfortunately, it’s giving me trouble since my newest build about 4 months ago. I’ve been ignoring it for a while now, but I’ve decided I need to fix the problem. I’m hearing a crackling/popping noise all the time. It only gets worse when audio is actually playing through my speakers.
I don’t have a surround sound setup. I’m doing the 2.1 thing right now because that’s all I need. I’ve tried taking the card out, wiping the inputs and putting it back into different PCI slots. I’ve updated my P5K WS mobo bios as well as disabled the onboard audio to keep from having any conflicts. Updating the drivers for the sound card only make the noises unbearably loud, so I’ve decided to stick with the drivers that came with the sound card disc. There are no other wires touching the sound card in the case either. I even went as far as putting the sound card back into my old machine and I did not hear the noises at all. Does anyone have any ideas as to how to fix this?