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when ever there is no player open or any app that is made to produce sound, other then windows, a faint static can be heard at all times. when the mouse is moved another sound is mixed in with the first, again its very faint. when a keystroke is made a thrid differant sound is made and yes again its faint. all three of these sound can be done at once if i'm typing and moving the mouse around at the same time. i have tried two sound card types, the On board sound and a pci sound card both produce the same sounds. and another thing if i'm am opening an app lets say adobe photo shop, my player skips. mp3s dont skip.. theres some thing startge going on here, heres some system specs.
Time of this report: 11/13/2003, 05:41:03
Machine name: BOX2
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp1.020828-1920)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ECS
System Model: K7S5A
BIOS: Version 1.00
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.7GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 299MB used, 1116MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0902 32bit Unicode


these are just the basics check out the full file if you think you need it, any help here would sweet.. and when i say sweet i mean totally sweet.
peace.

Attachments
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System Information
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Time of this report: 11/13/2003, 05:41:03
       Machine name: BOX2
   Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp1.020828-1920)
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ECS                             
       System Model: K7S5A                           
               BIOS: Version 1.00                    
          Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+,  MMX,  3DNow, ~1.7GHz
             Memory: 512MB RAM
          Page File: 299MB used, 1116MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
     DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0902 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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  DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
      Display Tab 1: No problems found.
        Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
          Music Tab: No problems found.
          Input Tab: No problems found.
        Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D:    0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw:  0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay:  0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow:  0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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        Card name: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440
     Manufacturer: NVIDIA
        Chip type: GeForce4 MX 440
         DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
       Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0171&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A3
   Display Memory: 64.0 MB
     Current Mode: 1152 x 864 (32 bit) (60Hz)
          Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
  Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
      Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
   Driver Version: 6.14.0010.4403 (English)
      DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
 Driver Date/Size: 5/2/2003 15:19:00, 3180171 bytes
      WHQL Logo'd: Yes
  WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
              VDD: n/a
         Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 5/2/2003 15:19:00, 1312555 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4231-11CF-8372-0A2002C2CB35}
        Vendor ID: 0x10DE
        Device ID: 0x0171
        SubSys ID: 0x00000000
      Revision ID: 0x00A3
      Revision ID: 0x00A3
      Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D 
 Deinterlace Caps: {212DC722-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive 
                   {212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering 
                   {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch 
                   {212DC722-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive 
                   {212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering 
                   {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch 
                   {212DC722-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive 
                   {212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering 
                   {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch 
         Registry: OK
     DDraw Status: Enabled
       D3D Status: Enabled
       AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
 D3D7 Test Result: Not run
 D3D8 Test Result: Not run
 D3D9 Test Result: Not run

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Sound Devices
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            Description: Crystal SoundFusion(tm) CS4281
 Default Sound Playback: Yes
 Default Voice Playback: Yes
            Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1013&DEV_6005&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_01
        Manufacturer ID: 1
             Product ID: 100
                   Type: WDM
            Driver Name: cwrwdm.sys
         Driver Version: 5.01.2501.0000 (English)
      Driver Attributes: Final Retail
            WHQL Logo'd: n/a
          Date and Size: 8/17/2001 12:19:30, 46848 bytes
            Other Files: 
        Driver Provider: Microsoft
         HW Accel Level: Full
              Cap Flags: 0x0
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
 Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
              HW Memory: 0
       Voice Management: No
 EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
   I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
               Registry: OK
      Sound Test Result: Not run

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Sound Capture Devices
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            Description: Crystal SoundFusion(tm) CS4281
  Default Sound Capture: Yes
  Default Voice Capture: Yes
            Driver Name: cwrwdm.sys
         Driver Version: 5.01.2501.0000 (English)
      Driver Attributes: Final Retail
          Date and Size: 8/17/2001 12:19:30, 46848 bytes
              Cap Flags: 0x0
           Format Flags: 0x0

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DirectMusic
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        DLS Path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers\GM.DLS
     DLS Version: 1.00.0016.0002
    Acceleration: n/a
           Ports: Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port
                  Crystal SoundFusion(tm) CS4281, Software (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal
                  Microsoft MIDI Mapper [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
                  Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
                  SoundFusion(tm) External MIDI [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, External
                  SoundFusion(tm) External MIDI [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Input, No DLS, External
        Registry: OK
     Test Result: Not run

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DirectInput Devices
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      Device Name: Mouse
         Attached: 1
    Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
        FF Driver: n/a

      Device Name: Keyboard
         Attached: 1
    Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
        FF Driver: n/a

      Device Name: Microsoft SideWinder game pad
         Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x045E, 0x0003
        FF Driver: n/a

Poll w/ Interrupt: No
         Registry: OK

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USB Devices
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+ USB Root Hub
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x1106, 0x3038
| Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
| Service: usbhub
| Driver: usbhub.sys, 8/29/2002 01:32:50, 51968 bytes
| Driver: usbd.sys, 8/23/2001 12:00:00, 4736 bytes
| 
+-+ Microsoft USB Trackball Optical
| | Vendor/Product ID: 0x045E, 0x0023
| | Location: Microsoft Trackball Optical
| | Matching Device ID: usb\vid_045e&pid_0023
| | Service: HidUsb
| | Driver: hidusb.sys, 8/23/2001 12:00:00, 9600 bytes
| | Driver: hidparse.sys, 8/23/2001 12:00:00, 23680 bytes
| | Driver: hid.dll, 8/23/2001 12:00:00, 22528 bytes
| | Driver: hidclass.sys, 8/29/2002 01:32:42, 34560 bytes
| | 
| +-+ Microsoft USB Trackball Optical
| | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x045E, 0x0023
| | | Matching Device ID: hid\vid_045e&pid_0023
| | | Service: mouhid
| | | Driver: mouhid.sys, 8/23/2001 12:00:00, 12160 bytes
| | | Driver: mouclass.sys, 8/29/2002 01:27:02, 22016 bytes
| | 
+-+ USB Human Interface Device
| | Vendor/Product ID: 0x04F2, 0x0110
| | Location: USB Keyboard
| | Matching Device ID: usb\class_03&subclass_01
| | Service: HidUsb
| | Driver: hidusb.sys, 8/23/2001 12:00:00, 9600 bytes
| | Driver: hidparse.sys, 8/23/2001 12:00:00, 23680 bytes
| | Driver: hid.dll, 8/23/2001 12:00:00, 22528 bytes
| | Driver: hidclass.sys, 8/29/2002 01:32:42, 34560 bytes
| | 
| +-+ HID Keyboard Device
| | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x04F2, 0x0110
| | | Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
| | | Service: kbdhid
| | | Driver: kbdhid.sys, 8/17/2001 13:48:04, 13952 bytes
| | | Driver: kbdclass.sys, 8/29/2002 01:27:02, 23424 bytes

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Gameport Devices
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+ Crystal SoundFusion(tm) CS4281 WDM Audio
| Location: PCI bus 0, device 13, function 0
| Matching Device ID: pci\ven_1013&dev_6005
| Service: cwrwdm
| Driver: cwrwdm.sys, 8/17/2001 12:19:30, 46848 bytes
| Driver: wdmaud.drv, 8/17/2001 22:37:04, 22016 bytes
| Driver: ksuser.dll, 12/12/2002 00:14:32, 4096 bytes
| Driver: drmk.sys, 8/29/2002 01:32:34, 57856 bytes
| Driver: portcls.sys, 8/29/2002 02:01:00, 134272 bytes
| Driver: stream.sys, 12/12/2002 00:14:32, 45696 bytes
| 
+-+ Crystal SoundFusion(tm) CS4281 Joystick
| | Matching Device ID: cs4281\*pnpb02f
| | Service: gameenum
| | Driver: gameenum.sys, 8/29/2002 01:32:44, 9856 bytes
| | 
| +-+ Microsoft SideWinder (Auto Detect)
| | | Matching Device ID: gameport\sidewindergamecontroller
| | | Service: msgame
| | | Driver: msgame.sys, 8/17/2001 14:02:40, 35200 bytes
| | | Driver: hidparse.sys, 8/23/2001 12:00:00, 23680 bytes
| | | Driver: hid.dll, 8/23/2001 12:00:00, 22528 bytes
| | | Driver: sw_effct.dll, 8/17/2001 22:36:32, 41472 bytes
| | | Driver: sw_wheel.dll, 8/17/2001 22:36:32, 53760 bytes
| | | Driver: hidclass.sys, 8/29/2002 01:32:42, 34560 bytes
| | | 
| | +-+ HID-compliant game controller
| | | | Matching D
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Last Post by unknown_errors
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when ever there is no player open or any app that is made to produce sound, other then windows, a faint static can be heard at all times.

Chipless on-board sound, also known as AC '97 (audio codec 1997) will cause this problem for two reasons:

1. Being on the motherboard, it's more subject to digital noise due to its proximity to digital circuitry (and the fact that part of the audio circuitry is on the same chipset that's doing the digital work); and

2. Since the CPU is doing the actual work of the digital-to-analog conversion, the sucked-up cycles cause little "hiccups" that are audible.

A PCI sound card will both sound better and improve performance. A SoundBlaster Live! (the minimum that I recommend) will cost as little as $30 in the OEM version.

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