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    Default P35-DS3R Sound/Noise Issues? Static/Buzzing/Humming...

    Please be aware that I did use the search function prior to starting a new thread. I searched for "DS3R noise" and "DS3R sound" to avail. On to the actual problem...

    I use headphones at night for listening and editing MP3s. Ever since I began using headphones, I hear constant static and general signal noise coming through from the sound card. At times, I will be scrolling through a webpage and "hear" the scrolling frequencies. Even if nothing is playing, whatsoever, I still hear static.

    Under device manager, "Realtek High Definition Audio" is listing driver version 5.10.0.5618, with a date stamp of 05/07/2008. I believe this is the most current driver, although I will check shortly and make sure.

    I'm sure other people have experienced this issue, or are currently experiencing it. Is there a solution other than buying a fancy standalone sound card? I don't necessarily consider myself an "audiophile", but it sure would be nice to have some clean sound. Take, for example, classical music - at times, it becomes totally silent... The higher the volume is, the louder the noise/static can be heard. Please help! :)

    Thank you all in advance.

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    Default Re: P35-DS3R Sound/Noise Issues? Static/Buzzing/Humming...

    I've come to realize this is probably electrical noise being picked up by the soundcard... Now I'm wondering if drivers will even make a difference.

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    OK, I just found out this only happens when I plug my headphones into the front green port of my PC case. If I plug it into the back there is absolutely no noise... Damnit, Antec.

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    Default Re: P35-DS3R Sound/Noise Issues? Static/Buzzing/Humming...

    Yes, often times case's wiring is not compatible/or the same as what your onboard sounds output level is. Which is likely the case here.

    Sometimes you can look at diagrams of both wire sets and rewire it properly if you need it done that badly

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobugsonme View Post
    OK, I just found out this only happens when I plug my headphones into the front green port of my PC case. If I plug it into the back there is absolutely no noise... Damnit, Antec.
    I'm having the same problem with my GA-EP43-DS3L and the front port on my Antec Sonata III case. Wondering which Antec case you're using?

    Wish there was a solution for this. It's REALLY irritating.

    Just had a thought for a possible workaround: my desktop speakers are really old, and don't contain a headphone jack. Perhaps if I got new ones with a headphone jack, I could plug in there and make the problem go away. (Since the speakers are plugged into the rear of the mobo.)

    Still, wish I didn't have to spend more money to fix this.

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    Default Re: P35-DS3R Sound/Noise Issues? Static/Buzzing/Humming...

    Quote Originally Posted by darose View Post
    I'm having the same problem with my GA-EP43-DS3L and the front port on my Antec Sonata III case.
    BTW, contrary to Lsdmeasap's thoughts, I'm suspecting that this is an issue with the mobo, and not the case. Lsdmeasap: got any suggestions as to what (if anything) I might be able to do on the board to fix this problem?

    Thanks,

    DR

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    Default Re: P35-DS3R Sound/Noise Issues? Static/Buzzing/Humming...

    Do you have the newest realtek drivers? And as said above did you check your case wiring diagram to be sure your case supports the output from the board?

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    Default Re: P35-DS3R Sound/Noise Issues? Static/Buzzing/Humming...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Do you have the newest realtek drivers?
    I think so. The Gigabyte UpdManager tells me I'm up to date, and Windows (XP) can't find a newer one. The details on my driver are:

    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Driver Date: 5/7/2008
    Driver Version: 5.10.0.5618


    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    And as said above did you check your case wiring diagram to be sure your case supports the output from the board?
    Hmmm ... well, looks like the HDA wirings aren't exactly the same for the case:



    ... and for the mobo:



    ... though it's hard to tell for sure without an explanation of what all those abbreviations are for the pins.

    Still, I don't think this is root cause of the issue. I tried switching everything to use AC'97, and still had the problem with that infernal squealing.

    Would I be correct in assuming that getting a pair of speakers that have a headphone jack and plugging my headphones into that, instead of the front panel, would make this go away?

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    Default Re: P35-DS3R Sound/Noise Issues? Static/Buzzing/Humming...

    Hmm well your case diagram say HDA (High Def Audio) which is What Reltek is but some of the wires are not matching up with the board. Such as 6 is the one I see mainly that is different and could cause a issue. Your case has a Mic pin there, and your board has a ground pin. Thus putting + Voltage into a - Ground pin on your board.

    That is not good, may have fried it (But likely not) but I know it is not good and could cause this feedback you are hearing

    Are you wanting to use headphones? My suggestion to you would be either not use the Front panel and your case together (meaning unplug that now) or re-wire the pin-outs as it is they do not match up for HD or AC97.

    So I would either do that, or plug whatever you want to use into the rear of the board

    Cases OFTEN do not match up wiring wise with motherboards it is just the way things go and something you should ALWAYS check before plugging in and attempting to use a case plug, and this is for sure one example

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    Default Re: P35-DS3R Sound/Noise Issues? Static/Buzzing/Humming...

    The sound is working so all is not lost.

    I had a similar problem with an EX38-DQ6 and my current EP45-DS5 moboard but fixed it by rerouting the front sound connection via the top of the case, well away from the MB and most importantly the graphics card.

    I have an Antec 300 case and it was very easy (on my boards anyway) for the HD front sound cable to lie on the graphics card when plugged in.

    Make sure this is not so as there is a lot of noise generated by the graphics card which can be induced into the headphone wiring.

    Since re-routing the cabling well away from the MB and Graphics I have no noise, I am plugged into the motherboard HD connection using the Antec HD front panel connector.

    Hope this helps you.

    regards,

    Harry.
    Last edited by Harry230; 08-28-2008 at 11:47 PM.

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