Can soundcards start to burn out?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Ronin, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Ronin

    Ronin Guest

    I have been getting noticeable upper range distortion on my music, same music played through a CD on my dvd player revealed its not a connection, my receiver or speakers.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Asses Maximus

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    How are you sure it isnt any of those? Distortion at an upper range sounds like a blown speaker to me.
     
  3. Ronin

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    I play Seal - Kiss From A Rose on my computer, fuzzy guitar

    I play Seal - Kiss From A Rose on my DVD player, clear.

    I will retest again when i get home today for verification
     
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  4. veonake

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    Have you tried playing it from the CD drive directly on the comp? Or, just encoded copies? But, yea, sound cards can go bad, I'm not sure exactly what part would go bad though to cause that.
     
  5. Ronin

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    encoded on the comp, burnt version of encoded is the cd i used, i downloaded the cd

    i also did a frequency sweep on my dvd cleaner disk, speakers sounding good
     
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    I suppose you could always buy a new sound card, test it out, and if it doesn't fix your problem, just return the thing.
     
  7. Ronin

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    i have been eyeing the new X-Fi series

    hmm

    my friends dad leads the tech department at portland state, maybe i can get a temp card for free
     

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