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SBD Sep 13, 2005, 11:43am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Well when i play on BF2 i hear alot of crackling sounds but only on this game so its not the speakers so is it the sound card as i only have onboard sound

do i need to upgrade the sound card if so which 1 should should i get, i dont have much money leaft since i built the spec pc below which cost a bomb so its cheap and chearful any way plz help


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Beavis Khan Sep 13, 2005, 11:57am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: crackling sound from speakers just on BF2
What are your in-game sound settings?

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Dublin_Gunner Sep 13, 2005, 12:00pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: crackling sound from speakers just on BF2
Your problem is onboard sound. rust me on this one. Get a sound card and it will go away.

You can try putting sound quality to low in game settings, and in dxdiag (start-run-dxdiag) go to sound and turn hardware acceleration to low or off.

It will help a little, but wont alleviate the problem. I presume you have onboard AC'97 compliant sound?

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SBD Sep 13, 2005, 12:09pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: crackling sound from speakers just on BF2
thanks for the quick reply so i will get a new sound card more money yay

so which 1 as i said i dont have much money but can spend around 30 or more depends if theres a great inprovement i will want at least 5.1 and some thin to feed into my av receiver like an optical out put so any ideas

and iv put the sound settins to low and no crackling but sounds sh** so any ideas

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Michael A. Sep 13, 2005, 03:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Crackling sound from speakers just on BF2
I wouldn't be so quick to blame onboard sound. I play BF2 on my Pentium IV machine using onboard sound and don't have any problems. Your problem is probably software related.

Make sure that you have the latest drivers for everything and the 1.02 patch installed for BF2. If the problem persists try reinstalling BF2.

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Adam Kolak Sep 13, 2005, 03:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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"Your problem is onboard sound. rust me on this one. Get a sound card and it will go away."

I had crackling in BF2 with the onboard sound on my MSI 865PE mobo, then i slipped in my Creative SB Live 5.1! soundcard and the crackling disappereared. So his statement has some truth. As i know from my personal experience.

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varun rao Sep 13, 2005, 03:45pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Crackling sound from speakers just on BF2
this is a driver problem. Just get the latest AC97 codec from the Realtek website and all will be well. I had the same problem in GTA SA... fixed it with new drivers.

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Adam Kolak Sep 13, 2005, 03:55pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Crackling sound from speakers just on BF2
Yep try the new drivers first.

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Plug & Play Sep 13, 2005, 04:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Crackling sound from speakers just on BF2

I would also suggest that its a little hasty to blame the onboard sound guys. Lets get one thing straight here. BF2 is a bitch of a game to get right. A real nasty boy when it comes to conflicts etc. Have you done the usual and got the latest drivers. Have you installed new drivers or sfotware recently. And did it ever sound okay with hte game or just go that way. If its only BF2 then why buy a sound card just for this game. Make sure you have the EAX disabled and all the mic settings for the game if you dont use it.

However for the price of an Audigy 2 card off OVERCLOCKERS>CO>UK, you are mad to still use the onboard sound. Its the best card around for the price!

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Adam Kolak Sep 13, 2005, 04:43pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Crackling sound from speakers just on BF2
I have seen them offering huge rebates on Audigy 2ZS, Platnium models i have seen going for under $100 now. Making it "dumb" to use onboard sound. Once you get a card you ll never go back to the onboard.

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Plug & Play Sep 13, 2005, 05:20pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Crackling sound from speakers just on BF2

I agree Waterdrop,

For the price off the audigy 2 cards now its a great buy. But I would not buy one just for BF2. If he is happy with the onboard sound run with it. However I would not use onboard sound. Since I have the Audigy 2 ZS and the Creative S750's.

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simon powell Sep 20, 2005, 09:51pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Crackling sound from speakers just on BF2
Dude, I had the exact same problem and I'm also running the A8N premium. Can't say if it's a driver issue as i'd already updated all of mine before trying the game, but what solved it for me was actualy turning hardware audio ON in the game. By default it was set on software. Just check how it's set on yours. Hope this helps.

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Scott Allen Aug 19, 2011, 02:50pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Crackling sound from speakers just on BF2
I have a SB Extreme Gamer Sound Card and my audio pops with BF2 and it's Mods like AIX, Project Reality, etc.. It drives me nuts! Sometimes is gets so bad that it eventually crackles itself mute. I've had this issue with other cards as well so I'm not sure what the root cause is. I've been told it's from drivers, to too many USB ports being used, to the Bit Sampling, to the stuff I've read here, but nothing has solved my issues. I wish I could get it fixed..anyone have any other tips?

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john albrich Aug 19, 2011, 05:18pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 19, 2011, 06:15pm EDT

 
>> Re: Crackling sound from speakers just on BF2
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Never mind earlier post. Got sucked into the incredibly old post and my FTR ("failure to read") everything. So I've rewritten it to this:

There are a number of additional ways to approach this given you say you've explored the other tips. Here are two.

Make a system backup before making ANY changes...software or hardware.

1) Hardware interaction:
Massively simplify your hardware to get rid of possible interference. Basically strip system down to mobo, drives, soundcard, keyboard, mouse, ONE display, and any game-specific add-on hardware (which by the way could be one of the factors affecting the soundcard performance). Then observe sound. Note: you may also have to examine what software is installed and running using the Windows tools 'Process Explorer' and 'Autoruns' or equivalent...and disabling unnecessary processes and drivers.

2) Hardware and software/firmware interaction:
If you have a spare drive around, you might even try simplifying your hardware then doing a virgin install of Windows (using original motherboard drivers) and BF2 ONLY...NO "MODS" or other software* and see what happens with the sound. If the sound is still a problem, then try updating all the drivers and codecs to all current levels and see what happens.

If things have improved, then try adding your other gaming-specific hardware (and related drivers) one at a time and see which one (if any) is interfering.

If there is still no problem, then try installing the BF2 "MODS" one at a time as the last remaining major element and observe results.

If there is still no problem at this point, then I think you're looking at an post-install software update or application installation (e.g. a multi-media program or even another gaming program...I've even seen mouse applications/drivers cause a major system video and audio playback problem) as the cause of your final problem.


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added to strip down to ONE display
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clarified installing the BF2 software "MODS" are the last major variable to test in my virgin installation scenario.
I do apologize for all the edits. As usual, the medications I'm taking leave me less than absolutely sharp and I see the need for edits only after I've seen my post up there and realize it may need clarification.

edit to add: (Left out the footnote)
* Remember, this is a "throwaway" test installation just to find a possible cause of the problem, so you are NOT installing any AV or "internet protection" programs here. Even if playing the game requires an internet connection I assume it is to a "trusted" site and any infection risks are exceedingly low. Also, all your non-test involved drives are disconnected if you follow my instructions. I don't play BF2 so don't know if it requires an online connection to play it. Otherwise, I assume you're in "offline" mode and any need for AV protection is again moot.

Meats_Of_Evil Aug 23, 2011, 01:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Crackling sound from speakers just on BF2
I too suffered from this back in the day when I played BF. Though it only happened in BF2142 (the futuristic one) and it only happened when I set my sound options to Ultra since I had an X-Fi extreme Music I wanted only the best audio but the damn game kept making the crackling sound, I never could figure out what the hell caused it and I did almost every possible thing mentioned in the forums since many people also suffered from this, the only thing that I didn't try was to tape a heatsink on top of the X-fi chip with some thermal tape, supposedly it worked. I'm curious to see if it would still make the crackling sounds with windows 7.

Anywho, anyone else miss the EAX option in games? I swear I haven't seen that option in years, new games just don't care about good audio quality.

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