hi, i have a thrown together pc i use for vista, it's using the onboard sound of a asus nodusm motherboard which is realtek. plugged into the light green 3.5m socket at the rear is a 5 speaker jvc speaker system, whatever volume the speakers or pc is set to there is an annoying sound, i thought it ws a fan catching in the case, but its the speakers, it sounds like a very quiet cricket. i have reran all the mains and speaker cables, makes no difference, i have done the hold the power button in with the lead off thing, no change. so do you think this is, a, the sound chip, should i get a sound card? b, duff speakers or maybe a small cricket? sorry! i cannot try the speakers in my other pc, as it has a custom connection. many thanks adam
thanks marg7, must have read your mind, theres no noise if i plug headphones into the pc, however i get the same noise if i plug the 'phones into the sub. i bought the speakers yesterday, have just tried them on a cd player and a combo amplifier and there is no problems. but i dont get this noise when i plug the monitor speakers in? all the cables are miles away from anything that may interfere. so i think the amp in the sub is exagerating a noise from the mobo maybe? god why do i have to mess?