Annoying crackling sounds on Windows 10.

  Guest 1234512834 15:39 08 Dec 2018

I have a Lenovo yoga 510 14-AST (Lenovo 80S9) and I have a problem where whenever a sound is played (windows alert, Youtube etc) a very annoying crackling sound comes with it. I heard that the problem could be due to high latency so I downloaded a latency monitor to see and the latency was extremely high. I tried updating sound drivers, disabling audio enhancements and updating the BIOS but nothing happened. However, this problem comes and goes. I had it a month ago and all I had to do was restart my laptop and the problem went away. Now it's came back and nothing I try to do does anything to solve it. I hope that you can find out what my problem is.

  [DELETED] 19:50 08 Dec 2018

Bad driver I should think. Go to Lenovo's site and download the original audio driver for your machine. Alternatively open device manager and expand 'Sound Video and game controllers' , right click Realtek (if that is the driver) should show something like High Definition Audio (or whatever audio driver your machine uses) select 'update driver'. Select 'browse my computer for driver software' then 'let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer'. In the properties window see which driver is in use. Usually highlighted somehow (possibly grey or blue). Either try to reinstall the highlighted driver (original) or try installing another one if you have a list. Reboot the computer. Repeat if you have more than two listed but only if the problem reoccurs after installing from list.

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