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Getting Audio Distortion With Sound Card After Installing New Wi-Fi Card

Well, I've figured it out. It was this setting on the Sound Blaster software.

 

image.png.f712259f5c73e90abfb911a29a74b308.png

 

When I switched my soundcard to another PCIe lane, it must've reset the settings, thus causing the distortion when it defaulted to the '3D' surround option.

 

I'm now using Stereo and no more distortion is occurring.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, I just recently installed my new Gigabyte GC-WB1733D-I soundcard, it's an 802.11ac Wi-Fi card with Bluetooth 5.0.

 

I have my PCIe lanes in the following config:

1x - N/A
16x - GTX 1060
1x - N/A
8x - N/A
1x - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Fx

1x - Gigabyte GC WI-Fi Card

 

I use to have it in this format:

 

1x - N/A
16x - GTX 1060
1x - N/A
8x - N/A
1x - Asus Wi-Fi card

1x - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Fx

 

My audio keeps distorting and dipping when plugging my ATH-M50x into the sound card's 3.5mm jack.

 

I should note, that no issues occurred before installing my new sound card, and that on-board audio remains fine.

 

Update: I swapped my sound cardback to the lower-most PCIe slot, and distortion still occurs.


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1 hour ago, seoz said:

Getting Audio Distortion With Sound Card After Installing New Wi-Fi Card

1 hour ago, seoz said:

Hi, I just recently installed my new Gigabyte GC-WB1733D-I soundcard, it's an 802.11ac Wi-Fi card with Bluetooth 5.0.

1 hour ago, seoz said:

I should note, that no issues occurred before installing my new sound card, and that on-board audio remains fine.

I'm really confused right now....

 

To be clear, are you saying that you've been getting audio distortion ever since you installed your new sound card or your new Wi-Fi card?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 minutes ago, Geography said:

I'm really confused right now....

 

To be clear, are you saying that you've been getting audio distortion ever since you installed your new sound card or your new Wi-Fi card?

I had my sound card installed prior, and only started getting audio distortion after I got my new Wi-Fi card installed.


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Keyboard: EagleTec KG011 Mouse: Logitech G502 Monitor: LG 29WK600 Sound: Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

 

Brother:

CPU: Ryzen 2200G 3.5GHz Cooler: AMD Wraith Stealth Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4 RAM: 16GB Patriot Viper 4 DDR4-2933 GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Storage: Integral V2 250GB SSD PSU: BQ PP 10 400W Case: DeepCool Frame

Keyboard: Redragon K552 Mouse: Corsair Sabre RGB Monitor: AOC E2270SWHN + Acer KG221Q Sound: Earbuds

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP · Best Answer

Well, I've figured it out. It was this setting on the Sound Blaster software.

 

image.png.f712259f5c73e90abfb911a29a74b308.png

 

When I switched my soundcard to another PCIe lane, it must've reset the settings, thus causing the distortion when it defaulted to the '3D' surround option.

 

I'm now using Stereo and no more distortion is occurring.


Good with computers, great with aesthetics, an optimist in life, your friend if you need someone to talk to.

 

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Main PC:

CPU: i5-8600K 4.9GHz Cooler: Arctic 33 eSports One Motherboard: Asus Prime Z370-P RAM: 16GB Corsair LPX DDR4-3000 GPU: Asus GTX 1060 3GB Storage: 500GB Crucial P1 + 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD PSU: Corsair CX450M Case: NZXT S340

Keyboard: EagleTec KG011 Mouse: Logitech G502 Monitor: LG 29WK600 Sound: Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

 

Brother:

CPU: Ryzen 2200G 3.5GHz Cooler: AMD Wraith Stealth Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4 RAM: 16GB Patriot Viper 4 DDR4-2933 GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Storage: Integral V2 250GB SSD PSU: BQ PP 10 400W Case: DeepCool Frame

Keyboard: Redragon K552 Mouse: Corsair Sabre RGB Monitor: AOC E2270SWHN + Acer KG221Q Sound: Earbuds

 

Asus ZenBook UX410-UA:

CPU: i3-8130U 2.2GHz RAM: 12GB DDR4-2400 Storage: 256GB SK Hynix M.2 SATA SSD Screen: 14" 1920x1080p IPS

 

iPhone 8 Plus

CPU: Apple A11 Bionic RAM: 3GB Storage: 64GB

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