So my problem with the Auzentech Forte started about a month ago. Out of nowhere I would start hearing out of my speakers what I can only explain as machine gun sound - repeated POPOPOPOPOP-. but it would usually go within 20 seconds.
Then it started happening more often. I looked into it. the card is placed well in the slot. I thought that this distortion sound might be coming from the vibrations of my case. I ruled this out as I am sure that if it was vibration problems, moving the case would solve the issue, but it didnt.
More recently this started happening more and more, so I thought maybe it is being caused by the videocard right above my soundcard. I lowered the speed of the fan on my videocard and the frequency of this distortion sound did not change (meaning the time from 1 pop sound to the next stayed consistant). I put my videocard fan to 100% and nothign changed. it is a consistant distortion machine gun- like sound,
I thought this might be a windows issue, but today I'm 100% it's not because what happend was the damn sound woke me up at 4 am and stayed consistant for over 5 mins. so I turned off my pc and turned it back on, and as soon as I pressed the power button the sound came back!.
Last thing : I examined to see if it's my speakers, but I also have my headphone plugged into the soundcard, and when that sound happens it comes out of my speakers AND my headphones.
please help me