Hi, I've had the Xonar DG for maybe a year. It's served me well so far, but now I hear a constant noise, or a whine in the background. I honestly don't know if 'whine' is the correct way to describe it, but it's just an annoying noise that can barely be heard. As far as I know, this just began yesterday. I don't know if it's related, but I decided to plug in my front panel header into the pins on the DG, to test the sound quality using the FP. I see no reason why this would actually have caused the problem, and I unplugged the header, blew the expansion slot with compressed air, etc., and nothing will stop it. Let me describe some things I've noticed so far:
-Starting with the computer off: I boot it up, windows begins to load, and there's no whine. I can even quickly click folders and hear a clear sound with no whine. But all of a sudden, it starts the noise.
-Another thing I noticed is that the noise is persistent even when the volume is muted.
I also have the unified drivers. I've uninstalled and reinstalled them, and same thing. Does anyone have any suggestions?