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Hi,

I have a Xonar DX and, some reason it makes a high pitched noise, it's low in volume but once I hear it I cant unhear it, it drives me crazy because of how subtle it is. (it becomes more obvious if i use my IEM)

However, it seems that it only makes on my PC, since I asked friend, who seems to be pretty sensitive to these kind o noises to test in his PC.

I have tried chaging PSU, Graphics card, RAM,sound card's power cable, power socket, turning off everything in the room.

The only things I have not tried are chaging processor, motherboard, HDD, case.

 

My motherboards built-in sound card doesn't make this noise.

I have the feeling that it's most likely because of the motherboard, however, I want to wait a bit more before upgrading.

 

Do you guys have any solutions I may try?

 

 

Specs:

Motherboard: Sabertooth 55i

Processor: i5 750 @3.8

RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz

PSU: Corsair TX850M

Graphics card: Gigabyte GTX760

Case: Nox VX


Edited by Metsuki - 10/9/13 at 6:45pm
post #2 of 6

Move the Xonar DX to the PCI-E slot farthest from the graphics card.

Did you disable the motherboard's on-board audio, in the BIOS?

Try installing the third party drivers "Unified Xonar Drivers".

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

Move the Xonar DX to the PCI-E slot farthest from the graphics card.

Did you disable the motherboard's on-board audio, in the BIOS?

Try installing the third party drivers "Unified Xonar Drivers".


1- I removed my graphics card, changed pci-e slot and I can still hear it.

2- Yes, before anyone ask, I did that, turn off C-states and other power saving features, tried reseting the BIOS and still nothing.

3- Been using them since day 1.

 

Also, I would like to say that this is not a software problem, believe me, I've tried different OSes and drivers (both official and modded, old and new)


Edited by Metsuki - 10/9/13 at 8:32pm
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Originally Posted by Metsuki View Post
 


1- I removed my graphics card, changed pci-e slot and I can still hear it.

2- Yes, before anyone ask, I did that, turn off C-states and other power saving features, tried reseting the BIOS and still nothing.

3- Been using them since day 1.

 

Also, I would like to say that this is not a software problem, believe me, I've tried different OSes and drivers (both official and modded, old and new)

You do have the 4-pin power connection hooked to the DX?

 

If it's a problem with the Xonar DX card itself, you could get a Xonar DG ($26 - $10 mail in rebate, Amazon), it's a cheap way to see it's if maybe the Xonar DX is defective. As you say on-board does not have the same problem.


Edited by PurpleAngel - 10/9/13 at 9:27pm
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Does the noise depend on system activity, or is it constant ?

 

Are you using the front panel headphone jack on the PC ?

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Does the noise depend on system activity, or is it constant ?

 

Are you using the front panel headphone jack on the PC ?

 

Constant, I've tried with both GPU and CPU on full load and it doesn't change at all.

It's directly connected to the card.

 

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

You do have the 4-pin power connection hooked to the DX?

 

If it's a problem with the Xonar DX card itself, you could get a Xonar DG ($26 - $10 mail in rebate, Amazon), it's a cheap way to see it's if maybe the Xonar DX is defective. As you say on-board does not have the same problem.

I'm in europe and it's quite a bit more expensive here.

I don't really want to buy sound card to return later.

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