Realtek HD Audio Keeps Muting itself
Posted on 2009-04-06
Ok experts...I got a new system with what appears to be RealTek HD Audio...
Initially things were just fine, i pluged a set of speakers into the rear Speaker port and sound was working great. i then plugged my headset (headphones and mic) into the front panel and things started getting crazy....
The headset worked fine for a few minutes, then i couldnt hear anything and noticed the sound icon looked muted, before i could mouse over to it, it un-muted itself...now it is doing this mute/unmute every 10 seconds or so continually and wont stop unless there is no sound playing at all. It does this with the headset plugged in and with the headset un-plugged so i dont thing its any kinds of mic feedback. even listening to an MP3 in ITunes through the speakers with no headset plugged in will give me 20 seconds of a song and 5 seconds of it being muted. if i open the RealTek HD Audio control panel and un-mute it every time i see it happening eventually it will chill out for a couple hours, only to go back to its old wasy. Any ideas?
below is my system specs....
Processor Brand: Intel
Processor Class: Core i7
Processor Number: I7-920
Processor Speed: 2.66GHz
Processors Supported: 1
Processors Onboard: 1
Additional Technologies: HyperThreading Technology
Memory Type: DDR3
Memory Size: 3 x 1024MB
Total Memory: 3.0GB
Memory Speed: DDR3-1333
Memory Slots (Total): 3
Memory Slots (Available): 0
Interface: SATA 3G
Optical Drive Type: DVD±RW Dual Layer
Optical Drive Class: DVD-RW DL
Audio Chipset: Intel High Definition (HD) Audio
Graphics Description: Crossfire Mode
GPU/VPU: ATI RADEON HD4850
Video Memory: 512MB Memory
Video Interface: 2 DVI
Interface Type: RJ-45 - Ethernet Connector
Data Transfer Rate: Gigabit LAN
Power: 800 Watt