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  1. #1
    ROG Guru: White Belt Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2014

    Realtek HD "popping" on outputs everytime a sound is made. Disable power saving?!

    With my Logitech speakers, everytime I browse a web page and then hit a link, I hear a slight pop sound. This is because the Realtek HD sound controller is power saving the speaker outputs aggressively as soon as there is no output. Due to the low impedance of the Logitech speakers, this means when the amps reactivate, the slightest noise is heard, in this case as a little but annoying pop. When sound is coming out continuously everything is fine. This has been an issue with previous Realtek chipsets on other motherboards and there was either a power saving option in the Realtek control panel to disable it, or a registry hack. Previously documented registry hacks don't work.

    Does anyone know how to stop the soundcard from power saving?

  2. #2
    ROG Enthusiast Array funky29cro PC Specs
    funky29cro PC Specs
    MotherboardAsus Rampage V Extreme
    ProcessorIntel I7 5930k
    Memory (part number)Kingston HX Predator 4x4gb 3000mhz HX430C15PB2K4/16
    Graphics Card #1Asus HD7970-DC2-3GD5
    Sound CardAsus Xonar DGX
    MonitorLG 24GM77-B
    Storage #1Samsung 840 Pro 512gb
    Storage #2WD 1TB Blue
    CPU CoolerCorsair H100i Push&Pull
    CaseThermaltake Urban S71 Window
    Power SupplySeasonic Platinum 1000w SS-1000XP
    Keyboard Logitech G110
    Mouse Logitech Proteus Core G502
    OS Windows 7 Enterprise Sp1 x64
    Network RouterZTE ZXDSL 931 on fiber

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    Aug 2013

    Hi i had similar problem , it hapened few times after exiting bios some pop noise every 15 seconds it poped few minutes and then it stoped by it self . At first i thought on board audio was broken ,but now for few days i dont here it anymore ,and when it hapened i changed to higher quality then 24bit 48000 hz and sound started screching i changed back as it was and all normal again so i suppose 24bit 48000 hz is max onboard audio can do .

  3. #3
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    Join Date
    Jan 2015

    Ah....I just posted a thread as I am having the same issue man. Just built a sweet system around the Rampage V Extreme, great O/C, stable as anything....but this Realtek rubbish? Why do Mobo Manufacturers still use it! The popping is killing me.

  4. #4
    New ROGer Array
    Join Date
    Mar 2016

    hey! Have you found a solution? Because my motherboard makes some popping as well.

  5. #5
    New ROGer Array
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    Jan 2019

    i am having the same problem
    help please

  6. #6
    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array davemon50 PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Asus G752VY-DH72 (17") and Asus G752VT-DH74 (17")
    MotherboardAsus ROG LGA2011-v3 Rampage V Edition 10, x99 EATX
    ProcessorIntel Core i7-6950X Extreme 10-core 25MB Cache 3.0 GHz
    Memory (part number)Corsair Vengeance LPX Red DDR4 DRAM 64GB-4x16 3333 (CMK64GX4M4B3333C16R)
    Graphics Card #1Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury 4GB HBM Backplate
    Graphics Card #2Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury 4GB HBM Backplate
    Sound CardAsus SupremeFX Hi-Fi Audio DAC
    Monitor(2) Dell UltraSharp U2515H 25-inch monitors
    Storage #1(4) SSD's - Samsung 960 & 970 1TB M.2, Intel 535 480G, Intel 510 250G
    Storage #2(3) HDD's - Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5-in SATA III 64MB Cache
    CPU CoolerCorsair Hydro Series H80
    CaseCorsair Obsidian Series 650D Black, ATX, Mid Tower
    Power SupplyCorsair Digital AXi-Series AX1200i (1200W) 80+ Platinum Rating
    Keyboard Logitech Wireless K360
    Mouse Logitech Wireless MX Anywhere 2
    Headset HyperX Cloud II
    OS Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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    Apr 2017

    Mine is worse than that. I get the popping like most, but when my sound chip activates I get a horrible buzzing, sometimes short and sometimes goes on for 10 seconds or so. See the discussion in THIS THREAD.

    If you scroll to the end of it you see what I did, and it helps as a good workaround.

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