So... I was thinking my xonar dx was perfectly fine, at least until the crackling started.
A few days ago, I powered on my computer and played a song, resulting in the voices and a few frequencies being both barely (yeah) audible and extremely grainy. After running some flac files, the sound was actually distorted on all playback mediums.
Taking the thing out of my case, I discovered that the floppy power connector was loose. Finding no solution, I simply taped the connector to the plug with scotch tape.
I then cleaned the drivers and installed unixonar again, resulting in the same issues. I even tried switching the pcie slots, but the results were still the same. Can anyone assist me, and I can try posting an audio recording if possible (by aux cable through the sound card).
PLEASE HELP! I NEED THIS CARD OPERATIONAL ASAP!
Here it is.https://www.dropbox.com/s/862c0dcdgpyun ... 281%29.wma