Having problems with your HP Pavilion 521n PC Desktop ?

Playback on audio cd's sounds bad. Sounds scratchy.

\015 Whether listening through windows media player, Real Player or Roxio the sound is decent with intermittant scratching/skipping issues. I wonder whether or not I need a new sound card or would it just be a matter of uninstalling and reinstalling the VIA AC'97 Audio (wave) driver?\015

Answers :

Try a different set of speakers to rule them out as being at fault. I doubt the driver would cause static, but updating the audio driver shouldn't hurt.
I would always install the driver first , especially if they have an updated version since your last install. also might check if there is a direct connect line attches from the back of the cd rom to the soundcard or motherboard. sound newer motherboards handle sound better without these.
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