Fix: Static Noise in Windows 10
We recently showed you what to do if your sound is not working in Windows 10, but we didn’t cover one maybe even more annoying problem in that article, a problem with static noise. And in this article, I’m going to show you a couple of solutions for this issue.
Fix 1 – Update sound drivers
Outdated or corrupted drivers could cause a lot of problems, especially with sound and graphics, and especially in Windows 10. So an outdated driver could also be a cause of the static noise issue. To make sure all your sound drivers are updated, go to Device manager, find your sound device, and go to Update driver. You can also go to your motherboard’s manufacturer site and download the latest sound driver from there. We recommend you to download this driver updater tool (100% safe and tested by us) to do it automatically. But if all your drivers are updated, than driver is not a problem, and you should try some of the following solutions.
Fix 2 – Try another speakers
There’s a big possibility that your problem with static sound is not software-related at all. So, even if it’s unusual for our website, this and the following solution are going to require some hardware fixes. First, I recommend you to try another speakers, because damaged speakers could often cause the static noise. So, try using another speakers, and hopefully, you won’t be hearing any static noise from your speakers anymore.
Fix 3 – Change CPU fan or power supply
Another hardware issue which could cause a buzzing sound is when a CPU needs more power than usual. This usually happens during summer, when temperatures are high, therefore the temperature of your computer is also higher, and it requires more power. So if overheating causes a static noise, that means that your current CPU fan is probably not powerful enough, so consider getting a new one. Also, since more power is needed, you should also consider getting a more powerful power supply for your computer. Some people who faced a static noise issue on their computers also reported that getting a power conditioner solved the problem, so you should consider getting one, too.
That’s it, as you can see, static noise is usually caused by a hardware, so Windows 10 doesn’t have to be the cause of this issue. On the other hand, if you still face the problem in Windows 10, even after checking all above-mentioned issues, tell us in the comments, and we’ll try to find an alternative solution for you.
If you have any other Windows 10-related issues you can check for the solution in our Windows 10 Fix section.
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