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Geek Culture / distorted audio

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Lukas W
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Posted: 6th May 2017 22:32
My PC audio is connected using a toslink cable into the receiver, as has been the case for years. But never have I had this issue: after a while (a couple of seconds, up to a minute) the audio becomes distorted.
Audio from PC->Headphones works great, My PS4->Receiver (also using toslink) works fine as well. Even when I try to use the same cable from the PC.

I'm guessing it is a Windows issue, but what could cause it?
IS that a game, a program, or 3 year old drawing.
Lukas W
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Posted: 7th May 2017 11:08 Edited at: 7th May 2017 11:26
I can go here, click 'Test', and the soundcard will send a signal check to all speakers. After which the audio is fine for a few seconds before again becoming distorted..

Edit:
After changing usb port it works fine (audio card is external). No clue as to why this solved my issue though.
IS that a game, a program, or 3 year old drawing.

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Phaelax
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Posted: 7th May 2017 18:13
Have you tried rebooting first? Switching USB ports may have simply reinitialized something in the software that's been corrupted in memory. Just a guess.

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Seditious
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Posted: 7th May 2017 20:46 Edited at: 7th May 2017 20:47
It may have been improperly configured, and using a different USB port reconfigured it.

or maybe it is because it always afraided from a clowns aww...

oh and + folders
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Lukas W
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Posted: 9th May 2017 20:45
I tried rebooting the computer too, because isn't that almost always the solution I first noticed the problem after I connected an xbox controller and it automatically installed some drivers, but to be honest I had not used the PC (or rather the audio) for a few days until that point.

Benjamins guess seem logical, in that windows reconfigured it after swapping USB ports. That oh and + folders aww... :S
IS that a game, a program, or 3 year old drawing.

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