Sony Vaio random "tick" noise from speakers

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by itsmemario1, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. itsmemario1

    itsmemario1 MDL Senior Member

    Sep 10, 2012
    #1 itsmemario1, Apr 21, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2014

    my VGN-AR61E does a random (not too loud) tick noise, coming from the speakers.
    Sounds like the (silent) start of a vinyl record. (crackle, hizzz) The "noise" can be heard for less then a half second.

    On 8 hours of using the Laptop, the "noise" usually appears 1 or 2 times.

    It did not appear on Windows 7 x64. Im also 98% sure I was using Sigmatel Soundrivers back then. Those do not play any sound on win 8.1 pro x64.

    Device Manager has 2 times "High Definiton Audio Device" now. (it has optical out)

    HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7664&SUBSYS_104D2200 (conexant/realtek)
    (Sony's Sigmatel/IDT HD Audio 6.10.5921.0 driver compatible)

    HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0262&SUBSYS_104D2200 (abit/realtek)

    Google didnt really reveal any "solutions".
    I dont really see it as a problem (Yet), but Id like to know whats causing this "tick" and how to fix it.

    Maybe someone else experienced this ?
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

    Feb 13, 2012
    Bad earth?

    Does it click / tick when you touch bare metal part of the laptop too ? Like the edge of a USB port or VGA port
  3. smlm17

    smlm17 Guest

    I think the problem is in the sound driver and on its compatibility with windows 8.
  4. itsmemario1

    itsmemario1 MDL Senior Member

    Sep 10, 2012

    No, its totally random, even when not even typing on it or using the mouse. And its rare.

    I thought so, thats what I also read in the mean time. I had the same scenario on another laptop "Packard Bell" and there the random tick-noises (also Win 8) went away afer setting power management of CPU to always 100%...or something like that...cant find it again via google. :(
  5. demoniality

    demoniality MDL Novice

    Mar 3, 2012
    Can be a number of things. Noisy electricity supply if it's plugged in to the mains. Some onboard sound cards can click or produce strange effects on heavy cpu usage also