Please excuse my poor knowledge of computers. I'll try to keep this basic, let me know if you need any more information..
I've been putting up with this for quite a long period of time now, I would say longer than a couple of months :D
It's hard to describe but long story short my sound is cutting out and in, or going really soft so I can barely hear it, distorted a little too, and other times it seems to be okay. But generally, this problem with the sound cutting in and out is frequent.
It happens with different headsets and different speakers, they all give the same results with the 'bad sound'..
I thought I may just need a simple driver update or something.. but I'm confused where and what..
Under sound in device manager it lists Realtek High Definiton Audio and the driver as version 184.108.40.20664. I went to the realtek website, but to be honest, I have no idea what I need/if I need anything from there.
Also, on a perhaps unrelated note, it appears that I'm using onboard audio when I'm pretty sure there is a soundcard in my box. I'm okay with this, anything that plays the sound is fine.. Just thought I'd throw that out there. I was expecting to see options to use either the card or onbaord audio in my sound and audio properties but there is only the option for Realtek HD Audio Output/Input.
Hmm, I want my sound to work properly, if anyone can suggest anything. :(