February 18, 2006 11:07 AM Subscribe
I have terrible microphone interference probably because my computer runs very noisily. If you approach the back of the tower where the sound card is plugged in, you'll hear lots of humming.
posted by gregb1007 to computers & internet (6 answers total)
The microphone that plugs into the soundcard apparently picks up the humming and creates terrible interference to my voice when I speak with people over the Internet via Skype, MSN Messenger, or other voice chat programs. I have thought about getting a digital USB microphone that would plug into the USB port at the front of my computer. Do you think that this is a good solution to the problem or not? If not, what should I do to get an interference-free microphone working.
Additional details about my PC, because some people might find them relevant to the issue at hand.
My computer also had its power supply fan die. This fan is irreplaceable because its a proprietary Sony fan thats no longer produced. I've taken off the chasis of the computer to help the cooling down. While this helps keep the computer cool, it still overheats a bit. This overheating may contribute to the noisy operation of the computer, or that noisy operation may result from something else. Computer is a Sony VAIO Model Celeron 466, 192mb ram.