[SOLVED] Bug: Optical Audio Blasting Static

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Looks like we'll have to wait for MSI to officially release it. Good news is, ASUS Z590 owners are reporting that the FW update resolves the issue. Fingers crossed.
 

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Looks like we'll have to wait for MSI to officially release it. Good news is, ASUS Z590 owners are reporting that the FW update resolves the issue. Fingers crossed.
It's so much fun sitting on our hands with this fancy, new, expensive hardware. AMIRITE.
 

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sorry for not responding for some time now... yeah, haven't had the issue fixed me. it went a long time without doing it but then came back. hope this next update gets it.
 

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Sorry I have not read the wgole thread, but wouldn't a descrete sound card be an option, at least until thing get fixed?
 

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Sorry I have not read the wgole thread, but wouldn't a descrete sound card be an option, at least until thing get fixed?
It would if a person is willing to be out of pocket for a hardware workaround when the problem lies with the software driving the onboard audio chip.
 

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It would if a person is willing to be out of pocket for a hardware workaround when the problem lies with the software driving the onboard audio chip.
For $50 you can have capable audio and not have to suffer with the problem, or wait for a solution that may never come, and complain here until you get a motherboard without that particualr problem. I suppose you could use an HDMI breakout and get audio from your GPU...
Amazon.com: 3x1 HDMI Switch with Audio Extractor, PROZOR 3 Port 4K HDMI Switcher HDMI Audio Converter Include PIP IR Remote and 3.5mm Male to 2 RCA Female Stereo Audio Cable: Electronics
 

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For $50 you can have capable audio and not have to suffer with the problem, or wait for a solution that may never come, and complain here until you get a motherboard without that particualr problem. I suppose you could use an HDMI breakout and get audio from your GPU...
Amazon.com: 3x1 HDMI Switch with Audio Extractor, PROZOR 3 Port 4K HDMI Switcher HDMI Audio Converter Include PIP IR Remote and 3.5mm Male to 2 RCA Female Stereo Audio Cable: Electronics
While that is an option, a better choice would be to bring the problem to the manufacturer's attention in order to have it resolved, which the new firmware update released by Realtek appears to fix.
 

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While that is an option, a better choice would be to bring the problem to the manufacturer's attention in order to have it resolved, which the new firmware update released by Realtek appears to fix.
Why can't you do both? I am giving a temporary work around solution, because you don't know how long it will be, if ever, the problem is resolved by MSI.
 

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Why can't you do both? I am giving a temporary work around solution, because you don't know how long it will be, if ever, the problem is resolved by MSI.
As you said yourself, you haven't read the entire thread so you probably aren't aware that I was able to resolve the issue by installing a newer Realtek driver pulled from Microsoft's driver repo. Regrettably, that particular solution didn't work for others in this thread who are reporting the same problem. Thus I've been adding updates and links so that others who are still suffering with the static blasts can know that the problem has been affecting many motherboard owners, regardless of brand, and that a fix is forthcoming.(It has to do with the onboard Realtek ALC4080 audio chips.) Some board manufacturers have already released the firmware update that fixes it and MSI will likely have their version ready to go in the next week or so.
 
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Firmware update provided from MSI seems to have fixed the issue for me... so far...
Contacted MSI support regarding this issue, and they wanted me to go through a lot of steps resetting the BIOS etc. Didn't work.
Referenced them to this thread and asked for the firmware. Didn't get the firmware update, but received an unreleased BIOS update instead.

Could you share the firmware update you received, chris.bur129902a7?
 
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So the blasting of static noise is gone, but today the audio just cut. Playing audio from other outputs still worked.
Restarting the Windows audio service (restart-service audiosrv), previously removed the static noise, but this didn't bring back the audio now.
Rebooting the PC made the audio come back. Hopefully this isn't another bug.
 
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