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[SOLVED] ALC1150 sound static noise problem

neilhart

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Me too.

On my ASUS Z170I Pro Gaming rig with i7-6700K on El Capitan 10.11.6, I had the iTunes audio degrade at 2 minutes into the first track.

These two lines: "<key>UseARTFreqency</key>" , "<false/>" added to the CPU section of the config.plist solved the issue.

Note that I used TextEdit to make the edit followed by running "plutil config.plist" in the terminal app. Sure enough, I had made an error which "plutil" caught.

Good modding,
neil
 
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Me too.

On my ASUS Z170I Pro Gaming rig with i7-6700K on El Capitan 10.11.6, I had the iTunes audio degrade at 2 minutes into the first track.

These two lines: "<key>UseARTFreqency</key>" , "<false/>" added to the CPU section of the config.plist solved the issue.

Note that I used TextEdit to make the edit followed by running "plutil config.plist" in the terminal app. Sure enough, I had made an error which "plutil" caught.

Good modding,
neil
I have a similar problem, but i'm not shure if this solution would help getting it solved, here's a description of it.
It's low in volume and is ocurring when moving the mouse, using keyboard be it bluetooth or wired. It also occurs when loading a App. It's not audible when i listen to headphones out on the front of the case or the one direct from the MOBO. It gets not louder when i increase the volume, it stays at the same loudness. I plan to use this build for music production so i would love to have this fixed. My El Capitan 10.11.6 Hack consists of a Gygabyte Z170X-UD5 TH, i7 6700K, Geforce GTX950Sc and a TP Linkwifi card As Audiodrivers i have ALC1150 and the 100Series Audio installed using Multibeast i also ran HDAEnabler using Kext Utility. In order to get the Nvidia Drivers to work i had to run two AGDP patches. As System Spec i used iMac17.1 and increased the USB Portlimits in Multibeast.

Update:
I found my the culprit and the noise and crackles are gone. THanx
 
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I have a similar problem, but i'm not shure if this solution would help getting it solved, here's a description of it.
It's low in volume and is ocurring when moving the mouse, using keyboard be it bluetooth or wired. It also occurs when loading a App. It's not audible when i listen to headphones out on the front of the case or the one direct from the MOBO. It gets not louder when i increase the volume, it stays at the same loudness. I plan to use this build for music production so i would love to have this fixed. My El Capitan 10.11.6 Hack consists of a Gygabyte Z170X-UD5 TH, i7 6700K, Geforce GTX950Sc and a TP Linkwifi card As Audiodrivers i have ALC1150 and the 100Series Audio installed using Multibeast i also ran HDAEnabler using Kext Utility. In order to get the Nvidia Drivers to work i had to run two AGDP patches. As System Spec i used iMac17.1 and increased the USB Portlimits in Multibeast.

Update:
I found my the culprit and the noise and crackles are gone. THanx
I have exactly the same issue, what was the culprit mate ?
 
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@Mondstaub - Can you shed any light on what caused the problem? Or solution? thanks
I´m not sure if this is the right place to put this answer.
Anyway. In my config.plist UseARTFreqency was already set to false. I have AppleALC.kext. What I found out about this static background noise was it nearly disappeared when I turned down the volume on the mic in Audio settings. But I could still hear it.
Then I plugged in a mic into the microphone input, and the noise stopped. It also works with a headset or anything else that has a jack. This fix works. First I though about disable the mic port in kext/ config.plist or wherever. Too much work. So I tried not running with the input emty. I use a usb headset with microphone, so this fix might not work for those who wants to use the microphone input. Anyway, hope this helps somebody with a headache for trying to get rid this annoying noise.
 
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Me too.

On my ASUS Z170I Pro Gaming rig with i7-6700K on El Capitan 10.11.6, I had the iTunes audio degrade at 2 minutes into the first track.

These two lines: "<key>UseARTFreqency</key>" , "<false/>" added to the CPU section of the config.plist solved the issue.

Note that I used TextEdit to make the edit followed by running "plutil config.plist" in the terminal app. Sure enough, I had made an error which "plutil" caught.

Good modding,
neil
Hi bud,

I just added the text, still have it on ALC1220A. Any suggestions? - this is on High Sierra

Anyone else still have this problem?
 
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Noisy static Sound / audio coming from my Hackintosh.


Over the last three month I’ve tried most of the published solutions with no change. I am using external speakers powered by the usb port. I have two computers both similar builds, one is perfect with no sound distortion at all.


The noisy Hackintosh is contrived of as much use stuff as I could find. Recently I plugged the usb power for the speakers into an external power supply. Presto No annoying noise!


Conclusion at this point CHEAP power supply.
 
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Gigabyte > need model # > See Rules!
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iMac
Classic Mac
iBook, iMac, LC, Portable, Power Mac, PowerBook, SE
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iOS
Noisy static Sound / audio coming from my Hackintosh.


Over the last three month I’ve tried most of the published solutions with no change. I am using external speakers powered by the usb port. I have two computers both similar builds, one is perfect with no sound distortion at all.


The noisy Hackintosh is contrived of as much used stuff as I could find. Recently I plugged the usb power for the speakers into an external power supply. Presto No annoying noise!


Conclusion at this point CHEAP power supply. The other computer has a $80 PSU
 
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Conclusion at this point CHEAP power supply. The other computer has a $80 PSU
Great for you! Hardware is crucial part of Hackintosh always!
 
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