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USB Headsets stop working after 10-30 minutes
« on: April 04, 2013, 01:15:24 PM »
My sound quits after about 10-30 minutes after playing Far Cry 2 and CS:GO for 20-30 minutes. There are no symptoms of any kind before the sound stops working. It works just fine when I exit to windows and relaunch the games. In CS:GO changing the speaker configuration from headphones to 2 speakers or any other configuration fixes the problem, though it recurs anywhere from 10-30 minutes later. In Far Cry 2 which doesn't have any options beyond adjusting volume, I have to relaunch the game and all is well for 20-30 minutes. I'm running a fresh installation of Windows 7 and have tried different USB headsets (Logitech H 390 and Arctic P531) both of which give me the same issue. I don't get these issues when listening to music. Can anyone please help me solve this issue?
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Re: USB Headsets stop working after 10-30 minutes
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 08:08:21 PM »
Just those two games?
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Re: USB Headsets stop working after 10-30 minutes
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 08:41:45 PM »
It does happen in other games. When using non USB headsets that you plug into a green audio port, I don't get any of these issues.
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Re: USB Headsets stop working after 10-30 minutes
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013, 06:32:53 AM »
I'm going to presume that you've gone into the playback devices window and set the default audio playback device to the usb headset?
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Re: USB Headsets stop working after 10-30 minutes
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 09:03:44 AM »
Go into device manager and change the power management settings.  Don't let it turn off the USB ports to save power.  That might make a difference.
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Re: USB Headsets stop working after 10-30 minutes
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2013, 01:40:59 AM »
 I switched from the version 1402 BIOS to the 1006 one and all the audio dropouts/jittering is now gone. Thanks for the advice.


http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/SABERTOOTH_X58/#support_Download_30
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Re: USB Headsets stop working after 10-30 minutes
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2013, 05:37:52 AM »
Heh.  A sabertooth board. I have one for my amd x8. After a particular bios update I couldn't launch portal2 at all. It would start to load and then crash. Turns out there was just a snippet of code that changed and it took like 2 bios updates to fix. Naturally, some end-user put out a modified bios with the correction well before Asus did and it worked fine.
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Re: USB Headsets stop working after 10-30 minutes
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2013, 09:59:00 PM »
It looked like this issue went away but it didn't after playing Far Cry 2 for an hour or so ; attempted flashing BIOS back to versions 0902 and 0302 from 1002  but ASUS EZ Flash didn't let me. I lost my trust in USB Headsets, always preferred the ones using the Std. 3.5mm audio jack.



https://www.asus.com/support/Download/1/29/Sabertooth%20X58/30/
« Last Edit: April 06, 2013, 10:17:52 PM by botsmuggler »
The biggest problem is between the keyboard and the chair.