Question Popping/Cracking noises on short sounds ?


May 29, 2019
I have looked for weeks for any solution but there really isn't anything that could help me. What I have are quite annoying pop/crack sounds whenever there's any short sound - it's reproducible when hitting "Test" button within Windows System Sounds over and over quickly. This annoying popping also happens when playing any game and listening to music or watching videos at same time.. then it becomes absolutely terrible.

I have tried:
  • changing jack port where my headset is connected (i had it in motherboard, now i plugged in my computer case).
  • reinstalling audio drivers about 10 times installing various ones from motherboard website, realtek website
  • deactivating/uninstalling other sound drivers like the nvidia and amd ones that are for hdmi/displayport sounds
  • sfc /scannow about 5 times
  • fiddling with various sound effects, changing sampling frequency, all kinds of stuff you can set up i have already tried
  • disabling / enabling fast boot
  • reinstalling graphical drivers
  • reinstalling chipset drivers
  • updating bios to beta and then back
and probably 20 more things that i've read from dozens of various forums that i already don't remember

Please how do I get rid of this? I've read that some people got rid of it by increasing VDDG voltage, but there is no such thing in my BIOS. Other people got rid of it by installing AMD RAID ATA Drivers but that's too difficult and also needs reinstall of PC I think.

System specs:

AMD Ryzen 5600G
Fury 32GB 3200mhz DDR4
B450 Tomahawk Max (last bios update)
RX Vega 7, GTX960
Samsung 860 EVO
3x WD Blue
Windows 11 22000


How do you have 2 GPU's in your build? You also forgot to mention the make and model of your PSU. Include the age of the unit as well, for good measure. For the sake of relevance with this thread, it's good practice to mention what your BIUOS version is. Many people come around here and state latest BIOS and then come to learn that they had a BIOS version or more pending updates.

When reinstalling the audio drivers, after uninstalling them, did you reinstall them with the latest version(off of the motherboard's support site in an elevated command, i.e, Right click installer>Run as Administrator?

Failing that, you could try and install the latest Windows 10 version drivers, in compatibility mode, i.e, Right click installer>Properties>Compatibility Tab>Windows 10 or prior(form drop down menu)

You might want to also hold your patience, since the same thing happened on Windows 10 when it first came out, The issue was resolved when newer drivers were launched, which was near 6 months to a year after the OS was launched. The issue was so severe that it literally broke Realtek audio chip equipped motherboards, where they had to be RMA'd.

Make and model of your headset?


May 29, 2019
Hello Lutfij,
I'm running two separated GPUs yes (Non-SLI), APU + GPU giving me total of 8GB VRAM each for their own tasks so they would not collide - i didn't have a single problem running them like that yet.

There are rest of informations as requested -
PSU: 2 years old Seasonic Focus Plus 650W Gold
Current BIOS Version: 7C02v3B
Beta BIOS I've tried but was problematic: 7C02v3C3 (PC Failed to POST about 1/5th of times)
All drivers (Chipset, Audio Drivers...) are official ones made specifically for Windows 11 for this motherboard. (Realtek HD Universal Driver Win11 64bit for MSI B450 Tomahawk Max version 6.0.9279.1 from 2022-01-12 - problems lasts for weeks now even with older audio driver)

Whole computer setup apart from PSU, HDDs and GPU is about 6-7 weeks old bought from official store (no used parts or anything like that).

Today I've also tried turning off PBO, resetted voltages, Disabled NCO, turned off scalar multiplier, even tried resetting CMOS entirely it literally did nothing at all.
Headset is not to blame its Zalman HPS300 but, popping happens also on Apple EarPods, my secondary Sony headset as well as on both my HDMI and DisplayPort Monitors audio outputs.

And no I didn't try installing audio drivers by running them as admin, but I think they requested that on their own.


May 29, 2019
Nobody can help?
Im posting LatencyMon results if that can help..

Your system seems to be having difficulty handling real-time audio and other tasks. You may experience drop outs, clicks or pops due to buffer underruns. One or more DPC routines that belong to a driver running in your system appear to be executing for too long. One problem may be related to power management, disable CPU throttling settings in Control Panel and BIOS setup. Check for BIOS updates.
LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 1:56:16 (h🇲🇲ss) on all processors.

Computer name: DESKTOP-P6KFTLT
OS version: Windows 11, 10.0, version 2009, build: 22000 (x64)
Hardware: MS-7C02, Micro-Star International Co., Ltd
BIOS: 3.B0
CPU: AuthenticAMD AMD Ryzen 5 5600G with Radeon Graphics
Logical processors: 12
Processor groups: 1
Processor group size: 12
RAM: 28565 MB total

Reported CPU speed (WMI): 3901 MHz
Reported CPU speed (registry): 3893 MHz

Note: reported execution times may be calculated based on a fixed reported CPU speed. Disable variable speed settings like Intel Speed Step and AMD Cool N Quiet in the BIOS setup for more accurate results.

The interrupt to process latency reflects the measured interval that a usermode process needed to respond to a hardware request from the moment the interrupt service routine started execution. This includes the scheduling and execution of a DPC routine, the signaling of an event and the waking up of a usermode thread from an idle wait state in response to that event.

Highest measured interrupt to process latency (µs): 552,80
Average measured interrupt to process latency (µs): 3,892013

Highest measured interrupt to DPC latency (µs): 514,10
Average measured interrupt to DPC latency (µs): 1,338165

Interrupt service routines are routines installed by the OS and device drivers that execute in response to a hardware interrupt signal.

Highest ISR routine execution time (µs): 660,906242
Driver with highest ISR routine execution time: HDAudBus.sys - High Definition Audio Bus Driver, Microsoft Corporation

Highest reported total ISR routine time (%): 0,044015
Driver with highest ISR total time: dxgkrnl.sys - DirectX Graphics Kernel, Microsoft Corporation

Total time spent in ISRs (%) 0,057566

ISR count (execution time <250 µs): 4265784
ISR count (execution time 250-500 µs): 0
ISR count (execution time 500-1000 µs): 14
ISR count (execution time 1000-2000 µs): 0
ISR count (execution time 2000-4000 µs): 0
ISR count (execution time >=4000 µs): 0

DPC routines are part of the interrupt servicing dispatch mechanism and disable the possibility for a process to utilize the CPU while it is interrupted until the DPC has finished execution.

Highest DPC routine execution time (µs): 1947,665810
Driver with highest DPC routine execution time: Wdf01000.sys - Kernel Mode Driver Framework Runtime, Microsoft Corporation

Highest reported total DPC routine time (%): 0,022567
Driver with highest DPC total execution time: dxgkrnl.sys - DirectX Graphics Kernel, Microsoft Corporation

Total time spent in DPCs (%) 0,055308

DPC count (execution time <250 µs): 9157223
DPC count (execution time 250-500 µs): 0
DPC count (execution time 500-10000 µs): 857
DPC count (execution time 1000-2000 µs): 1
DPC count (execution time 2000-4000 µs): 0
DPC count (execution time >=4000 µs): 0

Hard pagefaults are events that get triggered by making use of virtual memory that is not resident in RAM but backed by a memory mapped file on disk. The process of resolving the hard pagefault requires reading in the memory from disk while the process is interrupted and blocked from execution.

NOTE: some processes were hit by hard pagefaults. If these were programs producing audio, they are likely to interrupt the audio stream resulting in dropouts, clicks and pops. Check the Processes tab to see which programs were hit.

Process with highest pagefault count: system

Total number of hard pagefaults 80468
Hard pagefault count of hardest hit process: 42853
Number of processes hit: 58

CPU 0 Interrupt cycle time (s): 155,996124
CPU 0 ISR highest execution time (µs): 660,906242
CPU 0 ISR total execution time (s): 48,044267
CPU 0 ISR count: 3916449
CPU 0 DPC highest execution time (µs): 1947,665810
CPU 0 DPC total execution time (s): 42,893384
CPU 0 DPC count: 8436614
CPU 1 Interrupt cycle time (s): 13,807468
CPU 1 ISR highest execution time (µs): 69,534806
CPU 1 ISR total execution time (s): 0,002862
CPU 1 ISR count: 241
CPU 1 DPC highest execution time (µs): 542,854354
CPU 1 DPC total execution time (s): 0,177450
CPU 1 DPC count: 58417
CPU 2 Interrupt cycle time (s): 19,610770
CPU 2 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0,0
CPU 2 ISR total execution time (s): 0,0
CPU 2 ISR count: 0
CPU 2 DPC highest execution time (µs): 782,855125
CPU 2 DPC total execution time (s): 0,744131
CPU 2 DPC count: 162284
CPU 3 Interrupt cycle time (s): 18,027182
CPU 3 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0,0
CPU 3 ISR total execution time (s): 0,0
CPU 3 ISR count: 0
CPU 3 DPC highest execution time (µs): 434,379656
CPU 3 DPC total execution time (s): 0,095270
CPU 3 DPC count: 30057
CPU 4 Interrupt cycle time (s): 10,963322
CPU 4 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0,0
CPU 4 ISR total execution time (s): 0,0
CPU 4 ISR count: 0
CPU 4 DPC highest execution time (µs): 103,395582
CPU 4 DPC total execution time (s): 0,126956
CPU 4 DPC count: 37744
CPU 5 Interrupt cycle time (s): 9,842649
CPU 5 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0,0
CPU 5 ISR total execution time (s): 0,0
CPU 5 ISR count: 0
CPU 5 DPC highest execution time (µs): 213,913948
CPU 5 DPC total execution time (s): 0,086925
CPU 5 DPC count: 27135
CPU 6 Interrupt cycle time (s): 44,463729
CPU 6 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0,0
CPU 6 ISR total execution time (s): 0,0
CPU 6 ISR count: 0
CPU 6 DPC highest execution time (µs): 991,349345
CPU 6 DPC total execution time (s): 0,996194
CPU 6 DPC count: 156709
CPU 7 Interrupt cycle time (s): 37,371589
CPU 7 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0,0
CPU 7 ISR total execution time (s): 0,0
CPU 7 ISR count: 0
CPU 7 DPC highest execution time (µs): 453,584125
CPU 7 DPC total execution time (s): 0,335439
CPU 7 DPC count: 87556
CPU 8 Interrupt cycle time (s): 12,137540
CPU 8 ISR highest execution time (µs): 22,290008
CPU 8 ISR total execution time (s): 0,099444
CPU 8 ISR count: 259431
CPU 8 DPC highest execution time (µs): 212,581557
CPU 8 DPC total execution time (s): 0,153071
CPU 8 DPC count: 39176
CPU 9 Interrupt cycle time (s): 11,254566
CPU 9 ISR highest execution time (µs): 7,994349
CPU 9 ISR total execution time (s): 0,005748
CPU 9 ISR count: 9672
CPU 9 DPC highest execution time (µs): 211,148985
CPU 9 DPC total execution time (s): 0,177899
CPU 9 DPC count: 38382
CPU 10 Interrupt cycle time (s): 20,699676
CPU 10 ISR highest execution time (µs): 30,043925
CPU 10 ISR total execution time (s): 0,023267
CPU 10 ISR count: 48313
CPU 10 DPC highest execution time (µs): 100,820961
CPU 10 DPC total execution time (s): 0,154096
CPU 10 DPC count: 28591
CPU 11 Interrupt cycle time (s): 20,625843
CPU 11 ISR highest execution time (µs): 106,801695
CPU 11 ISR total execution time (s): 0,017872
CPU 11 ISR count: 31692
CPU 11 DPC highest execution time (µs): 475,493450
CPU 11 DPC total execution time (s): 0,361775
CPU 11 DPC count: 55416

And DPC Latency Checker after like 2 minutes of running