Crackling with USB Speakers

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Aroot, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Aroot macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2008
    recently got command and conquer 3 but every time i play it i get a really horrible crackling distortion through my usb speakers (Bose companion 5). I have checked the EA website and they acknowledge the problem but don't offer a fix! i just wondered if anyone knew of a work around! thanks.

    Just as some background info i am using a Mac Pro with the latest version of leopard, and the sound is fine with everything except this game!

    thanks in advance

  2. JackAxe macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2004
    In a cup of orange juice.
    With USB speakers crackling will generally occur when the system is running low on resources.

    If you have 3 or less Gigs of RAM, adding more might help. Also plug your speakers into either a powered USB hub or one of the ports on the back, if that's not already the case. Also unplugging other USB devices that aren't needed might help.

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