Yesterday I put in new thermal paste on my CPU and did better cable management in my system. I ran a stress test for an hour and the computer ran fine. When I was gaming on Arma 2 OA (Yeah I know, an oldie) everything was well until an hour later, I started getting static noise through my headphones that I never heard before. No matter if I plugged it into the front audio ports or back audio ports, the static still continued. I have a Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 and has worked fined until yesterday. Today, I reapplied the thermal paste and redid some of the wiring but the static is still there. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know! It's getting quite annoying! (I also downloaded latest drivers)
It seems that when I hook up my headsets to the other computer it still makes that same static noise even without the drivers installed. I might try updating the drivers on my main PC but if that doesn't work..., I don't know what will :I
I had a similar problem recently, my Roccat Kaves were running perfect then 'all of a sudden' crazy hissing. It seems that there may be deeper issues for others but mine turned out to be the mic boost had somehow been defaulted to full.
You can find this by going to your recording devices (right click the speaker icon in your system tray) click on the levels tab and check your mic boost. I dropped mine back down and all was well again.