Strange Crackling noise Problem

So whenever I play certain video games (Usually newer ones with better graphics: GTA 4, Worms Revolution, Skyrim) I get this strange crackling noise. For about the first 10 minutes of playing, everything runs fine. Then it starts to make this noise, and it goes on and off, and while it's on, it slows down the game severely. I am not totally incompetent with computers, but I need help on what to do for this. 

I have tried these things:
Used CCleaner to clean my computer
Used Regcleaner to clean my registry
Tried various fixes for the games specifically
Tried to speed up my PC (Which seems to make the games run faster, but it doesn't fix the noise)
Cleared a lot of space on my PC
I have tried many other things over time, even used system restore. But nothing that I do works  . I can still play older games which is nice, but I would like to fix this. Thanks ahead of time to everyone, I am new to this forum so hopefully I am doing this right. Here is my computer information if that helps at all:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Alienware
System Model M11xR3
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2357M CPU @ 1.30GHz, 1300 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Alienware A04, 7/21/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Sebastians-PC\Sebastian
Time Zone Mountain Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.95 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.92 GB
Total Virtual Memory 7.90 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.99 GB
Page File Space 3.95 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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Jim Coates

Re: Strange Crackling noise Problem


I suggest you also post on the Alienware Club part of the forum in case anyone there is familiar with the problem. Maybe one of the ideas in the Choppy/Skipping Audio FAQ will help but there is nothing there specifically for an Alienware model.

Jim Coates -- 14 years on the Dell Laptop Audio boards -- since 2/6/04 

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