So I just got this computer less than 2 weeks ago, and i'm experiencing these popping noises whenever I turn up the volume, start up an app, or play a video, the speakers will make a loud "pop" noise, gets very annoying! I've tried system restore, updating and uninstalling drivers, and have even sent in the laptop. They told me the noise is normal to happen when turning up the volume using the mixer, but I have a hard time believing its "normal". The noise is very annoying and id like to know if there is anyway to fix it, the next step is to sent it to asus to get refunded, this laptop cost $2400! None of my other asus products do this by the way.