After the purchase of a new Dell Vostro Laptop with Windows 7 and a nVidia GTX630M graphics chip for Christmas, I've been playing a lot of games on it. One such aspect of playing games means that I use Teamspeak 3, a VOIP application, and I do not have an external headset and as such I use the internal microphone. However, since I started using this application, my teammates have complained of a ticking noise while I am talking, much like a Geiger counter (Geiger counter noise example). I've also noticed the clicking in my microphone while recording gameplays. In one such video, i'm playing Minecraft. The video starts with me naming and creating an new world, and then playing in it. In the video, the clicking persists, even when I am not talking, however it only begins after I load the world and start the game, which is resource-intensive. When using Teamspeak, the clicking still occurs when I am in-game (again resource-intensive), however if i "tab out" and look at my desktop or other application, and then speak, the clicking dies down or stops entirely.
I have neither the money nor knowledge to test all of the end points of this problem, please help?