In very layman’s terms, what happens is that when the sound card has not been used for some time, usually about 10 sec, it deactivates itself in order to save power. I know that, at least for the using the official Realtek driver, a BSOD can result if “00” is used. Want to add to the discussion? This is where your audio driver timeouts are. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities.
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However, the XPS 15 is not without a few outstanding flaws, such as poor audio implementation. Thank you kind sir: One of the most annoying and frequently reported issues with this laptop is the audio glitches that come at the beginning of every sound instance i. Once you’ve finished these steps, reboot your computer. I noticed that my old Toshiba laptop also cut power about seconds after an audio signal had stopped. In addition, it is possible that battery life may be negatively affected, though at the time of wzves post, I have not thoroughly tested this.
By changing a few registry keys to prevent the sound card from entering power-saving deactivation, it is possible to eliminate these audio issues from everyday use.
At this point, I want to post a disclaimer stating that while editing registry keys is fairly simple, it is possible to incur serious damage to the OS if you do not know what you are doing.
This is where your audio driver timeouts are. Maxxauduo am not responsible for any mistakes that occur on your part. Submit a new link. I didn’t realize they could be switched off until after I had already switched over to the Windows drivers.
A solution to audio popping in Dell XPS 15 : Dell
The difference seems to be in how Dell actually implements their strategy, which was clearly not maxxxudio right way to go about it. Now THAT, was dumb.
This is why strange audio behaviors are exhibited at the beginning of every sound instance regardless of which driver is used. In very layman’s terms, what happens is that when the sound card has not been used for some time, usually about 10 sec, it deactivates itself in order to save power. My post also includes why you don’t want to set the reg values to “00”.
I also talk about how to decipher the reverse-hex default values. To recap, the is, overall, fantastic laptop once its issues are sorted out. Yes, I disliked MaxxAudio because of the enhancements.
I think sound card deactivation is a pretty common power-saving strategy actually. I’ve just confirmed that my values are still intact and I’ve been restarting my computer to get updates installed new machine.
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Inside the PowerSettings folder you should find some keys that define the power conservation timer for the sound card.
I haven’t had any issue so far, but in light of your post, I will edit the OP. That’s ridiculous that the soundcard has a timeout of few seconds. Want to add to the discussion? Do you think the issue you had is specific to the Realtek driver? Is there a similar solution on the XPS 13 ?
This can be done by editing a few registry keys using regedit and seems to work regardless of what driver you are using edit: Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities.
When a sound signal comes through, the sound card is reactivated. The most effective fix I have found is to simply prevent the sound card from deactivating at all. I know that, at least for the using the official Realtek driver, a BSOD can result if “00” is used.
Other users have pointed to Dell’s very poor implementation of a power-saving strategy on the sound card as a culprit for these audio issues.
Dell did not allow this app to be removed, causing frustration as the app “colors” the sound and often results in poor, strange audio, especially when listening with headphones. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. For direct contact with Dell please see the “General Support” section below.