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DELL M6400 IDT Audio Control Panel

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by bunta, Jan 6, 2009.

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  1. bunta

    bunta Notebook Consultant

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    Im not getting the Advanced Controls in the IDT applet. Its only giving me "Enable Power Management", "Enable Jack Monitoring" and "Show System Tray Icon". clicking the Advanced gear/wheel looking icon thing does nothing..

    Any ideas.??
     
  2. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    Same here regarding the advanced button. See this thread.

    Perhaps we'll see some functions in the advanced setting on version A16.:D Dell likes to give us something to look forward to.

    John
     
  3. bunta

    bunta Notebook Consultant

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    Im actually surprised there wasnt more threads/post about this issue? Is everyone actually happy with just a plain old driver??

    The reason why i just came across this problem is because i just unhooked my external soundcard. Im going a different route (wireless utilizing onboard IDT).

    wth?!!
     
  4. John Ratsey

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    If you are using Vista then the standard Vista audio driver is considered to be preferable to the Dell IDT driver.

    John
     
  5. bunta

    bunta Notebook Consultant

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    im on XP. Any alternatives?
     
  6. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    Not that I know of.

    The latest driver turns on bass when you plug in external audio, which is a major step improvement.

    John
     
  7. bunta

    bunta Notebook Consultant

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    Does anyone know off any third-party software that would incorporate with this laptop?
     
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    Jap Same Problem For Me...i Recently Downgraded To Xp Sp3
    [i Found All Needed Drivers...but The Sound Still Is Flat Wth No Bass]

    Did U Fix It ?
     
  9. John Ratsey

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    Dell recently added an SRS Premium sound application to the E6400 downloads which makes a little improvement. Check the M6400 downloads. It only shows for me if I select the All Downloads list.

    John
     
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  11. Tanis64

    Tanis64 Notebook Geek

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    Hi

    After having some trouble with BSODs (CI.DLL) under Vista 64 with Dells IDT Driver A05, i try to install the A06 Version from the Latitude E6400 Drivers Page, in the Version.txt and in the compatibility list there is no M6400 (only M2400 and M4400) but i think i could not get worser.
    So now i installed it with no problems, except an extreme long shutdown time (while rebooting after driver installation), about 4 minutes.
    Now i have a SRS Premium Mixer accessable over the IDT Controls in the ControlPanel :D . For me it looks (or hears) that the sound is also better now :) .
    DPC Latency checker is around 600µs :eek: .
    So i have to look if the BSOD Problem come back, can't find any deterministic in that appearance so long, so i'am not shure if this driver was the solution for that problem.

    EDIT: BSOD with CI.DLL (Vista 64Bit integrity check) has nothing to do with the IDT Drivers, still randomly it comes up.

    regards Christopher
     
  12. JTOverath

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    Just installed these on my M6400. Audio definitely sounds better. Also seems louder then it was through before, had to turn the volume down quite a bit.
     
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    I don't understand why this driver isn't on the M6400 Download Page. Seems to be compatible with the M6400.
     
  14. John Ratsey

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    Interesting: On my E6400 I have to access the SRS through its own control panel. It is not integrated into the IDT control.

    Yes, the SRS compatibility is listed as:
    John
     
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    I was getting some distortion so I had to turn SRS off while using my headphones.
     
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