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SRS Premium Sound on IDT IDT 92HD73C1 Audio Driver v. 6.10.0.6162 disapears!!

Discussion in 'Dell Inspiron and Dell Studio' started by Yamil2k9, Apr 20, 2009.

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  1. Yamil2k9

    Yamil2k9 Newbie

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    Hello Forum!!

    I have an Dell Studio 1535, and I have installed the IDT 92HD73C1 Audio Driver, versión 6.10.0.6162. When I first updated my old IDT driver, the SRS Premium Sound appear in the IDT audio Settings, however it doesn´t work, when I enable the SRS processing I can´t hear any difference in the sound quality, just the same!! So I unnistalled the driver (though it was going to solve the problem), did a registry cleanning, restarted and installed the driver back. Now there is no SRS Premium Sound option in the IDT Audio Control Pannel!!, the SRS Sound option disappear!!! :eek:

    My question is, anybody knows why after I have reinstalled the driver the SRS Premium sound disapear?, how can I have the SRS Premium Sound option back?? how can I make it really improve the sound quality??

    Thanks a lot
     
  2. raduque

    raduque Notebook Evangelist

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    Most people say to dump the IDT driver completely to get better sound.

    I say get a pair of headphones.

    I can't help you with your problem with SRS, but in my experience it doesn't noticeably change the sound. I've found it usually sounds better with it off.
     
  3. Bog

    Bog Losing it...

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    I can tell you from experience that you're better off removing the IDT driver altogether; as mentioned above, you will get clearer sound without the constant feedback.
     
  4. Hyperluminous

    Hyperluminous Notebook Evangelist

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    So what audio driver do you install then if not the IDT? Provided you're using XP.
     
  5. Bog

    Bog Losing it...

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    Nothing at all. Windows will dig up its own driver if it has one and will install it automatically. I know, the solution to the crappy audio of the S15 is suspiciously easy! ;)
     
  6. Hyperluminous

    Hyperluminous Notebook Evangelist

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    XP has no driver built in. There's just the one on Microsoft Update. That the one to use? I tried the IDT one off Dell and got popping noises.
     
  7. Bog

    Bog Losing it...

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    Yes, use that one. I should have been clearer: in order to use any hardware, drivers are a must. Vista has them built-in, but I suppose XP gets them through Windows Update. Let us know how it goes.
     
  8. Hyperluminous

    Hyperluminous Notebook Evangelist

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    Well I'm getting popping after installing that driver. But it may something else.
     
  9. Bog

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    It isn't a software issue, it is a hardware issue. It is believed that the wireless card is responsible for interfering with the audio quality, but the IDT driver seems to make it worse. Removing it and using the Windows one instead is reported to eliminate the fuzzy feedback, at least; and I can tell you from my own experience that this "fix" does work to a certain extent. Nevertheless, the audio on the Studio 15 sucks no matter what you do.
     
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    It sucks on the Studio 17, too. Dell really dropped the ball by not using higher-quality speakers on a so-called "entertainment laptop".
     
  11. epguy3

    epguy3 Notebook Guru

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    sorry for responding to this a little too late, but I may have some useful solutions to the IDT audio driver problem "sucking" on Dell Studio 15xx/17xx laptops.

    If Dell Studio 1535 laptop uses Dell Wireless 1397 LAN card or Dell Wireless 1510 Half MiniCard, download the latest drivers for Vista here. If the laptop uses Intel WiFi Link 5300 card, download those latest Vista drivers here. Hopefully installing those latest WLAN drivers will resolve the problems with your IDT Audio device.

    Also, the Autoplay/Autorun features of Vista/Seven can sometimes cause audio "crackling/popping" sounds. Go to Vista/Win7 control panel Autoplay feature and disable Autoplay altogether.

    Then try the IDT 92HD73C1 Audio drivers v6.10.0.6267 from the R260553.exe package. These latest drivers from Dell may work on the Dell Studio 1535/1735 laptops, even though the package says it's for Win7 x64 edition but the drivers can also work for all 32bit/64bit editions of Vista/Win7.

    and finally, remove some system resource hogging apps bundled by Dell such as Roxio Media Creator 10; use it or lose it. better the latter & install an alternative like Nero 9. And if Mcafee Security Center or Norton Internet Security software is installed, dump either one and get Avast, AVG or ESET NOD32 as those apps use less system resources.
     
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