XPS 13 (9350) - sound/"high" cpu usage

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  1. kirkyboy

    kirkyboy Notebook Geek

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    So when I play sound / music files (mp3 / flac) files using Groove,VLC etc or any other audio player I see "Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation" taking from 1.5% to 3% CPU usage in task manager.

    This is not normal, coming from a 3 year old Samsung 9 series, it uses 0.3% which is up to a 10 fold different.
    I tried removing Dells audio drivers and get pure Realteks in, it seems the Dell control panel come in whatever I do. I have removed all WaweMaxx stuff which helped with the sound but not much on CPU.

    Considering reinstalling a fresh Windows 10 here.
     
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    kent1146 Notebook Prophet

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    Lol. You made a thread because a program uses 3% CPU utilization?

    Dude, I wouldn't worry about it

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    kirkyboy Notebook Geek

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    I know, its not high cpu usage - its "high" :) but bloat is always annoying :)
     
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    kent1146 Notebook Prophet

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    I really wouldn't worry about it. It's not bloat.
     
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    hotnspicyjohnny Notebook Guru

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    How about a clean install of the OS in order to avoid bloatware?
     
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