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cuzinaddie
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HELP Us Out with These Dell Inspiron 3668 Audio Issues

Hello Dell,

  I have a Dell Inspiron 3668 with Waves Maxx Audio Pro installed.  I have been trying to figure out how to get RID of the echo/reverb sound that spews forth from my speakers.  I've been reading everyone else's post about the same stuff and the only answer that seems to be given is to uninstall and then re-download the realtek drivers and I think reinstall Waves Maxx Pro.  My question is this: can we dispense with all the install and uninstalls and use something else?  I have no idea what else to use, but the last time I bought a Dell computer I used Turtle Beach soundcard and software, maybe this is an option.  I despise the sound that my speakers are making at this moment.  There has to be some other software that can be used since it appears that realtek and maxx audio pro are fighting each other.  Come on guys, most of us WANT a positive music experience with our computers and I am one of them. Figure something else out for us.....

Sign me Completely DISAPPOINTED....

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RE: HELP Us Out with These Dell Inspiron 3668 Audio Issues

All we can do is report the issues and wait for them to update the drivers and software. But, I would never use the integrated audio card. I would install a good discrete audio card that will provide a better sound. The Inspiron 3668 motherboard has two PCIe x1 slots (15 and 16 below) =

You could disable the onboard Realtek ALC3820 audio in the BIOS and install a discrete PCIe x1 sound card. Here is one from Creative for $37. Or check your local PC store for one.

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RE: HELP Us Out with These Dell Inspiron 3668 Audio Issues

It is often difficult to impossible to get sound card working unless you DISABLE the onboard sound.

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=241T2


Then a Dell part J75NW Creative Labs Sound Blaster SB1350 Recon 3D card can be used.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4GH3SU1925

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00654PUPA/ref=dp_olp_0?ie=UTF8&condition=all

 

The SB1356 retail package is hugely more expensive

https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Recon3D-Fatal1ty-SB1356/dp/B00654PTT2

 

The Audigy FX is a lot cheaper but I have no idea IF it works.

https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Audigy-Performance-Headphone/dp/B00EO6X4XG

 



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cuzinaddie
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RE: HELP Us Out with These Dell Inspiron 3668 Audio Issues

Thank you Dell Chris M and SpeedStep for the suggestions.  I will try to figure out what will work for me...... Whats the worse that can happen.....lol

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