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New XPS 720 Audio Problem SCREECH, Dell Part # 313-5440

5 times in the past 2 days ive experienced a Very Loud Sound from all my Speakers , its like feed back but worse its like  a loud audio  when u connect a mike to an open speaker from an audio board very very loud distorted sound .. SCREECH?.. hope u understand the sound im trying to discribe?  What is this how do i fix it.. no  program audio running during those times only the creative defaults that came with my XPS 720.
8 times now that darn sound im starting to get u know,,, HA HA


Message Edited by Toronto699 on 09-28-2007 10:49 PM

Message Edited by Toronto699 on 10-02-2007 09:53 PM
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I believe that is the "Screech of Death" and apprantly only happens with Dell X-Fi cards.  When there was a full XPS board, there was an Audio section in it that had tons of posts about this issue.  Only god now knows where those posts are since Dell effed up the boards.
 
I will say that I do have the problem rarely.  Usually only occurs when I run Media Center and Windows Media Player at the same time.  To solve it I turn off my speakers, and close the windows to both programs.  I hope this helps.
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if thats the case and there is no solution, ill send the XPS 720 back i dont need this  or want to turn off anything on a $5000 Machine.  i have a HP Blackbird coming on Oct 15th. I still cannot figure out why its happenig as the only thing ive been running when it happens is the internet no apps running.  and do u lose your sound after the screech happens?  ill give it a week then ill send it all back . just happened again..  my goodness..as for the forum revamp its kinda like Burma , hide the evidence , don't discuss , cut all communications.


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Message Edited by Toronto699 on 09-29-2007 09:41 AM
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RRF985 , did u install the Vista update  from windows update  , Creative-Sound-Creative X-FI Audio Processor {WDM}  dated 12/06/2007 from the window update page ,  its an optional install
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RRF985  ,  when the screech happens do u lose all sound ,  i have to reboot to get sound back
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From my research the Dell Screech of Death has been going on for almost a year , And Dell has  no solution? ive have one Return The Unit..im fed UP..
11 times now this has happened..
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Yes I do lose all sound but, closing the program that caused fixes it and as I said I get it very rarely.


Message Edited by RRF985 on 09-29-2007 04:17 PM
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When the screech happens i lose all sound and must reboot also  the X-FI CMSS-3D surround settings are reset,  Stereo Envelopment  slider moves to the top postion therefour  my 5.1 sound  plays only the left and right speaker , no centre or left back or right back , i have to reset the Stereo Envelopment slider to the center {middle} after a reboot


Message Edited by Toronto699 on 09-29-2007 06:10 PM
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Guys..
While this is an issue with Dell's boards, it is not exclusive to Dell.
 
It seems to be a problem with Nvidia SLI machines and Creative X-Fi.
I have a retail X-fi card, and it used to happen to me all the time.  The only way I stopped it was to disable SLI.  This was frustrating, but since I used 2 monitors, it was a solution for me.
 
From what I can tell on research a year ago on it, it has to do with the SLI and the amount of PCI bus traffic messes up the XFI.  I don't have the details, but creative had complained that Nvidia was not following specs, or something to that effect.  Nobody that I know of had a solution if you used SLI and a XFI card.  Please somebody provide better detail.
 
thanks
 
romills
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