I have the inspiron e1505 and i upgraded to vista. I have the Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy Advanced MB. When i went to dell's support site to download the driver i could not find it (among others that i need). I know that Creative Labs is a third party but not for nothing but i'm sure (and know for a fact) that Dell has had their hands on Vista. I think and hope the testing would be done by now, but anyway i was just wondering if there is an ETA for these drivers. By the way i have a Dell wireless card and i can't find the driver for it either so i guess my latter point would be for the wireless card but that's in another forum right anyway any help would be appreciated
Actually the soundcard in the 1505 is the Sigmatel...here are the drivers:
The Audigy drivers are add on's that add features to your sound card that don't come natively. I hope they release the Audigy software for Dell soon, but remember...Creative can't even get drivers for their own cards out yet...everything at Creative is still beta...so I won't hold my breath...
I also own a e1505, with the sigmatel audio card...anyway, ever since I've upgraded to Vista (Premium Home Edition), I've been getting choppy audio when playing mp3's in itunes, or in windows media player. I'm not sure what's causing the "choppyness", but it certainly didn't happen in XP. I've tried using the default windows audio HD driver, also tried using the sigmated driver from dell's website...no luck on either.
Anyone have any ideas? Is it just me, or is this happening on other ppls computers as well? Think it's a driver issue, or something else?
I have also been having choppy audio and am that it is taking Dell so long to address this problem. Additionally, my video performance on the ATI x1400 256MB video card isnt that great either. I dont know wht Dell just didnt us users an option of a stronger video card on the inspiron e1505?
I am running Vista on my Inspiron E1505 and I have the Wireless Draft-N card. I too have been experiencing poping/cracking and playback slow downs when playing back audio and video. I have installed the latest Dell drivers and this is what I have found with my sound issues. At first I thought it was a random issue, but I started to notice it was happening exactly 1 minute apart without fail. It took me a while to track things down but the problem only happens when I am connected to my router. If I disable the WiFi everything plays fine. On a side note, in Windows Media Player the SRS WOW Effects will not work at all.