Jim Coates
6 Gallium

RE: Dell Inspiron 11 (3147, Mid 2014) makes crackling sound whenever sound is played

Click on the battery icon in the bottom right and then turn off Power Saver mode.

Hello cfred. Is your laptop also an Inspiron 11 3147?

I want to add your solution to the Choppy/Skipping Audio FAQ but I need to know the model and operating system. Thanks.

Jim Coates -- 14 years on the Dell Laptop Audio boards -- since 2/6/04 

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cfred
1 Copper

RE: Dell Inspiron 11 (3147, Mid 2014) makes crackling sound whenever sound is played

Correct, I have the 3147 with the Intel Pentium N3530 Processor (2M Cache, up to 2.58 GHz) and Intel HD Graphics.

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Jim Coates
6 Gallium

RE: Dell Inspiron 11 (3147, Mid 2014) makes crackling sound whenever sound is played

Correct, I have the 3147

I have finally gotten a chance to add it to the FAQ. Thanks for sharing.

Jim Coates -- 14 years on the Dell Laptop Audio boards -- since 2/6/04 

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nchillz
1 Copper

RE: Dell Inspiron 11 (3147, Mid 2014) makes crackling sound whenever sound is played

SOLVED!

This issue was causing me great irritation--

Go to Control Panel, Device Manager, Sound Video and Game Controllers

Select the Audio controller and select Update Driver Software

Do not select the option for Windows to Search automatically for updated driver software

Instead choose the manual option to Browse your computer for driver software.

Make sure "Show compatible hardware" is ticked

Select High Definition Audio Device

Click next, accept the warning.

And that worked for me!

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