Dell 5420 i7/i5 (Ice Lake) Audio & USB-Hub issues
A few minor things I've noticed and wanted to post incase anyone has similar issues.
I am on 21H1 and have recent updates:
KB5019959, KB5020687, KB5018410, KB5017308
1) latest audio driver (Realtek Semiconductor Corp., 6.0.9363.1, 2022-06-07) or a recent windows update is total junk
You MUST disable: "Enable Audio Enhancements" in order to use the soundcard.
This is true for both the onboard speakers as well as external USB soundcards. I find it ridiculous that I have to disable an 'enhancement' every time I go to use a new soundcard output. Thankfully it is a one time fix.
I have a fleet of these laptops and all of them recently had their audio stop working. I discovered this fix only after I had already ordered a new soundcard for one of them and tested it with the same issue. So I knew it was a driver issue not a hardware issue.
2) Dell DA310u has glaring issues.
- My Logitech G502 when plugged into the hub will regularly stutter.
- The laptop reports "Slow charger" I am using a standard 65w charger.