I've searched for the past week without finding any true fixes:
My sound has crackling, popping and some static that randomly occurs. While playing music, at any given volume, the it sounds distorted a little.
I'm running Win7 64 bit from Dell directly. Just got the laptop a week ago, using original configuration out of the box.
IDT Audio Codec and NVIDIA HD Audio Drivers. I've disabled, re-enabled, uninstalled, re-installed, looked for updates, etc. Nothing is helping.
I ran the latency tool i've seen people recommend, didn't help. I was also advised from a promising google search to disable power management from the IDT control panel. Didn't help.
I tried a couple BIOS tweeks, didn't help. Restored BIOS back to original config, and still have this issue.
This is quite annoying, and I can't figure out why this is so difficult to fix. I'd appreciate any help out there.
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