High CPU Usage while using VIA onboard sound

guys i need your help. when i use the onboard sound of my computer, the cpu usage is high. like 74% to 98% stable. and this is just by playing a music! i also made sure that there were no anti-virus scan running or anything that eats the usage of the CPU.

i have an external sound card. but i had no problems with it. 1% to 3% Usage.

whats wrong with my onboard sound? i installed the drivers correctly.

i want this to be fixed. i really need your help.

i mainly use the onboard sound for my headphones and the external for my speakers.

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  1. Sounds like crappy win 7 drivers to me. Even though the onboard sound generally unloads more work to the CPU than a dedicated sound card, thats a bit high. What motherboard and CPU do you have? I suggest checking the manufacturer for better drivers.
  2. megamanx00 said:
    Sounds like crappy win 7 drivers to me. Even though the onboard sound generally unloads more work to the CPU than a dedicated sound card, thats a bit high. What motherboard and CPU do you have? I suggest checking the manufacturer for better drivers.

    hey megamanx. i have an ECS motherboard with G41 chipset. G41T-M6 and a Core 2 Duo E7500..

    the driver cd that comes with it is the one that i installed..
  3. no solution for this? :(
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