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Realteks tapping that, 25 percent of CPU, everyday, all the time

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July 31, 2011 10:22:30 AM

My MSI motherboard p67-gd55, comes with a realtek sound card / intergrated sound card. I've not had a problem in the past where a sound card actually hits heavy on system resources. But Im fumed now about this real tek card, because its used 25 percent never more never less. It used 25 percent since i put the motherboard in with a fresh install, it used 25 percent after re-install driver/uninstall, everything you can think of.

I can't find any information on google. When I close the process for realtek hd audio manager, i can still hear sound, but anything else crashes.

Do I really need to buy a seperate sound card.

Not being an idiot here is what ive tried.

Using the orginal drivers off the DVD to install it
Doing a unload delete previous drivers uninstall and reinstall drivers via the newest out on the webpage (about 5 times)
looking up on google to find information on Realtek 25 percent, since this is the exact usage it uses the whole time you are booted into windows, never more, never less.
looking up if this is a commom virus that pretends its a driver or what not, and no its not.
does this software actually use 25 percent CPU usage all the time
Yes according to Prime85 x, Super System boost (processor usage), Core Temp reports this true as well

Im finding it hard to believe that i have to give away 25 percent of my sandybridge 2500kcpu to this soundcard. Help me cause I want to kick this in the teeth. I made the system myself, like I've done since i was 15, im 31 now. C64 and BBS days for the win.


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a b V Motherboard
July 31, 2011 11:34:42 AM

what happens if you disable the realtek sound card in bios? is the usage still there?
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July 31, 2011 12:35:56 PM

Obviously if I disabled it, there would be no cpu usage. If I end the process theres no cpu usage. Im just curious why I have to give up 25 percent of my processor to have sound. It seems like something so stupid that would be acceptable back in the day of the first intergrated boards. This is a fairly new motherboard, and Im not slowing down or anything, I just dont want to give 25 percent CPU loving to something as stupid as retarded software that thinks it needs 25 percent to run sound.


If I disabled the soundcard via the motherboard, it would simply not work. So the real question is here is why Realtek's card uses 25 percent of the CPU. I considerable amount of experience in getting by my own problems, this is just a trouble Im looking at now as Im trying to get my system up to better speeds.

Yet I can't seem to find out why either this is so sloppy to use 25 percent.

So still hoping someone can enlighten me what to do.

If I end the process of the service

I cannot use a program with a microphone , example : Dragon Naturally speaking (Dont ask)

the point is, regardless of why i cant use input, its still bull, why do i need to run this stupid service.

Running a windows installation in VMMware same thing must run this bull 25 percent service, or you get audio problems. Like if you click the wrong control panel icon (not sound but realtek hd audio manager) after its been removed as a process, its sluggish and keeps trying to access it i dunno.
if you remove the process, dragon naturally,adobe flash, vcscore, skype, ventrillo all say no sound card detected.

This is really retarded. All I really want to hear is some confirmation others are having this problem. Furthuremore, Ill throw some logs in , but you can see its nothing here on my end, its realtek, and Im wondering why and what im missing , as opposed to others not missing

Similar unsolved searches via google :
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/35...

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July 31, 2011 12:42:17 PM

[ Primary Sound Driver ]

DirectSound Device Properties:
Device Description Primary Sound Driver
Driver Module
Primary Buffers 1
Min / Max Secondary Buffers Sample Rate 100 / 200000 Hz
Primary Buffers Sound Formats 8-bit, 16-bit, Mono, Stereo
Secondary Buffers Sound Formats 8-bit, 16-bit, Mono, Stereo
Total / Free Sound Buffers 1 / 0
Total / Free Static Sound Buffers 1 / 0
Total / Free Streaming Sound Buffers 1 / 0
Total / Free 3D Sound Buffers 0 / 0
Total / Free 3D Static Sound Buffers 0 / 0
Total / Free 3D Streaming Sound Buffers 0 / 0

DirectSound Device Features:
Certified Driver No
Emulated Device No
Precise Sample Rate Supported
DirectSound3D Not Supported
Creative EAX 1.0 Not Supported
Creative EAX 2.0 Not Supported
Creative EAX 3.0 Not Supported
Creative EAX 4.0 Not Supported
Creative EAX 5.0 Not Supported
I3DL2 Not Supported
Sensaura ZoomFX Not Supported

[ Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio) ]

DirectSound Device Properties:
Device Description Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Driver Module {0.0.0.00000000}.{e0774030-0311-4855-baab-e366984220ed}
Primary Buffers 1
Min / Max Secondary Buffers Sample Rate 100 / 200000 Hz
Primary Buffers Sound Formats 8-bit, 16-bit, Mono, Stereo
Secondary Buffers Sound Formats 8-bit, 16-bit, Mono, Stereo
Total / Free Sound Buffers 1 / 0
Total / Free Static Sound Buffers 1 / 0
Total / Free Streaming Sound Buffers 1 / 0
Total / Free 3D Sound Buffers 0 / 0
Total / Free 3D Static Sound Buffers 0 / 0
Total / Free 3D Streaming Sound Buffers 0 / 0

DirectSound Device Features:
Certified Driver No
Emulated Device No
Precise Sample Rate Supported
DirectSound3D Not Supported
Creative EAX 1.0 Not Supported
Creative EAX 2.0 Not Supported
Creative EAX 3.0 Not Supported
Creative EAX 4.0 Not Supported
Creative EAX 5.0 Not Supported
I3DL2 Not Supported
Sensaura ZoomFX Not Supported



--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Computer Type ACPI x64-based PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
DirectX DirectX 11.0
Computer Name NASTYTHING-PC
User Name nastything
Logon Domain nastything-PC
Date / Time 2011-08-31 / 05:33

Motherboard:
CPU Type 4x , 3300 MHz (12 x 275)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Unknown
System Memory 8160 MB
BIOS Type AMI (03/02/11)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (768 MB)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (768 MB)
Monitor Dell E228WFP (Digital) [22" LCD] (KU31171C078M)
Monitor HP w2207 [22" LCD] (CND7413V6M)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter High Definition Audio Controller [10DE-0BEB] [NoDB]
Audio Adapter High Definition Audio Controller [8086-1C20] [NoDB]

Storage:
IDE Controller Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 1C08
IDE Controller Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 1C00
Storage Controller Virtual CloneDrive
Disk Drive Digital Camera Storage USB Device (1886 MB, USB)
Disk Drive SAMSUNG SP2504C ATA Device (250 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Disk Drive ST3360320AS ATA Device (360 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Disk Drive WDC WD5000KS-75MNB0 ATA Device (465 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device (Virtual CD-ROM)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH10L ATA Device (DVD+R9:8x, DVD-R9:8x, DVD+RW:16x/8x, DVD-RW:16x/6x, DVD-RAM:12x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:40x/32x/40x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 90007 MB (3588 MB free)
E: (NTFS) 266860 MB (95768 MB free)
G: (NTFS) 343397 MB (88747 MB free)
H: (NTFS) 238472 MB (15359 MB free)
Total Size 916.7 GB (198.7 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
Mouse HID-compliant mouse
Mouse HID-compliant mouse
Mouse Wacom Mouse
Game Controller Microsoft PC-joystick driver

Network:
Primary IP Address 192.168.0.96
Primary MAC Address 6C-62-6D-EE-25-00
Network Adapter Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (192.168.0.96)
Network Adapter VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1 (192.168.253.1)
Network Adapter VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet8 (192.168.35.1)

Peripherals:
Printer \\ANNE-PC\Canon Inkjet MP210 series
Printer Fax
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
USB1 Controller Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller [1033-0194] [NoDB]
USB1 Controller Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller [1033-0194] [NoDB]
USB2 Controller Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 1C26 [8086-1C26] [NoDB]
USB2 Controller Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 1C2D [8086-1C2D] [NoDB]
USB Device Generic USB Hub
USB Device Generic USB Hub
USB Device Generic USB Hub
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Input Device
USB Device USB Input Device
USB Device USB Input Device
USB Device USB Input Device
USB Device USB Input Device
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
Battery Microsoft Composite Battery

DMI:
DMI BIOS Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
DMI BIOS Version V1.12
DMI System Manufacturer MSI
DMI System Product MS-7681
DMI System Version 1.0/2.0
DMI System Serial Number To be filled by O.E.M.
DMI System UUID 00000000-00000000-00006C62-6DEE2500
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer MSI
DMI Motherboard Product P67A-GD55 (MS-7681)
DMI Motherboard Version 1.0/2.0
DMI Motherboard Serial Number To be filled by O.E.M.
DMI Chassis Manufacturer MSI
DMI Chassis Version 1.0/2.0
DMI Chassis Serial Number To Be Filled By O.E.M.
DMI Chassis Asset Tag To Be Filled By O.E.M.
DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case
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a b V Motherboard
July 31, 2011 12:45:58 PM

blackacidevil said:
Obviously if I disabled it, there would be no cpu usage. If I end the process theres no cpu usage. Im just curious why I have to give up 25 percent of my processor to have sound. It seems like something so stupid that would be acceptable back in the day of the first intergrated boards. This is a fairly new motherboard, and Im not slowing down or anything, I just dont want to give 25 percent CPU loving to something as stupid as retarded software that thinks it needs 25 percent to run sound.


If I disabled the soundcard via the motherboard, it would simply not work. So the real question is here is why Realtek's card uses 25 percent of the CPU. I considerable amount of experience in getting by my own problems, this is just a trouble Im looking at now as Im trying to get my system up to better speeds.



I am prefectly happy that you know what you are doing, I was wondering if that software is sitting there doing something else rather than managing the sound card, hence wanting to disable it, if you disable it and its still at 25% then this tells us something?

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October 13, 2011 2:13:51 PM

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a b V Motherboard
October 13, 2011 2:51:01 PM

how did it work out in the end?
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November 13, 2011 2:01:54 AM

dude you think too much, maybe its cuz ur cpu, just like my i5-2500k throttles way down to 1.6ghz at idle, and tries to save power, so windows +realtek = lots of system utilization

or did you account for all that? i mean 25% of a 1.6 isnt that bad considering on board sound is another way of saying "a realtek chip that works as an interface to allow you to connect a stereo plug to your CPU" since really ur cpu IS the actual soundcard, its the same deal with all those USB sound cards, hence i am never buying a stupid creative x-fi usb again(what a waste that was)
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