How to reduce Sound Acceleration in Windows Vista operating system? RRS feed

  • Question


    Guys I would like to know the steps on how to reduce sound hardware acceleration in Windows Vista operating system?
    Wednesday, December 12, 2007 5:01 AM


  • Hey chandannasta,


    Thank you for posting!


    Windows has rewritten audio stack, so we can’t directly change such a setting as Windows XP or previous versions.


    However, some 3rd party APIs such as ASIO and OpenAL may still permits configuring acceleration of sound hardware, providing the driver supports such functions.


    For more information, please refer to the following article (Windows Vista section):



    Hope it helps! Merry Christmas!


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    Thursday, December 13, 2007 9:04 AM