Strange performance issues on my Dell 1557 laptop RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,


    There seems to be a performance hit on systems with my chipset (PM55), that have 4 or more gb's of RAM. Also, I have noticed, my laptop will make a buzzing sound when I try to play two applications of audio. For example, if I try to play two .wma files, the computer will lock up. Also, I am receiving USB timeout errors on Itunes (at the current moment Itunes is not installed anymore). I have reinstalled Windows 7 Enterprise 7600, and I still seem to be getting the issue. 


    I found a fix awhile back, some .exe I downloaded, that fixed the issue, but I cannot seem to find it again, and this is really annoying me greatly. 




    The NFO will provide proper computer identification. All in all, I have reviewed the event logs in great detail, and I cannot seem to ascertain to exact cause of this. However, I do know that it is solely a MSFT issue. As I can run Backtrack and Debian 5 without these issues.




    Any help would be much appreciated.




    Thank you.




    I have provided an NFO:




    I have also added an events log:




    Monday, July 26, 2010 6:28 AM


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  • Hi,


    I would like to confirm that if other USB devices work normally?


    I would like to suggest you update the BIOS and the motherboard chipset drivers including the audio card driver for Windows 7 from the Dell Website to test the issue.


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    If it does not work, I also would like to suggest you disable all the advanced audio features and test the issue in Clean Boot.
    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 7:06 AM
  • Hello Arthur_Li,


    All USB devices work. There is just an issue with USB Bus, itunes, and x64. And of course, I update the drivers, that's the often the most common cause for issues such as these as you are well aware. :)

    This is a software issue. As I stated before, I don't have these problems in Debian or Backtrack. I may end up going back to main OS Debian. Its a little annoying when you can feel a delay in every day multitasking, especially when you drop a quadcore in a laptop, that isn't even an entire year old. Heh.



    Thanks for the advice, I should have mentioned this in the original posting.

    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 7:42 AM
  • run the intel updater here: http://www.intel.com/support/detect.htm?iid=gg_support-EN_01+home_detect

    It will want to install a Husdawg plug-in it's ok.

    See if that finds anything. I have found Dell to be slow with driver fixes.

    Also, I add the Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers during OS installation. I use their ahci\raid whether I set-up raid ready or a raid. I choose ahci typically in the BIOS and add the iahci.inf from the F6 package. The AMD64 folder has the 64-bit files.


    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 12:30 PM