01-22-2020 05:32 AM
The issue :
I'm experiencing a fixed audio delay, around 30-50ms, happening everywhere : system, video, gaming.
It means that when a character talks, the audio is late by one syllable. And it irritates me. A lot. 🙂
It happens when using the internal speakers / headphones (using the Realtek sound drivers), and even with a Soundbar on the HDMI port (using the Nvidia hdmi sound drivers).
What I tried :
Even if the issue was there from the beginning (I bought this laptop 2 weeks ago) the HP support asked me to do a system recovery, so I downloaded the thing on a USB stick and after the recovery, nothing changed.
I tried different Realtek sound drivers I found on the Internet, but that did nothing.
What is half working :
I noticed the Intel Smart Sound Technology Drivers, and I guessed it's the thing on the chipset giving the orders to the sound drivers (or maybe something like that). So I tried other drivers. I updated the Intel Smart Sound Technology Controller Driver (v. 10.24.0.2763) and… It works !!!! The audio delay disappeared ! But the audio sounds really bad.. !! the Realtek drivers now works on compatibily mode as "non registered / non recommanded by windows" … and now everything sound like it was recorded from a closet with a cheap microphone…
Any ideas ? 🙂
01-24-2020 03:38 PM
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Have you run the HP Support Assistant?
Have you done all your Windows updates?
Have you run the Windows troubleshooter?
Have you tried using a different HDMI cable?
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01-25-2020 06:14 AM
Hi Riddle_Decipher, thank you for your answer.
[quote]Have you run the HP Support Assistant?[/quote]
Yes, all drivers are up to date, except the Intel MEI driver which is for W10 v1809, so it won't install
[quote]Have you done all your Windows updates?[/quote]
[quote]Have you run the Windows troubleshooter?[/quote]
Yes, nothing to report, technically speaking.
[quote]Have you tried using a different HDMI cable?[/quote]
Yes, it's all the same.
The BIOS was up to date from day 1.
I'm trying right now the last Audio driver (6.0.8726.1 Rev.A, which is older than the one installed : 6.0.8813.1)
Aaand.. it's not working, it says "driver is not supported on this OS version 10.0.18363".
I insist on the fact that only changing the Intel Smart Sound controller driver did something concerning the delay.. with bad audio quality in return. Maybe there's something to see here ? The latest drivers are 6 months old and there's been the windows 10 november update since..
01-25-2020 04:12 PM
thank you for posting back.
Let's rollback the Audio drive:
- Open Device Manager.
- In Device Manager, locate the device Audio input and outputs.
- Right-click on the device's name or icon and choose Properties.
- Select the Driver tab.
- Select the Roll Back Driver button.
Hope this helps! Keep me posted for further assistance.
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I am an HP Employee
01-27-2020 07:28 AM
Thanks but it I couldn't find the third-party-driver-thing working with the Intel Smart Sound..
And the other drivers didn't change the delay..
I tried something else to go around the issue : Since the latest Intel Smart Sound drivers I found work for me (but resulting in a bad audio quality), I chose to install FxSound.. with this software I can at least configure an equalizer, and somehow correct the bad result I got with this drivers.. It's not perfect but it's better than nothing.
If no one got a better solution, I'll go with this for now !