Here is a good way for you to get rid of those annoying nvidia sound drivers as they can cause plenty of IRQ faults and conflicts resulting in stuttering, poor frame rates, BSOD's, and lockups/freezeups. I have helped others remove them and it has fixed 90% of their problems. I hope this fixes yours. It is also a good guide on how to properly install/uninstall drivers. TAKE A WORD OF ADVICE, THESE NVIDIA SOUNDDRIVERS WILL CONFLICT WITH ONBOARD SOUDCARDS AND MAY CAUSE IRQ CONFLICTS. BE SURE TO CREATE A SYSTEM RESTORE POINT FIRST WHAT I DO IS: 1
. Download Driver Sweeper and driver cleaner and install them. mainly need driver google them. also down load the latest audio drivers from evga and the latest Nvidia drivers straight from Nvidia. 2
. boot up GO INTO PROGRAMS AND FEATURES IN CONTROL PANEL. Uninstall Nvidia Physx and Nvidia surround driver. DO NOT UNINSTALL NVIDIA DRIVERS ON NVIDIA CONTROL PANEL YET
. Reboot. Go into safe mode (press F8 repeatedly upon power up) 4
. While in SafeMode
go into program and features now selected Nvidia Drivers then uninstall them. it will then ask you to reboot the computer DO NOT REBOOT YET SELECT NO
. While still in safemode open Driversweeper select nvidia display and click analyze. when it is done click on clean. Then open driver cleaner. click on the box that says "use multiple filters" the select Nvidia, Nvida wdm and nvidia stereo. 6
. Once you have finished with driver sweeper and driver cleaner reboot back in to regular mode. open device manager and check to see if your display adapter reads "Generic video adapter" or something along those lines and that it is a microsoft driver. then check your sound drivers to make sure that All 4 Nvidia soundrivers are uninstalled.
Once you have verified that all the nvidia drivers are uninstalled REBOOT INTO SAFEMODE
. 7. WHILE IN SAFEMODE.
Go into open programs and see if there is anything labeled Realtek audio drivers if there is uninstall that. DO NOT REBOOT YET
. Open device manager and go to sound devices and select any remaining audio devices and uninstall them. then open driver sweeper and clean out the left over files. After using driver sweeper you can now Reboot into regular mode. 8
. After reboot open up device manager and make sure that all the drivers you uninstalled and cleaned out were replaced by Generic Microsoft Drivers. Then install The nvidia display drivers and disable windows automatic updates. Now reboot. 9
. after you reboot go into device manager and DISABLE
the 4 nvidia sound driver the REBOOT BACK INTO SAFEMODE.
Once you are back in safemode open up device manager and uninstall the Nvidia sound drivers. if they won't uninstall then make sure they are disabled in safemode. Reboot 10
. Now install your onboard audio drivers then reboot.
I hope this helps it should fix your problem. I have had similar issues but i was gettng BSOD's from the IRQ fault once i was able to disable the driver there was no problem. but i still have the mocro stutter isuue that everyone is talking about. NVIDIA SHOULD GIVE YOU THE OPTION WHETHER OR NOT TO INSTALL THOSE SOUND DRIVERS WHEN YOU ARE INSTALING THE DISPLAY DRIVERS BUT INSTEAD THEY FORCE THEM UPON YOU.
Good luck to you and please post your results and post any questions you might have.
<message edited by dunkinkid22 on Monday, August 23, 2010 9:11 AM>