I just received an E6520 and out IT department installed XP on it. I don't know what the audio driver looked like with Windows 7 on it, but the XP audio control panel I have now says "IDT Audio Control Panel" and the "Advanced" settings button does nothing. There are only two radio buttons showing on the main page "Power" and "Miscellaneous". There are no settings for equalization or HDMI or anything. Even though I supposedly have the IDT High Definition Audio CODEC installed, there is nothing in this control panel that remotely suggests it is for an HD setup.
When I look at the driver on a Dell Studio XPS running Windows 7, this control panel comes up titled "IDT HD Sound" and has all the settings I would expect for an HD system including setting for the HDMI port.
Can anyone tell me if there is anyway to get the "Advanced" setting button to work on the control panel I have (to see if the setting I am seeking are there), or better yet, how I can get the "IDT HD Sound" control panel to come up under XP?
There appears to be no solution to this problem as posted. I spent a lot of time with Dell on this. The bottom line went something like this......
OK..... so much for the bad news. Here is the good news. If you follow the practices below, sound will work. You may not have all the fancy sound settings and features you when you use Windows 7, but it works.
As for the IDT driver under XP supporting sound or working right..... it appears hopeless.... at least from everything I found.
I hope this all helps.....
Oh... one more side note..... it is not related to sound, but is related to the Nvidia drivers...... I hope I can remember all this accurately, but if not it is close....
If you ever run into the problem where you lose color to your TV/monitor (it goes Black and White on you) ..... don't worry.... there is a rational (albeit somewhat complicated and frustrating) explanation. Here goes...
I mention this in this thread because it is another quirk of the the same Nvidial HDMI driver....... one I suspect will never get fixed due to the age of the driver. But it is still being shipped in Dell computers today with XP.
Good luck my friends....
PeterVanThere are only two radio buttons showing on the main page "Power" and "Miscellaneous". There are no settings for equalization or HDMI or anything.
Without seeing a screen shot of what you have, it is hard to say. If you went
Start>Control Panel>IDT, then all you get is the power management configuration, which should be at full performance or similar for best audio.
For the IDT control panel, I think it is Start>Control Panel>Additional Options or something. (Not sure exactly -- I don't have IDT.)
Jim Coates -- 14th year on the Dell Laptop Audio boards -- since 2/6/04
jimco, Thank you for responding. Here is a screen shot. The Power options only allow turning on "Power Management" (whatever that is). And the Misc just has to do with putting an icon in the sys tray to invoke the control panel. If you hover over the two gears to the left the word advanced shows up but clicking it does nothing.
Yes to get this I went to START/CONTROL PANEL/IDT AUDIO CONTROL PANEL. I don't see the choice of ADDITION OPTIONS under the windows control panel menu.
Funny... I put an PNG image into that last response showing the IDT panel, but it didn't show up.
Someone PLEASE respond to this problem (Dell?) I think it is related to a MUCH bigger problem I am having where I cannot get my HDMI output port to reliably output audio. It was working for a while when the phase of the moon was right (I plugged in the cable with my browser closed and no audio output apps running and checked to make sure the NVIDIA video driver saw my TV). But now I don't get audio out of my HDMI EVER. All the XP solutions out there talk about making setup changes in your audio driver control panel. But all I have for an Audio Control Panel it this piece of truncated work.... Please help!
hi, I am having the very same problem with the IDT control panel in my DELL E6520. Advanced opions can be clicked but nothing happens...