Quote: Originally Posted by Uncle Seamus
I have disabled my wireless network adapter but the crackling remained
I also checked device manager and two processes seem a little odd:
"aeadisrv.exe" and "smax4pnp.exe"
besides that: I recently updated the driver
for my gtx 280 graphics card
Did you have the crackling audio before the graphics card update?
From the web...
"Andrea ADI Filters Service. Service installed by the SoundMAX SupremeFX drivers
for SupremeFX based sound cards, or for SupremeFX onboard sound (many ASUS motherboards, for example), fitted with Andrea Electronics noise filtering technology. The only role of this service is to aid the reduction of background noise when you use a microphone. Nothing else depends on this service.
There have been so many problems with this service since its introduction at the beginning of July 2007, and there are still so many problems at the time of writing, 18-Aug-2008, that the only recommendation we can make is to disable this service immediately.
Smax4pnp.exe is a system process that is part of the SoundMAX software program. It is not necessary for sound to work on your computer but is mainly used to run or add components to the SoundMAX software program. Smax4pnp.exe is not a malicious spyware of malware and generally runs automatically at startup and can be removed safely without affecting the sound on your computer. Unless you use the SoundMAX audio program, it serves no use on your computer.