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Windows 7: Dell M4800 - Realtek Volume automatically rises on Windows 7

09 Apr 2018   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7601 SP1
Dell M4800 - Realtek Volume automatically rises on Windows 7

Hello all of you!

So my issue is that the sound volume rises from say 30 to 50 when I either paus and resume or
adjusting the volume with the hardware buttons above the keyboard.
This is especially a problem during the night or early morning!

Now the only reason I use the Realtek driver on Windows 7 is that the sound card has a power-save feature.
Without the driver installed the sound card turns on and off every now and then and makes the speakers pop really loud!
If I could survive without the Realtek driver using only the wdm driver it would be great.
Everything but the power management works on the wdm driver its just the popping thats gets old.

I posted this at the Dell community forum but its a pretty dead place.
If you are interested you can go and read my post on the Dell forum first to get a better picture of my issue:
Dell M4800 - Volume automatically rises on Windows 7 - Dell Community

I found two threads after googling where the users specify they are using a Dell system but none have solved this issue on W7.
Sound automatically gets louder everytime an audio is paused - windows 10 - Laptop General Discussion
Solved: [BUG] Volume incrase after pause for more than 20 ... - The Spotify Community


A Dell precision M4800
A basic system summary exported in Aida64 (ignore that I am on Windows 10 atm)
Ubuntu Pastebin

The soundcard is a Realtek ALC292 @ Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller [C-1]
With Realtek ALC32xx Series HD Audio Codec Driver
Realtek ALC32xx Series HD Audio Codec Driver Driver Details | Dell US

For this I don't have any technical clue to where to begin..I have never had this kind of issue before on any of my computers.
I am open to suggestions and I will take out a spare drive and install windows 7 on it if you have suggestions to what I can try to do.
(One thing I have not yet tried is to use Driver talent or Iobit booster pro to see what drivers they install)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Apr 2018   #2

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

You may be able to go into Device Manager and disable (uncheck) the power-save feature for your Realtek card. If so, then you won't need the special driver.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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