0 Replies Latest reply: Mar 23, 2013 7:57 PM by Stokestack
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Hi all.



The main reason I installed Boot Camp in the first place was to run audio apps like Sound Forge natively.  But I'm finding the audio playback under Windows 7 64-bit to be pathetic and wholly unusable.  With no other applications running on my late-2008 iMac with 4 GB of RAM, I can't play any audio without massive snapping and popping about once per second.  Useless.  I had far better audio than this on Pentium machines in the '90s.



I have the latest Realtek driver installed.



The problem occurs no matter what the source, through both the analog and digital outputs.



UPDATE: Found the problem (thanks to this post: http://brianreiter.org/2010/08/16/fixed-boot-camp-audio-pops-and-crackles-with-w indows-7-x64 ).


It's the wireless networking driver.  Pretty pathetic, but you have to disable the wireless adapter under Windows if you want usable audio under Boot Camp.

iMac, Windows 7, other computers