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May 22, 2010

i have problem with my DELL STUDIO XPS 1640

T9400 2.53GHZ 6mb kesh
4GB RAM 1066
500GB hard disk 5400

i have problem with laptop sound....

if speaker level is 0-60 proc all is fine, but if speaker level is 70-100 proc, then hard disk begin work at max... sound and programs crash... then i put mute or slow down speaker level and hard disk again working calmly, not a max performance...

i not understand why hard disk working at max performance when speaker level more thant 70 proc...

it is really strange.

i tryed to instal another audio driver, not helped...

maybe to strong magnetic field from speeker? if speeker to strong?

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