Crackling Sound Occurs on Dell XPS 730

A discussion I found around the Dell community about a crackling sound on a specific Dell XPS computer. Though, I didn’t personally experienced this (that’s because I can’t afford a Dell XPS, hehehehe) this might help you guys ever you’re encountering the same issue. 😉

The audio corruption may occur if the Dell XPS 730 computer have a Creative Labs X-Fi card installed in it. Apparently, the users complaint of crackling sounds that come out of their computers when they move their mice.

The work-around so far is by downloading and installing this: XPS 730-010004 BIOS Update. It’s the version 1.0.4 of the Dell XPS 730 machine. You can check further info on this in Dell’s Community Forum website or Dell’s Support website.

Hope this helps! 🙂


Slow Data Transfer on Slave Drive on a Dell Desktop System

Have you noticed a sluggishness in data transfer on your slave (secondary) drive that you add on a DELL desktop system? It runs extremely slow when copying/transferring files that it just boils you up to hell?

Here’s the solution:

The DELL BIOS does not actually enable DMA on the second IDE device on a given IDE channel by default (as DELL systems are configured to strict cable select).

You can just enter the BIOS (System Setup) by continually hitting F2 (that’s one of the function keys on keyboard) while the system is booting before it goes to the Windows Loading screen. In the BIOS, just change the setting on secondary master drive from “OFF” to “AUTO”.