Vista on Macbook Pro - Big Audio Stuttering Issue

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by altairuk, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. altairuk macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2006
    Hi, im running vista on my macbook pro and the only real problem im having is that the audio stutters alot. also when i plug my headphones into the headphone socket i get this weird processor whine type sound which disapears once i unplug them. Im pretty sure its to do with the audio drivers, i know lots of people are having this problem but i couldnt find any info on a fix for it.

    actually i did find something which might be related, a problem involving stuttering when people were using xp [xp never had any stuttering for me]. Some site suggets the following...

    ¨Open ‘Control Panel’ and double click on ‘Intel(R) GMA Driver for Mobile’ choose ‘Display Settings –> Power Settings’ and then uncheck ‘Intel(R) Display Power Saving Technology’. Click ‘Apply’ followed by ‘OK’ and that should be it.

    This problem is apparently caused by the Intel GMA screen power save mode, so disabling this mode should resolve the problem.¨

    my problem is i dont know how to do this in vista as there is no ¨Intel(R) GMA Driver for Mobile’ panel in vistas control panel.

    If anyone knows how to stop the stuttering or has any other suggestions then please let me know as the stuttering is driving me abit mental [i do alot of audio based work...]

  2. altairuk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2006
  3. Mobility151990 macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2006
    i have the same problem, i also dont know how 2 fix it
  4. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816


    Aug 25, 2004
    Glendale, California, USA
    Hey --

    I posted your question on a PC forum link here since that may help a tad more with a Vista-related question.
  5. altairuk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2006
    cheers, no responses yet though :(

    anyone else able to help ????
  6. Mac'Mo macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2006
    wait you can install vista under Boot Camp, i didn't know vista was out
  7. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    It's not. They are public betas.
  8. poppe macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2006
    Woodland Hills
    Do games run ok on public betas? Like age of empires 3? And how do you download the beta?
  9. jwehman macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2007
    I also had sound problems going from RC2 to the RTM version of Vista. What I ended up doing was uninstalling the Sigmatel drivers in the Device Mgr window and then going to the Bootcamp Macintosh drivers directory under C:\Program Files\... (for extracting those files, that can be found everywhere ... look for extracting Bootcamp msi in Vista) and reinstalling Bootcamp 1.1.2's Sigmatel driver. That worked great.
  10. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005

    vista on a mac!

    ugh...what is this world coming to!!!! :)

    how dare you! :)

    ok..enough of my friendly barbs. i think the other post about visiting a pc vista related forum might help. might also be too soon for suggestions given it's release for the business community...might not be enough people on it.

    good luck.
  11. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    Not just betas. Vista has been out on MSDN for a while now.
  12. altairuk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2006
    yes i have the sound card working BUT...and its a BIG but...

    the audio stutters, it can be ok for 30 or so seconds but then it will stutter, sometimes its very bad, like when im playing video games or doing audio work, it becomes very annoying:(

    anyone able to help ?
  13. UserofMacOSX macrumors member


    Jan 12, 2007
    Luray, VA
    What exactly is the purpose of running Windows on a Mac?
  14. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    To not have to keep a Windows computer around for Windows-only applications.
  15. AdamL macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2006
    Mine does the same thing. I have Windows XP installed though.
  16. altairuk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2006
    strange, they worked ok for me in XP.

    anyone else know of a solution ??

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