How to Fix Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation High CPU Usage Issue

Many times when we visit the task manager, we come across such instances when a very useful software starts draining a lot of the users CPU Memory or Disk manage. The occurrence of any such event would obviously raise anyone’s suspicion especially when your system is not currently at its best. Window Audio Device Graph isolation is indeed a notorious process which goes heavy on the CPU every now and then.

What is Audio Device Graph Isolation

Audio device graph isolation is a legitimate part of windows and can also be said as the home to windows audio engine. In a few cases, the software may be found as AudioDG.exe. It serves the purpose of the audio engine of the whole operating system so that any third party apps can work sound on the system. In other terms, this process can also be identified as digital signal processing. It not only works as a sound enhancement process but also with its sound vendors can introduce fantasizing sound features to windows.


Methods to Fix Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation High CPU

This Window Audio Device Graph Isolation High CPU generally occurs due to enabled enhancement effects. There are few solutions put together to fix such problems.

  1. Run a Full Virus Scan
  2. Update the Audio Driver.
  3. Disable all Sound Effects.

1. Run a Full Virus Scan -:

Although there are rare chances of this process being a virus but then still the user should use their antivirus software to run a full virus scan on their computer. Simply by checking the file location it can be known whether the process is a virus or not, since the AudioDG.exe is Saved in “C:/Windows/System32” by default. Open the file location by right clicking on the process and select Open File Location. If the file is saved in “C:/Windows/System32” then it’s not virus.

2. Update Audio Drivers -:

Such a problem can also occur due to faulty Audio Drivers. To fix such problem the user can update the Audio Drivers. There are basically two ways to get the correct drivers

1. Manual Driver Update -:

The user can themselves update the audio driver manually by going to the manufacturer’s website and searching for the most recent drivers for their sound card and varying Windows 10.

2. Automatic Driver Update-:

If in any case the user does not have the time, patience or Computer skill to update their drivers then they can do it automatically with the help of “Driver Easy”. Driver Easy will automatically recognize the system and finds the correct Audio drivers for the sound card and variant Windows 10.

3. Disable all Sound Effects-:

The user will need to follow the following steps to disable sound the sound effects -:

  1. Right click on the speaker icon at the bottom right corner of the desktop and select “playback devices”.
  2. In the playback tab the user needs to highlight Speakers items and click on properties.
  3. The user should go to the enhancements tab and tick the check box next to “Disable Sound Effects ” and then click on OK.

These are some discussed solutions to the above problem. This not just helps saves a heavy clasp over CPU but also relieves the user of such ill effects.


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