If you should take a tour through your window’s process and get to the task manager, you will happen to see something called windows audio device graph isolation. Wonder what it is. Because you will notice it as it most times goes up consuming much of your system resources. That would even attract your attention to raise an alarm of doubt whether it is a virus or not because it is just so exhausting your system resources. Thus, keep your cool as we bring you to terms with what windows audio device graph isolation is all about and how you can manage it.
What then is windows audio device graph isolation?
Windows audio device graph isolation is a part of a process that forms part of your windows operating system. This is a process running on your system which enables you to hear any audio tune in your computer
Hence, the windows audio device graph isolation as an official part of windows serves as the primary audio engine in windows and handles digital signal processing and the advanced audio enhancement effects provided by windows.
The window audio device graph isolation is different and separated from the known standard windows audio service, Hence, the word ‘isolation.’
Disable windows audio device graph isolation
Actually, you can disable it; however, the bad news is, it is going to disrupt your window’s audio device service. Technically, you can disable the windows audio device graph isolation because it is disturbing as it is eating heavily into your system’s CPU. However, it is a bad idea and so you are recommended to leave it alone. Why? Is that, the windows audio device graph isolation is an important process that works with your system audio service, which makes it audible, if you should disable it, then your system will go mute.
However, you may be able to fix its high CPU usage
Windows audio device isolation high CPU
Firstly, you need to confirm that the windows audio device isolation process is not a malware or virus masquerading as the process. To confirm that, you need to troubleshoot by making a full scan of your computer operating system. For this purpose, you may either use any of the third parties antivirus tool or the build in windows security to identify and deal with the virus.
After you confirm that the process is not a virus then you go and manage the audio service such as to disable all sound effects. Hopefully, that might help with the high CPU usage. How do you do that? Simply follow the instructions below
On the taskbar right-click on speaker icon by the right-hand corner; or rather, you can go through the control panel. Search control panel in your settings.
Then, select the option playback devices
Select speakers or headphones
Then, click on properties
In the next window, select enhancements
Then click or check the box next to Disable all sound effects and then, click ok
There, you should expect hopefully that the CPU usage level should be at a normal level.
Updating your system audio drivers would also help in the high CPU usage.
The simple way to update your system audio driver
Hold down Windows key and press R to launch the run application
On its type in ‘devmgmt.msc’ and click ok. That should open the device management
On the device management, click on the arrow beside ‘sound, video and game controllers’ to expand it to other options
Then, right-click on ‘audio driver’ then, select ‘update driver’
Click on the option, ‘search automatically for updated driver software’
Windows will find and update driver and automatically download and install it to your computer
You should then restart your computer to see if it is done.
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You can also find third-party app, which are updating tools to download and update your audio drivers.