FIX: Audiodg.exe Causing High CPU Usage Error

Does your computer slow down upon playing music? When you start a program PlaySound to play the music on your computer, you finally notice that your PC slows down. This occurs due to the memory leak in the Audiodg.exe process. When the play sound function is used the memory leak takes about several hundreds of bytes every time they are called. This error was first observed in Windows Vista and then later carried on to Windows 7, followed by Windows Server 2008. Here is the tutorial how to fix the issue.

Audiodg.exe causing high cpu usage

If you are running performance monitor software on your PC, the very moment you play the music or movie, you can find that the movie began to slow down. You can view the audiodg.exe process in the taskbar which consumes 30 to 40 % of the CPU which actually causes the problem.

audiodg.exe process

As the CPU usage increases it simultaneously slows down the computer performance. The proper way to fix the issue is described below.

To get rid of the Audiodg.exe you need to disable the Audio Effects

Disable the Audio Effects

To disable the audio enhancements, follow the steps given below

  • Navigate to the speaker icon on the right corner screen in the windows taskbar
  • Right click on the speaker icon and select the Playback Devices from the menu

Speaker Playback devices

  • Double click the device which has green check mark. This will open the properties windows for that device

sound playback devices windows

  • Now navigate to the top to Enhancement tab

Enhancements Speakers Properties

  • Next, click on Disable all enhancements check box
  • Finally, Click on the OK button to save all your settings.

Upon completion of the above mentioned steps, you will find that all your music and movies play without any issues.

High CPU usage can cause a large damage to the Internal RAM and other hardware in your computer. If the problem isn’t fixed by following the above method, then you need to contact a hardware person to fix the issue or contact the Microsoft Help.


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