I regularly check my Task manager and I saw this process called ‘windows audio device graph isolation’ taking high percentage of my CPU
I had to test and test to know more about the windows audio device graph isolation and here are my findings.
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What is the windows audio device graph isolation:
The windows audio device graph isolation is a merged part of the Windows 10 and it’s responsible for handling digital signal processing and it also handles audio enhancement done automatically by Windows.
The windows audio device graph isolation is separated from the main Windows Audio service as it allows developers to add their own audio enhancement to a computer without having to replace the whole Windows audio service
How to Switch off windows audio device graph isolation’s Enhancement
Please note that this Doesn’t mean you are switching off windows Audio service, rather you are just killing the Enhancement.
Follow these steps
Right click on the Sound icon in the notification bar.
Click on Sounds
Select the Device you suspect is the problem, the list of devices are available under the Playback Tab
Click on Properties.
On the Enhancement tab, there are a lot of options there on what possible Enhancement can be done.
Click On Disable all Enhancement.
Check out if it solves your problem, if it doesn’t then you have to go back and reset that Disable all Enhancement and then try to narrow down the cause.
If this doesn’t Work, you have to Try another Device, maybe you Suspected the wrong device.
Can the windows audio device graph isolation be Disabled?
It’s impossible to disable windows audio device graph isolation without disabling the Audio service it self but if you buy in to disabling your Audio service, you can’t hear anything cool music any more from your PC as your computer will be completely Muted
If you try to do this temporarily, Windows will send you a message telling you to open The Audio troubleshooter.
The Audio trouble shooter won’t solve your problem offixing your windows audio device graph isolation issue especially when you have tried to disable all Enhancement.