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Waves MaxxAudio Service Application High CPU Usage

Sunday, December 31st, 2017 | Gadgets, Insights, Tech-savvy | No Comments

Sharing is caring. I hope Google will help people who also have trouble with high CPU usage on a Dell system with Waves MaxxAudio find this little piece of information.

I had a strange problem with OBS (or so I thought) consuming high CPU. Every time I launched OBS the CPU would jump to like 30% instantly. The task manager revealed that not OBS but Waves MaxxAudio Service Application consumed like 30% CPU every time I launched a freshly installed OBS on a freshly installed Windows 10 an a Dell Latitude 7280 (just dropping a few keyword here again for SEO 😛 ).

Trying to find a solution for this strange behaviour I found dozens of people that had the same problem but I could not find a solution.

So I tried to fiddle with the Waves MaxxAudio Settings and alas I found a solution (that worked for me)! Simply open Waves MaxxAudio Pro, click on “Advanced” in the lower middle section of the UI and disable the VoIP “enhancement” – CPU usage drops instantly.

Dear Dell, dear Waves MaxxAudio, why are you packing your drivers with shitloads of features instead of just releasing a working piece of software? 99.9% of your costumers only want a system that runs smoothly with a simple and easy driver, not a “fancy” UI with tons of features that foobar the system. Thanks. Just my POV.

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