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My Intel Q67 or Q77 Based System Suffers from Audio Skipping or Glitches, How Can I Fix This?

Article ID: 492
Last updated: 17 Jan, 2016
Article ID: 492
Last updated: 17 Jan, 2016
Revision: 5
Views: 1674
Posted: 27 Jul, 2015
by Andrew Sharrad
Updated: 17 Jan, 2016
by Andrew Sharrad

Problem

An Intel Q67 chipset or Intel Q77 chipset based system may experience the following issues randomly:

  • During audio or video playback, the video may stutter.
  • The audio may stutter, or you may hear audio squeaks or other glitches.
  • Additionally, ping times on the network may occasionally be higher than expected.

Cause

This issue is caused by the design of the Intel LAN driver and the way it interacts with the Q67 or Q77 chipset management engine. These issues can appear even if the management engine has not been configured, i.e. the management engine is "un-provisioned".

In the case of the Intel DQ77MK based system, the problems only affects the Intel 82579LM controller. Using the 82574L secondary LAN controller and leaving the 82579LM controller unplugged will work-around the issue, but this will prevent the use of AMT technologies such as VPRO remote control.

Note: The audio or video being played does not need to be being transferred over the network; the 82579LM adapter simply needs to be plugged into a network to cause the problems in the system.

Resolution

Ensure that you use the Intel Pro 1000 driver Release 19.1.

If you have an older driver already installed:

  • Download the newer driver package version 19.1.
  • Double click on the downloaded EXE file and follow the instructions to install the driver.
  • Reboot the system for the change to take effect.

If you have a newer driver already installed:

  • Download the newer driver package version 19.1.
  • Uninstall the Intel Pro 1000 driver package using Control Panel > Programs and Features.
  • Reboot.
  • Double click on the EXE file you downloaded and follow the instructions to install the driver.
  • Reboot the system again for the change to take effect.

The correct driver based on the 19.1 package has a version number of 12.10.28.0.

Download Links

Windows 7 driver package 19.1 - here

Windows 8.1 driver package 19.1 - here

Applies to:

  • Intel Q67 products such as:
    • BOAMOT-406 / BOAMOT-455 Intel DQ67SW
    • BOAMOT-412 Intel DQ67OW
    • BOAMOT-420 Intel DQ67EP
  • Intel Q77 products such as:
    • BOAMOT-436 / BOAMOT-448 / BOAMOT-453 / BOAMOT-465 / BOAMOT-468 Intel DQ77MK
    • BOAMOT-450 Intel DQ77CP
    • BOAMOT-451 Intel DQ77KB
    • BOAMOT-461 Asus P8Q77-M

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Article ID: 492
Last updated: 17 Jan, 2016
Revision: 5
Views: 1674
Posted: 27 Jul, 2015 by Andrew Sharrad
Updated: 17 Jan, 2016 by Andrew Sharrad
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