Do you want to know more about Nahimic Service that is running in the background and took over some of system resources?
In this short article, we will show you what Nahimic, Nahimic Service is and a couple of ways to disable or uninstall it.
Nahimic is the name of an audio software made by A-Volute - a France-based company specialized in gaming audio solutions.
Similar to what Realtek and Conexant software did, Nahimic allows users to make all sorts of audio enhancements and adjustments via a single control panel application. It promises advanced audio features such as virtual surround sound mixing, bass boosting, voice clarity filter, volume stabilizer, etc.
Nahimic has been integrated to most, if not all flagship Gigabyte, MSI, Dell and Lenovo gaming motherboards and laptops in the past few years.
What is Nahimic Service
Nahimic Service is the daemon service that runs in the background and function Nahimic Audio Software features. It includes NahimicSvc64.exe, NahimicSvc32.exe and its DLL files which contains internal properties.
From what I've read in MSI website : "Nahimic audio software offers an incredible high definition sound technology which boosts the audio and voice performance of your gaming computer.".
Is Nahimic Service a virus?
No, Nahimic Service is not a virus by any definition. Although it sometimes cause problems, but the software is legitimate and provides legitimate functions.
If you uninstall Nahimic, several problems may arise.
- Sound quality may noticeably decline.
- The volume you experience may not be as loud as with the driver installed.
- The speakers may begin buzzing or vibrating at when listening at higher volumes.
- It is possible to damage the speakers when listening at a high volume.
- You will lose all the additional features included with the Nahimic application. (EQ, Surround Sound, Bass boost, Treble boost…).
I never installed the Nahimic audio driver why it is running?
The Nahimic audio driver comes preinstalled on many PCs, Motherboards and Headset/Headphones by various manufacturers, include MSI, Lenovo, Dell, Alienware, Gigabyte, Huawei, Honor, Machenike, Thunderobot, AsRock.
Disable Nahimic Service to fix high CPU and RAM problem
Basically Nahimic Service is just an audio enhancement software on top of your system audio driver (mostly Realtek), so uninstalling Nahimic should not cause any problem.
But for compatibility reasons with other system drivers and software from your motherboard or laptop manufacturer, you should just disable it.
If you didn't know how to do disable Nahimic, follow the steps below
- Press Windows + R to open Run dialog, type "services.msc" and press Enter.
- Look for "Nahimic service" or anything related to "Nahimic". You can press "n" to quickly jump to the list.
- Right-click it and select Properties.
- In the Nahimic Service Properties window, select Disabled in Startup type.
Disable Nahimic along with Nahimic Service
If you really really want to uninstall it, you can follow the steps below. You won't find it in the usual Programs and Features under any Nahimic or A-Volute name because it was installed from Windows Store.
- Download Driver Store Explorer from https://github.com/lostindark/DriverStoreExplorer/releases/latest. Driver Store Explorer is a piece of software that streamlines the way we install/uninstall drivers grabbed from Windows driver store and third-party driver packages installed on the system.
- Open up Driver Store Explorer and find all drivers which
.infstarts with a-volute, avolute, dts, hdx and check all their boxes.
- Check the "Force Deletion" box, then "Delete Driver" button to forcefully delete all of the corresponding drivers.
- Download A-Volute SS3 Cleanup Tool from https://mega.nz/file/IUVBjK4L#7SA60S3fbKgTMMm8057FCDR8Ayvt3nILp6Jy1zvxJ_o and run A-Volute_SS3_Cleanup.exe as Administrator to automatically clean all residue files. The tool is originated from [DRIVERS] REALTEK AUDIO (MB | INTEL 2XX/3XX/4XX/5XX & AMD 3XX/4XX/5XX) Asus ROG support forum thread.