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Posted 08 October 2010 - 12:40 AM
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 04:45 AM
Posted 08 October 2010 - 09:02 AM
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 12:33 PM
Yes, The motherborad is an ASUS M3N HD-HDMI n-Force 750a SLI (funny thing though, CPUID reads it as 740a SLI). Anyway, I never had any problem
Is it an nForce motherboard? There have been many reported problems with the X-Fi on nForce boards, exacerbated by large amounts of memory.
Posted 08 October 2010 - 02:41 PM
Posted 08 October 2010 - 06:53 PM
Edited by Platypus, 09 October 2010 - 11:42 PM.
Posted 09 October 2010 - 11:37 PM
The problem was bus latency. I tried DPC Latency Checker and every time I clicked on the volume slider in the system tray, the bus latency peeked at over 1400 micro seconds almost every time.
I expect you'll find the onboard sound is OK, most people find that. The crackling/popping effect seems to come into play when something is changed that increases bus utilization - more memory, different video card...
There's a huge discussion about the problem here:
One thing you can try, to observe if bus latency is the cause, is DPC Latency Checker:
If it shows significantly higher latency with the larger memory complement, that would confirm the source.
I also second Eyesee's suggestion of using a different slot for the soundcard, if this is possible, to check for a reource conflict.
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