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Originally Posted by Paul17041993 View Post

They likely only do the third round of testing for cards that were returned and repaired if they are found defective.

Alternatively it's an additional country-specific set of tests that they don't bother with for america or whatnot.



Or it could be the jack defects that they all fail at... :I

All the pictures of these cards on the internet only have 2 check marks or 2 circular QA sticker.

I think that should tell you something...
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What bothers me, is that when I create a new profile, the master volume level is not saved, same thing with the settings Speaker/Headphone.

I have to change the settings manually, when I switch from speakers to headphones and vice versa...

I'm using the last driver (Soundblaster Z)...
post #4383 of 5677
jazh23 : Use SBZ Switcher.
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Bought a Zx about a year ago. I use a 5.1 speaker setup. Any tips for low latency with these drivers?
     
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SB-Z has low dpc latency by default.

How are you measuring the dpc latecny?
     
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How are you measuring the dpc latecny?

"LatencyMon".
The driver of my X-Fi was always causing the highest DPC-latency reading in this program, and the SB-Z driver doesn't even show up there(only windows own HDAudBus.sys).
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How are you measuring the dpc latecny?

I use latency mon to measure latency since dpclat has issues with windows 8.1 and up that gives wrong values.
Here's the link to their website : http://www.resplendence.com/latencymon_whatsnew

Direct Download Link:http://www.resplendence.com/download/LatencyMon.exe
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Could it be because the sound is processed by an onboard processor rather than the CPU?
     
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Bought a Zx about a year ago. I use a 5.1 speaker setup. Any tips for low latency with these drivers?

Mine is never more than 100ms, if I'm reading LatencyMon correctly.

If anything, the nVidia drivers and the MS USB Storage thingy are the highest.

With Windows 7 and 8(.1), I would screw around with HPET on or off, changing devices into Line-based or Signaled-based interrupts, etc.; and there were latency issues with nVidia drivers, Storage controllers, and something else.

With Win10, I just make sure HPET is on in my BIOS and just leave everything default from when Windows 10 was installed.

I even stopped using registry cleaners and crap.

No issues at all on Windows 10.

Now, what I could pin down as causing serious latency issues on my old OS installs was the Asus mobo monitoring program. As soon as I installed it, huge issues. When I uninstalled it, still huge issues. I had to roll back to a previous Windows restore point to correct it.

AVOID your motherboard company's monitoring software. If you have it installed, and try to roll back to a restore point from before it was installed.
Edited by umeng2002 - 6/2/16 at 8:37pm
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I "upgraded" (not a clean install) from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 like a few days after it was released to the public.. I use Ccleaner on a regular basis. Except for the issue with my USB 3.0 ports not allowing USB 2.0 devices to start up with my PC properly I have never had an issue with windows 10. I have actually had nothing but a great experience with windows 10.
My Zx card OTH is another story. I have had several issues with this card (actually the drivers) in the past two years since I have had it. But when it works it works great.

I may take a look at this LatencyMon just to see....
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