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If I plug my headphones into the rear IO, as opposed to the front panel, I know I lose the benefit of the Sonic SenseAMP but does that also mean it doesn't use the RC4580 2Vrms Headphone Amp? Without the Sonic SenseAMP, will I not be able to drive high impedance headphones? What can the rear IO drive in terms of impedance?
My board is a Maximus VIII Hero.

I'm getting noise from my front panel audio that I can't seem to isolate.

I contacted ASUS support by phone but the man I spoke with didn't know a thing other than the Sonic SenseAMP only works in front panel.

@Raja@ASUS help?

1) Headsets rated over 150 ohms in impedance may sound quiet when plugged into the rear panel. The headphones will still work, just depends how sensitive they are, and your subjective requirements for gain. You can always try the headset in the rear and see if there is enough volume for you. If not, then you'll have to stick with the front panel.

2) Might be the cable, some are not shielded very well. Can't help you with that.

3) Yes, the headphone buffer and Sabre DAC is only connected to the FP output.
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1) Headsets rated over 150 ohms in impedance may sound quiet when plugged into the rear panel. The headphones will still work, just depends how sensitive they are, and your subjective requirements for gain. You can always try the headset in the rear and see if there is enough volume for you. If not, then you'll have to stick with the front panel.

2) Might be the cable, some are not shielded very well. Can't help you with that.

3) Yes, the headphone buffer and Sabre DAC is only connected to the FP output.

Thank you for your reply @Raja@ASUS !

So just a couple more questions if you don't mind, so I can understand this right.

1) Assuming I have a high enough volume using the rear IO, am I losing any potential quality by not using the front panel?

2) I was under the assumption that the ESS ES9023P Saber DAC was rear & front panel. Are you certain it's front panel only? What then does the rear IO use as a DAC, and would it produce lower quality sound?

Look forward to hearing back. Been trying to solve this for a while.
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Of course I am confused. This is the first time I came across something like this. Why cant I just overclock with the Turbo mode disabled? I dont get why I need ACE and Turbo mode enabled. It should be bclk*multi=CPU speed... Not bclk*multi+turbo=CPU speed.

because if you select a turbo multi with turbo disabled it won;t work! ACE has NOTHING to do with it. Enable Turbo and disable EIST if you want the rig to run at 4.5 at all times.. If you want it to down clock enable EIST. Make sure you have ERP disabled and boot performance at max turbo multi.
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Thank you for your reply @Raja@ASUS !

So just a couple more questions if you don't mind, so I can understand this right.

1) Assuming I have a high enough volume using the rear IO, am I losing any potential quality by not using the front panel?

2) I was under the assumption that the ESS ES9023P Saber DAC was rear & front panel. Are you certain it's front panel only? What then does the rear IO use as a DAC, and would it produce lower quality sound?

Look forward to hearing back. Been trying to solve this for a while.


1) If you have the board, why don't you try it and listen for yourself? Audio is largely subjective. Takes nothing more than a few minutes to check.

2) Sabre DAC is FP only. The rear uses the codec's built-in output..

-Raja
Edited by Raja@ASUS - 8/10/16 at 3:14am
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because if you select a turbo multi with turbo disabled it won;t work! ACE has NOTHING to do with it. Enable Turbo and disable EIST if you want the rig to run at 4.5 at all times.. If you want it to down clock enable EIST. Make sure you have ERP disabled and boot performance at max turbo multi.

Okay I know that I need to enable it. Else it wont work. But why did Asus decide to do that? I mean whats wrong with disabling the Turbo mode and just overclocking with the multiplier like 99% of the boards out there?
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Okay I know that I need to enable it. Else it wont work. But why did Asus decide to do that? I mean whats wrong with disabling the Turbo mode and just overclocking with the multiplier like 99% of the boards out there?
Yeah, you are confused. But why fight a battle you cannot win. tongue.gif
any board (asus, asrock any one) running a haswell (z170) uses intel turbo boost - actually this goes back to z87 and sandy - it is part of the CPU architecture, not a MOBO thing. If you want to run non-turbo multi raise the BCLK to 150 or 200 (I run 200on my 6700K regularly). Then the multiplier will not be a turbo multiplier and you can be happy.
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Yeah, you are confused. But why fight a battle you cannot win. tongue.gif
any board (asus, asrock any one) running a haswell (z170) uses intel turbo boost - actually this goes back to z87 and sandy - it is part of the CPU architecture, not a MOBO thing. If you want to run non-turbo multi raise the BCLK to 150 or 200 (I run 200on my 6700K regularly). Then the multiplier will not be a turbo multiplier and you can be happy.
QED.

This is what I wanted to know. Thanks.
I had a 4770k and a 4790k on a Z97 SOC Force but I didn't have to have the Turbo enabled. At least I think I didn't. It would report my CPU speed as 4,8 GHz if I set my multiplier to 48 so I think it wasn't necessary to have Turbo enabled..
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Hi @Raja@ASUS do you know when the Z170-WS will be getting another bios update since the last one came out 3/30. Also the WS hasn't received any new driver updates for the Windows 10 anniversary update.
Edited by EliteGhost - 8/9/16 at 4:10pm
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Noticed here recently we have some new Intel chipset "drivers" available. v10.1.1.27 available on the product support pages if you care to install it.
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My chassis fans max RPM is 3000RPM but I would like to run them at max 1800RPM which is 65% of fan speed after 60C to 100C but as you can see in the screenshots, after 60C the fans RPM increases so is it possible to set max RPM in Q-Fan?

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