I just have not been bothered to yet do a full clean install of W10C. I'm using a spare WD 2TB green SATA HDD with W10A from Jan 17. First boot of OS was not problematic, pretty normal/quick, my OS setup usually is 'bloat free'. This install was cleanly done on i5 4690K / M7R. I ran DDU to remove AMD GPU drivers, installed AMD chipset driver from AMD site and GeForce driver from nVidia, that is all.
I don't have speakers, usually just connect headphones to the Asus MG279Q socket for sound, so I use GPU audio. I have no issues to report on sound quality. I have not had a nVidia GPU for ~10yrs, the driver is default settings upon install.
I have the Dark Base 900 case audio plugged into mobo. I plugged headphones to case socket for ease to test now. No issues in Heaven, Valley or SuperPosition when benching, even when I quit Heaven/Valley and the credits screen can produce coil whine on GPUs I had no audio interference. GPU is not OC'd by me, but as under water nVidia boost 3.0 seems to be taking it to 1962MHz in Heaven/Valley/SuperPosition, see attached HML logs.
GTX_1080_Sea_Hawk_EK_X.zip 29k .zip file
I have installed no Asus SW so far (like usual
), HPET is off by default in OS. My CPU is stock, I'm using 3333MHz Fast on 2x 8GB. This has passed ~2hrs Y-Cruncher stress testing besides other tests I regard as lower level of stability testing.
Latency Monitor seems AOK on current setup / OS.