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Originally Posted by darkarn View Post
 

 

You might want to post your computer's specs; might help in narrowing down the causes for such latency issues

Here are some portions that I pulled from CPU-ID. Pasting the whole .txt file here would be a mess...

 

Processor 1            ID = 0
    Number of cores        4 (max 8)
    Number of threads    8 (max 16)
    Name            Intel Core i7 920
    Codename        Bloomfield
    Specification        Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         920  @ 2.67GHz
    Package (platform ID)    Socket 1366 LGA (0x1)
    CPUID            6.A.5
    Extended CPUID        6.1A
    Core Stepping        D0
    Technology        45 nm
    TDP Limit        130 Watts
    Core Speed        3498.0 MHz
    Multiplier x FSB    21.0 x 166.6 MHz
    Rated Bus speed        2998.3 MHz
    Stock frequency        2666 MHz
    Instructions sets    MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, EM64T, VT-x
    L1 Data cache        4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L1 Instruction cache    4 x 32 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L2 cache        4 x 256 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L3 cache        8 MBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    FID/VID Control        yes
    # of P-States        0
 
DMI
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
DMI BIOS        
    vendor            Phoenix Technologies, LTD
    version            6.00 PG
    date            08/25/2011
DMI Baseboard        
    vendor            EVGA 
    model            132-BL-E758
    revision        Tylersburg
    serial            unknown
 
DMI System Enclosure        
    manufacturer        OEM
    chassis type        Desktop
    chassis serial        unknown
 
DMI Processor        
    manufacturer        Intel
    model            Intel(R) Core(TM) i7
    clock speed        3320.0 MHz
    FSB speed        166.0 MHz
    multiplier        20.0x
 
Chipset
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Northbridge            Intel X58 rev. 13
Southbridge            Intel 82801JR (ICH10R) rev. 00
Graphic Interface        PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width        x16
PCI-E Max Link Width        x16
Memory Type            DDR3
Memory Size            6144 MBytes
Channels            Triple
Memory Frequency        666.3 MHz (2:8)
CAS# latency (CL)        9.0
RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD)    9
RAS# Precharge (tRP)        9
Cycle Time (tRAS)        24
Row Refresh Cycle Time (tRFC)    74
Command Rate (CR)        1T
Uncore Frequency        2665.2 MHz
 
Memory SPD
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
DIMM #                1
    SMBus address        0x50
    Memory type        DDR3
    Module format        UDIMM
    Manufacturer (ID)    Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000)
    Size            2048 MBytes
    Max bandwidth        PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
    Part number        CM3X2G1333C9      
    Number of banks        8
    Nominal Voltage        1.50 Volts
    EPP            no
    XMP            no
JEDEC timings table        CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
    JEDEC #1        6.0-6-6-16-23 @ 444 MHz
    JEDEC #2        7.0-7-7-19-27 @ 518 MHz
    JEDEC #3        8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 592 MHz
    JEDEC #4        9.0-9-9-24-34 @ 666 MHz
 
DIMM #                2
    SMBus address        0x52
    Memory type        DDR3
    Module format        UDIMM
    Manufacturer (ID)    Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000)
    Size            2048 MBytes
    Max bandwidth        PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
    Part number        CM3X2G1333C9      
    Number of banks        8
    Nominal Voltage        1.50 Volts
    EPP            no
    XMP            no
JEDEC timings table        CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
    JEDEC #1        6.0-6-6-16-23 @ 444 MHz
    JEDEC #2        7.0-7-7-19-27 @ 518 MHz
    JEDEC #3        8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 592 MHz
    JEDEC #4        9.0-9-9-24-34 @ 666 MHz
 
DIMM #                3
    SMBus address        0x54
    Memory type        DDR3
    Module format        UDIMM
    Manufacturer (ID)    Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000)
    Size            2048 MBytes
    Max bandwidth        PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
    Part number        CM3X2G1333C9      
    Number of banks        8
    Nominal Voltage        1.50 Volts
    EPP            no
    XMP            no
JEDEC timings table        CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
    JEDEC #1        6.0-6-6-16-23 @ 444 MHz
    JEDEC #2        7.0-7-7-19-27 @ 518 MHz
    JEDEC #3        8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 592 MHz
    JEDEC #4        9.0-9-9-24-34 @ 666 MHz
 
Display Adapters
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Display adapter 0    
    Name            Radeon HD 6870
    Codename        Barts
    Technology        40 nm
    Memory size        1024 MB
    Memory type        GDDR5
    GPU ref clock        27000
    PCI device        bus 3 (0x3), device 0 (0x0), function 0 (0x0)
    Vendor ID        0x1002 (0x174B)
    Model ID        0x6738 (0xE177)
    Performance Level    0

 

These are my hard drives:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004E9SGPY/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Technology-Vertex-2-5-Inch-VTX3-25SAT3-120G-20/dp/B00BHSWF5W

 

They're both running on this since my motherboard doesn't support SATAIII on its own:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005B0A6ZS

 

I don't know if that's an issue. My motherboard and RAM are overclocked. I don't get any issues with LatencyMon until I start playing music, though. Anyway, I gotta sleep now.


Edited by Unfie - 11/29/13 at 5:57am
post #6827 of 17128

Is the X3 connected to one of the rear USB ports using the original Fiio USB cable?

I don't know how much RAM you have, but you could try to disable the pagefile (swapfile).

I would also look, if you have the latest chipset and USB drivers.

Disabling the CPU power management could also help, but it would raise power consumption significantly.

 

Edit:

 

Latest firmware on the SSD?

Try to connect the HDD on a mobo controller.


Edited by HWTest - 11/29/13 at 6:03am
post #6828 of 17128
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkarn View Post
 

 

You might want to post your computer's specs; might help in narrowing down the causes for such latency issues

 

I second that. BTW, how old/recent are the drivers for the USB chipset? I´ve noticed that you use the Microsoft-provided drivers, they may either be for the hubs (which would be ok) or for the USB chipset (which might be bad).

 

Is the HPET on the mainboard activated? I´ve written this before here in this thread... some tweaking sites suggest to switch it off so that the PC might be faster at gaming. However, on more recent PCs it´s actually helpful for every multimedia. However, switching it off or on might make your overclock instable.

 

Have you updated the chipset drivers for the x58 chipset? In case you don´t, here they are: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Software+Products&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Chipset+Software+Installation+Utility


Edited by Marlene - 11/29/13 at 6:03am
post #6829 of 17128
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unfie View Post

 

These are my hard drives:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004E9SGPY/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Technology-Vertex-2-5-Inch-VTX3-25SAT3-120G-20/dp/B00BHSWF5W

 

They're both running on this since my motherboard doesn't support SATAIII on its own:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005B0A6ZS

 

I don't know if that's an issue. My motherboard and RAM are overclocked. I don't get any issues with LatencyMon until I start playing music, though. Anyway, I gotta sleep now.

 

Hmmm... What's the exact model of your motherboard? Also, are there anything else on the computer? (e.g. CD drives, sound cards e.t.c)

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by HWTest View Post
 

Is the X3 connected to one of the rear USB ports using the original Fiio USB cable?

I don't know how much RAM you have, but you could try to disable the pagefile (swapfile).

I would also look, if you have the latest chipset and USB drivers.

Disabling the CPU power management could also help, but it would raise power consumption significantly.

 

Edit:

 

Latest firmware on the SSD?

Try to connect the HDD on a mobo controller.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marlene View Post
 

 

I second that. BTW, how old/recent are the drivers for the USB chipset? I´ve noticed that you use the Microsoft-provided drivers, they may either be for the hubs (which would be ok) or for the USB chipset (which might be bad).

 

Is the HPET on the mainboard activated? I´ve written this before here in this thread... some tweaking sites suggest to switch it off so that the PC might be faster at gaming. However, on more recent PCs it´s actually helpful for every multimedia. However, switching it off or on might make your overclock instable.

 

Have you updated the chipset drivers for the x58 chipset? In case you don´t, here they are: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Software+Products&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Chipset+Software+Installation+Utility

 

Seconding these too. To add on, why not put one or two music files onto the SSD, unplug the HDD and then try from there?

post #6830 of 17128

For HPET issues, I recommend reading this: http://www.ghacks.net/2013/04/18/try-changing-hpet-settings-to-improve-your-pcs-performance/

 

Using that information, I´ve found that my Windows 7 wasn´t using the HPET despite the device driver being installed (under system drivers). My system used the CPU clock derived timing setting instead of the one provided by the dedicated IC. Two programs are mentioned in that article I´d highly recommend.

 

The DPC latency checker now tells me that my latency has dropped by 50%. Lovely result. Will test some audio.

post #6831 of 17128
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marlene View Post
 

For HPET issues, I recommend reading this: http://www.ghacks.net/2013/04/18/try-changing-hpet-settings-to-improve-your-pcs-performance/

 

Using that information, I´ve found that my Windows 7 wasn´t using the HPET despite the device driver being installed (under system drivers). My system used the CPU clock derived timing setting instead of the one provided by the dedicated IC. Two programs are mentioned in that article I´d highly recommend.

 

The DPC latency checker now tells me that my latency has dropped by 50%. Lovely result. Will test some audio.

Dang, my computer does not allow me to turn that on :(

post #6832 of 17128

Try to downclock to default speed.

post #6833 of 17128
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Originally Posted by HWTest View Post
 

Try to downclock to default speed.

My laptop BIOS does not even mention anything about HPET... But seeing how everything is fine and dandy here, I guess I should'nt bother with it

post #6834 of 17128

How do you get the X3 to recognize high resolution audio in DAC mode? When I play an 88khz track it still shows its in 44khz mode.

post #6835 of 17128
I'm just cross-posting my questions to this thread as well, I've recently bought v-moda m100 (Or rather ordered) and I'm thinking about getting a new mobile setup, how would the x3 pair with them? Anything I should be aware of about the player? What's the best deal available? Is there any other setup that would offer a better deal? Tips of battery pack to go with the player (I read that the current battery time is short, which could be an issue...)
post #6836 of 17128
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Originally Posted by darkarn View Post
 

My laptop BIOS does not even mention anything about HPET... But seeing how everything is fine and dandy here, I guess I should'nt bother with it

 

Yes. If it works, simply forget about it. I meant this only for people with general latency issues. If you don´t have any, ignore it :)

post #6837 of 17128
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Originally Posted by chrismckay View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by good sound View Post
 

I had a little trouble with this firmware update as well, no trouble with any of the previous ones, but i finally got it. Make sure that the only thing on the card from the download is the firmware update file only, plus whatever music files are already on there because yes, you can have music files on the card and still do a firmware update. What I'm talking about is the other things that come on the firmware download like the USB DAC stuff. I think there are five different things in total in the zip file. Unzip the file and transfer only the firmware upgrade to your card which should be the last of the five things on the list.That should work.

Thank you very much, this worked perfectly first time....

You are quite welcome. Several members have helped me out in the past and it's just nice to know that i can pay it forward a little bit. I mean that's what a community is supposed to be about, isn't it?

post #6838 of 17128
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkarn View Post
 

 

Hmmm... What's the exact model of your motherboard? Also, are there anything else on the computer? (e.g. CD drives, sound cards e.t.c)

 

 

 

 

Seconding these too. To add on, why not put one or two music files onto the SSD, unplug the HDD and then try from there?

 

My motherboard is EVGA 132-BL-E758. I have a CD drive and 1 other HDD on it.

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marlene View Post
 

For HPET issues, I recommend reading this: http://www.ghacks.net/2013/04/18/try-changing-hpet-settings-to-improve-your-pcs-performance/

 

Using that information, I´ve found that my Windows 7 wasn´t using the HPET despite the device driver being installed (under system drivers). My system used the CPU clock derived timing setting instead of the one provided by the dedicated IC. Two programs are mentioned in that article I´d highly recommend.

 

The DPC latency checker now tells me that my latency has dropped by 50%. Lovely result. Will test some audio.

 

My HPET was already enabled. It was set to 32-bit so I changed it to 64-bit, but it didn't help. Neither did disabling it. All of the driver information on the USB section shows them dated at 6/21/2006. I don't know how/where I'd update them. Windows Update isn't doing anything, and I already have the latest chipset drivers. I guess I have to resort to disconnecting drivers now...

post #6839 of 17128
Quote:

My HPET was already enabled. It was set to 32-bit so I changed it to 64-bit, but it didn't help. Neither did disabling it. All of the driver information on the USB section shows them dated at 6/21/2006. I don't know how/where I'd update them. Windows Update isn't doing anything, and I already have the latest chipset drivers. I guess I have to resort to disconnecting drivers now...

 

I´ve written you a PM.

post #6840 of 17128

I don't use the Categories, because they have nothing in them ("Playback Failed | File Not Found") -- how does one get them populated? (I play only apple lossless m4a files.)

And how do you add albums to Favorites, or does that work only with individual songs?

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