That's bcschmerker4® to you!
- Mar 30, 2012
The problem is a hardware incompatibility of the C-Media® CMI8788 with the Vista audio stack; C-Media released a new driver 184.108.40.2065 (which MaxedTech® used for the UNi™ XONAR® Audio Software Release 1.92) for Microsoft® Windows® 10.0.14393.893 and up and it still gets the random 6 kHz scream, a problem that ASUSTeK engineers still haven't managed to reproduce (and they've been trying since 2007).Damn got an STX the other day and just had my first experience with the ring of death. Was wearing headphones and the volume suddenly went max and very distorted sound and high pitch squeal. I was using front headphone input but I tried the rear headphone and the noise was there too. Its constant and had to restart the PC to get rid of it =/ When it happened I was only listening to music using foobar. Am feeling uneasy now, it was late at night at bed time
I've used my own STX in ubuntu® 16.04.2-LTS for the past year with no issues; the Advanced LinUX Sound Architecture Project has a basic audio stack that's as hardware-friendly as the NT audio stack used in Windows NT through 5.2 XP. I haven't a repeat of the 6 kXz scream issue with a Creative Laboratories® SB1550 that has taken the STX' place in my ASUS® CM1630-06 (which runs Windows 10.0.15063.413 as of 17 June 2017).