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  Audigy2, HT and stuttering 
 
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Sander Sassen Nov 18, 2002, 11:34am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Here's my problem, both the Audigy and Audigy2 card that we're using in our labs have stuttering problems. Whenever booting into Windows XP with Hyper-Threading enabled the welcome chime just stutters, the same happens when playing games. This is with the following config:

- Pentium 4 3.06GHz HT
- Asus P4T533-C v1008 BIOS
- 2 x 256MB PC1066 RDRAM
- ATi Radeon 9700 Pro
- Audigy or Audigy2
- Promise Fasttrak TX2000
- 2 x WD800JB in RAID0
- Windows XP Pro SP1
- Latest drivers for everything

I tried various options to determine a cause but sofar have only been able to determine that when HT is enabled it stutters and without HT it doesn't. Removing devices or moving cards around in different slots didn't help either, nor did dropping back to an older driver.

If anybody has any bright ideas I'd be happy to hear them.

Kind regards,


Sander Sassen
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? ? Nov 20, 2002, 08:02pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Audigy2, HT and stuttering
Well, it might just be the chipset. Could you try with an i845GE/PE board?

Seunghoon Lee Nov 21, 2002, 06:47am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I think that the problem is between Promise and Audigy. Raid Controllers has very low maximum latency. This means that they have high priority over others when grants pci bus.
I suggest you using integrated ide-controller.

I think... The driver of Promise works more efficiently, because HT is enabled.

I'm sorry. My English is bad. I can't explain in detail.

Eraz or Nov 21, 2002, 06:59am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Audigy2, HT and stuttering
woops....ignore the message above =)

Anyways...

Creative drivers are known for their bad incompatability with SMP(Symmetric Multiprocessor).
The SBlive drivers were the worst...and audigy drivers still arent very good with SMP.

For the software, HT is basicly is the same as SMP, so that might explain your problems. it could well be the creative drivers!




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