Computer: Computer Type ACPI x64-based PC Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate OS Service Pack Service Pack 1 Internet Explorer 9.11.9600.17501 DirectX DirectX 10.1 Computer Name WINCTRL-5K9TOSA User Name mono Logon Domain WINCTRL-5K9TOSA Date / Time 2015-10-20 / 16:25 Motherboard: CPU Type QuadCore AMD Phenom X4 Black Edition 9950, 1300 MHz (6.5 x 200) Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P rev. F6 Motherboard Chipset AMD 790X, AMD K10 System Memory 8192 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM) DIMM1: OCZ OCZ2F8002G 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (6-6-6-18 @ 400 MHz) (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) DIMM2: OCZ OCZ2F8002G 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (6-6-6-18 @ 400 MHz) (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) DIMM3: OCZ OCZ2F8002G 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (6-6-6-18 @ 400 MHz) (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) DIMM4: OCZ OCZ2F8002G 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (6-6-6-18 @ 400 MHz) (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) BIOS Type Award Modular (08/05/09) Communication Port Communications Port (COM1) Display: Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 (896 MB) Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 (896 MB) 3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 Monitor Acer H213H [21.5" LCD] (LF80D0028500) Multimedia: Audio Adapter Realtek ALC889A @ ATI SB700 - High Definition Audio Controller
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Did you try increase buffer length in File->Preferences->Playback->Output ?
The default 1000 ms is the official recommendation. It is enough to prevent glitching unless the machine is heavily stressed with other tasks. The reason for short buffer is moderate memory usage and relatively quick reaction to DSP setting changes. With some outputs even volume adjustments can be delayed by the buffer.You can safely use longer buffer. And you should too if you get glitching.This output buffer setting doesn't cause gaps between tracks. If the tracks shouldn't have gap check that you haven't enabled the full file buffering setting in advanced preferences. That setting isn't recommended for any normal use. It delays the next track start for the duration it takes to load the file into memory. That can easily cause gaps and it shouldn't be necessary. Source media only needs to be able to read a few hundred kilobytes per second to provide glitchless playback. That is a tiny fraction of the speed any hard drive is able to achieve.
Well, my buffer is now set to 10000 ms, and I'm still getting glitching. When CPU utilization goes over 15%, it seems to start having issues. I've been watching Process Explorer while it's happening, and it seems that the 'System' process (which from my understanding, isn't really a process at all) is what has jumped to the top of the usage list when the glitching occurs. System will be using anywhere from 5% to 15% of the CPU process for just a brief moment, glitching occurs, then it's back down at the bottom of the list. (well, not the BOTTOM, per se, but off the list of active processes). System does show up at the top of the list with a usage percentage of 3 or less, sometimes, and no problems occur then. Only when the percentage is above 5% that the issues seem to happen. Now, of course, there's no telling if that's truly the culprit or not, I just figure it's worth mentioning because the common denominator is, when I hear a glitch, System is at the top of the usage chart.I even tried installing a proper sound card, thinking maybe my on-board sound processor might be screwy, but that didn't solve anything.It's got me wondering: could my processor be messed up or on the decline or something? or should I be thinking memory? I have Aida64 Extreme; would running some benchmarks show me if I had a faulty piece of hardware here?
A common cause of audio dropouts is a badly implemented device driver, especially network drivers. I had that very problem with the default drivers for my USB Wi-Fi stick. IIRC I found an update at the vendor's website, and that fixed the dropouts.I diagnosed that issue with LatencyMon. You can easily search for it.There's also DPC Latency Checker, but note that it doesn't work properly with Windows 8 or newer.
Heh. That's happened to me. Intermittent problems can be a real pain.
Quote from: DustMagnet on 06 December, 2015, 05:18:48 AMHeh. That's happened to me. Intermittent problems can be a real pain.Well, I'm making minor progress: The glitching and/or latency issues only seem to be occurring after my computer has been running for quite some time. I haven't been able to really pinpoint when exactly the problems start... it occurs after uptime of more than a few hours, but less than 24 hours. In the coming days I should be able to whittle that time differential down some more, with luck.
The default 1000 ms is the official recommendation. It is enough to prevent glitching unless the machine is heavily stressed with other tasks.