Originally Posted by imperialreign
The application recommended in that article? No. Can't say I've seen that program before . . . but, the use of adjusting PCI Latency to cure audio clipping? Yes, that's been a known fix since audio cards first moved from ISA slots to PCI back in '96. The problem wasn't too bad with most consumer level cards, and adjusting PCI latency as a fix practically fell to the way-side for a few years. Around 2004 when the X-Fi was released, though, it came back with a vegenance as the APUs are extremelly BUS heavy. It was even more of a problem depending on how many other devices you were using, what kind of motherboard you had, and what kind of video card you were using.
I'll look into that app - it might be worthy of recommendation for users with latency problems that have no means to adjust clock times via BIOS.
This app appears to work under XP, nosomuch Windows 7.
On my machine, I can affect how bad the clipping is by how many PCI-E video cards I have installed.
I run three 4850's typically, and I was using the default Windows 7 drivers with this X-Fi Fatality.
Once I realized I was not getting sound out of my surround speakers, I installed the Creative Auto-Updater to get the entire suite of software.
Since thing, everything
skips and clips and chops.
Nothing I do, short of removing two video cards, affects the clipping any.
I have forced my PCI latency to 32 and 248, and everything in between.
Not sure what else I could attempt, besides overclocking the PCI bus.