Look at the latency....you'll find the exact same results everywhere.
I'm just arguing with the whole "i drove a car once and it sucked so all cars must suck" philosophy here.
I find it hard to believe that Intel can't provide decent sound drivers for their D945GCLF2 or D510MO, or that Jetway can't provide decent sound drivers for their JNC62K. I've experienced FLAC stutter with all three mobos under windows 7. Under XP and Ubuntu it works fine. Why would I fight with an OS or continue to replace hardware until I found something that worked?
Justin you have to realize something here. I'm a tech, this is what I do for a living. I've done it for a long time and I'm very good at it. I don't just try things once and say, "aww ****, didn't work, windows 7 must suck". I've tried many different machines, motherboards, soundcards, codecs, media players, and have always experienced sound issues under win7. You're right, it does seem stupid to blame the OS, but at this point it's either the OS or Realtek, Creative, nVidia, C-Media, etc all suck at writing decent drivers for win7. All this same hardware works fine under XP and ubuntu. XP just suffers from quality loss, so linux is the way to go for me. It seems stupid to me that you'd think I would only try it once and not troubleshoot.
When i installed 7 in my ride a few months back the very first thing i noticed was a difference in audio quality. Thats with a DG45FC, which i believe uses the exact same drivers as the D945GCLF. Of course i had to go into the audio manager settings and turn off all the default sound virtualization crap, but i LOVE the sound of my audio in the RSX now.
Matt... how did i not know you were running OSDash? I need to figure out how i can implement OSDash into my VehicleMaintenance applications. I basically just need to house a database which my applications can send and receive data to.
I think what ioi8 was trying to say (but was perhaps too drunk to say it), using 2 Gigs has more latency than 1 Gig *if*, you have a single channel memory controller *and* you have 2x1Gig configuration *and* the OS or the app is using memory allocation from both sticks.
One stick shouldn't matter if it's 1Gig or 4Gigs. I should have spoke up to clarify this during the podcast but I was hypnotized by matt's explanation...
hibernate on linux is very much helped by a faster cpu because the hibernate image is compressed. However, I don't think this is what Tidder had in mind as I believe he was referring to windows xp. I/O is probably the main factor in resume times IMHO.