mysterious popping and clicking through AM/Console but not directly to sound card.
Alright I got a bit of a weird issue that I havent been able to solve for a long while.
I am running an Asus Xonar D2x card using audiomulch, VAC, and ASIO for processing. I have been running the same setup for over a year now and everything works just as it should, but I still have pops and clicks in the audio that I can mimic every time. First starting the computer and starting audiomulch and winamp there are no clicks, but after 5-10 minutes they start and are very random, seems to be a bit random with the start time as well. The way I have fixed it is just to reset the audio in audiomluch, just hitting the "Enable audio" button off and on and no more clicks, but obviously that gets pretty annoying after a while.
I have tried just about everything I have seen others try when troubleshooting clicks and pops:
-Checking DPC latency check (never goes above 700 micro seconds)
-set audio/processing programs to high priority (even did real time)
-tried different buffer settings through audiomulch/ASIO/winamp
-tried other output plugins through winamp (ASIO, Kernal Streaming, directsound)
-made sure windows power settings were on high performance and processor was always set to 100%
- checked BIOS as well to make sure it was limiting anything
- tried different audio players.
- Have taken it out of the car and tested it with a different power supply
- tested it on home audio system
- Have even changed motherboards from ITX to micro ATX (wasnt troubleshooting here, just changed as I wanted more expansion slots, but thought it was worth mentioning)
- I have setup Windows XP 64-bit instead of Windows 7 64-bit
- Tried setting up Console instead of Audiomulch and still the same behavior
- cut out audiomulch and console and went directly through winamp to the sound card with no popping and clicking (doesnt help me through since I need the processing)
- Used onboard sound through audiomulch/console and no pops or clicks.
- Checked power connection on Asus card and they seem ok, will try re-soldering connections incase they got loose but that will be last resort.
I am sure I missed a few other things I have tried but those are the ones I remember and have done recently. As you can see the problem is the same whether I am using AM or Console and only does it with the Asus Xonar D2x and not the onboard sound, but yet the Asus card will work fine going directly to it through bypassing AM/Console. If anyone can help me with this issue, its baffled me for a long time now, I have it in the house right now so I can better test everything before I stick it back in the car. Dont hesitate to mention something trivial that isnt mentioned.
Thanks ahead of time!