XP 64 and Audio Issues

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Red Dog, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Red Dog

    Red Dog Guest

    Hope someone can help.

    On my new system I have a problem with audio distortion under XP64. I set up
    a dual boot with XP 32 and I
    don't have any problems with the audio on that OS. The device manufacturer
    says that there are no driver
    issues and they have been thoroughly tested under XP64 and Vista64.
    Microsoft won't help with the problem and I'm running out of time before
    getting hardware replacements.
    One of those deals where everyone is pointing at someone else.

    One other thing I noticed under XP64 is that when it's detecting a device
    that's been added, or anything
    plugged into the USB or Firewire port, the mouse freezes or operates
    erratically until it's done working in the
    background. I didn't think that going 64 bit meant ending multitasking so I
    thought this behaviour to be strange.
    The IRQ's are assigned almost identical to the XP32 OS on the same machine
    and that behaviour is not
    showing up on that OS.

    I have 8 GB ram so I really want the 64 Bit OS to work and I've heard horror
    stories relating to Vista 64 and
    performance issues when dealing with audio/video work compared to XP.

    Any help or direction would sure be appreciated. I'm running the trial
    version of XP64 with SP2 and all updates.
    I need to try and get this resolved to decide if I'm going to purchase XP64
    or start returning hardware.


    System Info:
    My system is an Intel Quad 6600, Gigabyte x38 DQ6 motherboard, 8 GB OCZ
    Reaper ram, Nvidia 8600GT,
    (6) RaptorX 150 drives (2 individuals for OS and programs and 2 pair for
    Red Dog, Feb 23, 2008
    #1
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  2. Perhaps you should tell us what your audio hard and Software is and the
    specific connection(s) you are using (want to use) for it?

    Firewire support IS shakey, I suspect.

    Is the Trial-Version accommodating for installing Service Pack's? I'm not
    sure I was aware of that.

    Appart from that, I do NOT think you should have to expect any issues with
    XP x64 at least - I am certainly having beautyful sound on my dual-booting
    system. I am currently using an internal HD Sound chip, before that I
    succesfully used a - now somewhat older Creative board, with then - Beta
    Drivers!


    Tony. . .


    "Red Dog" <me@Home> wrote in message
    news:47bf9362$0$24104$...
    > Hope someone can help.
    >
    > On my new system I have a problem with audio distortion under XP64. I set
    > up a dual boot with XP 32 and I
    > don't have any problems with the audio on that OS. The device manufacturer
    > says that there are no driver
    > issues and they have been thoroughly tested under XP64 and Vista64.
    > Microsoft won't help with the problem and I'm running out of time before
    > getting hardware replacements.
    > One of those deals where everyone is pointing at someone else.
    >
    > One other thing I noticed under XP64 is that when it's detecting a device
    > that's been added, or anything
    > plugged into the USB or Firewire port, the mouse freezes or operates
    > erratically until it's done working in the
    > background. I didn't think that going 64 bit meant ending multitasking so
    > I thought this behaviour to be strange.
    > The IRQ's are assigned almost identical to the XP32 OS on the same machine
    > and that behaviour is not
    > showing up on that OS.
    >
    > I have 8 GB ram so I really want the 64 Bit OS to work and I've heard
    > horror stories relating to Vista 64 and
    > performance issues when dealing with audio/video work compared to XP.
    >
    > Any help or direction would sure be appreciated. I'm running the trial
    > version of XP64 with SP2 and all updates.
    > I need to try and get this resolved to decide if I'm going to purchase
    > XP64 or start returning hardware.
    >
    >
    > System Info:
    > My system is an Intel Quad 6600, Gigabyte x38 DQ6 motherboard, 8 GB OCZ
    > Reaper ram, Nvidia 8600GT,
    > (6) RaptorX 150 drives (2 individuals for OS and programs and 2 pair for
    Tony Sperling, Feb 23, 2008
    #2
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  3. Tony, I seem to recall that we've seen this a few times here, though it's
    not a subject I've followed. My memory, however, is that it's been driver
    related? (Darn, I wish Carlos were here - he's our collective memory for
    things like this!)

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel


    "Tony Sperling" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > Perhaps you should tell us what your audio hard and Software is and the
    > specific connection(s) you are using (want to use) for it?
    >
    > Firewire support IS shakey, I suspect.
    >
    > Is the Trial-Version accommodating for installing Service Pack's? I'm not
    > sure I was aware of that.
    >
    > Appart from that, I do NOT think you should have to expect any issues with
    > XP x64 at least - I am certainly having beautyful sound on my dual-booting
    > system. I am currently using an internal HD Sound chip, before that I
    > succesfully used a - now somewhat older Creative board, with then - Beta
    > Drivers!
    >
    >
    > Tony. . .
    >
    >
    > "Red Dog" <me@Home> wrote in message
    > news:47bf9362$0$24104$...
    >> Hope someone can help.
    >>
    >> On my new system I have a problem with audio distortion under XP64. I set
    >> up a dual boot with XP 32 and I
    >> don't have any problems with the audio on that OS. The device
    >> manufacturer says that there are no driver
    >> issues and they have been thoroughly tested under XP64 and Vista64.
    >> Microsoft won't help with the problem and I'm running out of time before
    >> getting hardware replacements.
    >> One of those deals where everyone is pointing at someone else.
    >>
    >> One other thing I noticed under XP64 is that when it's detecting a device
    >> that's been added, or anything
    >> plugged into the USB or Firewire port, the mouse freezes or operates
    >> erratically until it's done working in the
    >> background. I didn't think that going 64 bit meant ending multitasking so
    >> I thought this behaviour to be strange.
    >> The IRQ's are assigned almost identical to the XP32 OS on the same
    >> machine and that behaviour is not
    >> showing up on that OS.
    >>
    >> I have 8 GB ram so I really want the 64 Bit OS to work and I've heard
    >> horror stories relating to Vista 64 and
    >> performance issues when dealing with audio/video work compared to XP.
    >>
    >> Any help or direction would sure be appreciated. I'm running the trial
    >> version of XP64 with SP2 and all updates.
    >> I need to try and get this resolved to decide if I'm going to purchase
    >> XP64 or start returning hardware.
    >>
    >>
    >> System Info:
    >> My system is an Intel Quad 6600, Gigabyte x38 DQ6 motherboard, 8 GB OCZ
    >> Reaper ram, Nvidia 8600GT,
    >> (6) RaptorX 150 drives (2 individuals for OS and programs and 2 pair for

    >
    >
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Feb 23, 2008
    #3
  4. In all probability drivers, yes. Then again, on reflection, I remember
    having had some distortion once that turned out to be an effect of picking
    'Digital Sound' in one configuration dialog and not in another!

    Since Red Dog mentions Firewire, though, I expect that using such equipment
    for audio media processing might also be an avenue of investigation?

    It's true though, Carlos does have a way with such matters.


    Tony. . .


    "Charlie Russel - MVP" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Tony, I seem to recall that we've seen this a few times here, though it's
    > not a subject I've followed. My memory, however, is that it's been driver
    > related? (Darn, I wish Carlos were here - he's our collective memory for
    > things like this!)
    >
    > --
    > Charlie.
    > http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    >
    >
    > "Tony Sperling" <> wrote in message
    > news:%...
    >> Perhaps you should tell us what your audio hard and Software is and the
    >> specific connection(s) you are using (want to use) for it?
    >>
    >> Firewire support IS shakey, I suspect.
    >>
    >> Is the Trial-Version accommodating for installing Service Pack's? I'm not
    >> sure I was aware of that.
    >>
    >> Appart from that, I do NOT think you should have to expect any issues
    >> with XP x64 at least - I am certainly having beautyful sound on my
    >> dual-booting system. I am currently using an internal HD Sound chip,
    >> before that I succesfully used a - now somewhat older Creative board,
    >> with then - Beta Drivers!
    >>
    >>
    >> Tony. . .
    >>
    >>
    >> "Red Dog" <me@Home> wrote in message
    >> news:47bf9362$0$24104$...
    >>> Hope someone can help.
    >>>
    >>> On my new system I have a problem with audio distortion under XP64. I
    >>> set up a dual boot with XP 32 and I
    >>> don't have any problems with the audio on that OS. The device
    >>> manufacturer says that there are no driver
    >>> issues and they have been thoroughly tested under XP64 and Vista64.
    >>> Microsoft won't help with the problem and I'm running out of time before
    >>> getting hardware replacements.
    >>> One of those deals where everyone is pointing at someone else.
    >>>
    >>> One other thing I noticed under XP64 is that when it's detecting a
    >>> device that's been added, or anything
    >>> plugged into the USB or Firewire port, the mouse freezes or operates
    >>> erratically until it's done working in the
    >>> background. I didn't think that going 64 bit meant ending multitasking
    >>> so I thought this behaviour to be strange.
    >>> The IRQ's are assigned almost identical to the XP32 OS on the same
    >>> machine and that behaviour is not
    >>> showing up on that OS.
    >>>
    >>> I have 8 GB ram so I really want the 64 Bit OS to work and I've heard
    >>> horror stories relating to Vista 64 and
    >>> performance issues when dealing with audio/video work compared to XP.
    >>>
    >>> Any help or direction would sure be appreciated. I'm running the trial
    >>> version of XP64 with SP2 and all updates.
    >>> I need to try and get this resolved to decide if I'm going to purchase
    >>> XP64 or start returning hardware.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> System Info:
    >>> My system is an Intel Quad 6600, Gigabyte x38 DQ6 motherboard, 8 GB OCZ
    >>> Reaper ram, Nvidia 8600GT,
    >>> (6) RaptorX 150 drives (2 individuals for OS and programs and 2 pair for

    >>
    >>

    >
    Tony Sperling, Feb 23, 2008
    #4
  5. Red Dog

    Guest

    On Feb 23, 3:03 pm, "Tony Sperling" <>
    wrote:
    > In all probability drivers, yes. Then again, on reflection, I remember
    > having had some distortion once that turned out to be an effect of picking
    > 'Digital Sound' in one configuration dialog and not in another!
    >
    > Since Red Dog mentions Firewire, though, I expect that using such equipment
    > for audio media processing might also be an avenue of investigation?
    >
    > It's true though, Carlos does have a way with such matters.
    >
    > Tony. . .
    >
    > "Charlie Russel - MVP" <> wrote in messagenews:...
    >
    > > Tony, I seem to recall that we've seen this a few times here, though it's
    > > not a subject I've followed. My memory, however, is that it's been driver
    > > related? (Darn, I wish Carlos were here - he's our collective memory for
    > > things like this!)

    >
    > > --
    > > Charlie.
    > >http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    > >http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel

    >
    > > "Tony Sperling" <> wrote in message
    > >news:%...
    > >> Perhaps you should tell us what your audio hard and Software is and the
    > >> specific connection(s) you are using (want to use) for it?

    >
    > >> Firewire support IS shakey, I suspect.

    >
    > >> Is the Trial-Version accommodating for installing Service Pack's? I'm not
    > >> sure I was aware of that.

    >
    > >> Appart from that, I do NOT think you should have to expect any issues
    > >> with XP x64 at least - I am certainly having beautyful sound on my
    > >> dual-booting system. I am currently using an internal HD Sound chip,
    > >> before that I succesfully used a - now somewhat older Creative board,
    > >> with then - Beta Drivers!

    >
    > >> Tony. . .

    >
    > >> "Red Dog" <me@Home> wrote in message
    > >>news:47bf9362$0$24104$...
    > >>> Hope someone can help.

    >
    > >>> On my new system I have a problem with audio distortion under XP64. I
    > >>> set up a dual boot with XP 32 and I
    > >>> don't have any problems with the audio on that OS. The device
    > >>> manufacturer says that there are no driver
    > >>> issues and they have been thoroughly tested under XP64 and Vista64.
    > >>> Microsoft won't help with the problem and I'm running out of time before
    > >>> getting hardware replacements.
    > >>> One of those deals where everyone is pointing at someone else.

    >
    > >>> One other thing I noticed under XP64 is that when it's detecting a
    > >>> device that's been added, or anything
    > >>> plugged into the USB or Firewire port, the mouse freezes or operates
    > >>> erratically until it's done working in the
    > >>> background. I didn't think that going 64 bit meant ending multitasking
    > >>> so I thought this behaviour to be strange.
    > >>> The IRQ's are assigned almost identical to the XP32 OS on the same
    > >>> machine and that behaviour is not
    > >>> showing up on that OS.

    >
    > >>> I have 8 GB ram so I really want the 64 Bit OS to work and I've heard
    > >>> horror stories relating to Vista 64 and
    > >>> performance issues when dealing with audio/video work compared to XP.

    >
    > >>> Any help or direction would sure be appreciated. I'm running the trial
    > >>> version of XP64 with SP2 and all updates.
    > >>> I need to try and get this resolved to decide if I'm going to purchase
    > >>> XP64 or start returning hardware.

    >
    > >>> System Info:
    > >>> My system is an Intel Quad 6600, Gigabyte x38 DQ6 motherboard, 8 GB OCZ
    > >>> Reaper ram, Nvidia 8600GT,
    > >>> (6) RaptorX 150 drives (2 individuals for OS and programs and 2 pair for


    FWIW, the sound on my gigabyte nforce4 mobo is terrible. I can move
    the mouse and hear noise on the audio.This is with earbuds of course,
    but still...

    The original poster also said there is a lock up when devices are
    inserted into the USB port. While my mysteriously problems are on
    this newsgroup, USB related lockups aren't one of them.

    Photoshop and OpenOffice Calc decided to work today, after taking a
    month off (crashing). I just ship the openoffice files to the linux
    box when X64 bellyaches, but gimp is a poor substitute for photoshop.
    , Feb 24, 2008
    #5
  6. I've gone through the drivers with a fine tooth comb, several times.
    Uninstalling, installing, and every combo in between.

    I'm at my wits end. I wish Microsoft, Gigabyte, and Creative would pow-wow
    and sort this one out. Seems as though many folks are having this issue. I'm
    really starting to think it is HW issue possibly related to memory
    allocation.

    Someone please post some meaningful information on this subject!

    ;^)

    Motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-M61P-S3
    BIOS F7E

    6GB RAM (2x1GB; 2x2GB):

    PNY DDR2 PC? (DIMM Slots 3 & 4 - This memory came with the system, not sure
    what speed it is, but the heat spreaders look like this)
    Mushkin 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400 in the 1 & 2nd
    DIMM slots)
    PNY NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS 512MB PCI - E

    Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio 7.1


    "Tony Sperling" wrote:

    > In all probability drivers, yes. Then again, on reflection, I remember
    > having had some distortion once that turned out to be an effect of picking
    > 'Digital Sound' in one configuration dialog and not in another!
    >
    > Since Red Dog mentions Firewire, though, I expect that using such equipment
    > for audio media processing might also be an avenue of investigation?
    >
    > It's true though, Carlos does have a way with such matters.
    >
    >
    > Tony. . .
    >
    >
    > "Charlie Russel - MVP" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Tony, I seem to recall that we've seen this a few times here, though it's
    > > not a subject I've followed. My memory, however, is that it's been driver
    > > related? (Darn, I wish Carlos were here - he's our collective memory for
    > > things like this!)
    > >
    > > --
    > > Charlie.
    > > http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    > > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    > >
    > >
    > > "Tony Sperling" <> wrote in message
    > > news:%...
    > >> Perhaps you should tell us what your audio hard and Software is and the
    > >> specific connection(s) you are using (want to use) for it?
    > >>
    > >> Firewire support IS shakey, I suspect.
    > >>
    > >> Is the Trial-Version accommodating for installing Service Pack's? I'm not
    > >> sure I was aware of that.
    > >>
    > >> Appart from that, I do NOT think you should have to expect any issues
    > >> with XP x64 at least - I am certainly having beautyful sound on my
    > >> dual-booting system. I am currently using an internal HD Sound chip,
    > >> before that I succesfully used a - now somewhat older Creative board,
    > >> with then - Beta Drivers!
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Tony. . .
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Red Dog" <me@Home> wrote in message
    > >> news:47bf9362$0$24104$...
    > >>> Hope someone can help.
    > >>>
    > >>> On my new system I have a problem with audio distortion under XP64. I
    > >>> set up a dual boot with XP 32 and I
    > >>> don't have any problems with the audio on that OS. The device
    > >>> manufacturer says that there are no driver
    > >>> issues and they have been thoroughly tested under XP64 and Vista64.
    > >>> Microsoft won't help with the problem and I'm running out of time before
    > >>> getting hardware replacements.
    > >>> One of those deals where everyone is pointing at someone else.
    > >>>
    > >>> One other thing I noticed under XP64 is that when it's detecting a
    > >>> device that's been added, or anything
    > >>> plugged into the USB or Firewire port, the mouse freezes or operates
    > >>> erratically until it's done working in the
    > >>> background. I didn't think that going 64 bit meant ending multitasking
    > >>> so I thought this behaviour to be strange.
    > >>> The IRQ's are assigned almost identical to the XP32 OS on the same
    > >>> machine and that behaviour is not
    > >>> showing up on that OS.
    > >>>
    > >>> I have 8 GB ram so I really want the 64 Bit OS to work and I've heard
    > >>> horror stories relating to Vista 64 and
    > >>> performance issues when dealing with audio/video work compared to XP.
    > >>>
    > >>> Any help or direction would sure be appreciated. I'm running the trial
    > >>> version of XP64 with SP2 and all updates.
    > >>> I need to try and get this resolved to decide if I'm going to purchase
    > >>> XP64 or start returning hardware.
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>> System Info:
    > >>> My system is an Intel Quad 6600, Gigabyte x38 DQ6 motherboard, 8 GB OCZ
    > >>> Reaper ram, Nvidia 8600GT,
    > >>> (6) RaptorX 150 drives (2 individuals for OS and programs and 2 pair for
    > >>
    > >>

    > >

    >
    >
    >
    rabidsquirrel, Mar 22, 2008
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