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Popping audio

Have been having issues regarding audio popping on my new PC with an SB Audigy (old!), Via HD and a logitech G930. Anyway, after running http://www.thesycon.de/deu/latency_check.shtml (edit this http://www.resplendence.com/latencymon is better) for a minute you can easily see the peaks. They appeared to be random an no amount of disabling devices would help.

From here you can see the offending drivers. In my case it was the wifi and usbport.sys. Obviously, the usbport was anything that was plugged in to it, which then went into a hub full of devices. I switched a few devices around by moving them to different ports and updated all the drivers I could find. Seems to ahve resolved my popping issues at least.

I believe that PCI-e has a higher latency than PCI, so I’m assuming in the futre that this is just going to get worse, unless intel release a specific low-latency bus purely for things like audio.

Hacked

Looks like the website was hacked. Only a minor change to the title. Not entirely sure how it happened. Not a great deal in the logs, though I’m not sure when it happened either. Hoepfully I’ve fixed it now but we shall see!

6570b bitlocker tpm enable

I was having a lot of trouble enabling the TPM in my task sequence in SCCM for the 6570b. Using the biosconfigutility part of SP52095 I discovered that HP have for some inexplicable reason, changed the command to enable the TPM.

OLD:
Activate Embedded Security On Next Boot
Disable
*Enable

NEW
Activate TPM On Next Boot
Disable
*Enable

To be safe, I’d do a /getconfig and makesure that everything else is right. They’ve changed a few other “Embedded security” tags to be simply “TPM” instead.