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  1.    03 Feb 2016 #11
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    Windows 10

    I skimmed a bit too much, I see. I was hoping to help someone from the frustration I've had. Win10 is great -except when it isn't. In the case of my onboard Realtek NIC and audio... well, a definite case of it not being great.

    At first they both -kinda- worked, just not well together. If I was utilizing the nic, the audio crackled. I eventually stumbled into the audio enhancements.. when I disabled them all seemed well. The network i/o was well below what it should be, but a better trade off for crackling audio.

    Then came the Realtek Win10 NIC driver. Fixed the network i/o but the crackling was worse than ever. I found no way to resolve this. Back in the XP days I would have immediately suspected an IRQ conflict, but nowadays we can't even check that.

    I rolled back my NIC driver, and am living with it for now.


    Quote Originally Posted by avada View Post

    I don't know to whom you're addressing this comment, but I (thread starter) use an Asus Xonar D1, which I mentioned.

    On a different note: Was there seriously no improvement in this regard in the past half year since W10 came out...
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  2.    04 Oct 2016 #12
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    I can confirm that changing the Default Format option alleviated the issue in my case but has not solved it completely. I'm using Windows 8.1, Realtek onboard sound and drivers. It appears that setting the highest available format quality results in least frequent stuttering, however in my case, at the below cited selected format, the stuttering is still present at times.

    Go: Control Panel > Sound > Playback > Speakers (or your preferred sound output device) > Properties > Advanced > Here change Default Format to: 24 bit 192000 Hz (Studio Quality) > Click Apply

    New information: Choosing a lower quality Default Format - 16 bit 48000 Hz (DVD Quality) has solved the issue completely. If you are an audiophile or get a compulsive nagging sense of unease when you feel things aren't perfect, this solution might not be for you. I however am enjoying it.
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  3.    04 Oct 2016 #13
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 38
    Thread Starter

    I think W10 is the new Vista: Eternally buggy, which I'll never use.
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