So I recently built a new x58 rig and installed a fresh windows 7 (64) on a new hard drive, the only piece of hardware from my old build I'm using is my x-fi titanium sound card.
6gb corsair xms 1600
The issue I've been having ever since putting this rig together is sound stuttering. It isn't a hardware issue with the sound card, because the same problem continues when I'm using the p6t's onboard audio and all creative drivers removed.
I used driver sweeper to completely remove all sound drivers and installed the latest creative drivers, issue remains.
It's also not due to my speakers, problem persists through different sets.
I've also updated my bios to the latest release, no fix.
The only lead I have is when running DPC latency checker, when the stutters happen the bars cap out and the diagnostic says:
"Some device drivers on this machine behave bad and will probably cause drop-outs in real-time audio and/or video streams. To isolate the misbehaving driver use Device Manager and disable/re-enable various devices, one at a time. Try network and W-LAN adapters, modems, internal sound devices, USB host controllers, etc."
The stuttering seems to be random, and very annoying. I've tried everything I can think of, so at this point I'm guessing there is a problem with my actual motherboard. I really don't want to have to RMA this thing though especially if the new ones going to come back with the same issue, so does anyone have any ideas that could help me?
I haven't gone through and disabled every single device, but the obvious ones I've toggled to no avail.
It may sound stupid, but have you updated the onboard sound drivers, too? If so, maybe you do have to RMA the board. If it is on Windows 7, try installing them in compatibility mode and/or update all the drivers in the computer. It works sometimes.