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  1. Or, just look at the router for the IP.
  2. bobflood

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    Why not at least try the BIOS change and see if it will work for you. Just keep a BIOS config file so if you want to go back it will be easy. I did try it but it didn't help for me but my CPU can only reach 3.9 Ghz under load so I did not think it would help. Maybe you will be surprised.
  3. bobflood

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    I have a Intel i5 8400 on a ASUS Z370I MB and a 600 Watt PS (can't remember which) in a Streamcon Case. This is a passively cooled build with CPU heat-pipes to the fins. I went in and reset the BIOS to the defaults and re-loaded XMP Profile 1 as you suggested. There are no other optimizations expect that I turned off some unused services long ago. With 4.6 I could do ASDM7EC/DSD256/any 2s filter. With 4.7 (or 4.7.1) I can no longer get to this without dropouts every 10-15 seconds. I can now only get to ASDM7EC/DSD128/any 2s filter. Admittedly, I was on the edge with the modulator cores maxed o
  4. bobflood

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    I get it but I am not willing to keep chasing DSD to higher and higher levels. I spent $2K two years ago on my HQP PC and I am not going to upgrade for some time to come. I have decided to go back to PCM 768 which sounds really great on my Holo Spring 2 KTE. With 4.7 &4.7.1, I can no longer get ASDM7EC/DSD 256 (128 is the max now). PCM 768 sounds better to me than ASDM7EC/DSD128. I realized that at some point one has to stop chasing the latest and greatest with bigger and bigger numbers and just be happy listening to the music.
  5. bobflood

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    Holo Spring 2 and May DACs for sure and I think Dennefrips Terminator but check that one to be sure.
  6. bobflood

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    Right now there is no hardware that can run this modulator at DSD 512. There is a non-EC version that you can run at 512. I asked the same question and did not get an answer.
  7. I use these with excellent results: https://www.lundahltransformers.com/wp-content/uploads/datasheets/1584_x.pdf https://www.lundahltransformers.com/problem-solvers/ This is what happens internally in a lot of tube equipment with balanced inputs. With these you get the summed signal from both of the legs of your balanced output. One is inverted by the transformer and then added to the other; nothing is lost. Just use a standard balanced cable to these and then into the amp single-ended input with them. Any other way results in the loss of one leg of the signal.
  8. bobflood

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    Oh well, back to 4.6. I missed the sound of ASDM7EC/DSD256/poly-sinc lp 2s; it is better in every way but it takes a while to appreciate what is missing when it is gone.
  9. bobflood

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    I agree with the passive cooling approach. It is also clear that going forward it will be a limiting factor. The only way to get sustained high core speed will be with active cooling with liquid being the best option. Heat is the enemy.
  10. bobflood

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    I decided to go with ASDM7EC/DSD128 and use 4.7. I now have use of some non-2s filters, rate family conversion and channel balance which I did not have before. A side benefit is that the modulator cores (0&3) are running just below 100% and my core temps are in a safer zone. I really do not notice much if any difference in SQ and I have the added flexibility. Maybe the non-2s filters are compensating, who knows. My machine was always on the edge with ASDM7EC/DSD256. I have a passively cooled Streamcom case with ASUS Z370I MB and i5 8400 CPU. When I replace it down the line I will go to som
  11. bobflood

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    You may be stuck at 4.6 if these changes affect you.
  12. bobflood

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    Roll back to 4.6. 4.7 pushes cpu harder. Using 4.6 my cpu (i5 8400) would run at 48-50% total load with ASDM7EC/256, with 4.7 it was being pushed to 53-55% and it could not keep up so I had drop-outs. When I rolled back to 4.6 all worked fine again.
  13. bobflood

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    Houston, We have a problem.
  14. bobflood

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    6 bit DSD sounds like PCM lite to me.
  15. bobflood

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    While you guys bicker, I am just going to stay on 4.6 until this is resolved (if ever). The 4.7 update did not add anything that I needed and 4.6 works flawlessly on my machine. I am on the edge of what my machine can do with 4.6. Using 4.6, I can run any 2s filter and ASDM7EC (without rate family conversion) but even a non 2s filter or rate family conversion would lead to drop-outs. Maybe in the future when I get a new machine I will be able to continue the upgrade path. Fortunately I am very happy with how 4.6 works and sounds.
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