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  1. They put two so you could power two devices as long as the 25 Watt limit is not exceeded. Just pick either one and it should work fine.
  2. Thanks for the update. I am going to replace my server in the fall when the 12th Gen Intel i9 chips come out and like you I will do a fan cooled system. I should be able to everything I want to do without using a GPU but I can always add one later if they ever become available at list prices. I was going to do a water cooled system but that is more than I want to take on and the i9 coming in the fall is a 10nm chip so it should run a bit cooler. It also has a lot more cores and a higher turbo speed so it should be ideal for HQP Desktop which is what I will use. I will post about it later this
  3. bobflood

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    Jussi has said, although in a somewhat opaque manner, that 1536 is not possible on Rendu endpoints due to a hardware issue. If you check your server when trying 1536 you should see that it is only sending out about 60-70Mbps when the real rate should be almost 100 Mbps (1536 x 32 x 2 = 98.304). I went round and round on this with everyone from Sonore to Kitsune to Jussi on this when I first got my Spring 2 and could not make it work but I just quit worrying about it as I prefer ASDM7EC/256 over PCM.
  4. Great, I would have been surprised if Windows worked. I have never been able to get 1.536 to work on any of my Sonore NAA endpoints. Jussi says that it is a hardware issue.
  5. Chris, Are you getting this using your Win 10 NAA or did you have to go direct from your server MB with Intel USB? Which DAC are you using?
  6. bobflood

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    GREAT! Just stick with the 2s filters or ext2 and you should be fine. I cannot get rate family conversion to work either. You would need a GPU to get more of the other stuff to work but I don't think you are missing much.
  7. bobflood

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    It should be working. The 70% utilization seems high to me. I seem to remember that Aorus Bios has a setting to enhance multi-core performance. I don't remember the exact nomenclature but check that out and give it a try. Also, download Speccy for Win 10 and then you can monitor the CPU on a per core basis and see if it is running too hot on a few individual cores. Also, as I mentioned earlier, make sure your power plan in Win 10 is set to High Performance. My MB is a ASUS Z370 I so I am more familiar with ASUS BIOS. As I said, it should be working. Maybe someone here who is more familiar with
  8. bobflood

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    I forgot to mention that the one thing in your BIOS that must be activated is the XMP Profile. This allows the memory to run at full speed and allows the CPU to run at a higher performance level. You did not mention what MB you are using but a quick Google search will show how to check this for your MB. This alone may be all you need to do.
  9. bobflood

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    That was the cause. I monitored the temps (using Speccy for Win 10) while it was playing. While the overall CPU temp was around 80 C, individual core temps were hitting 100 C in short bursts. With 2s filters the overall CPU load is about 50-55 %, but with sinc-S it was running 65-70 %. The additional load was pushing the CPU to thermal throttling. I am sure that the other issue is that Roon is also running on this machine so sinc-S left very little to no available headroom for when Roon or an errant Windows process would kick in. My next server will be a more powerful unit so for n
  10. bobflood

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    I spoke too soon. I had to switch back to poly-sinc lp 2s. I started to get drops although they were infrequent, they were annoying enough that I switched back. Too bad as I liked sinc-S. I would check your BIOS and make sure that you have the settings for your system that will give the best performance. If you are using Windows make sure your power plan is set to high performance. There has been much discussion on this subject on this thread so try searching it. You should be able to get ASDM7EC/256 with any 2s filter (and that includes poly-sinc ext2 which is 2s when
  11. bobflood

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    Jussi, Thanks for the recommendation to try sinc-S a few posts ago to another user. I did not think it would run on my machine (i5 8400/Z370i/fan-less) but I tried it and it does run and is perfectly stable with ASDM7EC/256. I like this filter very much! It seems to have more dynamic range but that could be an illusion. It does have a bit more bite than most filters but I like that sound and I find that I can just turn the volume down a notch. I was probably playing most music louder than I need to in order to get that more dynamic sound. I tried a few other modulators with it but ASDM7EC is t
  12. With this chip SDM modulation will push only a few cores to somewhat close to their max capacity. The remaining cores will vary a lot depending on filter selection with the 2s filters (including ext2) being the easiest and sinc L and a few others probably being beyond the capability of even this chip without help from a GPU.
  13. 102.9 is the max for the i5 8400. At 103 mine will not boot. At 102.9 I get a little over 3.9 on all cores with set to sync all cores.
  14. An Optical Switch is acting as an FMC anyhow so if you use the existing wiring and a local FMC then you could use a high quality FMC like the Sonore with a linear power supply. That is what I do and it works very well. Running a fiber cable in an existing structure can be a real nightmare unless you have easy access to the wall where you would want it. A basement helps and a two story home without a basement is nearly impossible without wall damage and repair. I would try the local FMC approach first.
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