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  1. lpost

    Pink Faun 2.16

    Boot time is about the same for Roon for me. It takes about 20 secs additional to load root into ram. 3GB goes pretty fast. I need more time with each of the combinations of modes to truly make a judgement. Are you still finding ramroot makes a noticeable difference?
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    Oops, check that typo, extreme mode has a more ethereal soundstage than extreme2. I like some aspects of E2 better but overall my ear prefers E1. I'll have to compare to BFQ (Standard) soon.
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    Upgraded, rather fork-lift installed the latest PF AL build with Jord. My Roon DB was too big to fit in 16GB ram, it's ~26GB, so I moved it to my 'music' SSD also in the PF. Load ramroot and listened for a few hours. I can't say I hear any difference between ramroot and non-ramroot. I did hear a nice increase with the new OS, and it's tuning though. I'll give it another chance or 3 but right now, I don't hear the benefit. The system sounds very, very good, great even, either way. Of course, I'm not booting off of a USB that can be removed after boot, so whatever impact the SSDs have, it's still there but the OS SSD should be less/not active. Otherwise, I've found Extreme2 (same as former Extreme), governor set to max, and turbo off sounds the best. CPU not allowed to idle at all, same 65C core temp as previous OS build.
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    HQ Player

    I agree. HQPe handles the impulse file or applies the effect better or in a way I prefer more than Roon. I don't use HQPe to upsample.
  5. Thanks. Did you find this on Piero's website or elsewhere?
  6. Has anyone tried a simple cron daily job to run ramsave, perhaps in the middle of the night?
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    Audio-Linux is compatible with these audio applications: HQPlayer and HQPlayer embedded (with CUDA acceleration, if you install nvidia closed source drivers), HQPlayer Network Audio Daemon, MPD (with optional upmpdcli UPnP media renderer), Logitech Media Server + Squeezelite-R2 with C-3POplugin, Kodi (XBMC), Jriver Media Center, Roon. - http://www.audio-linux.com/ HQPlayer can be used as upnp renderer too.
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    Great to hear. I bet the delay for Roon to start is the copying of it's database to ram. A crontab job daily should take care of running 'ramsave' thus capturing any updates to Roon db. Jord is a busy guy these days. Great for them. Hope to get on his schedule to update soon.
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    What does sensors show for cpu temp? I’ve been running extreme for months, temp stays at 65C and is 100% stable. Loading new version next week.
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    Jord, happy new year, enjoy your time off!
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    I tried to enable it but even though it passed the 'tests' it would not enable. I'm waiting until Jord blesses the new version. I have been running extreme mode without issue for weeks. Warms the place nicely during the cold winter months.
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    Did Piero complete the 2.16 build? I'm hoping to try ramroot soon. Jord has been very busy this time of year, which is good, but I don't think he's had much time with it, yet.
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    Jord has been working with Piero on a complete new build of AL for the 2.16 that will include ramroot and a nice webpage to manage it. It will require a new OS install via USB. Hopefully ready in the next few weeks.
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    I've been running Extreme mode for 6 days continuously. 100% stable, Roon is more responsive though it's given no priority. I use Roon>HQPe NOS and temps remain stable within plus or minus 1C as ambient goes up/down. Priority is given to HQPe and I2S card only.
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    Agreed that the IR temp measure isn't reading the die temp but 20C is a big difference between the die and the hottest part of the heatsink directly on top. Regardless, I know the delta from Standard to Extreme mode for my proc and it's been 100% stable, playing continuously for 2 weeks. Of course, I've restarted to make tweaks but otherwise, no crashes. The temp and all voltages are EXCEEDINGLY stable as monitored by 'sensors'. I'm impressed. If your top lid is hotter than the heat sinks, I wonder is your heat pipes not firmly connected? It should be transferring more heat than convection. I've tried ramroot and it works but am waiting for it to be made as stable as possible. I suppose saving the Roon DB will require a cron job to save every hour or whatever is needed. Let us know how the new clocks sound when you get them. The 'ROI' is going to be tough for me to justify the spend.
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