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Old 08-03-2010, 11:11 AM   #48
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Some red spikes do not trigger pops, some do.
That's "mixed signals". Makes it hard to interpret.

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It's strange because some days ago I tried to lower the FA66 latency until I had pops then upped the latency a notch, and it was working fine. But 2 days ago the pops came back.
Alas that could point to lots of parts in a computer, some power saving options / CPU throttling kicking in (make sure EIST/C3E are off in the BIOS), a driver bug or any service not running permanently. The firs one is easy to check.

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Also I installed the FA66 driver when I had a NEC chipset FW card. I just swapped the card with a TI chip card but did not uninstall and reinstall the FA66 driver. Could that be a problem?
Usually not, they should co-exist but who knows... maybe you can try what happens if you do.

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If every driver is working correctly then no red spike should be present?
Right. Except on Vista, where yellow and some red spikes are standard and obviously mean absolutely nothing. Even if you're not on Vista, a red spike could still mean nothing. But properly configured systems usually stay in the very low "green" range, even under load.
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