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Alienware 14 can't handle realtime audio

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OS is 64 bit Win7 Home Premium with 8 GiB RAM, a 250 GiB SSD for the OS and a 750 GiB internal HDD for the data. Audio device is a PreSonus AudioBox 44VSL.

See also http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19270658.aspx

I purchased this computer with the primary purpose of performance using Ableton Live 9. Periodic interruptions in the audio stream occur due to DPC latency, causing unwanted pauses in the audio output. I have confirmed the problem exists using the Thesycon DPC Latency Checker, but have not done any further troubleshooting yet. Are there any logging utilities that might give more specific information regarding which driver or process may be starting and interrupting the audio stream?

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Mr. Fox
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RE: Alienware 14 can't handle realtime audio

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OS is 64 bit Win7 Home Premium with 8 GiB RAM, a 250 GiB SSD for the OS and a 750 GiB internal HDD for the data. Audio device is a PreSonus AudioBox 44VSL.

 

See also http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19270658.aspx

 

I purchased this computer with the primary purpose of performance using Ableton Live 9. Periodic interruptions in the audio stream occur due to DPC latency, causing unwanted pauses in the audio output. I have confirmed the problem exists using the Thesycon DPC Latency Checker, but have not done any further troubleshooting yet. Are there any logging utilities that might give more specific information regarding which driver or process may be starting and interrupting the audio stream? 

Yes, try LatencyMon... I have found it useful for identifying specific drivers. There is a good chance it is your WiFi or GPU. You can download it here. While you are there, also download WhoCrashed and save it for a rainy day. It does a great job of interpreting dump files for BSOD issues.


ALIENKILLER II // EVOC P870DM3
7700K @ 5.2GHz ● GTX 1080 SLI ● 17.3" QHD 120Hz G-Sync ● 64GB DDR4-3200 ● 780W AC Adapter

EL CUCUY // EUROCOM TORNADO F5
7700K @ 5.0GHz ● GTX 1080 ● 15.6" FHD 120Hz ● 32GB DDR4-3000 ● 330W AC Adapter

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Mr. Fox
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RE: Alienware 14 can't handle realtime audio

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OS is 64 bit Win7 Home Premium with 8 GiB RAM, a 250 GiB SSD for the OS and a 750 GiB internal HDD for the data. Audio device is a PreSonus AudioBox 44VSL.

 

See also http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19270658.aspx

 

I purchased this computer with the primary purpose of performance using Ableton Live 9. Periodic interruptions in the audio stream occur due to DPC latency, causing unwanted pauses in the audio output. I have confirmed the problem exists using the Thesycon DPC Latency Checker, but have not done any further troubleshooting yet. Are there any logging utilities that might give more specific information regarding which driver or process may be starting and interrupting the audio stream? 

Yes, try LatencyMon... I have found it useful for identifying specific drivers. There is a good chance it is your WiFi or GPU. You can download it here. While you are there, also download WhoCrashed and save it for a rainy day. It does a great job of interpreting dump files for BSOD issues.


ALIENKILLER II // EVOC P870DM3
7700K @ 5.2GHz ● GTX 1080 SLI ● 17.3" QHD 120Hz G-Sync ● 64GB DDR4-3200 ● 780W AC Adapter

EL CUCUY // EUROCOM TORNADO F5
7700K @ 5.0GHz ● GTX 1080 ● 15.6" FHD 120Hz ● 32GB DDR4-3000 ● 330W AC Adapter

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