New computer - limited asio channels - any tip welcome

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klartraum
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New computer - limited asio channels - any tip welcome

Post by klartraum » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:55 am

Hello,

first of all thank you for the great posts about pc-configurations helped me a lot to exclude and test out several options.

I have bought a very nice silent 0db pc with the following configuration :

Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P Board
NVM M2 Samsung 950 Pro (500GB)
intel Core i5-6600 4x 3,3 - 3,9GHz
32GB DDR4-2133 Crucial 4x8GB
Windows 7 Professional 64Bit

Problem :
i get a master overflow - pci limit reached error if i use more as 10 ASIO Inputs while loading ableton live (or switching to the asio driver)
with my old system i could go up to 24 ASIO Inputs with no problem...

the following things didn't change anything
- using 32bit win7
- changing graphic cards resolution
- changing the asio modules devices
- moving card to different slots (always stays at irq19 together with family controller)
- changing different bios settings, turning off all internal cards like audio, network
- changing main frequency
- turn off speed stepping and all mentioned tips about cpu sleep states and changes
- removing all other scope devices in and outputs
- changing samplerate
- changing latency ULLI mode

Masterverbs (20+) then i gave up... :)

so if you have any other tip that i maybe can get 16 channels out of this great system is welcomed...
otherwise i have to send it back... and will try a system with a asus or msi motherboard as this seem to have less problems...

any flawless current motherboard configuration appreciated

all the best,
Helmut / Klartraum

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Re: New computer - limited asio channels - any tip welcome

Post by garyb » Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:30 am

is that an XITE or a PCI card?

PCI cards seem to work well with socket 1151 motherboards, but XITEs seem to have issues....

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Post by klartraum » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:19 am

Hi Gary,

thanks for fast reply...

yes an xite-1 with a pci x1 card... (DVI(looks like it) -> HDMI)

all the best,
Helmut

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Post by klartraum » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:20 am

Hi Gary,

any mainboards or brands that work good with xite ?

all the best,
Helmut

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Post by garyb » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:46 am

the Z97 motherboards are almost a gen old now, but they're probably the best choice at this time.

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Post by dawman » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:17 am

I even suggest buying a spare as Z170 and B150s are having trouble with ASIO.
When mine wear out in 2020 Ill be goung to UAD and Crapple/Mac.

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Re: New computer - limited asio channels - any tip welcome

Post by 53E7 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:27 pm

I've actually never had a motherboard die, but I also never had a motherboard longer than 5 years. I'm really hoping my current motherboard Supermicro X8DAI lasts for the next 10 years. I kind of love it. It seems to be able to run three 15 DSP PCI cards and XITE-1 simultaneously with Ableton just fine. I haven't used it much since I got my XITE-1 but when I tested it the whole thing was running and it was dynamite! I'm waiting to get some gear back from repair before I can make music again, but yeah, the new setup is crazy. I'll post the details of my entire setup once I have it finished.

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