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Weird Question: Xonar DSX locks up at midnight

Postposted on Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:58 pm

Hello,

since I've started to use Xonar DSX, I've been experiencing a weird system stop for 1 second. Every time at exactly midnight (00:00:00) the sound locks up for exactly 1 second and it stutters. Then, after 1 second (00:00:01), everything goes back to normal. Nothing is written on event log, no warnings, no voltage abnomaly, nothing.

What is it ? Is this something I should be worry about ?

Edit:My current setup is as it is on my sig line. I'm using win7.
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Re: Weird Question: Xonar DSX locks up at midnight

Postposted on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:14 pm

Sounds like a driver bug. Do you have the latest ones installed?
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Re: Weird Question: Xonar DSX locks up at midnight

Postposted on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:29 pm

My system is very similar to yours. Interesting. :o
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Re: Weird Question: Xonar DSX locks up at midnight

Postposted on Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:56 am

Have you tried ripping out the DSX and waiting til midnight? If it still happens, the issue likely isn't the card itself. The symptoms sound more like a software issue anyway. Definitely install the latest drivers and if that doesn't work, try the previous ones.
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Re: Weird Question: Xonar DSX locks up at midnight

Postposted on Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:25 pm

Without Xonar, the hiccups doesn't happen.
I'm using UNi Xonar 1815 v1.64 beta drivers cos ASUS drivers seems to be buggy and a bit unstable. There is a detailed explanation of the problem at brainbit's blog.

A side note, realtek onboard audio is also enabled. I explained why in some other thread; I need my music on my speakers while I use voicecomm with my headset.


I assume we will point fingers at uni xonar drivers now ? :)
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Re: Weird Question: Xonar DSX locks up at midnight

Postposted on Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:13 pm

allreadydead wrote:I assume we will point fingers at uni xonar drivers now ? :)
Naturally. :lol:

Do first party drivers seem to have the issue? I'm not necessarily saying switch permanently back to them but it's worth a shot as a troubleshooting step.
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Re: Weird Question: Xonar DSX locks up at midnight

Postposted on Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:40 pm

You shouldn't feed the Xonar a signal at midnight.
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Re: Weird Question: Xonar DSX locks up at midnight

Postposted on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:43 pm

mortifiedPenguin wrote:
allreadydead wrote:I assume we will point fingers at uni xonar drivers now ? :)
Naturally. :lol:

Do first party drivers seem to have the issue? I'm not necessarily saying switch permanently back to them but it's worth a shot as a troubleshooting step.


Needa check that when I'm in a not-that-lazy mood :)

MadManOriginal wrote:You shouldn't feed the Xonar a signal at midnight.

I'm playing "2 minutes to midnight" everyday @midnight and make Xonar have an heart attack :P
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Re: Weird Question: Xonar DSX locks up at midnight

Postposted on Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:26 pm

lol, awesome find...
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Re: Weird Question: Xonar DSX locks up at midnight

Postposted on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:49 pm

allreadydead wrote:
mortifiedPenguin wrote:
allreadydead wrote:I assume we will point fingers at uni xonar drivers now ? :)
Naturally. :lol:

Do first party drivers seem to have the issue? I'm not necessarily saying switch permanently back to them but it's worth a shot as a troubleshooting step.


Needa check that when I'm in a not-that-lazy mood :)

MadManOriginal wrote:You shouldn't feed the Xonar a signal at midnight.

I'm playing "2 minutes to midnight" everyday @midnight and make Xonar have an heart attack :P


Nice Iron Maiden reference, I was talking about Gremlins though :)
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Re: Weird Question: Xonar DSX locks up at midnight

Postposted on Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:11 am

I'm "old enough" to remember gremlins :) one of my old pc's named gizmo. I named it gizmo because it was back in ending years of 20th century and I had a dial-up connection with a weird data plan; it was 1/3rd or so price of a normal connection but it was for midnight to 8-9 am :) Rest billed as extra..

I'll uninstall uni-xonar drivers, install official drivers today. Will update this with result.
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Re: Weird Question: Xonar DSX locks up at midnight

Postposted on Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:29 am

First, a confession; I havent installed official drivers. Second, the glitch is gone with 8&8.1 and I'm still using uni-xonar drivers.
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Re: Weird Question: Xonar DSX locks up at midnight

Postposted on Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:07 am

allreadydead wrote:Hello,

since I've started to use Xonar DSX, I've been experiencing a weird system stop for 1 second. Every time at exactly midnight (00:00:00) the sound locks up for exactly 1 second and it stutters. Then, after 1 second (00:00:01), everything goes back to normal. Nothing is written on event log, no warnings, no voltage abnomaly, nothing.

What is it ? Is this something I should be worry about ?

Edit:My current setup is as it is on my sig line. I'm using win7.


Who knows but I do have one thought that can't be proven, with all the NSA and privacy stuff lately who's to say that maybe there is not some kind of spying thingy wrapped into the hardware of some of our components.

I know how it sounds but its just something that popped into my head while reading this, therefore I had to spit it out as well,lol.

How in the world did you actually notice this, I notice as many here do as well little things that are "off", can't say as I would have noticed this one, 1 sec at midnight,lol.

Did you try the Dpc latency tester?
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Re: Weird Question: Xonar DSX locks up at midnight

Postposted on Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:32 am

allreadydead wrote:First, a confession; I havent installed official drivers. Second, the glitch is gone with 8&8.1 and I'm still using uni-xonar drivers.

Huh. Guess it is most likely a bad interaction between Win7 and the uni drivers then.
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Re: Weird Question: Xonar DSX locks up at midnight

Postposted on Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:27 pm

allreadydead wrote:First, a confession; I havent installed official drivers. Second, the glitch is gone with 8&8.1 and I'm still using uni-xonar drivers.


How're those working out for you? I'm tempted to try them given VMware & Xonar's drivers get along as well as oil and water, constantly having to reset the sound driver to bring back audio even if I don't use any VMs for a few days.
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Re: Weird Question: Xonar DSX locks up at midnight

Postposted on Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:12 pm

Kougar wrote:
allreadydead wrote:First, a confession; I havent installed official drivers. Second, the glitch is gone with 8&8.1 and I'm still using uni-xonar drivers.


How're those working out for you? I'm tempted to try them given VMware & Xonar's drivers get along as well as oil and water, constantly having to reset the sound driver to bring back audio even if I don't use any VMs for a few days.

I've used the UniXonar drivers for quite a while before I very happily ripped the D2X out of my computer and I've been a happy man ever since.

The stock drivers are so bad that anything is an improvement. However, I did try to use the D2X for its intended purpose, recording, which time and again failed in such a spectacular fashion that even Creative is trying to figure out how so they can replicate it. If you only do playback, the stock stuff should be fine.
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Re: Weird Question: Xonar DSX locks up at midnight

Postposted on Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:15 pm

Kougar wrote:
allreadydead wrote:First, a confession; I havent installed official drivers. Second, the glitch is gone with 8&8.1 and I'm still using uni-xonar drivers.


How're those working out for you? I'm tempted to try them given VMware & Xonar's drivers get along as well as oil and water, constantly having to reset the sound driver to bring back audio even if I don't use any VMs for a few days.

better late than never ! :P
I've been using the system since my second post.. uhm, more than 6 months or so. I'm not experiencing any problems and sound drivers are stable. I think I'm using 1.81 or something. I use it only for playing stuff (output). No recording or something like that.
Still, I wont go back to realtek chip. Xonar sounds tons better than my ALC889.
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Re: Weird Question: Xonar DSX locks up at midnight

Postposted on Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:20 pm

allreadydead wrote:better late than never ! :P
I've been using the system since my second post.. uhm, more than 6 months or so. I'm not experiencing any problems and sound drivers are stable. I think I'm using 1.81 or something. I use it only for playing stuff (output). No recording or something like that.
Still, I wont go back to realtek chip. Xonar sounds tons better than my ALC889.


I'm glad to hear they worked for you!

I tried them but still had the same problem with the Xonar drivers breaking. Turns out it wasn't Vmware as it isn't even installed on this computer (using HyperV now) but the problem was STILL happening. I got so fed up that I removed the card and I'm using the onboard sound instead... my opinion of ASUS and their Xonar drivers is pretty sour right now. But I am glad to hear they worked for you, the uni-drivers looked way better than the ASUS counterpart.
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Re: Weird Question: Xonar DSX locks up at midnight

Postposted on Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:43 pm

Kougar wrote:I got so fed up that I removed the card and I'm using the onboard sound instead

See my post from above, back in April ;)
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Re: Weird Question: Xonar DSX locks up at midnight

Postposted on Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:53 am

Damn... After reading the top half of this thread, I thought someone had finally invented a computer that liked to take a break once a day, and 1 second was plenty long enough for that break. :p
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