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1  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Processor core setting on: April 06, 2020, 02:00:06 pm

Ha, OK !
2  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Processor core setting on: April 06, 2020, 11:23:02 am
Yes, it works with avoiding the BASE OS.

1. Put in the RAM-OS disk;
2. Go to Boot Menu and change number of cores;
3. Answer "Yes, apply at next reboot" (similar);
4. Press Apply in the down-right corner (not sure whether this is necessary but I did that);
5. Reboot (by means of the same Boot screen).

What you enter there is the number of cores. I had 20 in there, now it's 24 (for a change, maybe I will hear a difference for my 28 core processor (like yours)).

Indeed in the boot screen you'll find back the by you set number.

Regards,
Peter
3  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Processor core setting on: April 06, 2020, 11:09:35 am

Hi Arvind,

I now wonder ... *can* it actually work with avoiding a boot into the BASE OS ? ... so I am going to try myself (I have this working for more than a year by now, so I forgot ...  unhappy).

Best regards,
Peter
4  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: V 2.11 an opus magnum on: April 06, 2020, 11:04:36 am

Hi Robert,

My 0.69 did not last long (referring to another topic), so back to 10.19 it is.

As far as I remember, 3 cores are only available for older AMD processors, and it is my estimate that you don't have that. So it has to round down to two (which exists for both AMD and Intel).

Quote
I've also tried setting cores using 2.11 honestly can't tell if its any different to Nick's manual method probably the same or very close.

Assumed it really is so that Nick's method comes (in effect) down to the same, is thus is the same (haha), but, you can easily change it now.
Btw, I never tried Nick's method, so I don't know for real.

Best regards,
Peter
5  Ultimate Audio Playback / Playback Tweaks and Source related subjects / Re: Minority Clean on: April 05, 2020, 08:49:54 pm

Michael - well, odd then. So the least what should happen is that all normally works. This, btw, includes that "0.0007" message. This is how I arrived at WASAPI and the rest. However, not sure at all what happens when you're in Normal OS *and thus* WASAPI being active. It's a kind of inconsistent situation (well, not of course, but for what we do with XXHighEnd it is).

I hope you can get it to work normally and otherwise we may be able to work on it.
As said, I have no issues ...

Thanks a lot for this,
Peter
6  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Patching 2.11 into RAM-OS on: April 05, 2020, 07:28:52 pm

Hi there Colin,

Very nice question.

Best sequence would be :

1. Boot into the "Don't use" maintenance OS (or any of the others for that matter);
2. Make a copy of your current OS file (probably MyW10-14393);
3. Boot your normally used OS (14393.0) into BASE;
4. From there boot into Normal OS;
5. Apply the patch (UnRar the UPgradePatch file over your XX folder  (XXHighEnd\2.xx for RAM-OS);
6. Start XXHighEnd to see wether all still works (no playback required);
7. Boot into MinOS;
8. From there boot into RAM again.
9. Happy listening !

Ad 7:
Prior to this step, change the BIOS for ALL cores to be active (I am not sure how your Mach III was delivered, and obviously I don't know whether you changed the BIOS yourself regarding this; so goof do check.
Later, when normally booted (step Cool you can set the number of cores in the Boot Menu (that again requires a reboot). Obviously this (Ad 7) is not part of the upgrade, but a kind of prerequisite to optimally utilise the upgrade to 2.11.

Good luck !
Peter
7  Ultimate Audio Playback / Playback Tweaks and Source related subjects / Re: Minority Clean on: April 05, 2020, 06:15:39 pm

All right, Michael,

I tested it and it seems to me that indeed it could be for the better. Not sure yet, as at first I had the idea that things possibly became "too white". But, I used the SFS of 10.19 (as I am doing fro a long time), actually being quite sure that making it lower would even worsen that (whiteness). But it did not ! So the last couple of hours in yesterday's session I happily used 0.69 ...

Otherwise things seem not to be right with your setup or (incomplete ?) description. Like for example, that it could well be that you use WASAPI. From there, it could well be that you don't use your NOS1. And from there people could be set on the wrong foot.
Of course this is a bit pretentious, but I derive it from your announcement of running into a few problems (like not being able to use Unattended (duh !)) and more deviates.

Anyway, the most important message I may present is that nothing is wrong with anything that I can see. One quite crucial thing : I never booted into Normal OS from running Minority Clean. And there the problems could start ... Mind you, would I have run it when in the BASE of MinOS. And that I explicitly won't do. Understand ? So when doing it from RAM, then all is and remains harmless because no disk settings will be influenced (except for XXHighEnd settings when saved, but this is harmless).

On another note, and as I just tried to explain in the "RDC" topic, I would be very wary of software which changes things all over, while XXHighEnd also does that, and which could work quite "opposite" up do destructive. But as said, when done in RAM only, nothing can be destructive as such, because "destructive" as such is what I regard unrepairable.

So please be careful,
Peter
8  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / RDC and KeepServices on: April 05, 2020, 06:02:47 pm

Maybe people must be aware that it is easy to see ghosts because one person tries something in a not really approved environment, others suddenly seeing the same problems caused by something else.

This is about RDC now and how there's really not any problems with it for years for me, BUT know what and what not to do (like disconnecting the RDC session yourself, and next not being able to reconnect - this always has been so and probably also will never change).
Anyway, see my settings below, which are unchanged for a countless number of years (like when 14393.0 was introduced).

Notice that the "not approved" environment regarding this could be Minority Clean, or actually any other "hacking" software that was not tested together with XXHighEnd. And mind you, just applying such software may not be problematic, but from there booting into Normal OS may be disastrous because the "reset" of things can't work because it never has been saved (when going from Normal OS to MinOS).

You can imagine that if anyone is always tweaking and booting etc., it is me. Of course, I should know what I (can) do, but there is really nothing that I am aware of of treating specially.

So just in case my related settings, as I see people doubting what to do there or what could be harmful. My response : nothing.

Peter
9  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: V 2.11 an opus magnum on: April 05, 2020, 09:25:42 am

Kjell Narve, Yes, in the BIOS set to ALL now and let the software control the real number. And relatively easy to compare because it only requires a change of that number and a reboot (just from RAM to RAM is fine).

Btw, is *is* allowed to also set the BIOS to a lower cpu amount, but that will lower the "software" possibilities. But, it may change SQ again (I never tried with such combinations). Thus, set in BIOS the 14 native cores to e.g. 12 and then in software try 12, 10, 8 etc. (14 not available now).

Peter
10  Ultimate Audio Playback / Playback Tweaks and Source related subjects / Re: Minority Clean on: April 04, 2020, 07:34:50 pm

Don't forget to check/uncheck this "Stop W10 Services" in Normal OS and BASE for those using RAM-OS) (and then go back to MinOS (and RAM).
11  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: 2.11 Upgrade Patch download appears to be damaged on: April 04, 2020, 07:31:12 pm

All right. Can you (Joseph) or perhaps someone else with the same issue, try to UnZip (UnRar) these :

XXHighEnd-211.rar
XXHighEnd-211-UpgradePatchOver204AndBeyond.rar

No need to install for this test ! Just see whether it "unpacks" (use a Temporary folder).

These are created with the 4.20 RAR version.

N.b.: At this moment I have put these same 4.20 versions in the topic for the download(s).
You will recognize them by means of the -02 suffix.
12  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: 2.11 Upgrade Patch download appears to be damaged on: April 04, 2020, 07:15:40 pm

Aha ...
Joseph, great stuff. Thanks a lot.
The link I gave is from 5.70, so there you go. Not sure, but possibly this was necessary for the current W10 I generate the "zip" on.

I will see of the older 4.20 works on this machine ...

Thanks a lot,
Peter
13  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / 2.11 Activated color Title Bar on: April 04, 2020, 04:28:21 pm
All - It may not even be clear that this is the Activated color of 2.11 (see below).
Demo version shows the text in light-blue as usual.

Peter
14  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Canít extract files from 2.11 upgrade patch zip file on: April 04, 2020, 04:25:12 pm

Ah, I see you solved it.
http://www.phasure.com/index.php?topic=4228.msg44589#msg44589
15  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: 2.11 Upgrade Patch download appears to be damaged on: April 04, 2020, 04:23:20 pm
Peter,

Yes, I am using WinRAR. The full version of 2.11 opens without any problems, but the patch does not.

I've asked Zheng to try and see if it works for him.

Thanks,
Joseph

Joseph, someone else handed me the trick to UnRar it on another PC. Then copy over the files to the Audio PC. Not sure whether that helps you.

Also, the lot won't be able to deal with Anti-Virus software well. So that may very well bug you in this case.
Please notice that there are no viruses implanted, but Registry hacks the software applies may be seen as such.

Best regards,
Peter
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