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fzman
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« on: July 21, 2011, 03:53:26 pm »

Hello all,
I just got a new laptop (my first!) and it is running win7 home premium 64 bit.  i have installed foobar using wasapi, and it sounds pretty good.  I was wondering which version of xxhighend would be recommended for an entry-level laptop 2 gig sandybridge cpu, 4 gigs ram 320 Gig hard drive, that i could use with my grado in-ears. it will not be a dedicated music-only machine, so being able to do other things while listening is relevant for me. i am completely new to win 7, so this is all new territory to this xp dinosaur!

thanks in advance for your suggestions.

best regards,

Mark
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xp sp-2, on gigabyte g31 mobo, 1 gig kingston ram, e7200 cpu, with bios settings per cics.  asus essence stx soundcard, powered by my 12v/5v linear power supply (recipe from John Swenson's fit-pc psu design on audio asylum), feeding aq digital cable to cary xciter dac.  0.9y-7 current settings: ks-adaptive, unattended, q1=4, Q2-5 all 0.  player priority nothing, thread priority realtime, services suspended, have not tried any upsampling, or any other modes.
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2011, 06:27:24 pm »

Hey Mark, I used a laptop with XX for a few years. The sound was good but it always seemed to have more hiccups and glitches than with my desktop. I'd start with the latest version and see if you can get it going. Am pretty sure you will be able to, but as long as your using a laptop, regardless of which XX version you use,  you'll have more issues than others.
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2011, 11:50:21 pm »

so, would you suggest foobar, jriver, etc for laptop duties, which so far, sound pretty good, using my HIFIMan 801 as a usb dac, with an audioquest carbon usb cable?
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xp sp-2, on gigabyte g31 mobo, 1 gig kingston ram, e7200 cpu, with bios settings per cics.  asus essence stx soundcard, powered by my 12v/5v linear power supply (recipe from John Swenson's fit-pc psu design on audio asylum), feeding aq digital cable to cary xciter dac.  0.9y-7 current settings: ks-adaptive, unattended, q1=4, Q2-5 all 0.  player priority nothing, thread priority realtime, services suspended, have not tried any upsampling, or any other modes.
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2011, 07:23:27 am »

Hi Mark,

Apart from the next version (0.9z-6) most probably being far more "capable", it depends a lot on how bloated the laptop is.
Funnily enough a laptop is not something we tend to "unbloat", but as part of the process I did so a few days back with the one I have here. Amazing what can be achieved. I didn't try XXHighEnd with it yet because of a few lacks of time, but I will soon.

But, I suppose you tried it ? Or ?

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W10-14393.0 - July 17, 2021 (2.11)
XXHighEnd Mach III Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon Scalable 14/28 core with Hyperthreading On (set to 14/28 cores in BIOS and set to 10/20 cores via Boot Menu) @~660MHz, 48GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/0/0/*1*/ Q1Factor = *4* / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = *10ms* / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = *10.13*  (max 10.13) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / Stop Desktop, Remaining, WASAPI and W10 services / Use Remote Desktop / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD Off (!) / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *62* / Nervous Rate = *1* / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / Custom Filtering *Low* (16x) / Always Clear Proxy before Playback = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> Lush^3
A: W-Y-R-G, B: *W-G* USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (16ms) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> Blaxius*^2.5* A:B-G, B:B-G Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers. ET^2 Ethernet from Mach III to Music Server PC (RDC Control).
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere (also from the PC).

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W10-10586.0 - May 2016 (2.05+)
*XXHighEnd PC -> I7 3930k with Hyperthreading On (12 cores)* @~500MHz, 16GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 10586.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/1/1/1 / Q1Factor = 1 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 1ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 0.10  (max 60) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / All Services Off / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD On / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *43* / Nervous Rate = 1 / Cool when Idle = 1 / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = *Optimal* / Time Stability = *Stable* / Custom Filter *Low* 705600 / -> USB3 *from MoBo* -> Clairixa USB 15cm -> Intona Isolator -> Clairixa USB 1m80 -> 24/768 Phasure NOS1a 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (4ms) -> Blaxius BNC interlink *-> B'ASS Current Amplifier /w Level4 -> Blaxius Interlink* -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere.

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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2011, 03:06:44 pm »

Hi Mark,

I am using a laptop  with a dual core 1.6GHZ CPU and 4GB of ram. I am a minimalist, I got rid of a lot of unwanted software that were starting with windows.

The results are impeccable, but of course a desktop should be better as it generally accommodate for more powerful CPUs and more ram. But it certainly will work :-)

Alain
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