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  1. MadDad09 Mar 2016 @ 08:08

    CarvedInside, hello! I planned to switch my win7 for win10 x64 LTSB, my audio Xonar STX so, if i installed unified drivers, any problems with this version win10?

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    • CarvedInside09 Mar 2016 @ 21:43

      Hello. I’m not aware of any specific issues with Win10 x64 LTSB. But you might run into issues that some people did, like microphone not working or high volume pitch noise while watching youtube videos.

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  2. Craig15 Mar 2016 @ 16:39

    I’ve been having a strange problem with the microphone level setting in Windows. Instead of lowering the volume of it, it only lower the volume of the left channel. I haven’t tested this with other headsets, so I’m not sure if it’s actually the ones I’m using. What do you know about this?

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  3. Robert16 Mar 2016 @ 03:30

    Hi! Great driver and working well with win 10 x64 on Xonar DX.

    I was wondering if you knew how to adjust the strength/ramp up/ramp down/timing of the Xonar driver’s SVN – Smart Volume Normalization.
    I tried looking through the driver ini files and registry but am perplexed as to where it would be.

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  4. jp17 Mar 2016 @ 22:30

    I have a problem its still not resolved with these drivers :
    – There is a bug when you have skype open when the pc shutdown.
    – Sometimes (its random…but it happens everyday) the sound is only going out of the left speaker when I watch youtube and the only way to fix this is to reboot.

    Im using w10, the problem was here on 8.1 too, and its for the xonar DX.
    Seriously I don’t know what I can do to resolve all this.

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    • CarvedInside19 Mar 2016 @ 09:10

      1)You didn’t mention what exactly the bug is with Skype and PC shutdown. I guess it’s showing and error on shutdown.
      You can try this: 1) disable the skype startup 2) Launch TaskScheduler and create a scheduled task to run Skype on system startup with high privileges.

      2)For the issue you’ve been having with the volume going out on the left speaker there is no fix. Instead of restarting the PC you could try putting your system in standby and waking it up or try the “Audio re-starter for sound loop problem for Win Vista/7/8” program linked above.

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  5. Zaim18 Mar 2016 @ 01:28

    I have just installed a Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3 PCI-E in to my new HTPC, installed the lastest Unified drivers but have noticed the following.

    As soon as I increase the sample rate from 44/48 to 96 or 192 the sound is very distorted, I get the same if I install windows 8 drivers from Asus direct.

    Anyone know what is causing this issue? is it Windows 10/Driver issue or could it be hardware?

    Cheers

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  6. George18 Mar 2016 @ 16:48

    Many thanks for your wonderful work. Just installed a Xonar DG on my old machine (Asus P5K Premium WIFI-AP, Win 10). Works fine, but an X-Meridian 1G was really fussy about using a non-shared PCI slot, which seems to benefit some sound cards. The XM’s manual states this clearly, the DG does not. Was wondering if you have some info/tips on how to achieve this, since my motherboard’s manual is a bit cryptic on the subject and I don’t really know how to do this, apart from removing PCI cards and hoping for the best.

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    • CarvedInside19 Mar 2016 @ 09:17

      I guess you are taking about IRQ sharing. I’m not familiar with any problems having the Xonar drivers run on a IRQ that shared with other devices. I don’t know a way to change the IRQ’s for the devices.

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  7. Teemu21 Mar 2016 @ 08:09

    I have a problem but for first I would like to thank you for these good drivers. 🙂

    So, I have some annoying sound lag which bothers me a lot when I’m gaming. It feels like the sounds come with about 0.5 seconds delay. Im using win10 64bit and Asus Xonar DGX sound card on Gigabyte z87x-d3h motherboard. You know how to fix this? Thanks!

    Greetings from Finland!

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    • CarvedInside22 Mar 2016 @ 05:14

      I don’t know about this issue. First time I’m hearing about something like this. Might not be related to the Xonar cards and drivers.
      What kind of speaker/headphone setup are you running (2.0, 5.1)? When did you noticed this delay (after you’ve upgraded to win10, after some time of using win10 etc.)? Does it happen in a specific game or in any games you’ve played? Which UNi Xonar drivers do you have installed?
      Switch to the onboard audio card and see if you still get the delay.

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      • Teemu22 Mar 2016 @ 09:56

        Hello again.

        I think the sound delay was global issue, not just in the game I play (csgo). The problem does not occur with onboard audio. Only with Xonar DGX. I also tried installing the card many differenct PCI-E ports but that didnt help.

        I used the newest UNi Xonar drivers.

        I used the DPC latency checker and the bars were always between 1000-2000us (if this has anything to do with the sound delay).

        Luckily I got annoyed about the win10 and decided to go back to win7. It was a good decision, because now I have no sound lag at all. The bars in DPC latency checker are now between 50-100.

        So it seems like the issue was win10 related thing.

        Thanks.

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        • CarvedInside22 Mar 2016 @ 14:39

          I think you’ve made the wiser choice by going back to Win 7.

          DPC Latency Checker does not report the correct DPC latency on Windows 8/8.1/10 and unfortunately there isn’t a reliable way yet to measure the DPC latency on those OSes.
          I don’t think the DPC latency has anything with the issue you had.

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    • Robert22 Mar 2016 @ 06:17

      Check if you have room correction or any other effects on. Install the driver low latency version, and use 24 bit, 44100 or 48000 (not 96+). In some games even using above 44100 can cause issues or crashes. It’s dumb, because the card should be able to resample with windows, but I think programmers are becoming even more ignorant- spoiled by developing for consoles which are one specific setup

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  8. Matt22 Mar 2016 @ 01:26

    Hi CarvedInside,
    I just want to thank you for your work here. It’s shocking that you care more about Xonar series than ASUS does itself.
    Are you preparing any update soon?

    Thanks!

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  9. Rigel23 Mar 2016 @ 02:19

    Hi Carved,
    As I’m experimenting both with official Asus and Uni’s drivers, do you know how can I prevent AsusAudioCenter from starting on Windows 10? I tried to look in Windows Services but didn’t find anything related to it… I want to disable it just as you did with Uni’s. Thanks

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    • CarvedInside23 Mar 2016 @ 09:30

      Hi. Launch Task Manager and go to the Startup tab. The panel and GX processes should be listed under the following names: CmiCnfg Dynamic Library, Cmaudio8788GX and Cmaudio8788GX64. Disable them.

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      • Rigel23 Mar 2016 @ 11:22

        Hmm, seems I don’t have that CmiCnfg Dynamic Library service running or listed on the Startup tab but only the two “HsMgr Application” (GX related services, which I’ve already disabled both)… If I go on the Processes tab under Task Manager I can see the AsusAudioCenter (32 bit) but I can only End that task, not disable it from starting on boot in any way. Any idea how to do that in my case? Maybe from the registry? Thanks

        LE: Ok, I found it..the AsusAudioCenter process was under “Windows host process (Rundll32)” service on the Startup tab, had to click on the arrow to expand it… still I don’t know how to disable it though… any idea?

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      • Rigel23 Mar 2016 @ 12:08

        I think I solved the “problem”: deleted these entries from the Registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run):

        “Cmaudio8788″=”C:\\WINDOWS\\syswow64\\RunDll32.exe C:\\WINDOWS\\Syswow64\\cmicnfgp.dll,CMICtrlWnd”
        “Cmaudio8788GX”=”C:\\WINDOWS\\syswow64\\HsMgr.exe Envoke”
        “Cmaudio8788GX64″=”C:\\WINDOWS\\system\\HsMgr64.exe Envoke”

        This prevented the Asus Audio Center from starting on boot.

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  10. Killer34423 Mar 2016 @ 02:36

    Hi, I just got a Xonar DSX to get DTS over spdif to my A/V receiver, to get the cleanest solution possible without added effects I should install the low DPC version, correct?

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      • Killer34424 Mar 2016 @ 00:25

        Ok, two other things, my A/V loses the DTS signal (goes into PCM stereo) when there is no application using the sound card, is that normal? I know I’m probably nitpicking lol…

        If the Asus control panel doesn’t start with windows all stored settings are still kept intact when you restart, correct?

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        • CarvedInside24 Mar 2016 @ 08:32

          I don’t know about the first question. For the second one, yes they are.

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  11. Mark23 Mar 2016 @ 13:42

    I was wondering is there a reason why the Asus Xonar U1 isnt supported i have a Xonar DG for my desktop but would of liked to use the drivers for the U1?

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    • CarvedInside23 Mar 2016 @ 14:43

      The Xonar U1 has different drivers than the internal Xonar cards that means I would have to make different driver mod. I don’t own a external Xonar card for testing so modding would be more difficult and it might not be enough interest for those drivers to be worth it.

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      • Mark23 Mar 2016 @ 15:23

        Ahh i see ok no problem the ones i am using are ok but i do notice the ones i use on the desktop are much more fluid in running there also no longer updating them i dont think also.
        Thanks for the response much appreciated and keep up good work 🙂

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  12. Steven25 Mar 2016 @ 01:27

    Hi there, I’ve encountered a problem using my headset with the xonar stx and I was wondering if you have had any ideas what the issue is.

    So I recently upgraded my computer and now my mic is giving a buzzing output and it seems to be present only when I’m playing full screen games.
    I did not have this problem with my old build, I’ve upgraded everything except for the graphics card and power supply. Additionally, I used windows 10 x64 with my old build and had no problems whatsoever. Here is what i’ve tried but to no avail.

    – disabling onboard audio
    – disconnecting front panel audio from motherboard
    – reinstalled to windows 8.1
    – Tried using the headphone jack of the stx and mic jack of the motherboard (I could now hear the buzzing through headset)
    – Bought a usb audio adapter and connected the mic to it
    – Tried different power supply
    – Took out graphics card
    – connected all power plugs to one power strip
    – Moved the stx to the furthest pci slot from the graphics card
    – Resit all components

    Everything works fine when using both the headphone jack and mic jack of the motherboard.
    I feel like it’s most likely a motherboard issue or a bios setting thats causing the issue. I’m using the asus z170 pro gaming with latest bios..I also got a new case, nzxt h440 (possible grounding issue??)
    I’m running out of ideas and any help would be appreciated, cheers.

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    • moussaka31 Mar 2016 @ 18:17

      I’m having the same issues except I have all the same hardware I used to, I just upgraded to windows 10 (full format – clean install). Any time I play a game my microphone goes crazy with static and no one can hear me. It worked fine on win7 x64 and now it doesn’t. I’ve been searching for a fix for 3 days.

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  13. World Eater27 Mar 2016 @ 18:23

    I installed UNi on my Windows 7 computer a couple of years ago. I want to go back to straight ASUS drivers, mainly because of the original Asus Audio Center – I want to be able to select FP Headphone, which the CM Audio doesn’t have. Thus, the CM panel is useless to me. I’ve driver cleaned and driver cleaned but I can’t get rid of the UNI drivers; the Asus Audio Center now won’t start up and appear in the tray, but the CMAudio one will, which I don’t want.
    I guess I have to wipe my C drive and rebuild; this is ridiculous.

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    • CarvedInside27 Mar 2016 @ 19:03

      Your issue might not be because of driver leftovers or changes made when you’ve installed UNi Xonar with C-Media Panel. If I understand correctly, the Asus Audio Center won’t start for you. Have you tried launching AsusAudioCenter.exe? If not, search for it under C:\ drive, launch it and see what happens. Do you get a error when you try to launch it? Have you used the UNi Xonar Driver Cleaner for driver cleaning?
      Please clarify why do you say you can’t get rid of the UNi drivers. By all accounts there shouldn’t be any leftovers if you did the driver cleaning procedure. I have to mention that just because Asus Audio Center won’t start does not mean the the UNi Xonar drivers are still there.

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      • World Eater27 Mar 2016 @ 20:18

        Yes, I have done UNi Xonar Driver Cleaner, plus Driver Sweeper and yesterday I used the new version (Fusion, or whatever it’s called). There is still a UNi folder in my program files. This folder cannot be deleted. I installed the latest Xonar drivers. Asus Audio Center.exe is in the Asus program files, but won’t start without admin rights. The Asus panel that works is in the still existing UNi file (again, I’ve gone through the “extensive driver cleaning” steps on this site, several times, in fact). I pinned it to the taskbar. Once I click on it, the icon appears in the tray; I don’t know how to get it to start up (as it did normally, years ago before I installed UNi).
        I should add that I’ve disabled the C-Media Panel in Startup (via CCleaner).

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        • CarvedInside28 Mar 2016 @ 09:53

          Maybe you’ve installed the UNi Xonar with a administrator account and your current user account does not have enough permissions to delete those UNi Xonar installation files. What error do you get when you try to delete the “C:\Program Files\UNi Xonar Audio” folder? I suggest making a copy before deleting, since Asus Audio Center from there is the only one that works ATM.

          To add the AsusAudioCenter.exe to startup you need to make a shortcut for AsusAudioCenter.exe to the Start->All Programs->Startup folder.

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          • World Eater05 Apr 2016 @ 20:27

            Thanks for the reply – the error I get when trying to delete the folder is “files being used by another program” or something close to that. Perhaps it’s because the AsusAudioCenter.exe is running. Is there any harm in moving it?
            And thanks for the advice about startup.

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  14. A. Non28 Mar 2016 @ 09:28

    I upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10 in Feb 2016. My sound card is an Asus Xonar D2 that ran with no problems in Win 7. All was fine for first few weeks after “upgrading” to Win 10, but then I began to get frequent BSODs caused by the error message: IRQ_Not-Less_Or-Equal (CMUDAXP.SYS). These bsods – which are self-rectifying in that the machine restarts itself with no user involvement required – occurred after resume from sleep. I checked the relevant driver by going to Asus website and downloading the latest driver for Win 10: PCI_D2_8_1_8_1823. I uninstalled the existing sound driver and installed the new one. All was fine for a week or so, but then the same problem occurred with every few days. It was extremely annoying having t put up with these frequent bsods. I “googled” around and found several references to this problem, but I found no solution other than the one I had tried. Just to make sure, I re-downloaded the same driver from Asus and went through the whole process of uninstalling and re-installing. It made no diference. The bsods became regular occurrences. I decided soon after to revert to Win 7, and now, after a week, all is is perfectly OK with the sound card, just as it was before “upgrading” to Windows 10. So, if there are any other users with the same problem as me, you might be better reverting to Win 7 rather than hunt around for a solution. I did try to contact about their “support” is non-existent in this regard.

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    • CarvedInside28 Mar 2016 @ 10:43

      Thanks for sharing your experience. Windows 10 seems to be a big miss, causing problems where there weren’t any and the fact that ASUS support and driver development is non-existent won’t make things any better.

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      • MastersEyes29 Mar 2016 @ 09:07

        Hello such , I have the same problem the user who initially drafted the comment . I also happens if I withdraw any audio connector while the operating system is running me the blue screen appears with the message above ; however if I log : I can disconnect and connect the audio cables to the connectors on the asus board xonar d2 pci properly without problems some Windows 8.1 did not happen to me these problems only with Windows 10 , especially with the last recent update I consider … I guess it’s a problem of driver and software ( compatible ) … Best regards .

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  15. Peter29 Mar 2016 @ 02:27

    Ive been reading up on this on different forums but havent realy been able to find a solution to my problem, so basically i hear very soft static kinda noise in my headphones. (Takstar Pro 80)
    The buzzing happens ONLY if i select “Headphones” as my analog output in Xonar Audio Center, when i change it to “2 Speakers” the buzzing is gone so i guess it’s somehow related to AMP (?).
    Obviously i want to use it with the AMP, the volume is just much better and sound quality seems to be better with “Headphones” as analog output, any suggestions how to get get rid of this buzzing noise?

    i5 4690
    GA-B85M-D3H
    Xonar DGX (latest Uni drivers 1823 v1.80a r3)
    Windows 10 x64 Pro

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