Author Archives: CarvedInside

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Web apps and services for web developers list

List of web applications and services that could prove useful for web developers. Among the topics covered are various CSS code generators, file type conversion tools, website reports for performance, security, accessibility, SEO and other metrics.

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Xonar drivers disable SpeakerCompensation tweak testing

This tweak disables the Xonar’s “SpeakerCompensation” driver setting. This setting when enabled, it is modifying the amplitude of sound frequencies. This tweak may affect sound quality and results in a lower DPC latency. There may be other benefits or drawbacks that are yet to be discovered.

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Web apps and services list

List of web applications and services that you may find to be useful. Among the topics covered are design, firewall and router testing, browser security testing, online accounts breaches.

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About Test Mode and Disable Driver Signature Enforcement

Some modified drivers lack a valid driver signature and this prevents them from being installed on a 64-bit Windows OS. To bypass this restriction and be able to install those drivers you need to run Windows in Test Mode or boot Windows with “Disable driver signature enforcement” option. These methods are only needed for x64 versions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016.

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The case of DPC latency

What is DPC Latency. How to check DPC latency. Audio settings, drivers and network activity impact on DPC latency. Tips & tweaks to reduce DPC latency.

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Xonar Front Panel Switch

Xonar Front Panel Switch (new version) aka fpswitch is a tool that allows seamlessly changes between rear speakers and front panel speakers output.