Author Archives: CarvedInside

Xonar drivers – disable SpeakerCompensation tweak testing

This tweak disables the Xonar’s “SpeakerCompensation” driver setting, this setting is enabled by default and not accessible through Asus/Cmedia Panel. Disabling “SpeakerCompensation” results in a lower DPC latency. There may be other benefits or drawbacks that are yet to be discovered.

UNi Xonar Drivers 1.81 (post periodically updated)

UNi Xonar drivers main page (information, release notes, driver downloads).

About Test Mode and Disable Driver Signature Enforcement (updated 22 Feb 2015)

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.   1. Test Mode method How to enable Test Mode Download this package. Unpack and run “1. enable testmode.bat” file as administrator (right click on it and click Run as administrator). Restart PC. or Press Start->Search and type cmd  . Right-click on the result(…)

Website updates

24-Sep-2013 Last week I’ve made a major update to the website. Along with the obvious new interface, I’ve made some loading optimizations that should speed up the page loading speed considerably and I’ve added some new features to the website. I will start publishing IT articles soon, but everything (UNi) Xonar related will be under UNi Xonar menu item (I’ve yet to make the changes in this regard).   Notable changes: Added RSS feed for comments on a specific page (RSS blue icon at the top of the comment section). You can now subscribe to RSS feeds for comments on a desired page you want to follow. Improvement Recent Comments widget (on the right sidebar). Recent comments shown will depend(…)

Xonar hardware mods

This page is dedicated for Xonar hardware mods discussions. If you wish to make a tutorial, I will publish it here with credits to the owner. You should submit your article at this e-mail address. Also I will post any links that might be useful.   Articles and guides: 1) Xonar Essence STX Op Amp Upgrade by Adrian Tache 2) Modding Xonar cards by Con   Useful Links:  –