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  • Microsoft Store is OUT!!

    Dovella said:
    giovanni said:
    *snip*
    Italy Big Smile
    Mmm I did not buy anything yet (I stopped at checkout), but apparently you can ship goods to other european countries from the UK store (i.e. you can selecto other countries). I'd like to see some harware on it though. If this is just the beginning, then is looks good.

  • Microsoft Store is OUT!!

    Sweat, but I do wish that they add more countries...

  • IE* beta 2 sound issue

    androidi said:
    giovanni said:
    *snip*
    Did you try what I said earlier about bios and display drivers? MS has a tool called kernrate. One way to use it is to see if the problem exists when you boot in safe mode* and with plain vga driver. If the problem doesn't happen there and you're not sure what's the source, you can compare the output to normal boot output and see what driver might be the issue. Also look for the dpc counts.  Autoruns tool can be used to check and disable if there's any odd non-MS drivers during normal boot. Check for bios updates and such too.  *I forget if audio drivers were loaded in safe mode, if not you could just go with autoruns and uncheck non-microsoft drivers and update to vga driver..
    Thanks Androidi, I have tried with different browsers and the problem is still there (last night I realized it happens also when scrolling PDF files with lots of figures). I also tried with 1 core only, but that only made the system a lot slower... I tried unchecking everything but the audio drivers but no solution either... I am starting to get annoyed, but everything else works like a breeze so I think I will keep it this way until I have some spare time to try a fresh install. Thanks

  • IE* beta 2 sound issue

    stevo_ said:
    Is this a new computer? built in soundcards use the cpu for processesing, if they cannot get enough of the cpus dedication then the sound buffer isn't given data fast enough.. this tends to cause pops and clicking etc.
    Yes, it is a new computer and it has a built in soundcard, but with a total of 8 cores (!). I use it mostly for CAD work in 3D, so pops and clicks should not occur when browsing a webpage... I think

  • IE* beta 2 sound issue

    I am puzzled: I just found out the clicking/popping occurs also when scrolling certain PDF documents. I tried all possible audio drivers, disk drivers and such, but I can't seem to find a solution. Any idea how to troubleshoot this? (I refuse in advance to call Dell tach support as my experience told me thay are total idiots). Thanks for your advice.

  • IE* beta 2 sound issue

    androidi said:

    I don't have matching HW to try but on vista 64/ie8b2 in compat mode and dual core with realtek chip I've not had such problem.

    Just to verify, you have tried other browsers incl IE7 and with no new drivers installed in between with different result? Can you change the amount of cores in use from BIOS? I can't remember if you could boot Vista with a generic "vga driver" rather than accelerated one but I'd try that too to see if there's any effect.

    Mmm, also FF is skipping/popping when scrolling, so it is not a browser issue. I am trying with all sorts of drivers, lets see if I ge lucky...

  • IE* beta 2 sound issue

    androidi said:

    I don't have matching HW to try but on vista 64/ie8b2 in compat mode and dual core with realtek chip I've not had such problem.

    Just to verify, you have tried other browsers incl IE7 and with no new drivers installed in between with different result? Can you change the amount of cores in use from BIOS? I can't remember if you could boot Vista with a generic "vga driver" rather than accelerated one but I'd try that too to see if there's any effect.

    No, I haven't tried with IE7 and I don't think I will very soon: this is my work machine and I don't use sound very often (in fact I bought speakers just a week ago, so I can't tell you if the problem was there before installing IE8). I might try with FF though. Thanks for your input.

  • IE* beta 2 sound issue

    I've submitted this bug on the discussion group for IE8 , but I wanted to know if other people are experiencing the same problem on this forum.

    I am running IE8 beta 2 on Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 (32 bit) on a Dell Precision T5400 with 8 an cores Xeon processor and 4 Gb of ram and an integrated soundcard. If I am listening to music (from any player or from a website using Silverlight or Flash - for example Channel 9 or Youtube) and I am loading a webpage or scrolling in IE8, the sound is strongly disturbed (it "jumps").

    I've tried updating to the latest audio drivers, but I haven't noticed any improvements. Running other programs seem to have no effect on the sound.

    Anyone else experiencing the same issue? Thanks.



    Edit: The title was IE8, not IE*, I forgot the shift key pressed... sorry
  • Xbox as media center extender

    daSmirnov said:
    giovanni said:
    *snip*

    I think you miss the value statement.  I can buy Transformers on BD-ROM for about £25.  Or I can buy the HD DVD drive for about £5, Transformers for about £3 and buy another half dozen films for about £17.  Who cares if there haven't been any new releases when its that cheap.

    Considering how well Blu-ray is doing at the moment.... Honestly films 4 times as expensive on DVD?  There's a reason its marketshare hasn't done anything in the last 8 months apart from flatline.  And yes I do have a Blu-ray player at home.  Costs are too high, licencing costs to the BDA are too high.  I wouldn't be surprised to see film studios start dropping it soon.

    The Studio Hybrids are nice machines, just make sure to get an IR port and remote for it if its just going to be used for media playback.

    Thanks, I see your point, but sooner or later I will buy a BD-ROM and I like to minimize the amount of stuff underneath my TV, so it is one or the other...

  • Political Advisory

    leeappdalecom said:
    You know I see some people like you getting interviewed on TV about the election, some americans are scary!
    I spend 7 years of my life in the USA and I think I can safely say Corona is unique in his kind!