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Audio drop out while using fa 66

I have a fairy good spec dell p4 2.8 with hyper threading 1 gig of ram i have recently installed the fa 66 with no problems with the most recent driver i have done all the nessisary audio tweeks and my sample rate is 44.1 my computer is struggling to play back audio without dropping out my hard drive is ide 7200rpm 250 gigs and had recently been formatted useing ntfs on the secondry channle on my ide and my system drive is sata 160gigs 7200rpm ntfs on both drives i cannot play audio properly without it dropping out i have tryed almost everything anyone have any idea would be most appreciated

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Re: audio drop out while using fa 66

Make sure it's set to ASIO driver instead of WDM, that was the problem for me. and change the buffer size to less when accessed from control panel>edirol fa-66 or set the WDM and ASIO settings to smaller (lower buffer size = not too much work for computer = no dropouts) and in the power sdr setup window and the dsp tab, put the buffer size to 4096. hope this helps.

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