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I’m confused

M-audio 2x2 M clicking

Hey forum

I recently posted about another clicking issue, but I fixed that, now there's another one far more elusive.

I have gone back and forth a LOT between my two soudcards today, and they both start clicking when I push the CPU, However the 2x2M also clicks at random with CPU loads lower than my other soundcard. I have an audio example below to show what I mean. the clicking also has no consistency to it, it won't alway click during the same part of the playback, and sometimes it won't click at all

The m-audio soundcard will also make a loud sitortion sound when I playback a project while I play music from any other audio source (i.e youtube, facebook, windows media player) while my old soundcard can handle this fine. In general the m-audio soundcard seems very unstable

The audio will not click if I switch to the absolute highest buffer size (4096) but that is an unacceptable buffersize for a modern DAC (my old makes no clicking/distortion at 256). furthermore there is no more CPU load when I switch to lower buffer sizes, in a matter of fact under load, the soundcard handles playback better at lower buffer sizes.

I have tried
* uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers, the right drivers
* using all the usb prots on my computer (12 in total)
* (DPC Latency checking) Disabling conflicting devices in device monitor
* Reinstalling windows
* Latency monitor (high pagefault, but does not coincide with audio clicking)
* switching buffer size (introduces more clickign during actual CPU load)
* testing out different DAW (FL studio)
* switching windows power plan

I have probably done more which I cannot remember but none has fixed the problem obviously.

here are my system specs:

AMD FX 8120 CPU
NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 960
8 GB RAM
WINDOWS 10 64bit
120 GB SSD (ableton isntalled here)
2TB HDD

ableton 9.7.1

Could it be that your soundcard just doesn't play that well with AMD cpu's?

on something positive however I am very impressed with the pre amps you have, they create good results with my mic.

I hope I can get some help from employees or from customer support, I wanted to send a ticket, but I have not gotten any support code for some reason

here is an audio example:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wqxxg9oxsk5...
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