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    Default how can I get better latency on xp mc

    Ok so I got some new parts to make a small dj computer... y? well I dont trust vista and dont have the money for a mac. Anyways here is my pc specs:

    -Win XP Media Center sp3
    -AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400 Brisbane 2.8GHz Black Edition
    -Mushkin ddr2 1066 4gb
    -ASUS M3A78-CM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780V Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
    -LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA
    -75gb WD Raptor(main drive) and 250gb WD Caviar 7200rpm(music)
    -Audio Kontrol 1
    -VCI-100

    my thing is that I can only use my card with a 2ms UBS Buffer and 8ms Audio Buffer resulting in 7.5 Audio Latency, anything lower would mess up the pc. Whay can I get lower latency? Does any1 has an idea?

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    Here is a great tutorial on things you can do to XP to help free up processor / memory.
    www.tarekith.com - XPTweaks

    As well it helps to run an Asio sound card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonj View Post
    Here is a great tutorial on things you can do to XP to help free up processor / memory.
    www.tarekith.com - XPTweaks

    As well it helps to run an Asio sound card.
    ya Im running asio I've done most of those tweaks I'll do the ones I have not done yet and report back.

    thanks

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    Have you tried the Asio4All driver.

    I had problems with Latency, as well audio drops with my sytem. I cranked the buffers up. (not so good for controller response)
    I do this for when im running my DAW programs and producing.
    Drop the buffer for when I am doing the dj progs.

    Let me know if you are successful and find another tips to help

    good luck
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    Kill any driver that your not using.
    Kill all services that your not using.
    Kill any background application your not using

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    I swear by the Black Viper tweaks. Intended for maxing out gamer systems but applicable to music as well:
    http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/supertweaks.htm
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    Ive done a lot of tweaks and I mean the computer is ok but I would like to have a lower latency. This pc is gonna be only for dj and video editing (youtube) other than that I got installed pdf reader and itunes. I havent tried asio4all Ive been using the latest drivers for the AK1. Im also using the internal VC, I got an old pci-e a nvidia 6600gt should I use that card instead of the integrated one? Imma try to look into the services more in depth and check that other link for more tweaks...

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    so I dont have my PA sys here at home (its in storage) but i decided to try my stuff with none other than my home theater sys and the damn audio is delayed which makes it very difficult to beatmatch. I checked traktor and it reports a audio latency of 5.5ms. I have as you may know an Audio Kontrol 1 sound card. Also traktor shows 2 of my card as follow: Audio Kontrol 1 - were I cant adjust the latency from traktor but instead in the card settings itstself and... Audio Kontrol 1 1/2(2 in, 4 out) and with that one i can adjust the latency within traktor, but with either one sound is very delayed coming out the card but not the heaphones. any thoughts? is it the home theater? or the card and software?

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    I'm going to be discussing latency at length here soon.

    one thing I can mention is that if you've got the guts, go 64-bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSDJMoniker View Post
    one thing I can mention is that if you've got the guts, go 64-bit.
    I was thinking about win xp 64 bit. Anyways can you elaborate... y I got guts?

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