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Pro Tools Popping sound - here is my Sandra

shultzee13

I am using PTMP 8
with M-Audio Fastrack Ultra 8R
Make suggestions...this popping and crackly sound is driving me crazy!
Thanks.
Model: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. EP43-DS3L
Workgroup: WORKGROUP
Host Name: protools
User: Eric
< Processor >
Model: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 @
2.50GHz
Speed: 2.5GHz
Cores per Processor: 2 Unit(s)
Threads per Core: 1 Unit(s)
Type: Dual-Core
Integrated Data Cache: 2x 32kB, Synchronous, Write-Thru, 8-way, 64
byte line size
L2 On-board Cache: 2MB, ECC, Synchronous, ATC, 8-way, 64 byte
line size, 2 threads sharing
< System >
Mainboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. EP43-DS3L
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F8 (09/22/
2008)
Bus(es): X-Bus PCI PCIe IMB USB FireWire/1394 i2c/
SMBus
Multi-Processor (MP) Support: No
Multi-Processor Advanced PIC (:Yes
Total Memory: 3.25GB DIMM DDR2
< Chipset >
Model: Giga-Byte P45/P43/G45/G43 DRAM Controller
Front Side Bus Speed: 4x 294MHz (1.18GHz)
Total Memory: 4GB DIMM DDR2
Memory Bus Speed: 2x 588MHz (1.18GHz)
< Memory Module(s) >
Memory Module: OCZ OCZ2VU8002G 2GB DIMM DDR2 PC2-6400U DDR2-
800 (5-6-6-18 3-24-6-3)
Memory Module: OCZ OCZ2VU8002G 2GB DIMM DDR2 PC2-6400U DDR2-
800 (5-6-6-18 3-24-6-3)
< Video System >
Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT (16 SP 952MHz, 512MB
DDR2 2x424MHz, PCIe 1.00 x16)
Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT (16 SP 952MHz, 512MB
DDR2 2x424MHz, PCIe 1.00 x16)
< Storage Devices >
Hitachi HDP725025GLA380 (250GB:233GB (C:)
STECH Simple Drive 250GB (USB):233GB (F:)
MITSUMI CR-48XATE (ATA33, CD-R:N/A (D:)
LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-411S (ATA33,:N/A (E:)
< Logical Storage Devices >
Hard Disk (C:): 233GB (NTFS) @ Hitachi HDP725025GLA380 (250GB,
SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, NCQ, 7MB Cache)
Optical Drive (D:): N/A @ MITSUMI CR-48XATE (ATA33, CD-RW, 2MB
Cache)
Optical Drive (E:): N/A @ LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-411S (ATA33, DVD+-RW,
CD-RW, 2MB Cache)
3.5" 1.44MB (A:): N/A
SimpleDrive (F:): 233GB (NTFS) @ STECH Simple Drive 250GB (USB)
< Peripherals >
LPC Hub Controller 1: Giga-Byte LPC Interface Controller
LPC Legacy Controller 1: ITE IT8718F
Audio Device: Giga-Byte HD Audio Controller
Serial Port(s): 1
Parallel Port(s): 1
Disk Controller: Giga-Byte 4 port SATA IDE Controller
Disk Controller: Giga-Byte 2 port SATA IDE Controller
Disk Controller: Giga-Byte JMB368 IDE Controller
USB Controller 1: Giga-Byte USB UHCI Controller #4
USB Controller 2: Giga-Byte USB UHCI Controller #5
USB Controller 3: Giga-Byte USB UHCI Controller #6
USB Controller 4: Giga-Byte USB EHCI Controller #2
USB Controller 5: Giga-Byte USB UHCI Controller #1
USB Controller 6: Giga-Byte USB UHCI Controller #2
USB Controller 7: Giga-Byte USB UHCI Controller #3
USB Controller 8: Giga-Byte USB EHCI Controller #1
FireWire/1394 Controller 1: Lucent/Agere Systems (Was: AT&T
MicroElectronics) FW322/323 IEEE1394 OHCI
FireWire Contro
SMBus/i2c Controller 1: Intel 801xx/63xx SMBus
< Network Services >
Network Adapter: Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) PCI-E Gigabit
Ethernet NIC - Packet Scheduler Miniport
Network Adapter: Belkin Wireless G USB Network Adapter #2 -
Packet Scheduler Miniport (Ethernet, 36Mbps)
Wireless Adapter 1: Belkin Wireless G USB Network Adapter #2 -
Packet Scheduler Miniport (802.11g (ERP),
36Mbps)
< Power Management >
Mains (AC) Line Status: On-Line
< Operating System >
Windows System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600
(Service Pack 3)
Platform Compliance: x86
<<< Mainboard >>>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Notice 224: SMBIOS/DMI information may be inaccurate.
Tip 2511: Some memory slots are free so the memory can
be easily upgraded.
Warning 2523: Memory bus speed exceeds memory rated speed.
Reduce memory bus speed.
Warning 2542: Memory bus speed exceeds Chipset rated speed.
Reduce FSB/memory multiplier.
Tip 2: Double-click tip or press Enter while a tip
is selected for more information about the
tip.
<<< Processors >>>
June 22, 2009 @06:50pm
Andrew_Malloy

Are you running any other digital devices in this system?
June 22, 2009 @06:56pm
shultzee13

M Audio Trigger Finger that's it!
June 22, 2009 @08:11pm
Andrew_Malloy

And where do you have your buffers set?
June 22, 2009 @08:16pm
shultzee13

All is set to standard or default. No changed have been made at all. I believe the buffer size is set to 512. I will look this evening and post.
Thanks for the help.
I really appreciate it.
June 22, 2009 @09:37pm
Psykostx

IT IS YOUR SYNC. Make sure it is set for internal in your soundcard settings...also maybe your disks are too slow, try setting up a pair of harddisks in RAID configuration!
August 4, 2009 @01:39pm
Andrew_Malloy

IT IS YOUR SYNC. Make sure it is set for internal in your soundcard settings...also maybe your disks are too slow, try setting up a pair of harddisks in RAID configuration!

Whoah.... no jumping to conclusions here. RAID is not the answer for this (or everything). PTMP does not support RAID. Don't do it.
August 4, 2009 @01:43pm
Justin

You should probably talk to our tech support team, they know more about this than I, but I do know some wirless adapters can cause issues. Try disabling yours in the control panel.
August 4, 2009 @02:51pm