Major Update Time.
So I reinstalled WS 2019 after turning off everything in my Mobo Bios I dared to.
I left a few things on but all the C states and everything CPU related I turned off.
I have been waiting for Fidelizer to send me through the new copy to suit this new PC. I decided to sod it and just run AO and see how I got on.
I also had to use a different activation code for AO3 to my original one not sure why but luckily we get 5 with AO so I had a few spare and only wasted 1 which shouldn't be a wasted one but nevermind.
The fact I am starting again made me look at a few things, how I am using the Dirac Live software etc and I have made some changes there for the better in terms of balancing the sound better from bottom to top - hugely important as important if not more important than anything else imo. Ultimately the frequency response at the MLP is what we hear right
This time rather than disabling any services I just manually stopped them which means they will start again on a reboot which is ok for now.
I then ran the CAD scripts shell killer and desktop services killer to get more services shut down etc. Pretty standard.
What I have noticed with this build is when the monitor shuts off the system sounds a lot better - I assume that's integrated GPU in the CPU related and makes me appreciate Marcins advice on using a cpu with no gpu built in - worth noting for anyone considering doing this.
So how does it sound - A HUGE amount better than before which has shocked me actually. It's hard for me to now attribute what to what but I think it's the combination of all of it as we know everything matters and counts.
I am confident there is more to come as well with things I am still to do etc.
I will be honest the audio PC life can be frustrating and infuriating when you have problems and breakages and starting agains and all the other negatives. But when you listen to a really good audio PC setup with JPLAY and JCAT parts and advice it does make you fall back in love with it again and justifies the stress and sleepless nights.
Thanks again to Marcin and the other people we have to thank for making all this possible and accessible to us all
I am eternally grateful to you.