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Optical Devices In Windows 10

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Posted · Original PosterOP

For the love of all that is holy, I have tried and tried to figure out how to fix this issue. I no longer know where to turn to so I figured I'd ask on here, where maybe I can find someone who can shed some light on this issue.

Basically Windows gets borderline unstable with Optical Audio.. it's usually fine for hours, days, weeks.. months..... unless.. unless you make the mistake of hitting "Mute".. windows will mute it, and unmute, if you unmute the master it'll only unmute half of everything, it'll start erratically muting and unmuting applications and go completely nuts. I have no idea how to fix this situation, it drives me nuts. Once aggravated the issue can go on for days.. after some hours it might settle down but it becomes hard to fix.

You can change devices, plug in different devices and go back to optical, restart windows sometimes, delete and reinstall drivers. IT'LL STILL DO IT... it's awful..

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What is the motherboard?


CPU:i7 9700k 5047.5Mhz All Cores Mobo: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC, RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 OC 3467Mhz GPU:MSI RTX 2070 ARMOR 8GB OC Storage:Samsung SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB, 2x SSD ADATA PRO SP900 256GB, HDD WD CB 2TB, HDD GREEN 2TB PSU: Seasonic focus plus 750w Gold Display(s): 1st: LG 27UK650-W, 4K, IPS, HDR10, 10bit(8bit + A-FRC). 2nd: Samsung 24" LED Monitor (SE390), Cooling:Fazn CPU Cooler Aero 120T Push/pull Corsair ML PRO Fans Keyboard: Corsair K95 Platinum RGB mx Rapidfire Mouse:Razer Naga Chroma  Headset: Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Sound: Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker Case: Modded Case Inverted, 5 intake 120mm, one exhaust 120mm.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Constantin said:

What is the motherboard?

Asrock X99 ~ ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming "X99X" (ATX ~ X99 ~ 2011v3)
https://www.newegg.ca/asrock-fatal1ty-gaming-fatal1ty-x99x-killer/p/N82E16813157540?Item=N82E16813157540 ~ This is the exact board linked from my official order from back on the old purchase date.

Running 
I7 5820K

I've read others having the issue in windows, but not really anything definitive as to a proper fix.. sucks because as much of a legacy port as Optical is it is very helpful when it's needed.

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Look's like a decent board.

Try to install the previous drivers version.


CPU:i7 9700k 5047.5Mhz All Cores Mobo: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC, RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 OC 3467Mhz GPU:MSI RTX 2070 ARMOR 8GB OC Storage:Samsung SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB, 2x SSD ADATA PRO SP900 256GB, HDD WD CB 2TB, HDD GREEN 2TB PSU: Seasonic focus plus 750w Gold Display(s): 1st: LG 27UK650-W, 4K, IPS, HDR10, 10bit(8bit + A-FRC). 2nd: Samsung 24" LED Monitor (SE390), Cooling:Fazn CPU Cooler Aero 120T Push/pull Corsair ML PRO Fans Keyboard: Corsair K95 Platinum RGB mx Rapidfire Mouse:Razer Naga Chroma  Headset: Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Sound: Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker Case: Modded Case Inverted, 5 intake 120mm, one exhaust 120mm.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Well I've since changed to an ASUS X570 Crosshair VIII (WiFi) w/ an 3950x and I don't seem to have the issue previously mentioned, Seems it was potentially the drivers/motherboard... I'll come back in a week after trying to agitate the issue more in real world use and update my status on the matter.

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