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  1. lpost

    Pink Faun 2.16

    I've been running Extreme mode for 6 days continuously. 100% stable, Roon is more responsive though it's given no priority. I use Roon>HQPe NOS and temps remain stable within plus or minus 1C as ambient goes up/down. Priority is given to HQPe and I2S card only.
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    Agreed that the IR temp measure isn't reading the die temp but 20C is a big difference between the die and the hottest part of the heatsink directly on top. Regardless, I know the delta from Standard to Extreme mode for my proc and it's been 100% stable, playing continuously for 2 weeks. Of course, I've restarted to make tweaks but otherwise, no crashes. The temp and all voltages are EXCEEDINGLY stable as monitored by 'sensors'. I'm impressed. If your top lid is hotter than the heat sinks, I wonder is your heat pipes not firmly connected? It should be transferring more heat than convection. I've tried ramroot and it works but am waiting for it to be made as stable as possible. I suppose saving the Roon DB will require a cron job to save every hour or whatever is needed. Let us know how the new clocks sound when you get them. The 'ROI' is going to be tough for me to justify the spend.
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    For anyone else with a Pink Faun 2.16 using the ASRock X370 board that would like to see more accurate sensor data in Linux. Edit to taste. https://forum.level1techs.com/t/i-made-a-hwmon-lm-sensors-config-for-asrock-x370-boards-nct6779/117006
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    For grins, I've run a couple tests. I've tried it with the lid elevated 1/4" and the CPU temp actually went up. The lid must be helping to conduct the heat away. I also tried it with the lid off, temp of CPU dropped 2C. Not enough to make it worth the risk of being open despite being tucked safely away in a back room closet (with 5 feet of clear vertical above it and open door). I've also measured many spots on and around the heatsink and pipes on the processor and the highest actual temp measured is ~40C. So I guess 'sensors' is ready +20C. Time to edit the offset file...and now I'm really not concerned and @flkin you probably need not either as you're likely really at 57C not 77C.
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    It's a good idea but I don't think it would make a difference as there are many laser cut slots already.
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    I have read that the Ryzen 1700X and 1800X processors report +20C temps with earlier firmware/bios. I believe mine is accurate however at 65C as the case temps of 35C seem to be about right. If the CPU was only 45C I doubt the case would be 35C. But who knows. 45C seems way too cool for a proc of this GHz. At 77C I would not be inclined to push it further though. I use an infrared thermometer to measure the case. The proc went from 42C to 65C but the case only went up +5C. It's a huge heatsink. I also use a low rpm 8" USB powered fan (powered from a separate circuit) that is suspended just above the case in the CPU area about 1/2" and drawing air up to assist the natural convection.
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    Probably because you upsample? I don't. My CPU temp was ~40C in standard mode and is ~65C in Extreme mode. Expect this temp to stay this value all the time, playing or not, and upsampling will make it hotter so be attentive. External case temps in Extreme are ~30C. Warm but not hot. As root, run sensors-detect, accept defaults. Then run sensors, it will show your CPU temp along with a few others. Some are out of range/alarm, don't worry. SYSTIN: +42.0°C (high = +0.0°C, hyst = +0.0°C) ALARM sensor = thermistor CPUTIN: +65.0°C (high = +80.0°C, hyst = +75.0°C) sensor = thermistor AUXTIN0: +15.0°C sensor = thermistor AUXTIN1: +58.0°C sensor = thermistor AUXTIN2: +22.0°C sensor = thermistor AUXTIN3: -27.0°C sensor = thermistor To start Extreme or ExtremeCL select one from the boot menu at startup. There are a couple files to tweak first though, /etc/rtirg.conf and /etc/rtapp/rtapp.conf. You need to find the device irq you want to prioritize, use rtstatus to find it, then add it's name to rtirq.conf. rtapp.conf is probably already good as it lists most media players including Roon and HQPe. Piero confirmed rtc can and should be removed from the list, put only your card connected to DAC. Leave all other sections as they are. In my system, the I2S card is card0. I believe you use USB, find the one connected to your DAC using rtstatus. # IRQ thread service names # (space separated list, from higher to lower priority). #RTIRQ_NAME_LIST="rtc usb snd i8042" #RTIRQ_NAME_LIST="rtc usb" RTIRQ_NAME_LIST="snd_hda_intel:card0" # On kernel configurations that support it, # which services should be NOT threaded # (space separated list). RTIRQ_NON_THREADED="snd_hda_intel:card0" Try it, you just might like it!
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    Have you tried Extreme mode in Audio Linux? Nice improvement over standard for me. Roon thru HQPe non-upsampling.
  9. I've just started tuning Extreme mode over the past couple days and have a question about rtirq.conf. I've got my adaptor that connects to my DAC, in this case a I2S PCIe card, set to be a priority, but I also have rtc, and it was in the default file on my system. Do I need rtc to have priority or shouId I remove it or should it come after my card? I presume, but have yet to be able to verify, that rtc is real time clock? I've removed it and all seems OK but curious what it is and why its listed by default (in my files anyway). --edit-- I believe it to be the hw clock for the system. I do have OCXO clocks for proc, system and I2S card. RTIRQ_NAME_LIST="rtc snd_hda_intel:card0" I also have the two apps I run, Roon and HQPe running priority, and I like the sound. Subtlety better but definitely better. Thanks
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    You're going to be amazed by and love the 2.16. To manage music files, a Windows compatible share is created so you mount and manage the files from a Windows computer or Mac or other Linux. Jord can set all this up for you remotely, if you wish.
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    Glad you're enjoying Thierry's work. My 2.16 continues to impress me daily. Best, LPost
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    The Songs Remain the Same (Only Better)

    No need to re-rip again, just convert the ALAC to FLAC, nothing lost.
  13. I’ve had two in my system for several months. I did notice a positive improvement in noise reduction and they stayed in place. I’ve just removed them and will listen for a few weeks without...it was not so obvious that they are no out. Could have been new purchase bias, I’ll find out.
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    I look forward to your comparison. I considered the Antipodes but never listened to them.
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    I've spent a couple days with HQP in the mix and I must say I'm really liking the new ext2 with redbook very much!
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