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Asus Crystal Sound on x99 Deluxe audio problem

with BIOS 1601 the problem somehow disappeared for now. however i wasn’t happy with the digital to analog converter since it requires additional power supply and using usb power insead of power supply was a bad choice since the emitted frequencies i had earlier were injected in that converter too  through USB. What i then did was buying a Mass-Loop Devider (i dont know the correct english term for this). And even without this tiny piece the “noise” is almost gone.. In case it was a mass loop i can not tell where “problem” relied. It is not clear if the BIOS update was part of the solution or not. Could also have been any electrical device of my neighbours.



“Meanwhile i do not know who to blame but due to the problems that came up with Asus Motherboard i kept throwing la culpa at Asus.”

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Additional noise / frequency / ground loop (?)

As soon as my graphics card now is under load – the mainboard or its components emit some additional frequencies… Audio Jacks / Chinch have been used. The problem didn’t exist in the past but i can’t tell when it occured. I don’t play games very often using my Hifi. Cable etc. has been tested and even different sources. In the end its the computer the additional frequency is originating from.

Sobald die Grafikkarte unter Last gerät kommt am Audio Ausgang ein zusätzliches Geräusch hinzu. Hört selbst. Zum Einsatz kommen normale Klinke / Chinch Kabel. Kabel u.s.w. sind getestet. Auch verschiedene Quellen. Problem ist der Rechner.


I will just record the versions i’ve tested

Bios Version 1305 / 1401 / 1502
(no matter if overclocked or not)

Audio Driver

Driver Ver. 344.11

The Crystal Sound isn’t that crystal when the PCIe slots are stressed it seems. Other cause could be an emitted electronical field to the soundchip? But why did i not experience it on previous versions? What did i forget? What did i miss?



Mass-Problem or emitted by components

Some people would consider this a Mass-Problem. And they may probably right. All cables have been changed and all components are on the same power-socket. When i connect the cable to he mobile the noise can not be reproduced. The source may be the graphics card / mainboard / sound chip. Any toys like Bluetooth and WiFi are disabled.



Kraken X60 Software – Kraken CAM vs Kraken Controls

Well, i’m using Kraken X60 water cooling system in my current 2011-v3 RIG with all that shiny stuff launched in september 2014, but initially i did use the “Kraken Controls” Software to configure and adjust my water cooling system.


Kraken X60 Software "Kraken Controls"
Kraken X60 Software “Kraken Controls”


When i installed the hardware and Kraken Controls these days, they had another software available to manage your cooling system. It’s called “CAM” or “Kraken CAM” and was at version 1.1.2, if i remember correctly.


Kraken LED when system powered off

If you want your LED flavoured Kraken/Watercooling Heatsink to not glow when the system is powered off, change the ErP Setting in the BIOS to “S4 + S5”.


Kraken CAM version 1.1.2 to 1.1.7

However the Kraken CAM version that was available didn’t work well with my new Intel i7-5930K and the Asus x99 Deluxe motherboard. The CPU temperature  couldn’t be read by the  software, like it can’t be read by Kraken Controls (see picture above: no CPU temperature) and the overall look and feel did remind me too much of Windows 8.x. So i sticked to Kraken Controls only and kept using it. Now, a month later, i gave it another try. The version of Kraken CAM is currently 1.1.7 and the CPU temperature is now being read by the software (picture below).


Kraken CAM Software
Kraken CAM Software 1.1.7


CPU temperature display not the only improvement?

The Kraken CAM software takes way more time to start than the Kraken Controls, which is a downside, but this will not be the point here. What i noticed first was, that it seeeeems to make my water cooling system run a lot smoother or lets say fluent :).  The fans do not spin up that much like they did before at almost equal temperatures results. Yes, there will be a difference in the fan curves between Controls and CAM, but the point are the temperatures. That can only mean, that the pump is being used more efficiently.


Chose Kraken CAM

No matter what they did here, i  write this post to just recommend you using the Kraken CAM software instead of Kraken Controls! I also doubt that they will put further development on the Kraken Controls software.