Well, what I meant by saying "lose the spam" was people who simply start the hate train, by saying, "it doesn't work for me, m-audio sucks."
To be honest, finding the C1E states in BIOS can be a little tricky, as the new layouts have changed so much, but if there's a Cell Menu, or anything like that, look in there. I have an MSI P45 Neo, and that's where it is for me.
I think the biggest problem for the driver is that motherboards do not have a universal standard. My PCI clock might be at 33mHz right now, yours might be at 42.
Also, as far as I know, there's no way to stop Throttling in BIOS. I checked that in mine, and there's no definite Throttling option, lowering the clock state is really a C1E deal. The menu that contains C1E should simply be changed to Disable.
As for within Windows 7, Power Options are bare, with little definite settings. I have my computer set for High Performance mode, and regardless of the internals of my computer, it's set to active cooling. I still had a static problem, which means that the C1E state is still changing, and Throttling is still occurring.
I'll post back in a while and give the exact settings of my PCI bus, C1E state in BIOS, and any other setting I might be able to provide for you. If I have the time to take a picture type guide, I will, but I will most likely provide it in the form of a numbered picture gallery in a Zipped folder.
With so many people now building their DAWs, unless they go in and set all the speeds manually in BIOS, it's hard to know what the hardware is really running at. I wouldn't necessarily consider the BIOS settings final, as disabling the C1E state in BIOS seems to have no effect, but it's a place to start.
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