03-16-2009 03:42 PM
Gondoland, Thanks for the suggestion I have downloaded and installed and did a quciky preliminary test with some test tones and sweeps and it appears this has resovled my clicking issue!
I have an issue with my EMU 0404 soundcard as well the ASIO performance was very poor i.e. very high latency and WDM playback had clicking issues. I sure hope this has resolved that issue too.
I have a full day of listening ahead of me, I will post results up tomorrow.
03-16-2009 09:41 PM - edited 03-16-2009 09:46 PM
Happy I could help Gondoland . When the problem was initially discovered the only way I knew to solve it was to rollback the driver. I sure am happy there is an update I can direct users to. This is one of the strangest conflicts I have ever run into
I wonder if is connected to the specific version on lenovo's site....hmmm
188.8.131.524 -> most recent version listed on Lenovo's site
184.108.40.2069 -> most recent version listed on Intel's site
03-17-2009 05:13 PM
Ok that has solved alot of issues with my system! yay
Updating Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller to version 220.127.116.119 solved:
* Audio popping and clicking when using internal soundcard
* Bluetooth mouse freezing and stalling
* My EMU 0404 USB soundcard now works! before it only worked with ASIO latency of >300ms which is not useable now it is operational at 5ms.
I would suggest to everyone to update (Lenovo sort you self and get a release on the website asap)
The driver before this update must have been so inefficent and stalling the system for large periods of time.
I suspect that lots of little issues are going to be resovled through installing this update.
03-19-2009 02:19 AM - edited 03-19-2009 02:22 AM
Thanks very much for reporting back to all of us that updating that Intel driver solved your problems.
Several of us have been having problems with the mouse (the cursor) freezing up - this is documented in detail at this discussion thread: Temporary but DAILY mouse / system freezing (W500 w/ Vista Business 32) , and I am now going to investigate whether or not installing this new driver that you discovered will solve the mouse problem.
Special thanks also to Gondoland for his suggestion about this driver on the previous page of this discussion.
04-26-2009 10:13 PM
I've just run into this problem. I'd like to try this solution, but I'm wondering, how do I update my Intel H9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller to version 18.104.22.1689? I don't want to damage anything in the process
04-26-2009 10:19 PM
It is already released by Lenovo now.
10-01-2009 11:27 PM
hrmmm.... I already had the update installed and I've still got the problem. Since I already had the latest Lenovo driver, I even got a more recent version of the Intel Storage Matrix Driver (22.214.171.1243) and this didn't fix it Music is barely worth listening too with this issue!
Unless anyone has any ideas I guess I'm going to have to wait until I have time to do a clean install of Windows 7
03-15-2011 06:41 PM