I added Windows 2000 SP2 (to the existing Win ME installation) and installed all W2k drivers from the Dell driver CD.
Without this tool the Inspiron behaved as known. Random clicks and crackles when the Hammerfall DSP is set below 23 ms latency, and when the fans switch on/off one must choose 46 ms to gain reliable click free
performance. When I used the program to set one of the fans to slow this seemed to be sufficient to never let the BIOS control the fan any further. So the latency could be set to 23 ms. At 12 ms still random
clicks, which are obviously not related to the fans but to other ACPI calls, occured.
Without this tool the Inspiron already behaved like a desktop. No clicks and crackles even at 1.5 ms latency (eat this!). But when the fans switch on/off one must choose 46 ms to gain reliable click free performance. Now here the fan control tool totally cleaned up the system from any clicks! Seeing how the Inspiron did a 24 track project playback at 1.5 ms, while I used the LM4 and some other plugs plus doing ASIO software monitoring...I checked this for 20 minutes because I couldn\'t
believe it - it was exactly what we all want to have! Fabulous!
Under Win2000 and using Micha Henze\'s small tool the Inspiron is already the dream machine (remember my previous post about its calculation power and overall Plug-In performance?)