lol. under PCM the CPU load is very minimal, but Ive found since changing the PSU on my switch DSD and its filters sound better than PCM 384.
DSD128 Sinc M ASDM7EC wacks the CPU load way up to around 75%. Yes it plays back fine but its very hot and the green light flickers!!! Im trying dsd64 now and the load is way down in comparison, typically low 30s but did see it peak at 41. Its still hot and the light did flicker a touch when hitting the 40s.
I know Antipodes suggest keeping the units cool but ive never found either that cool. So, Im wondering if just sitting a fan on top to draw out excess heat would help me here.
I guess a lone EX would just give up as its doing 2 jobs. The CX takes on the huge strain of the server/roon/hqplayer functions.
EDIT - Or perhaps sit a heatsink on top to help out…hmmm interesting