“SST” stands for “Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology” and is integrated into many current on-board audio solutions. Unfortunately, it does not operate as seamlessly as Intel claim. Moreover, while Intel are making great hardware most of the time – except for the entire NetBurst(tm) architecture, though – their software might suck, at times.
Good news is, that in order to get ASIO4ALL working with your SST “enhanced” on-board audio, you do not have to wait for a new ASIO4ALL release (which will have a workaround for this) – you can fix this yourself for the time being.
How ASIO4ALL would have auto-configured your device:
This would not work. You get static, distortion, and it may even crash your system if you click on the wrong item.
Configure ASIO4ALL as follows:
If you uncheck the “Always Resample” – option and your project is 44.1 kHz, then may be you can witness the quality of their SST sample rate conversion.