I just got an MSI H55-E33 MB to replace my doggy ION setup. It absolutely rocks. HD Audio Passthrough from PowerDVD 9 is the stuff, baby. Rocket fast.
Now for the weirdness. If I do AC3 passthrough (e.g. ATSC WTV), WMC crashes and dies, but WMP plays the same file just fine. I though they used the same codebase? I've got like 600MB free in task manager and the box isn't spiking a core.
All drivers, firmware and software are current and official (No Warez)
I worked around it by disabling the MS driver (which does passthrough by default) and using ffdshow tryouts with on machine decoding for AC3. It works, but it was a PITA.
Anybody else seeing these issues?
2x 1GB Micron DDR3 13333
30GB Vertex SSD (ACHI-boot)
2TB WD (ACHI-data)