there are no lines in the HOSTS file that relates to spotify, it's pretty much vanilla.
This is the entire content of the file;
# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp. # # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows. # # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name. # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one # space. # # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol. # # For example: # # 126.96.36.199 rhino.acme.com # source server # 188.8.131.52 x.acme.com # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself. # 127.0.0.1 localhost # ::1 localhost
First I'd like to say that for the last days the audio has been fine, both with USB and Jack-in... which is kind of nice but also kind of frustrating since it would be nice to consistently recreate the problem.
Secondly yes that is a very good point. I use MSI Gameboost and XMP which overclocks the CPU on high loads, and from memory I can recall a few times that the noise problems with spotify has occured at the same time as high load tasks (intense gaming mostly).
When those problems occured, I would swap to Youtube playlists which would work fine, so its not a 'general' problem but specific to the spotify app.