I have found a bug that only alder lake is dealing with. I have two pimax headsets. I have tried 2 kits of ram, 4 motherboards, 3 ssd boot drives, and much much more to diagnose this issue. it is an issue with pimax and alder lake intel cpus.
for some strange reason when a 5k super or a 8kx is turned on using alder lake cpus, the headset will try to connect to the cpu’s internal usb controller. this is the controller inside the actual cpu not a controller hub. this can even happen using a pcie usb card. when this happens the headset will cause some usb ports to disconnect and connect rapidly. this is confirmed for me after months of testing using a 12700kf and a 12600k on windows 11. this issue is so severe that it even destroys the ram timings and other functions in the cpu. I have proof that this happens using hwinfo64 you can see the ddr5 ram voltages freaking out and you will get random crashes of the pc as a result of this. this is only fixed after rebooting multiple times and completely disconnecting the headset from the pc. this has been the case on 3 different motherboards: z690 aorus pro and master and msi z690 unify x. this is not a motherboard specific issue or a headset one as it does not occur on amd builds.
this is a massive issue that I am unaware that pimax knows is happening. it may be related to windows usb configuring things completely wrong. pitool should be updated to work properly on windows 11. windows 11 is the future whether pimax thinks it is or not. these issues are completely gone on both of my amd pc builds.
I have spent like 3k trying to diagnose this on my own and it has come down to the headsets and alder lake.