I am now using my swift 3 as a unique streaming source for TIDAL audio.
I have "switched" off numerous windows services that run in the background using services.msc As recommended by Black Viper tweaked windows 10 settings
I have disabled all virus protection .
I have employed passive cooling .
No other add on apps are running other than TIDAL
I have by- passed the internal sound card and via the USB port have an external DAC.
Is there anything else that can be recommended ?