On my side the sample rate is locked at 4411 / 192000hz
On mine no attempt to force hardware . . . . either.
Also Device Class is locked at MME (no additional options)
Don't have on my version the I/O Buffer Size
Appreciate any other insight or suggestions
Was perplexed for a couple weeks. Had to work on a different computer to get an animation done. It was definitely the sample rate! Once I dropped it from 96000 to 44100 the issues went away! Thanks so much. I wonder if it installed with those settings as a default?
If those options are locked, that sounds like the issue. I see several options under samples and Hz on my end. You may want to try another type of mic (USB? headset?) and see if that helps.