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Weird problem with Creative X-Fi titanium fatal1ty champion

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I have this soundcard (creative x-fi titanium fatal1ty champion - who names this things anyways?), lets call it the "Champ" to make it easier, for over a year and it works great.

Except when sometimes, out of the blue, windows doesn't recognize it and although all drivers are up to date and unchanged, it becomes mute. At times it shows on the taskbar (little speaker striked in red to show that the sound is not working) but at other times it still shows as if it is working perfectly.

When this happens, if I to go the control panel (creative's software) I can see that theres something wrong cause some screens just don't have any info. Like if the software is not recognizing the hardware and so you can't control those functions (DTS, THX, eq, etc).

The problem is completely random and it occurs very seldom (once a month or two).

The immediate solution is very simple, I have to reinstall the soundcard's drivers.

Why does this happens?
How can I stop it from happening?
Anyone have a guess?

Details:
slot is third PCIe running at x8 (happens with x16 and also x1)
driver is Creative's latest from 2010 (2.18.02 maybe)
have installed all the necessary stuff, including the software to fix detection problem (different problem maybe) on windows 7.
Edited by Ulver - 5/11/11 at 5:57pm
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I wouldn't know how to fix this either, except I suppose that you can experiment with the PCI-E frequency - like maybe change it from 100 MHz to 101 MHz. I know that experimenting can take several weeks or months since it happens like 1-2 times per month, but it's all I can personally think of.
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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It's a computer!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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