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I currently have a sound blaster audigy 2 zs gamer card. Iam upgrading my rig and dont have the money for a new sound card. My question is will the onboard sound from my mother board going to be better than my old soundblaster? Iam running logitic 5.1 surround sound.
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Originally Posted by conzilla;13481873 
I currently have a sound blaster audigy 2 zs gamer card. Iam upgrading my rig and dont have the money for a new sound card. My question is will the onboard sound from my mother board going to be better than my old soundblaster? Iam running logitic 5.1 surround sound.

Probably won't be, onboard still doesn't sound very good.
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The Audigy 2ZS is an excellent card. Creative was unable to create drivers for Windows Vista/7 that gave a functioning microphone. It sounds robotic. If you limit your memory usage in Windows Vista/7 to less than 4 gigs, the problem goes away.
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Nope , your still better off running the Zs.
Have a look at the PAX PCI Audigy All-OS-Driver V2.15

http://www.technewshw.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8723
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The PAX drivers do not overcome the microphone problems, nor do they account for the memory limitations.

I would never trust the PAX drivers for anything. Have you read the README files? "Gives more better BASS for YOU." "Made lots tweaks give more sound XP, VISTA, 7. I dont got 7, so use and tell me what you think."

Not something I would ever want to use for a sound card I would want to enjoy.
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^ Are you serious ?
The pax drivers are fantastic , the author has been doing this for about six years .
I´ve been using pax drivers flawlessly for a couple of years now and would not use creatives lousy drivers again.

If your having issues with the mic, why not pop over to the forums and start a thread.

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/pax-drivers/
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I have no mic problem currently. Well every once in a while it i log into vent and it sounds like iam under water. I reboot pc and iam good to go after that. And i dont understand the 4 gig ram thing your talking about i have 4 gig ram currently and will keep 4 gig just upgrade to ddr 3 1600.
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^ Are you serious ?
The pax drivers are fantastic , the author has been doing this for about six years .
I´ve been using pax drivers flawlessly for a couple of years now and would not use creatives lousy drivers again.

If your having issues with the mic, why not pop over to the forums and start a thread.

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/pax-drivers/

I am not trying to be unfair to the creator of the drivers. He alters .ini and .inf files and has no clue why he does what he does. Take a look at the forum there and you will always see that the author constantly refers to "Daniel K." and that his drivers are better than Daniel's.

The author of the drivers says repeatedly that he does not have the cards he alters drivers for, and he does not have 64 bit windows but he makes and recommends changes for things he has no experience with.

Anybody can make random changes to .ini and .inf files and look at other people's work, but knowing what you are doing is very important. Therefore, I never recommend any PAX drivers to anyone.

I spent many years in the Creative forums, and I finally formatted my system and used nothing but stock Creative drivers. No CDs and then using web updates, no compatibility mode, nothing.

I download drivers, apps, and patches. Nothing else.

One of the big features a few months back of the pax drivers were the new installation screen. REally? Do I care how pretty the installer is? No.

Read the .nfo and readme files with any of the software over there and you will see it is nothing but guess work.
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