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Audigy SE shows up as X-Fi Xtreme Audio?

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I got my Audigy SE in the mail today and installed the drivers which I found online, but for some reason it shows up as SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio. Is this some kind of glitch or did they send me some kind of counterfeited card? Don't get me wrong, it sounds WAAAY better than my onboard, but I am wondering why it doesn't show up as Audigy SE.

Also, in the sound card manager it says S/PDIF, but the card doesn't even have an optical port... Wth?

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i think those are the modded unofficial X-Fi drivers (works for older 24bit audigy , live! cards)

if you are encountering some problems try and search Creative`s site for official downloads
    
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Originally Posted by Crag;13793167 
i think those are the modded unofficial X-Fi drivers (works for older 24bit audigy , live! cards)

if you are encountering some problems try and search Creative`s site for official downloads

There aren't any problems, I am just curious as to why it says it is a different audio card. The sound is pretty good.

What do you mean by modded drivers?
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some guy named Daniel K modded the X-Fi Xtreme Audio drivers for Audigy SE (your case here biggrin.gif)

if you are not having problems then.................enjoy you modded pimped X-Fi card
    
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The X-Fi Xtreme Audio was basically a remask of the Audigy series. Its not a true X-Fi, but rather should be with the Audigy family. There are modded drivers out there that make the Audigy a Xtreme Audio for slightly better sound. If you downloaded the modded drivers then thats probably what happened. If you want the official ones though they will be on Creative's site.
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Originally Posted by iJustin;13793217 
The X-Fi Xtreme Audio was basically a remask of the Audigy series. Its not a true X-Fi, but rather should be with the Audigy family. There are modded drivers out there that make the Audigy a Xtreme Audio for slightly better sound. If you downloaded the modded drivers then thats probably what happened. If you want the official ones though they will be on Creative's site.

I just googled Audigy SE Drivers and clicked on a link... Probably why I got the wrong drivers.

Will it sound any better if I get the official drivers?
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actually yes there is difference......
it`s all about applying new let us say techs that Audigy could`nt do with its official drivers

for many reason one of theme that the Xtreme Audio uses the same CA0106 chip in Audigy and Live 24! unlike other X-Fi`s EMU20K1 and EMU20K2
so this is the leak
    
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;13793226 
I just googled Audigy SE Drivers and clicked on a link... Probably why I got the wrong drivers.

Will it sound any better if I get the official drivers?

With official drivers you may loose some software features in the panel.
The chip is the same ,X-Fi Xtreme Audio is a "fake" X-Fi , the chip beeing the same a in the Audigy SE.
Don t full yourself ,the card is far from an X-Fi or from a Xonar sound quality wise.It may sound better than an Audigy 2 though ,as the DAC-s are better.
Anyway enjoy it.
   
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF;13793226 
I just googled Audigy SE Drivers and clicked on a link... Probably why I got the wrong drivers.

Will it sound any better if I get the official drivers?

With official drivers you may loose some software features in the panel.
The chip is the same ,X-Fi Xtreme Audio is a "fake" X-Fi , the chip beeing the same as in the Audigy SE ,like Crag mentioned .

Don t full yourself ,the card is far from an X-Fi or from a Xonar sound quality wise.It may sound better than an Audigy 2 though ,as the DAC-s are better.
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