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Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo;14193735 
I have a 400w amped set up and I use an sound blaster x-fi xtrememusic
I got it on ebay used for about 40$ shipped, grate card

What does this mean? Like you have a external Amp? or you replaced something on the sound car 0.o i am lost ...
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post #22 of 37
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Originally Posted by nathris;14191643 
Stay away from Creative. Their driver support is horrid.

Get with the times bro.

They updated your soundcard drivers too btw. Not too long ago.
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post #23 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by nathris;14191643 
Stay away from Creative. Their driver support is horrid.



I've never had a problem.
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief;14196495 
I've never had a problem.
this
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Originally Posted by Domino;14196482 
Get with the times bro.

They updated your soundcard drivers too btw. Not too long ago.
this
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Originally Posted by Jackeduphard;14195282 
What does this mean? Like you have a external Amp? or you replaced something on the sound car 0.o i am lost ...

I have an external amp hooked up to my sound card
the amp is 400W and I have 8 speakers
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 7/12/11 at 9:13pm
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post #25 of 37
Thread Starter 
I got the HD one from amazon for $120
post #26 of 37
Nice deal, write a review when you recieve it.
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post #27 of 37
Using W7 Ultimate x64 I used an X-fi Titanium about a month ago for 2-3 weeks. Terrible drivers. Had to hard reboot from locked screens when changing settings in the console, had sound drivers die in the middle of games, even had a bluescreen once.
Surely the HD has much better stability, and I'd recommend it if it's in your price range, but I'd say, without a doubt, to stay away from older Creative cards.

EDIT: Gratz OP, excellent choice.
    
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post #28 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Master Chief;14196495 
I've never had a problem.

Perfectly agreed.The hype concerning bad Creative support and drivers is pushed a little over the edge eve now when all the other sound card manufacturers do the same or worse.

It s strange how many onboard sound card users recommend Xonar over Creative (or they cry against Creative) without having neither smile.gif
Hilarious ! smile.gif
Edited by Dromihetes - 7/15/11 at 4:20am
   
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post #29 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dromihetes;14222632 
Perfectly agreed.The hype concerning bad Creative support and drivers is pushed a little over the edge eve now when all the other sound card manufacturers do the same or worse.

It s strange how many onboard sound card users recommend Xonar over Creative (or they cry against Creative) without having neither smile.gif
Hilarious ! smile.gif

Again, having used both very recently, ASUS drivers have been 100% stable, Creative started having problems on day one.
    
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post #30 of 37
I have a Fatal1ty pro. Initially I had some problems getting the card to detect in 7, but it ended up being a mobo bios issue. However, during intense gaming situations I get frequent popping on a variety of drivers. Needless to say I have been keeping an eye out for a deal on a different sound card alternative.

Yesterday I found this on craigslist for $100;

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I couldn't resist. It was a steal, hopefully it wasn't for the wrong reasons. I was able to get all of the accessories, purchase info, original owner info just in case. The guy was very open so I felt confident. We will see.

I'm going to install it tonight after work to give the TIM and heatsink I put on it enough time to cure. I'll let you guys know how it goes.
     
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