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post #1 of 58
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I hear a lot about sound blasters cards having poor drivers
I have both an x-fi xtreme audio and x-fi xtrememusic
and I have never had a problem with the drivers on the disk or the the newest drivers

just thought I'd ask why people always say there driver are junk


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post #2 of 58
Heh, a few people complained about how bad it was when Vista first came out and they never stopped. Subsequently, sheep jumped on the bandwagon and based on hearsay, they also concluded that Creative cards sucked.
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post #3 of 58
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well, we need to fix the
all in favor of calling them n00bs or something
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post #4 of 58
Creative drivers suck.
    
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post #5 of 58
For me its not down to poor drivers, its just there are better out there than Creatives own blend of bloatware. PAX is a good alternative and gives a noticeable sound difference on my Titanium.
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post #6 of 58
I had problems reinstalling the creative driver when i redid win7. Just skipped it for awhile, and it actually installed later. So yeah, it sucked. Once it works, the Creative drivers are amazing!
    
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post #7 of 58
Thread Starter 
this is all strange
I have been with CL since my sound blaster 128
and I have never had a problem with there drivers
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post #8 of 58
I've never had any problems with creative drivers. I do have to agree that most of the "bloatware" is junk though. I usually don't use the extra stuff, I just use Foobar2000 with ASIO and get good music sound quality out of it. I'm interested in this "PAX" though I might do some research into it
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post #9 of 58
yeah I always wondered too, I had 0 driver issues for the many years I owned an X-fi, I see a lot people complain about Asus drivers too but I've never had a problem with them either...
post #10 of 58
X-Fi Support Pack 2.0 works perfectly.
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