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post #51 of 58
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Originally Posted by Partol;14287378 
I think its unreasonable to expect good windows 7 or vista drivers for hardware that was designed before those OS's existed. The common problem I see on forums is ....

new card with old motherboard .... or
old card with new motherboard ..... or
old card and/or old motherboard with new OS

To ensure hardware/software compatibility, it's better that all hardware/software are from the same "generation".

Honestly, if I was CEO at a big card manufactuer, I would spend little time and resources on customers who only spend $50-100 every 10 years on a budget sound card. I would give much more attention to richer customers who upgrade their hardware/software every few years.

Yes, I agree, it would not surprise me to see some driver problems when running a 5-10 year old sound card in vista or 7. I see the Titanium HD is listed as not supported in xp. Maybe Creative does not care much about old OS or old hardware. Good news is that new sound cards are not so expensive when compared to new graphics cards,cpu's,motherboards.


Yeah, it's completely unfair to expect Creative to upgrade old drivers to work in newer OSs. You're right.
post #52 of 58
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Originally Posted by Kaldari View Post
BREAKING NEWS

This just in:

If anyone doesn't have a problem with a piece a hardware and its drivers how they use them means anyone else who uses other various options with any number of different hardware configurations, driver versions, and OSs and has problems is a "noob."

Tune in tonight at 6 for more info. *derp*
sounds good
no really it does

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Yeah, it's completely unfair to expect Creative to upgrade old drivers to work in newer OSs. You're right.
well some of the hardware is discontinued
thats like asking nvidia to make x64 bit driver for geforce 4/5 and ati to make them for x and the 9xxx cards
ya they can, but they don't have to seeing the cards are discontinued
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 7/20/11 at 7:11pm
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post #53 of 58
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thats like asking nvidia to make x64 bit driver for geforce 4/5 and ati to make them for x and the 9xxx cards
ya they can, but they don't have to seeing the cards are discontinued
Except
A. Sound cards don't become obsolete after a year like GPUs
B. Creative is still selling the X-fi Titanium in store
C. By your logic, the Titanium HD is the only Creative card that's "current" and worth buying these days
post #54 of 58
I've had issues with both my xtreme audio and my auzen forte. That said, 90% of said issues evaporated when they each got mature drivers for each OS ive used them on.

Another 5% or so require a reboot and fix themselves for a few days.

its that last 5% thats really damn annoying but I doubt its driver related.
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Except
A. Sound cards don't become obsolete after a year like GPUs
B. Creative is still selling the X-fi Titanium in store
C. By your logic, the Titanium HD is the only Creative card that's "current" and worth buying these days
not going to do it
not worth it
having thread closed
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If anybody is interested I went from Xonar DG, to X-Fi Titanium vanilla then impulse bought a Titanium HD. Windows 7 x64, i7 930/Asus mobo. I haven't had driver trouble with any of them. (knocks on wood).

Just posted because I figure the people that have problems (with anything) usually are the ones that post about it. When something works as expected most people aren't going to bother mentioning anything about it.
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not going to do it
not worth it
having thread closed
What? I honestly don't even know.
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