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Having random sound outages on my computer lately. It'll be fine, but then the sound will just die. I have to switch from game mode to entertainment mode for it to come back, but it's only temporary. Sometimes, I have to reboot to get it back.

I've heard the creative drivers are garbage, but this is getting ridiculous. Anyone know a fix for this?
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My XtremeMusic started doing that before it died frown.gif
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post #3 of 7
It's a known DSP reliability issue. Not much you can do except replacing/RMAing the card, I'm afraid.
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post #4 of 7
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Don't think I'm gonna bother with an RMA. I'm about to do SLI, which is gonna eat that slot anyway. It's only like a $30 card now tongue.gif
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post #5 of 7
You can try PAX PCI X-FI ALL OS Driver.
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Supported cards:
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty® Professional Series
Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
Sound Blaster X-Fi XFI Xtreme Gamer Fata1ity pro
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
Sound Blaster X-Fi OEM Elite Pro
Sound Blaster X-Fi
Soundblaster X-Fi OEM Cards: Dell, HP and Gateway
Setup should work with any XFI Card now!
ADD UHAA Main Driver

Supported OS:
XP Vista Win7 32 and 64Bit

http://downloads.guru3d.com/PAX-PCI-X-FI-ALL-OS-Driver-V4.55-download-2748.html
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post #6 of 7
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Like I said, I'm gonna end up losing the card when I go sli, anyway. I was gonna get a pci to pcie adapter, not even gonna bother now. What's a good PCIE card in the $50 range? I'd rather go Asus this time.
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post #7 of 7
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I pulled the card out and went back to onboard. I honestly don't even hear a difference anyway.
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