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Just got this new sound card. My first sound card ever actually. Been an on-board audio punk forever.

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Was wondering about the GX2.5 thing. Do I enable GX2.5 for games that support EAX, and THEN enable EAX in-game settings?? Or do I just enable it on my ASUS DS Audio Center, and leave the EAX box unchecked in-game settings? I am very confused about this stuff... Maybe the EAX check-boxes in-game settings are only for Creative Audio sound cards...
    
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You do enable EAX in the games options, and you also enable GX2.5. The EAX options in game behave as if you had a Creative sound card. Enabled in game = on, disabled in game = off. However, if you turn GX off, usually the EAX option will be grayed out in the game, or if it isn't that option won't have an effect on the audio.

Asus's GX is pretty much an emulation of EAX. They did this to avoid paying Creative licencing fees for EAX. Does it work 100% in all games? No, but it is worth giving it a try for each game that supports EAX. When you enable GX, the games that support EAX will believe that you are using a audio card that supports EAX natively. The GX software then translates the EAX calls into something the Asus sound card can use.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 8/13/11 at 10:18pm
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Thanks... unfortunately, I have a new problem now. Just to make sure, when you turn on GX Mode, it sounds like everything has slight echo, right? (unless I accidentally pushed some other button). Cause I played BC2 for a bit, had those echoing effects, and all that good stuff. When I was done, turned it off, because I watched a Family Guy episode.

Now, after I posted this, I tried turning GX back on, but when I tested it by playing the "Play" button in Audio Center, the echo is no longer there... What did I do?? Tried restarting my PC and everything.
    
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Because of this, I actually might upgrade to the Asus Xonar D1. Its only $30 more, and it is PCI, not PCI Express x1. Get a bit more SNR too : -D

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If you want to play BC2, you might want to avoid xonar since BC2 is like the only game that doesnt work well with its emulation software. I don't think its supposed to have echos
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Well since I keep the settings at default, no GX, the echoes are gone. Still made BC2 sound phenomenal though.

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