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Hey.

I found a creative Extreme Music for $30. I would like to know if this will be better than my onboard sound from sig motherboard. It will be paired with my AV40's. I don't care about game effects. I just want better music quality. So really the question is, is the DAC on the extreme music better than onboard. Thanks.
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your on-board is ALC892 ,its a new model but not very good though

still the usual cliché (any dedicated sound card is better than on-board)

and yes the extreme music is better than the 892 by all means (better DACs , ADCs, higher SnR )

at least you can benefit from the X-Fi API , which are very good (CMSS-3D , Crystalizer......)

so if you have a PCI slot available , why not getting the card
    
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Edit: Working now.

Is everyone with X-Fi cards and windows 7 using the beta drivers? Please someone tell me before I lose my mind.
Edited by AMC - 10/15/11 at 9:06pm
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post #4 of 9
I cant play BFBC2 thanks to my 892!
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Creatively extreme music?

The Contortionist
Into The Moat
Within The Ruins
Bohren und Der Club of Gore
Opeth
Eluveite
Son of Aurelius
Wretched
Regina Spektor

WAIIIIIT....... Well, to answer you question... YES.
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Originally Posted by AMC View Post
I hate this card. The drivers are abysmal.

Is everyone with X-Fi cards and windows 7 using the beta drivers? Please someone tell me before I lose my mind.
Learn to use the drivers? That's all I can really say here.

They're slow but they still work.
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Ryleh View Post
Creatively extreme music?

The Contortionist
Into The Moat
Within The Ruins
Bohren und Der Club of Gore
Opeth
Eluveite
Son of Aurelius
Wretched
Regina Spektor

WAIIIIIT....... Well, to answer you question... YES.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
Learn to use the drivers? That's all I can really say here.

They're slow but they still work.
Uninstalled everything and now running the beta's. Seems to work. Damn that control center launcher is slow.

On a side note. I have the AV40's hooked up to the first port and my sub to the 3rd sub port. I need to have the setup as 5.1 and CMSS-3D enabled in order to have my sub work for youtube. But with CMSS-3D music starts to fade quite and then loud again at parts and I can't fix that.


EDIT: I think I figured it out. Thanks all.
Edited by AMC - 10/15/11 at 8:53pm
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by AMC View Post
I hate this card. The drivers are abysmal.

Is everyone with X-Fi cards and windows 7 using the beta drivers? Please someone tell me before I lose my mind.
The drivers are perfectly fine, really. There is also an official driver that supports Windows 7 that is not beta.
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The drivers are perfectly fine, really. There is also an official driver that supports Windows 7 that is not beta.
It doesn't work properly. With those drivers you also need to install the hotfix for the not detecting hardware problem. With beta all is well now.
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