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i dunno..i just got a $12 sound card that works! :thumb.gif:
grr..i think it hurt my eardrums though frown.gif
 
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

i dunno..i just got a $12 sound card that works! :thumb.gif:
grr..i think it hurt my eardrums though frown.gif

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A $12 card would have to work very hard to be better than the on-board sound on your motherboard.

With the exception of my issues, the DG is a good introductory sound card.
Its cheap, and it offers a noticeable improvement on any speaker system that isnt truly horrible.

Even my old Logitech Z323 speakers saw an improvement.
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post

Ive tested it in every slot on this motherboard, and It occurred back with my old Athlon II X4 640 and Biostar T870+ computer on all slots as well.
It may be the card, but at this point im just going to upgrade.
I bought the XtremeGamer over the weekend when it was half off, im ok with it not being great, I just need an improvement over onboard for the time being.
Ill buy a D1 in a while and relegate the Creative card to my HTPC when I do.

I'm glad you worked things out. I think the issues you were having were native to that particular card, I assume you're out of RMA.

If you already picked up the x-Fi card, consider not getting the D1. Save up for a bit longer and go for one of the top dogs (TiHD or STX) for substantial gains, otherwise, you'll go to the D1 and want another upgrade before you know it.
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If you don't play games don't get the XFi, Asus Xonar series are better for music / movies , Creative for gaming, search for the Xonar DX / DG of you are in a tight budget.
Top dogs the Titanium HD is excellent for games and very good for music/movies and the Xonar STX is excellent for music/movies and very good for gaming , so in your case go Xonar over Creative.
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Originally Posted by tr8rjohnk View Post

I'm glad you worked things out. I think the issues you were having were native to that particular card, I assume you're out of RMA.
If you already picked up the x-Fi card, consider not getting the D1. Save up for a bit longer and go for one of the top dogs (TiHD or STX) for substantial gains, otherwise, you'll go to the D1 and want another upgrade before you know it.

Ive been fighting with my DG for over 6 months at this point...so yeah. redface.gif

Ill probably get the STX eventually.
Im ordering a set of Sennie HD595s in a few months, and Im going to be expanding my desktop speakers as well.
Ive never been impressed with Creative Cards, but $50 for something to both upgrade from the DG, and replace it with was a little too sweet to pass up.
Even if it is only a mediocre jump.
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If you don't play games don't get the XFi, Asus Xonar series are better for music / movies , Creative for gaming, search for the Xonar DX / DG of you are in a tight budget.
Top dogs the Titanium HD is excellent for games and very good for music/movies and the Xonar STX is excellent for music/movies and very good for gaming , so in your case go Xonar over Creative.

I do play games a fair bit.
My tower does a lot of everything, hence why I bought a DG originally. thumb.gif
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