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post #191 of 4841
There is no driver update listed on the creative website or through the auto update utility.
    
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you can download ASIO4ALL for free.

http://www.asio4all.com/

I think Creative just embedded it into their own drivers and made a GUI for it.
    
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ASIO bypasses Windows and the Creative Drivers. in other words your media player communicates directly with the sound card.


So this is good while listening to Music?

 

I will be installing the Zx on wednesday so I want to be prepared.

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you can use stereo direct mode, which will do the same thing
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you can use stereo direct mode, which will do the same thing

No stereo direct mode does not do the same thing. It still uses the windows mixer and creative control driver which asio was made to bypass.
The whole point was the get low latency and do it without resampling which can degrade quality
    
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you can use stereo direct mode, which will do the same thing

I don't think it's the same thing. that probably disables all processing but Windows and Creative are still in control. ASIO is designed to give you bit-perfect playback with the lowest latency.
    
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post #197 of 4841

So listening to music ASIO should give better sound quality than it seems.

 

But while gaming, stick with Creative's own drivers?

 

 

One last question guys.

 

When I get my Zx, I am just going to uninstall everything Xfi Titanium related in my PC, and than just install the Zx drivers.

 

Any need for drive sweeper?

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You can't game in asio, games require access to the windows mixer. Asio is strictly for music through a media player such as fubar2000. You would need the asio plugin and then you're good to go.

I would do drive sweeper before installing the zx... especially knowing how bad creative old drivers were. Doesn't hurt to be sure
    
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You can't game in asio, games require access to the windows mixer. Asio is strictly for music through a media player such as fubar2000. You would need the asio plugin and then you're good to go.

I would do drive sweeper before installing the zx... especially knowing how bad creative old drivers were. Doesn't hurt to be sure


I will do the drive sweeper thanks.

 

Also for Asio I am going to have to install fubar2000 ha? So I wont be listening to music anymore via Itunes nor Windows Media Player.

 

I will make everything ready for wednesday.

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You'd have to check if there are asio plugins for those media players I'm not sure.
    
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