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Could be... I will wipe and reload drivers when i get home
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Originally Posted by chronicfx View Post

Hi club! I am a soundblaster zx owner with a question. I never noticed this until I started to monitor cpu usage during gaming to answer my question of whether my i5 is enough for my trifire setup. During this monitoring I came across the fact that my soundblaster zx seems to be using 35-40% of my cpu usage according to task manager. My system is in my sig and I am running windows 8.1. Is anyone encountering cpu usage issues? I am not sure which drivers are there, i think I installed off the cd and used the updater originally. Whether that keeps me up to code now or not I have no idea. I can kill the task and make it stop, but it must be done everytime I boot up.

what process is this with? and yea definitely sounds like a serious bug, you should only get ~1% use from audiodg.exe at the most as its all hardware processing, even if you disabled the windows enhancements all the stuff in the panel still functions 100%.

edit; oh and make sure you have onboard disabled preferably via BIOS, this could potentially be the reason if you haven't got it disabled already.
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Originally Posted by chronicfx View Post

Hi club! I am a soundblaster zx owner with a question. I never noticed this until I started to monitor cpu usage during gaming to answer my question of whether my i5 is enough for my trifire setup. During this monitoring I came across the fact that my soundblaster zx seems to be using 35-40% of my cpu usage according to task manager. My system is in my sig and I am running windows 8.1. Is anyone encountering cpu usage issues? I am not sure which drivers are there, i think I installed off the cd and used the updater originally. Whether that keeps me up to code now or not I have no idea. I can kill the task and make it stop, but it must be done everytime I boot up.

Switching to Windows 8.1 along side using the latest Sound Blaster driver package will more than likely fix the issue.
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Switching to Windows 8.1 along side using the latest Sound Blaster driver package will more than likely fix the issue.

Drivers seemed to do the trick. I updated my sig.. I am on windows 8.1, just forgot to change.
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Frequency: 31 62 125 250 500 1K 2K 4K 8K 16K

Boost: 8 0 -3 -3 -2 0 2 1 2 2

Please help me out, im using G4me one, thanks a lot!
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Please help me out, im using G4me one, thanks a lot!

Its probably the exact same then
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Does this card let enable X-Fi Ultra High settings in BF2?
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is there a way to force games to use hardware sound (soundblaster z)? I want to confirm that Diablo 3 is using this properly, but don't know how.
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if you hear the game, its using it properly
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the SBZ series does have creative alchemy, which enables legacy X-Fi features, pretty sure most of its in software however.

this day and age though most audio stuff in games doesn't take much CPU regardless, only reason for the soundcore3D was for SBX surround, crystallizer and voice processing.
   
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