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Thats the thing as soon as i set anything other than Digital Audio to default i loose all sound. i have wireless headphones. IDK if that makes a difference. the power is from the wall and the only thing connected to the sound card two optical cables in and out. If i were to connect to the main card i could see that working but it does not have optical ports.
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Originally Posted by Paul17041993 View Post

This is a very common bug that pops up here frequently, it's known as a buffer corruption that locks the card into an irrecoverable state that only a POST re-cycle can repair.

There's a registry patch that I'll attach that has a 50-50 chance of "fixing" the bug, but IMHO you're better off tossing the card and getting something different.

Patch_110200xx_H10.zip 0k .zip file

Thanks I will try it out. What does it do exactly though?

Also, do you think my card being the OEM version or with it being in a PCIE slot is having any effect.

I have read one thing where people say it doesn't play well when Windows is configured to fast boot. Because something tries to use it before the soundcard has fully initialized. Not sure on that though.

If I do swap it I was looking at the Asus Strix Soar 7.1. Is that any good?!
Edited by X584EVA - 8/29/16 at 11:01am
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Thats the thing as soon as i set anything other than Digital Audio to default i loose all sound. i have wireless headphones. IDK if that makes a difference. the power is from the wall and the only thing connected to the sound card two optical cables in and out. If i were to connect to the main card i could see that working but it does not have optical ports.

If dolby/DTS is enabled in the panel, the toslink will be disabled on window's side and instead the card will encode the audio stream from the "speakers" into the selected coding and output it to the toslink. The stereo mix option does the exact same thing but with a standard stereo PCM stream, use it only if your headphones don't support dolby or DTS.

Speakers (Z, not onboard) must be set as the default device for any of the enhancements to work.

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Originally Posted by X584EVA View Post

Thanks I will try it out. What does it do exactly though?

Also, do you think my card being the OEM version or with it being in a PCIE slot is having any effect.

I have read one thing where people say it doesn't play well when Windows is configured to fast boot. Because something tries to use it before the soundcard has fully initialized. Not sure on that though.

If I do swap it I was looking at the Asus Strix Soar 7.1. Is that any good?!

1. patches registry keys for the driver buffers

2. doesn't matter if its OEM or not, they're all the same hardware

3. considering the bug occurs well after windows has booted up, no chance

4. asus are just-as-bad to worse than creative...

X-Fi is about the only thing left that you can get as it's community-maintained, otherwise look at external USB or HDMI DACs.
   
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If dolby/DTS is enabled in the panel, the toslink will be disabled on window's side and instead the card will encode the audio stream from the "speakers" into the selected coding and output it to the toslink. The stereo mix option does the exact same thing but with a standard stereo PCM stream, use it only if your headphones don't support dolby or DTS.

Not true. I have been told countless times by both Creative support and by others on here that I need to have "Play stereo mix to digital output" for my dolby options to work along with Speakers: Sound Blaster Z enabled as the default playback device in the windows sound control panel. If I use "SPDIF-Out" then the cinematic options do not work at all, in fact they are grayed out.
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Not true. I have been told countless times by both Creative support and by others on here that I need to have "Play stereo mix to digital output" for my dolby options to work along with Speakers: Sound Blaster Z enabled as the default playback device in the windows sound control panel. If I use "SPDIF-Out" then the cinematic options do not work at all, in fact they are grayed out.

...? eh-smiley.gif

That suggests the headphones don't actually accept dolby/DTS signals over toslink, but then again this is creative we're talking about...

Does the receiver for your headphones have a dolby/DTS light that glows?
   
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...? eh-smiley.gif

That suggests the headphones don't actually accept dolby/DTS signals over toslink, but then again this is creative we're talking about...

Does the receiver for your headphones have a dolby/DTS light that glows?
Yes it does and it glows. But I do not use my SB card for the headset. I use my optical out on my SB card for my z906 speakers. The method I described above is the only way to get sound through my z906 speakers using the optical out with the dolby digital effects.
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Is the ZXR better than the sound essense stx for gaming(currently have stx) Thinking about switching cards.
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post #4598 of 5690
Well that registry patch seems to be holding so far. i haven't had a problem since, although it could just be a coincidence.

I have also disabled the on-board HD audio in device manager, even though I have already disabled it in the BIOS itself. Not sure if that is / was contributing any to the problems.
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Is the ZXR better than the sound essense stx for gaming(currently have stx) Thinking about switching cards.
Creative's SBX Surround is regarded as better than Dolby Surround,so somewhat yes. I still wouldn't drop the cash for a ZXR if you already have a top tier card as the STX.
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Get the cheapest OEM SBz you can find and use an external DAC and AMP if you're using Headphones.
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