Originally Posted by Titty Sprinkle
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.
Originally Posted by X584EVA
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.