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Finally got my X-Fi working...what games should I test it on?

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Finally got the X-Fi to work. The only way to get it going was to actually enable onboard audio, reinstall (??) the drivers, then uninstall them and then enable the X-Fi...then it seemed to work. Anyways...

What games should I used to test my card and new Koss A/130 headphones?
I'm looking for amazing clarity and effects and also games that provide excellent directional effects.
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Fear! <--wouldnt let me post it in all CAPS.. ***?
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I would say try out Battlefield 2 since the audio in that game was made to take advantage of X-Fi cards.
    
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Okay I would try those games but X-Fi is back to its blue screen of deaths ways again. I give up, I should just pack it up and sell it lol
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Dont give up. What problems are you having?
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Dont give up. What problems are you having?
Well basically the my headphones will suddenly make a sort buzz sound that won't go away until I go into the X-Fi control panel and click 'set to default', but when I do that my computer locks up and I have to hold the power button to even get it off. But then when I start up I get the blue screen, and it's an endless loop until I go into safe mode to disable the X-Fi, and even then I get problems because it doesn't always let me shutdown properly.

I had it working for a while but as soon as I plugged in my 2.1 speakers beside my headphones it all went to hell again. I've only just managed to stabilize my system.

I contacted Creative but they just gave me some BS troubleshooting guides and don't seem to want to help me any further than that.
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Whats the status of your onboard audio? I'd assume you have it disabled in your BIOS and/or Device Manager. I guess make sure no drivers are installed for it, perhaps try a different PCI slot for the X-Fi and use the latest drivers. Hmmm...
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Whats the status of your onboard audio? I'd assume you have it disabled in your BIOS and/or Device Manager. I guess make sure no drivers are installed for it, perhaps try a different PCI slot for the X-Fi and use the latest drivers. Hmmm...
Yeah I uninstalled Realtek from add/remove programs and then it didn't even show up in device manager so I'm assuming it is long gone. And I've reinstalled the X-Fi drivers from the provided CD like three times now. I guess I could try another PCI slot, but I get the feeling this is a software conflict of some sort.
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did you try downloading the new ones from the website
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post #10 of 20
I'd definitely download the latest drivers from Creative's websitefirst and foremost. It does sound like more of a software issue though yeah. Might want to check in the BIOS to see if there's an option to disable the onboard sound. Off the top of my head I don't think there is for my Asus board anyway. Double check the Device Manager in the control panel - see if theres anything in there that looks questionable and disable it if you feel it could be it.
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