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Creative Zx upgrade from XFI Fata1ty Champion question.

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(First posted in Z,Zx, ZxR thread but probably got lost in all the posts)

Hello everyone!

I currently have an X-FI Fatal1ty Champion Platinum sound card that has issues with certain games (Like Flight Control HD will distort the audio to the point it screeches until I restore defaults) and every time I log into Windows I have to restore settings to default to get sound. These are only minor issues really but I was wondering if the Creative Zx (Not the ZxR) would be an upgrade for me? (Especially since my X-FI uses a PCI slot and I have to keep making sure my new MBs have PCI slots for it)

This one: http://www.f13pc.com/imagens/produtos/CREATIVE_X_FI_FATAL1TY_CHAMPION.jpg

I currently use it via Optical out to a set of Logitech Z-5500 speakers. I only use the front panel for Optical and for Line2/Mic for my headset. I will mention just in case someone asks, that I use Dolby Digital from the DTS/Dolby Connect pack.

I would like to use the ACM on the Zx for my headset and then continue to use Optical out.

Please advise.


Thank you!


PS: The Flight control HD and other small games like that, that have this issue continued even after different drivers and multiple Windows 7 installs. (And two different computer builds) So, I am fairly certain it is the sound card. Also the cable and the connection for the front panel on mine is basically one move from death.
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I upgraded from Creative XFI Titanium to Creative Sondblaster Zx and I could not be any happier.

Software support is great. Fully Win 8 compatible where as XFI Titanium was not so great at Win 8 compatibility.
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Some complaint about a defective headphones sound, through the ACM (lacks clarity)
Other than that, it worth a try.
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