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I recently built a new computer, and the motherboard I decided on apparently has a Sound Core3D sound processor on it. After installing Windows and the latest drivers from Creative I have found the sound to be very buggy. Not often, but at times the sound will just bug out, and I will have to restart the computer to resolve the issue. Also, the surround sound portion of this chip seems to be unusable over my true 5.1 headset. For some reason it will only play the center and sub channel in one side of the headset not both. There were no options in the Creative control panel to resolve this issue.

I have since installed my old Asus Xonar DG and installed a custom updated driver pack and I have everything working great again.

I was wondering if these on-board Sound Core3D chips are just complete garbage, or maybe is there a way to fix them? Has someone made drivers that actually work for them? (Kind of like they did with the Asus cards)
Edited by Priest - 11/5/15 at 5:12am
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Well that is probably partly because they took a Creative Processor and tossed it on with a different DAC and other components. It is a oddball and will never had good driver/software support, as it is something that only a few people will ever own.

I would only ever touch Creative's Soundcards, stay away from anything featuring their onboard monsters.


Asus drivers are not much better on the other hand.

Also 5.1 headset... Come on now. A Headset can not be 5.1, and probably sounds like trash.

In the future think about investing in a deal Stereo Dac and a proper set of headphones.
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Well that is probably partly because they took a Creative Processor and tossed it on with a different DAC and other components. It is a oddball and will never had good driver/software support, as it is something that only a few people will ever own.

I would only ever touch Creative's Soundcards, stay away from anything featuring their onboard monsters.


Asus drivers are not much better on the other hand.

Also 5.1 headset... Come on now. A Headset can not be 5.1, and probably sounds like trash.

In the future think about investing in a deal Stereo Dac and a proper set of headphones.

And people say I'M abrasive.

I agree with you 100%. Peeps need to get real equipment. You can get a really nice little amp/dac combo from Schiit USA for $198. Everybody ought to have it.
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Well that is probably partly because they took a Creative Processor and tossed it on with a different DAC and other components. It is a oddball and will never had good driver/software support, as it is something that only a few people will ever own.

I would only ever touch Creative's Soundcards, stay away from anything featuring their onboard monsters.


Asus drivers are not much better on the other hand.

Also 5.1 headset... Come on now. A Headset can not be 5.1, and probably sounds like trash.

In the future think about investing in a deal Stereo Dac and a proper set of headphones.

I have tried both decent stereo headsets and the "5.1" headset some manufactures have come out with (they have 3 drivers in each ear cup, Front, Rear and Sub/Center) and I will admit that for music the stereo headsets sound a bit better. But for surround sound when play a FPS I can much more accurately hear the direction of shots/foot steps via the 5.1 head set.
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And people say I'M abrasive.

I agree with you 100%. Peeps need to get real equipment. You can get a really nice little amp/dac combo from Schiit USA for $198. Everybody ought to have it.

Yeah An External DAC is the way to go for Stereo Sound.

Not many in regards of 5.1, other than getting an internal sound card or a external receiver. Which can have great DAC's in them as well.

Though IMO the best DAC/Headphone unit out there is the AUNE X1S.

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I have tried both decent stereo headsets and the "5.1" headset some manufactures have come out with (they have 3 drivers in each ear cup, Front, Rear and Sub/Center) and I will admit that for music the stereo headsets sound a bit better. But for surround sound when play a FPS I can much more accurately hear the direction of shots/foot steps via the 5.1 head set.


Well hey, if it is working out great for you. Nothing wrong with that. thumb.gif
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