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They are always in beta stage. Especially their bioses biggrin.gif. Their new mobos for Ryzen is a joke. And their products with 1021 revisons thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

I installed Call of Duty 4 for test. Guess what. Distortion occurs every 2-3 days. Have to disable/enable audio via device manager to fix distortion. This is hardware problem from 5 years with this creative chip and gigabyte keep use it for their boards.
post #232 of 234
Just posting a follow up. I had the issue happen again after a very long time without it (about 6 months)

I first encountered the issue when I built my PC last summer around this time. I started that first month of the dreaded "blaring distorted sound" by rebooting each time to fix it.

Eventually I found that turning off the audio enhancements and CrystalVoice seemed to prevent the issue from happening.

After various UEFI updates I would go in and turn the audio enhancements and CrystalVoice back on to see if I could use those features without the distorted audio issues, but the bad audio would always come back within the first few gaming sessions. I would turn the enhancements back off in the softwar, reboot, and continue as usual.

Yesterday I was playing with my Mic and trying to get better sound. I tried using Crystalvoice and IMMEDIATELY got the distorted audio issue again.

I know I sound like a broken record here, but the issue has to have something to do with those features. Without them I have zero problems.

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post #233 of 234
So after searching for a LONG time for a fix for the distortion I found that turning everything that has the word crystal in it and leaving it off will prevent the issue, even though this is an old topic I thought I would at least post this to help anyone still looking out there. But to be specific, go into Sound Blaster and turn OFF SBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice. Those being off should prevent the distortion. Don't forget to save it as well.thumb.gif
post #234 of 234
So I have found a way to get the recon3D PCIe drivers off the creative site to work. So far I have had no mic issues and neither has my father with the Z170 Gaming 7 board using this method.

So install the gigabyte driver from the site and reboot.

then go to http://support.creative.com/downloads/download.aspx?nDownloadId=13478 and grab the creative software driver

extract the driver with 7zip do not double click it as it will not recognize the card correctly.

Then go to device manager and right click and update your recon3di driver click list drivers and then have disk. Point it to where you extracted the files and go to the driver directory here is my folder SBRP_CD_L13_1_02_03\Audio\program files\Creative\Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe\Program\Driver

it should only allow you to click on cthda

ignore windows warning about using it and then select the top driver ( the one that isnt an audio controller) and then once its done reboot. Now your sound blaster control panel will have more options and seems to work a lot more stable for me

let me know how it goes for you guys
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