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post #1 of 8
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I've had this card for a few months now, and absolutely love it for music and media (especially since my old rig's onboard sound popped like crazy). For games, however, I'm having a little trouble.

When I switch the mode to Game Mode, and change my in-game sound provider to Creative Labs EAX, I get a rather annoying sound. For example, gun shots are inconsistent (some shots will make a noise, some will not), foot steps are random (it will sound like opponent is in front of me, when he's really behind me), and so on. It seems as if the game's standard sound provider is more accurate and easier to listen to.

I've tried tinkering around with many different setting combinations in my X-Fi control panel, but nothing seems to help.

It's kind of hard for me to explain, but I guess what I am asking here is:
-Anyone having the same issues?
-Is there a way, through the control panel, to sharpen and make more accurate my in-game sounds?
-Is there anything I'm not doing that I should?
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post #2 of 8
Don't hold me to this but it sounds like you have settings conflicting one another. I would check in windows to make sure you have the correct speaker setup selected and then do the same in game. I don't know if this makes sense but eh.
post #3 of 8
Im no sure of this but you disable,any on board sound in bios?I have the same card and is fine in games.I disable onboard sound in bios.
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do you have speakers or headphones? if speakers what config? (2.1, 5.1, etc.)

Post a screenshot of your console settings
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post #5 of 8
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I disabled onboard audio in my BIOS, made sure I set all my settings correctly (5.1, etc), and the sound was still acting up.

Turns out, I had Matrix switched On on my speaker's controller . Turned it off, went back in-game, switched the sound provider accordingly, and boom I'm in business .

I feel like such a doof, lol. Sorry for a waste of a thread .

Thanks for the help/responses though, guys.
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post #6 of 8
The only problems I have with mine is when I have 50 or more warships firing and I can only here one, but thats becuase it can only produce only 150 or so samples a second.
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Crap, I think i want matrix on... with it off, only the center speaker seems to output sound. Ahhhh wth's going on
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post #8 of 8
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Nevermind, lol... finally! Got it working on all modes, for all programs w/ matrix off. I don't want to sit here and ramble on about how I fixed it, because quite honestly I'm not too sure . I was just tinkering with surround settings etc and I guess I struck the right note somewhere.

Jeez, what a mess!

Thanks for all the help everyone :]
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