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Yeah, I tried 32-bit before 64. Didn't work either.
Have you tried inserting your cd when it want to install the drivers? Not download it from Creative?

As I am just using my drivers from the Cd.
post #562 of 1091
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Nope. My 5.1 works just fine and all the features and functionality are there.

The ones having issues never figured out how to do the update every couple weeks.

Thats why they are pi55ed...they just found out about that feature
i don't really get it. yeah my 5.1 works but they said something about DD and DTS not working or something like that. I dunno, i know for what I use it for I get great sound, and i downloaded the daniel_k drivers but have yet to install them. just want to know if its worth it and if i will gain anything from them.
post #563 of 1091
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There is plenty you could do instead of ***** and ride coattails. You could buy a Xonar from Asus and emulate EAX, or you could use *ting-y* onboard sound. Either way, your not getting the best sound quality, but going with the latter, atleast your not e-thuggin when it isnt necessary.
Could you elaborate on what quality? If you listen to music, the Xonar definately has better sound quality then the Creative ones. For games the X-Fi chipset seems best because of the EAX etc, etc, but Auzentech has higher quality then that, and if you don't care to much for the sound in games, Creative is somewhere along the bottom of my list.
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Could you elaborate on what quality? If you listen to music, the Xonar definately has better sound quality then the Creative ones. For games the X-Fi chipset seems best because of the EAX etc, etc, but Auzentech has higher quality then that, and if you don't care to much for the sound in games, Creative is somewhere along the bottom of my list.
Alright. Well, you are somewhat right. The Xonar is SLIGHTLY better with music while crappy with games and the Auzentech is SLIGHTLY better all the way around.

Ill take the XFi Gamer for 80 bucks over those two at 200+ any day. But I guess some dont like to save money on the same stuff....
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I havent read all 57 pages... but maybe Creative is already hurting and that is why they are cracking down? This is from their investor relations page, they are in the process of selling their headquarters.



Creative Signs MOU for the Proposed Sale and Leaseback of its Headquarters Building - Creative Resource for S$250 Million



SINGAPORE - March 24, 2008 - Creative Technology Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products, today announced that the Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a buyer for the proposed sale and leaseback of the Creative Resource building, which houses the corporate headquarters of the Company and its subsidiaries in Singapore.

The sale price for this proposed transaction is S$250 million (US$180 million), with a leaseback of the whole building for a period of five years with an option for additional periods of three and two years.

The proposed sale and leaseback transaction is conditional upon and subject to certain conditions, including but not limited to, satisfactory completion of legal and building due diligence by the purchaser, the Company's shareholders' approval of the transaction, and applicable regulatory approvals.

The proposed sale of the property constitutes a major transaction under Rule 1006 of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited Listing Manual and accordingly is subject to shareholders' approval at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company (EGM) to be convened at a later date. A circular to the Company's shareholders, together with notice of the EGM, will be dispatched to shareholders in due course. The circular will contain more details of the proposed transaction.

The proposed transaction is expected to be completed by the end of June 2008.

Creative expects to make a gain on sale of the property of about S$200 million (US$144 million) from this transaction. In accordance with US GAAP, this amount will be treated as a deferred gain and will be amortised and recognised in the Company's Income Statements over the lease term of five years.
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I wonder if either Creative or Newegg will try and trace the rumour starter?
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Alright. Well, you are somewhat right. The Xonar is SLIGHTLY better with music while crappy with games and the Auzentech is SLIGHTLY better all the way around.

Ill take the XFi Gamer for 80 bucks over those two at 200+ any day. But I guess some dont like to save money on the same stuff....
Unmodded the mentioned cards aren't slightly better, but there's a pretty big gap between them. Especially if you have a sound system behind it which can do something with it. I've tested many cards, and on a good system, the creative cards are quite simply far behind.
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Well if Creative goes then. AMD is next. Aww crap now it looks like this is the end of computer era.
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Have you tried inserting your cd when it want to install the drivers? Not download it from Creative?

As I am just using my drivers from the Cd.
I was using the drivers from the CD...
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might have something to do with the study they did where they took a group of self-proclaimed "audiophiles" and put them to their own senses test. none could tell the difference between monster gold cables and regular coat hangers used for media. hilarious
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