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Good sound card for gaming in Vista 64bit?

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Ive read alot about the drivers for Creatives X-fi cards not being compatable with vista 64.
Any good alternatives that would still be as benificial, or cheaper then Creatives cards?

Looking at Auzentech X-fi
And the Razer Barracuda

I mainly use my head set through the front jacks in the case (I will probably not be using speakers with this system)

Any Help would be great.
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creative drivers are compatible. they just REALLY SUCK!

i wish i bought a different sound card instead of the XFi i have
    
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Yeah, just another reason to go with another brand, the Auzentech sports Creative chips EAX 5.0 support, and Xram, with out the crummy Creative drivers (because Auzentech does their own)
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post #4 of 8
The Auzentech X-Fi Prelude is an excellent sound card I must say. Their drivers are based on Creative's if you must know, but they work perfectly in Vista x64 (I have both and they DO work together).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blazin-asian View Post
creative drivers are compatible. they just REALLY SUCK!

i wish i bought a different sound card instead of the XFi i have
What the hell..

Creative Drivers work fine...

How do they suck ?
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Originally Posted by Benny99 View Post
What the hell..

Creative Drivers work fine...

How do they suck ?
They dont work well...or in most cases at all with Windows Vista 64bit


Edit: Thanks Duckydude, ill probably go that rout, what you said is exactly what Ive been reading and it seems like the best choice.
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Mine seem to be working fine in Vista Ultimate x64. Is there something missing that I don't know about?

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Mine seem to be working fine in Vista Ultimate x64. Is there something missing that I don't know about?

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BSOD with certain set ups, lack of full multichannel support (i.e. only two channel stereo), no EAX, etc.
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