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post #21 of 39
I saw it had serious issues for drivers under Vista like all Creative cards unfortunately over at the Creative forums. Looks like a good deal if you have XP though, seeing as this is the first thing i would ever use that actually uses a PCIEX1 slot.
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You call this sexy?



This is 'sexy'

Neon and such are fun and cool in the beginning but I'd still hold on to the Creative.
It's smaller and don't lit up in the case, the Old Fatality cards had that irritating glowing logo.
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post #23 of 39
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You call this sexy?



This is 'sexy'

Agreed which is why I am buying a Xonar D2. I don't have a spare PCI-E slot lol.
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Is the PCI-E x1 Slot faster than the PCI slot or is it better just to stick to a standard PCI sound card?
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Is the PCI-E x1 Slot faster than the PCI slot or is it better just to stick to a standard PCI sound card?
It is faster and almost never used, its a good way to use it up.
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post #26 of 39
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Is the PCI-E x1 Slot faster than the PCI slot or is it better just to stick to a standard PCI sound card?
The bandwidth isn't an issue. There are more complicated problems with electrical interference and latency. Which is why the old rule of thought was to stick to a PCI sound card and place it in the bottom slot for best results. I'm not positive how accurate that is nowadays, but it's where I keep mine
    
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The bandwidth isn't an issue. There are more complicated problems with electrical interference and latency. Which is why the old rule of thought was to stick to a PCI sound card and place it in the bottom slot for best results. I'm not positive how accurate that is nowadays, but it's where I keep mine

Interference? from the other cards? Isn't that why they put a shield on it?
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post #28 of 39
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Interference? from the other cards? Isn't that why they put a shield on it?
Actually within the PCI bus itself, so no amount of EFI shielding would help.
    
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From the review:
"Installation, predictably, was a breeze on both Windows XP and Vista, with one startling fact: You're asked to activate the product. At first, we thought that we were being asked to activate the driver, which would have been objectionable. It turns out that you're really activating the Dolby Digital Live capability. If you don't need that feature, you can skip activation. But it's one of the key features of the card."
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From the review:
"Installation, predictably, was a breeze on both Windows XP and Vista, with one startling fact: You're asked to activate the product. At first, we thought that we were being asked to activate the driver, which would have been objectionable. It turns out that you're really activating the Dolby Digital Live capability. If you don't need that feature, you can skip activation. But it's one of the key features of the card."
Someone explain to me why they are asking you to activate Dolby Digital Live...
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