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Ok I was planning on getting the Extreme Gamer for my rig to replace the sound card I got with my mobo. But I have since been educated I guess is the best word to say. I run Vista Ultimate 64 and hear lots of problems with this card drivers. Is going with the Prelude going to be any better driver wise? I mean it is an X-Fi card. I dont know anyone who has the Asus cards but I do love there Mobos and hardware for the most part. Price range is around $150 I am willing to spend.
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The Prelude works fine with X64 if I'm not mistaken.
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I have been using the Vista 64 bit X-fi drivers and haven't had a problem yet.
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The prelude uses its own drivers from auzentech / creative. It works PERFECTLY in Vista 64 and there are not any issues which I know of.

Also the latest drivers for it support DDL and DTS.

Add to that is has Higher Quality EVERYTHING
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prelude will be the better investment, as it is the better card to begin with, and auzentech is a lot more on top of things versus creative...
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thanks for the info. I was a bit worried if the card was hardware wise just better but driver wise in the same boat as the X-Fi. It really doesnt make sense that Creative would be so bad on there drivers!!! I read a bit about the DanielK mess and it almost makes me think I shouldnt even buy the Prelude because they will get money in the end from it. They really seemed to go out of there way to be rotten to a guy just helping them out for nothing!!!
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thanks for the info. I was a bit worried if the card was hardware wise just better but driver wise in the same boat as the X-Fi. It really doesnt make sense that Creative would be so bad on there drivers!!! I read a bit about the DanielK mess and it almost makes me think I shouldnt even buy the Prelude because they will get money in the end from it. They really seemed to go out of there way to be rotten to a guy just helping them out for nothing!!!
Creative didn't pay Dolby for the DDL/DTS lisencing, therefore can't offer it to customers. Daniel_K was making it available through modded drivers but it was infact illegal for him to do so, Creative had to get him to stop.

The prelude rules... Stop crying and buy one!
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Creative didn't pay Dolby for the DDL/DTS lisencing, therefore can't offer it to customers. Daniel_K was making it available through modded drivers but it was infact illegal for him to do so, Creative had to get him to stop.

The prelude rules... Stop crying and buy one!
So the Prelude does offer DDL/DTS and the X-Fi doesnt??? I thought they both offered them. I swore I read that someplace..... Again *** is Creative doing letting Auzen beat them with their own card?? Boggles my brain. But it sounds like thats the one to get, since it doesnt seem to have driver issues either.
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