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You must not have the right drivers since the stock card sounds as good as my older Creative card IMO. The correct drivers are on our intro page.
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Originally Posted by Trogdor View Post
You must not have the right drivers since the stock card sounds as good as my older Creative card IMO. The correct drivers are on our intro page.
No i'm pretty sure im doing it right

'Please install the SoundMax audio driver then X-Fi utility under "Utility" item to drive the audio ' quoted from

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=2Y4dQFaJ6gPN18cQ


the soundmax are the correct drivers, while the creative is just a flashy utility to go with it, it's just good ole onboard sound.

well maybe your older dedicated didnt sound as good because, its, well , old.


OP, can we get a link for these sound max drivers on the front page?
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all im waiting on is my overnighted sapphire 5770 and it will be up and running
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No i'm pretty sure im doing it right

'Please install the SoundMax audio driver then X-Fi utility under "Utility" item to drive the audio ' quoted from

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=2Y4dQFaJ6gPN18cQ


the soundmax are the correct drivers, while the creative is just a flashy utility to go with it, it's just good ole onboard sound.

well maybe your older dedicated didnt sound as good because, its, well , old.
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Nice Systems All and Thanks for the great info.

I'm new to oc'ing and have a couple questions, seeing as this is the crosshair III thread figured it might be the place for them.

Was wondering if its possible to change the fsb:dram ratio, cant seem to find it on the mobo or if the crosshair does this automatically only or is it a setting somewhere , swear I've looked everywhere and can't find it.

I've been looking at some of the guides around different sites but am having a hard time finding the "formulas" if you will that show the relationship between the fsb, memory ratio, and multiplier. For instance I notice when I try to raise my fsb, it automatically raises my memory mhz which i have to lower to get a stable system.

I'll post some pics/screenies of my system and what I've been messing with and gotta say some of the info I found here is very great and I'm learning very quickly lol , but thanks all again.
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So I'm about to start testing 4 GHZ at 1.42 Volts been running fine for about 30 minutes so far, havent gotten to start P95 yet though. From what i've read so far, this seems to be the lowest volts I've seen get a 965 to 4.0 =) (Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!) I'm hoping I wont be chewing on those words as my system crashes due to insufficient power to the CPU XD only one way to find out...Heres a screenie of the OC just to show idle temp and voltages..I'll post new screens of the tests once I'm done and they pass (Fingers crossed)
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@BlueLights
My cooler must need to be reseated badly. My idle temps with a CM Hyper 212+ are way too high, with 35°C. at stock settings!! I used THE best rated TIM (MASSCOOL G751 Shin-Etsu). Which was also rated very highly for use with HDT coolers because of it's viscosity. But I don't know, this was my first build, and I probably did it wrong.

@Bringonblink
I would say that Trogdor was right about the audio quality. He said that it sounds at least as good as a comparably priced card. I don't know exactly how much of the $199.99 is derived from the sound card, but I cannot imagine more than $15-$20, which would make the sound card just AWESOME.

@Pavo
If you find that exact formula, I would be interested to know what it is. I am alright with mathematics, but I really don't want to take the time to find the solution that that problem. lol
Edited by Xinthran - 2/18/10 at 9:55pm
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Any news Bluelights?
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Do any of you guys (or gals) know of a table of confirmed OC and the over or under voltages used for that OC? In example:


3.6Ghz @ 1.35
3.7Ghz @ 1.38
3.8Ghz @ 1.38/1.40
3.9Ghz @ 1.40/1.45
4.0Ghz @ 1.45/1.50
4.1Ghz @ 1.50/1.55 (no idea on OCs this high)

I know that I once found a guide from AMD for overclocking the Dragon Platform that contained data that was similar to my idea, but I'm kinda confused about whether or not I actually HAVE a Dragon Platform PC. Since Dragon denotes having a 48xx series graphics card, not a 5xxx series. Or are they interchangeable?
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He's right, you know. Even my 5-year old Audigy4 sounds better than the riser this board comes with. It's basic on-board sound with bad driver support on a riser. And a blue LED.

I cannot get 5.1 out of this card after trying no less than 6 different ways to install the drivers. Pure garbage, at least for 64-bit Win7.
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