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It's looking like we need to find the drivers from Dell. I'll post a link when I find them.

EDIT: http://hardware.mcse.ms/archive52-2004-8-52513.html

try that...I haven't because I'm not having any problems with the ones that self-installed....yet.
    
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Originally Posted by MasterBillyQuizBoy
Wow...sorry man I was just about to post about my succesful POST...and apparantly it installed on its own. Sound works OK. Only tested it on homestarrunner.com, but hey at least it works. To the best of my knowledge, it auto-installed the drivers on its own.

We have the same model. I connected my CDROM to the middle connector on it labeled "CD IN"

Any error messages?
Did you uninstall drivers first? Go to BIOS and disable onboard audio?

EDIT: I also have a Dell OEM version of this thing. I'm in the middle of goin through Creative's site for drivers....
Yeah XP drivers work great! But i downloaded some from the creative website so i could adjust the bass/treble so i could get some nice sound going, but they crackle and pop now and again untill i reset it.
    
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Yeah XP drivers work great! But i downloaded some from the creative website so i could adjust the bass/treble so i could get some nice sound going, but they crackle and pop now and again untill i reset it.
I looked for about 5 minutes then had to go to laundry...where they at??
    
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LINK

Click:- Sound Blaster/Live!/Live! Value

These are what ive got now installed at the moment, the drivers are working ok *crosses fingers*.
    
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LINK

Click:- Sound Blaster/Live!/Live! Value

These are what ive got now installed at the moment, the drivers are working ok *crosses fingers*.
Weird, if I do the North American route at the site, SoundBlaster Live! isn't even listed. I'm gonna download and throw it in my folder "Soundblaster Stuff". So far whatever XP is using is working fine. Maybe I'll see a performance increase....
    
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Originally Posted by pbasil1
definatley use the PCI card, then after its drivers are all installed, go into your bios and disable the onboard sound and this will free up a very little bit of your CPU power... and the sound quality of the SB live! is much greater than any current onboard sound...
No it wont, only soundcards with onboard processors will. The audigys and xfi's.
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No it wont, only soundcards with onboard processors will. The audigys and xfi's.
So the soudblaster live doesn't have an onboard processor? What's the point of having it then, besides more speaker outputs.
    
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