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Are the drivers still unstable, unusable and generally terrible? I had to return my X-Fi Titanium since I could never get it to work reliably under any driver version in any slot of my machine.

Bluescreens when changing some settings, no sound, pops (via Toslink!), nonworking 3D headphone mode, mode wouldn't switch, etc.
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From what I read they are much improved, and only written for Vista/Windows 7 as well
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You wouldn't believe how many hours I poured into trying to get my X-Fi Titanium to work. I tried community modified drivers, combinations of components from different driver versions, different BIOS versions and different slots on my motherboard. I exhausted just about every possible combination before swapping it for a Xonar DX that worked 100% since day one.

I'm glad to hear that they've fixed their drivers so that others won't have to experience my pain.
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I'm strongly considering this, but then again, I'm trying to find an excuse for this Best Buy gift card.
 
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You could always sell it. I got 88% of the value of a few BB gift cards back and I didn't even have to mail them in.
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Originally Posted by AMD20x6 View Post
Are the drivers still unstable, unusable and generally terrible? I had to return my X-Fi Titanium since I could never get it to work reliably under any driver version in any slot of my machine.

Bluescreens when changing some settings, no sound, pops (via Toslink!), nonworking 3D headphone mode, mode wouldn't switch, etc.
I've had no single issue so far. The driver has been optimized for windows 7(can't say anything about vista). Have been running the card for a couple of days, listening for like maybe 24 hours. But no single pop, click or even BSoD. In other words: So far, so good
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Mine sounds great
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You could always sell it. I got 88% of the value of a few BB gift cards back and I didn't even have to mail them in.
Lol, true, but I specifically told my bro it was what I wanted, and I really don't mind spending money at Best Buy because regardless what people believe, they do have great deals on stuff nearly all the time.
 
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Is this card worth upgrading from a regular X-Fi Titanium? I know mtbiker said it was.....but I was wondering if anybody else went from X-Fi to X-Fi HD

For those who went straight from on board to X-Fi HD, the difference will be huge. Even if you went Creative's lowest tier sound card, it will sound way better than on board. I'm just wondering if it's worth it to jump from my regular X-Fi to this HD version
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I've had no single issue so far. The driver has been optimized for windows 7(can't say anything about vista). Have been running the card for a couple of days, listening for like maybe 24 hours. But no single pop, click or even BSoD. In other words: So far, so good
edit: have had 1 BSoD now :@.
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