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What's a good alternative sound card to the Asus Xonar D1? Ever since I've had this issue stated here: Asus Xonar D1 Support it's just gotten really annoying. Having to restart the computer each time it acts up sucks. Asus's customer support is non existent it seems.
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post #2 of 22
What is your price range? The ASUS XONAR DX is pretty good. But are you wanting to stay away from ASUS soundcards?

The creative blaster X-Fi is also pretty good.

Hope I helped. Cheers
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Well the card itself sounds really good. Just this one screw up at times sucks. As for price range I'm not totally sure. If the card can match the Xonar D1 in audio quality and software then I'd assume the prices are all close to one another right?
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Are you using Win7 drivers?
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post #5 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp;12029494 
Are you using Win7 drivers?

What do you mean exactly? I guess the driver's I'm using are the ones provided on Asus's website for this specific card.
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post #6 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitaminx;12029643 
What do you mean exactly? I guess the driver's I'm using are the ones provided on Asus's website for this specific card.

First, disable GX mode, it's known to have issues.... after you disable it try to replicate the problem, if it persists use the drivers below

Try these

If none of that works... defective card? :\
    
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post #7 of 22
i sometimes had this with the official drivers problem and i temporarily solved
it by enabling the virtual speaker setting. not sure if yours is the same problem
as mine as mine only happened when playing some movies and such.

right now im using XONAR Unified Drivers

i really like those. no more problems with no sound in one channel and more bass. smile.gif

edit: Munkypoo7 beat me to it biggrin.gif

if you have problems installing the modded drivers try installing the unified
normal drivers first and then the low latency ones on top of them.
Edited by space@pe - 1/16/11 at 5:15am
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post #8 of 22
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Hmmm, thanks for that information. I'll try these out later today. Hopefully it fixes the issue.
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post #9 of 22
Lets hope it does mate smile.gif
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post #10 of 22
How old is the card. You also could have a component on the card starting to fail. If it is still under warranty, RMA the card. Make sure you have your onboard sound disabled also. Sometimes that can cause conflicts.
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