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mmk so thats the card, besides it being creative x-fi i have forgotten what specific card it is (extremegamer, extremeaudio, etc)
the main issue is i have no idea how to get it working on my computer, previously i have put it in the pci slot, turned on the comp, downloaded the drivers for the card, restarted, and nothing, no sound, not anything

is there anything special i need to do to get this card to work? im wanting better than onboard audio so i can pair it with my future seinheiser hd555s.

i have noticed a number of "plug-ins" on the card, is there something to do there?? plz help anything works

extra note if it matters: i bought this off ebay oem, no driver disk
i am also using Realtek HD audio manager right now... in the past i have tried uninstalling realtek, then installing the creative drivers, but that didnt work either...
 

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tried that first off of course, but after fighting for an hour plus i made no progress...
that was a month ago..
could try again
would the realtek drivers make any issues?
 

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It looks like an extreme music. And other than installing the driver, there is nothing you need to do to get it to work.

pretty much. looks like one out of an OEM (i.e. HP, Dell, etc) since it doesn't have the front panel connectors.

you may have to go into sound options in your OS and select the sound card (or just disable the onboard after drivers are loaded and everything should swap over to the sound card)
 

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Yes, its an XtremeMusic. You'll probably need to uninstall your onboard audio drivers first. After that, use a registry cleaner like CCleaner to be sure. After that, install the X-Fi drivers from Creative.

ccleaner, mmk
the onboard drivers must be the realtek right?

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pretty much. looks like one out of an OEM (i.e. HP, Dell, etc) since it doesn't have the front panel connectors.

you may have to go into sound options in your OS and select the sound card (or just disable the onboard after drivers are loaded and everything should swap over to the sound card)

i didnt know about the sound options, ill try it
 

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ah, if you're having issues. it's likely the onboard drivers fighting for priority, but seems you've got that process down.

come to think of it, i had to pull off the onboard drivers off my machine when i got my xtremegamer installed. Dev Manager thinks there's a random device attached to the PC it can't recognize haha.
 
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to make sure i go to the right spot, device manager is where i switch the audio from onboard to the card? how would i do this exactly?

other than that i think i have the process down
uninstall the realtek drivers, ccleaner to make sure they are gone
install the card, install the creative drivers for the extreme music
go to device manager and switch from onboard to the card -somehow-

aaaand then should be good? or... ?
 

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Here are my Google search results for "SB0670". Based on these results, I say it's an HP OEM X-Fi sound card of some kind. Based on the fact that it has a heatsink, it's probably the XtremeMusic because the XtremeGamer replaced it and it has an identical heatsink. So I agree: it is an HP OEM version of the XtremeMusic.

After pressing Enter after typing my last sentence above, I Googled "SB0670 driver", and I found another thread here on OCN that appears to provide some insight and some answers, but no apparent solution:

Trouble installing SB0670 X-Fi XtremeMusic

Here are my Google Search results.
 

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to make sure i go to the right spot, device manager is where i switch the audio from onboard to the card? how would i do this exactly?

other than that i think i have the process down
uninstall the realtek drivers, ccleaner to make sure they are gone
install the card, install the creative drivers for the extreme music
go to device manager and switch from onboard to the card -somehow-

aaaand then should be good? or... ?

well in dev manager i completely disabled the onboard sound. just a right-click and disable. lets me make sure i'm not gonna accidentally have a bit of software want to output to it since, as far as the PC is concerned, it isn't there.

since you're on XP (going off your sig rig) just make sure that under Sounds and Audio Devices that the sound card is selected for everything.
 

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"no apparent solution"
yeesh
one thought is to give up with this card and try some other one that has a more reliable case. but ill keep trying for now, thanks for the links twocables

edit: yes i use xp firestorm, ill make sure to go just as you say, but if it doesnt work i wont attack you for it

thanks for the help!

more edit: thanks black omega for the link to the driver page
 

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Here are my Google search results for "SB0670". Based on these results, I say it's an HP OEM X-Fi sound card of some kind. Based on the fact that it has a heatsink, it's probably the XtremeMusic because the XtremeGamer replaced it and it has an identical heatsink. So I agree: it is an HP OEM version of the XtremeMusic.

After pressing Enter after typing my last sentence above, I Googled "SB0670 driver", and I found another thread here on OCN that appears to provide some insight and some answers, but no apparent solution:

Trouble installing SB0670 X-Fi XtremeMusic

Here are my Google Search results.

I got mine retail and it has a heatsink


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pretty much. looks like one out of an OEM (i.e. HP, Dell, etc) since it doesn't have the front panel connectors.
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From what I know, the extreme music doesnt have a front panel connector that you can use with any old case. If you wanted to front panel audio you needed to get creatives front panel controller thing that goes into one of the 5.25" slots.

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"no apparent solution"
yeesh
thanks black omega for the link to the driver page

You're welcome and I hope you get it figured out. It really is a nice soundcard.
Good luck
 

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You're welcome and I hope you get it figured out. It really is a nice soundcard.
Good luck


cant wait to find out! rofl
 

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it has a heatsink as it's a later model XtremeMusic. aside from the front panel connectors, it's identical to the XtremeMusic
the older models didn't have one, but partway through its lifecycle they had a manufacturing process change that, somehow, resulted in higher heat output.

i dunno, i only found out why there's the heatsink there only recently myself.


and as for the front panel connector i meant the XFI breakout panel:


you can see the lack of pins (on loop's) toward the back-end of the card that the IO panel uses (that the one in the pic has).

but ya, it's a great card.
although i didn't really have mine at stock for very long.
 

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pretty much. looks like one out of an OEM (i.e. HP, Dell, etc) since it doesn't have the front panel connectors.

you may have to go into sound options in your OS and select the sound card (or just disable the onboard after drivers are loaded and everything should swap over to the sound card)
Judging from the pics alone, this card looks like it has a front panel audio connector.

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I got mine retail and it has a heatsink

I'm confused: what's the significance? (yeah, I really have to ask questions like this. hehe
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From what I know, the extreme music doesnt have a front panel connector that you can use with any old case. If you wanted to front panel audio you needed to get creatives front panel controller thing that goes into one of the 5.25" slots.
You're right. The retail XtremeMusic doesn't have a front panel audio connector, but there are some who have done mods that allow them to use the proprietary white connector on the PCB.
 

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but ya, it's a great card.
although i didn't really have mine at stock for very long.
wait wait wait..you can overclock sound cards?!?! freakish
 

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to OP: you should be disabling your onboard sound through the bios first, then installing the X-Fi card and it's drivers. Just disabling it in Windows isn't really enough.
 

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to OP: you should be disabling your onboard sound through the bios first, then installing the X-Fi card and it's drivers. Just disabling it in Windows isn't really enough.

its in bios to?? goodness it just doesnt quit, ill go into there aswell thanks!
 
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