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d2thez
02-18-08, 06:42 PM
Here is the gig: recently upgraded system and to Vista x64. I have an MSI P35 mobo, a Intel Q6600, Raptors in a RAID 0 stripe, an eVGA 8800GTX, 4GB of ADATA Ram, and an X-Fi Platinum.

With the advenmt of Vista and the new build, I my 5.1 surround sound randomly loses channels. If I go to Vista's speaker wizard and change to to 2 channel and then back to 5.1, the sound returns to normal but it is only a matter of time before channels start going mute again. I "fixed" this once my removing the cable to the X-Fi breakout drive thingy and it stopped, but when I installed Vista SP1 yesterday it camer back. I am clueless.

Now my bro has almost the exact same system, just running a single SATA2 drive, an eVGA 8800GTS 512, different RAM brand but same specs, and a X-Fi xTremeMusic. He does not get this issue and never did. Oh, he also doesn't use the Creative Audio console, those are the only differences in our systems.

Can somebody please help??

CapnKirk
02-20-08, 08:53 AM
All the current fixes are here for your OS and Card.

http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/download.asp?MainCategory=209&nRegionFK=&nCountryFK=&nLanguageFK=&sOSName=Windows+Vista+64-bit&region=1&Product_Name=Sound+Blaster+X-Fi+Platinum&Product_ID=14065&modelnumber=&driverlang=1033&OS=27&drivertype=0&x=17&y=8

d2thez
02-20-08, 12:31 PM
Well I have the latest drivers, have trie dmultiple reinstalls and different PCI slot on mobo too. I also use the newest version of the Console Launcher. Any other ideas?

CapnKirk
02-20-08, 01:31 PM
Well I have the latest drivers, have trie dmultiple reinstalls and different PCI slot on mobo too. I also use the newest version of the Console Launcher. Any other ideas?


Creative ALchemy (X-Fi Edition) 1.00.30 was a big fix for peeps.
Try that, if no help, look here and type surround sound in the search box.

http://193.95.171.83/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBCGI.EXE/,/?St=516,E=0000000000329273036,K=2767,Sxi=1

I know the feeling, it sux.