View Full Version : Creative X-Fi ExtremeGamer = EAX Effects

08-15-09, 08:19 PM
Hi there
Just recently installed this card as an upgrade from my Audigy 2 Platinum card and am very happy with the increased sound quality.

One question. In the Audio Control Panel there is a tab for EAX Effects, which gives me the option to enable or not plus an EAX Effects sliding bar for the amount of effects you wish. There are no other options.

In the old Audigy card there were pre-loaded effects you could choose or not.

My question is, is it necessary to have EAX Effects enabled to still enjoy the benefits of EAX in-game ?

I have read posts where it is suggested that some PC games can avoid sound issues with EAX Effects disabled in the Creative Audio Control panel.

I have also read that this option is more for pure musical audio playback and that enabling has no effect on PC gaming i.e. even with the option disabled games that use EAX will still playback sound with EAX effects.

So, now that I have confused myself fully I turn to you gurus seeking advice on the EAX Effects.....enable or disable when playing PC games ?

Many thanks in advance for your advice


08-15-09, 08:52 PM
I don't think it matters in game:o