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Quick420
09-13-06, 02:36 PM
I purchased a 24bit! live a while back,I did some reasearch into the card to find out it actually has no hardware support for directsound.I plopped my old sblive! in and realised I cant hook up my 5.1's anymore.If anyone has a hardware/eax capable 5.1 card let me know,PM or post it.

crainger
09-13-06, 04:48 PM
I have a Live! 5.1. Worked great in my gaming rig for years. It's in my Win98 games machine right now.

I don't think I can post it though. I'm in AU. I'm sure someone else will have one round here.

Quick420
09-13-06, 04:51 PM
I have a Live! 5.1. Worked great in my gaming rig for years. It's in my Win98 games machine right now.

I don't think I can post it though. I'm in AU. I'm sure someone else will have one round here.
__________________Roger that.....nothing like the old school quality stuff.Every program I use with my sblive works a treat,only mine is 4.1 so i have no center channel or sub :-0

superklye
09-13-06, 06:56 PM
Huh? How do you have no sub? The .1 in 4.1 and 5.1 is the sub.

EDIT: And what speakers do you have? If they're Logitech, you should be able to mess with the Matrix setting so it forces sound through the center channel (I believe it just mixes the FR and FL and spits it through the center).

Roadhog
09-14-06, 01:11 AM
I think I have one...

nukem
09-14-06, 02:20 AM
Why not get an Audigy off of newegg? There pretty cheap and have hardware support.

SLippe
09-14-06, 07:36 AM
The Wal-Marts in my area have recently replaced their SB Live! 24bit cards with Audigy SE cards. They are both the same price. I am thinking of getting the Audigy SE and putting my 24bit in my wife's computer. Good luck on your search.

evilghost
09-14-06, 07:37 AM
Welcome to the same thing I found out especially dealing with Linux. The key is that the 5.1 cards have the emu10k1 chipset which is capable of 32 channel hardware mixing. All other recent cards by Creative use "creative" terms to trick the user into thinking they are getting more than they really are. The truth of the matter is that DirectPlay/DirectSound eat CPU because what was traditionally handled by hardware mixing is now offloaded to the CPU. The 24bit (CA0XXXX chipsets) are absolutely trash.

I purchased a batch of these cards from fleabay and have some lying around. Where are you located?

candle_86
09-14-06, 11:20 AM
I'll agree with evilghost there, thats why I just boiught a SB Live 5.1 16bit card.

SgtPnkks
09-15-06, 01:22 AM
The Wal-Marts in my area have recently replaced their SB Live! 24bit cards with Audigy SE cards. They are both the same price. I am thinking of getting the Audigy SE and putting my 24bit in my wife's computer. Good luck on your search.

audigy SE = sblive 24bit

same card, different name

and they aren't absolute trash... just useless for any serious gamer..

superklye
09-15-06, 11:43 AM
I actually found that my SB Live! 24-bit had amazing sound. It's a huge step up from onboard, even if it does eat some CPU cycles. The increased sound quality was worth it.

And of course, an X-Fi destroys it...but that's neither here nor there. :D

zyklon69
09-20-06, 04:24 PM
ill sell you my audigy 2 for $25 shipping included

candle_86
10-10-06, 01:56 PM
I have a SB Live Value 4.1 I'll sell for 20.

tacos4me
10-10-06, 03:34 PM
I have a spare Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 Digital I'm willing to part with.

ragejg
10-10-06, 06:40 PM
My brother's tryn to sell his Audigy1 (non-gold plugs, firewire port)... I'm sure he'd take $25 for it shipped.

SLippe
10-11-06, 02:45 AM
I'm so confused! :tiki: