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Old 03-08-08, 09:26 PM   #37
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My particular X-Fi, an Elite Pro, has been all but completely and utterly problem-free under XP/x64 (and generally pretty solid, but not quite as solid, under Vista x64) across two motherboards and four-odd OS installs. I'm just counting my blessings.
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Old 03-08-08, 09:51 PM   #38
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onboard sound is the ownage these days. sounds better than my A2ZS used to on my hd555s. I have the Realtek 888 chip.
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Old 03-08-08, 10:12 PM   #39
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I know that when I upgrade to a p45 motherboard, I most likely won't have problems, but I am just fed up with have screching sounds mid game that end up in a crash. I am going to stick to some onboard HD audio.
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Old 03-08-08, 10:18 PM   #40
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Do many people experience many problems with x-fi cards with the new intel chipsets? I can't stand running mine under my nforce 4.
Never had problems with X-Fi XtremeMusic on my nForce 4 Ultra chipset so maybe XtremeMusic cards are unaffected.
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Old 03-08-08, 11:37 PM   #41
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Jakup is right.

Sli+Xfi= hissing.

There is a problem with xfi's when using SLI cuz of the frain on the boards.

I had no issues with XFi til i added another 8800 but knock o wood no hissing now.

And Nekro, ive been buying creative cards since the SB16 and even the SB16 AWE32 ISA with the Left Right jacks and that card was kick ass.

I have no issues with the hardware but the drivers should be availble more often like gpu drivers.
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Old 03-09-08, 01:09 AM   #42
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You're not looking in the right places Mr Bigman.
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Old 03-09-08, 01:39 PM   #43
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Do many people experience many problems with x-fi cards with the new intel chipsets? I can't stand running mine under my nforce 4.
My Extremegamer has been giving me the "Screeching" noise at random times when I startup (happens in XP and Vista). Changing modes from one to another (Game mode to Entertainment for example) always fixes the screeching racket, but its super annoying. It happens the time these days and I'm looking at the Auzentech Prelude as a result. I hear it has decent driver support and appears to be a pretty good overall value.
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i had audigy 2 now x-fi fatality, both cards where on nforce4 + sli and 680i, and never had any problems
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I've never any issues either. Even when I was running quad sli my old xtreme music was a pleasure to listen to. X-Fi + headphones = earsex
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Old 03-09-08, 03:05 PM   #46
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i have an xtrememusic and i have a problem where my bass redirection feature wont work. i use the 2.1 promedias and it only shows as 2.0, so it only enables bass boost, not bass redirection, because it doesnt see the sub for some reason. though if i set it to 5.1 it sees the sub and i can enable bass redirection.
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I had a issue with my XFi with 4x1GB sticks and Vista X64 but this was a IRQ problem.
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No problems yet

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