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Windows 7: 4.1 to 5.1 sound card

08 Aug 2010   #1

Win7
 
 
4.1 to 5.1 sound card

Hi everyone,
well, since my 4.1 soundblaster live card the drivers doesn't work on windows 7, i wonder if is possible buy a 5.1 creative labs card (which its cheap), will my 4.1 speakers are compatible whit that card? And most important of all, does drivers of that card WORKS WHIT NO PROBLEM ON WINDOWS 7?

Thanks.
Filipe

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08 Aug 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Assuming that ist is the old SB Live (4.1, Live and variants), have you tried this modded driver set on it,

SB Live! series Support Pack 2.0 (04/30/2010) - Creative Labs

As for your question about whether you 4.1 speakers will work with a 5.1 card, yes they will. Which card are you looking at?
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08 Aug 2010   #3

Win7
 
 

yep, i tried those, im on xp now, works perfectly whit apropriate 4.1 creative live drivers for xp. when i install Windows 7 whit those you recommended, or 2 speakers doesn't work or i get some noise on it, not good quality sound, ive tried so many options, even configure it but no sucess...
yes it is my old 4.1 soundblaster live value to be more exactly.

i will buy creative labs soundblaster live




so, this card has good drivers whit no problem on windows 7?
Which drivers are perfect for this card on Windows 7?
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08 Aug 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

All that card is is the same as what you currently have, only difference is that it supports 5.1. It also hasn't seen a driver update since sometime in 2003, and uses the identical driver as your current card.

If you want something with current driver support you're going to have to look something from the X-Fi series if you want to stay with Creative, or something from the likes of Asus or Auzentech.
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08 Aug 2010   #5

Win7
 
 

auuf..those are still little expensive, i found creative extreme x-fi audio... i'll guess im gonna wait little more, using xp. really thanks for the help, helped me a lot.

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08 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

How much are you looking at spending on one?
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08 Aug 2010   #7

Win7
 
 

Nothing more than 10 15 euros, i'm from Portugal, but why ask?
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08 Aug 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Assuming the rest of your computer isn't of similar vintage as that old SB Live, have you tried the onboard sound? If the motherboard has Realtek for the onboard sound, then there is a very good chance that there are Windows 7 drivers for it (any of the others (C-Media, IDT, Soundmax) are hit and miss for support)..
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08 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 8 X64 M3 8102 / Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I have 6 spare cards but im in Australia 2x Soundblaster Live! 5.1 Advanced MB 2x Soundblaster Audigy Advanced MB and a Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS and an Soundblaster Audigy 4 Pro. I have both my current XFi Titanium and my Audigy 2 ZS in my pcs and the drivers for Audigy/Live! are one in the same

Iforgot too add that card is the same as my other Audigy on my server and is 5.1
Model: SB0100

SPU Chip: EMU10K1-JFF
1997
Green out put is for Front
Black is Rear
and orange is for Digital and Center and sub

Ill test it today on 7 and find some driver or find some 3rd party ones
and also try downloading Vista drivers they will work also
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09 Aug 2010   #10

Win7
 
 

stormy13, yes i have onboard sound, and they work on it, but i noticed the sound quality is very diferent from the original card, they don't have those effect when i play a game, or other effect when i listening music, almost its like if i have 2 speakers and sub only...i have 4 speaks for some reason, so i prefer to keep on xp or wait that x-fi cards low price.

apollo , you mean that Soundblaster Live! 5.1 Advanced whit drivers could work on Windows 7? which drivers exactly did you used?
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