I had created a post the other day in regards to some sound problems I have been having since going to Windows 7 64 on my HP XW8200 Workstation... has Soundmax onboard & I have come to the conclusion that it simply will not work & that I need to install a soundcard.
I have been researching that, & have read the compatibility chart on the MS website, but even reviewing those same products on the Newegg site reveals that there are still some issues running 7/64. The Microsoft compatibility chart seems to strongly favor Creative products, but when looking them up, you see a lot of comments that suggest that they may not be as "plug & play" as the chart would suggest.
I don't really need anything sophisticated... I don't play any games and primarily listen to music or watch Hulu using an older set of Polk 2.1 speakers, & for the most part, onboard sound has been ok.
Recommendations? I am not looking necessarily for high-end, but rather the product that would have the least likelihood of giving me problems.
Also, it MUST be PCI. Not PCI-E... all those slots are used up.
Oh... also was thinking about just getting a set of the Bose speakers that run on USB and don't require a soundcard connection... thoughts on that? Problems?