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Windows 7: Sound Card Advice

25 Jan 2009   #1
dogbert

windows 7 beta
 
 
Sound Card Advice

I'm going from XP 32 bit to Win7 64 bit any advice on which sound card to buy (no vista 64 bit drivers for my old X-Fi Fidelity card)


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25 Jan 2009   #2
alanmwilliamson

Windows 7 x64 ultimate beta
 
 

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27 Jan 2009   #3
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I couldn't find a x64 driver for my X-Fi Audio card (The creative site doesn't work for me for some reason). When I installed Seven x64 a driver was automatically installed. Might give it a try before you spend money on a new card, unless your wanting to upgrade anyway.

Gary
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27 Jan 2009   #4
dmdilks

Windows 8, 7, Vista x32 & x64
 
 

Here is the driver that you need.

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27 Jan 2009   #5
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Been there. But I was more persistent this time and finally got to the download.

Thanks.
Gary
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27 Mar 2009   #6
GFTrooper

window 7
 
 

Well I have sound but NO Mic.

Windows 7 64bit
Creative PCI Express X-FI


Creative needs to write some drivers for us!! There are other sound cards out there that Have drivers.
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28 Mar 2009   #7
dmdilks

Windows 8, 7, Vista x32 & x64
 
 

They have beta drivers for your card.

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29 Mar 2009   #8
Mindstorm

Windows 7 7100 RC 1, Windows Vista 64, Windows XP, MAC OS X 10.5.5
 
 

If you plan to go 64-bit I suggest that you stay clear of the Creative offerings, there's a ton of problems... I tossed my X-Fi for the Asus Xonar and never looked back

If you're the slightest interested in getting Hi-Fi quality sound out of your PC, get the new Asus Xonar Essence - it kicks butt!
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29 Mar 2009   #9
dmdilks

Windows 8, 7, Vista x32 & x64
 
 

One other thing you can do is just use the onboard sound. I was into all those cards and I haven't used a sound card in over 6 yrs a waste of time and money.
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29 Mar 2009   #10
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmdilks View Post
One other thing you can do is just use the onboard sound. I was into all those cards and I haven't used a sound card in over 6 yrs a waste of time and money.
Not since my Ensoniq AudioPCI 1370 which Creative acquired and promptly orphaned. I vowed never to buy another Creative product again. Onboard sound soon obviated any need of mine for discrete audio componentry and ever since then I've not had a single pernicious driver problem like all the Creative customers we here from constantly.
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