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Windows 7: KX Audio Drivers [emu10k1]

16 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7, Linux
KX Audio Drivers [emu10k1]

I'd just like to tell anyone who has a sound card based off the emu10k1 chipset that Creative had discontinued driver support for the cards as of Vista. They release new drivers but a lot of the sound was botched intentionally (or so the rumors go). That's why if you install propriatery drivers you get too much bass or crackeling? If that sounds familiar you know what I'm talking about, well then you might want to try out the KX Audio drivers (both 32bit and 64bit). They are much more configurable than the original Creative/Windows drivers and work very well. I have used them both for 32bit and 64bit, I posted a link in the other drivers section but I'm going to post this here as well, if you want to move my other link I'm sorry for posting it in the section I did. Anyways I'm just typing this so people will know that Creative has no intentions of ever picking up support for the emu10k1 chipset.

Full list of supported drivers (note 64bit is BETA support may be limited):
kX Project: Knowledgebase: kX Soundblaster Compatibility List

Known issue with 64bit is the kmixer works in Vista compat, but I'm fine with that because audio runs 100% smooth. Also it has autodetection for the audio jacks wich is VERY glitchy so I would recomend Wave Out 4/5 for stereo on 64 bit (green next to black), and plug it in before you reboot. Once you boot if you change the plugs it might lock up, hopefully that changes on the newer builds. You might be able to get surround working, I didn't test it and don't know what Wave Out it is so have fun if you test it!
(64bit thread)

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03 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7, Linux

3550 released - x86 and x64


And for all you that need to know quick
Soundblaster PCI 512
Soundblaster Live! Value
Soundblaster Live! Value OEM
Soundblaster Live! Value OEM
Soundblaster Live!
Soundblaster Live! 5.1
Soundblaster Live! 5.1 Platinum
Soundblaster Audigy
Soundblaster Audigy Platinum
Soundblaster Audigy ES (OEM)
Soundblaster Audigy 2
Soundblaster Audigy 2 Platinum
Soundblaster Audigy 2 Platinum EX
Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS
Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
Those should all be supported.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 ultimate

What about the micro? is it working for you? I cant get it to work on my seven
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03 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7|Linux Gentoo 10

Latest version of KX-drivers norvaly support Windows 7

07/28/2009 - Version 5.00.3548 (BETA) released
Fixed compatibility issue with Windows 7
Link to mirrors for download LATEST VERSION: kX Project -- Official Mirrors
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