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Windows 7: Need new sound card

18 Mar 2012   #1

windows 7x64
Need new sound card

Hi , i'm a long xp user that changed to windows7x64
I like playing my game son xp because the sound is not that good on windows 7, i have low volume, distortion, TBH is not the same experience,
I was wondering.
Seeing that many games are starting to support DX10 and DX11, i wonder if i change my soundcard, will i get the same audio that i had on xp?
here are my specs.

Intel i3 2100
hd 6670 1gb gddr5
Audigy 2 value
8gb ram
Logitech 5.1 speakers (i play 2.1 only or headphones)

So far i'm playing some dx10-dx11 game son 7 and the sound is not that good, compared to the same game son windows xp.
Hope to get some advices.

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20 Mar 2012   #2

windows 7 home permium 64 bits
asus sound card

I am trying this one out ASUS Xonar DX/XD Sound card - low profile I see a lot of good and some bad info but most 85% is good
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20 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 HP / Ultimate x64

You should check out sound cards from HT|Omega

They have some hi-grade stuff, most notably the quality of components used.
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20 Mar 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Likely overkill for gaming which has very poor sonics but if you also listen to HD music then it's justified.
ESI - Juli@
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21 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

IF you replace the existing sound card with a latest sound card then it would have a better sound. I would recommend to confirm the prices before purchasing.
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21 Mar 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

I bypass this issue by my integrated HD audio running optically to my outboard dac. But for gaming you shouldn't need to spend a ton of cash.
Creative Labs 70SB104000000 Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Sound Card - PCIe at TigerDirect
Asus Xonar DX PCIe 7.1 Sound Card XONAR-DX at TigerDirect
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21 Mar 2012   #7

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

HT/Omega IS a good suggestion, just make sure the interface will marry up with what's on your motherboard.

I was very surprised to find out my HT/Omega Claro+ would not fit the newest x79 platform from Asus...the P9X79Pro did away with that type slot.
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21 Mar 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Most dedicated cards will do that have support for eax. As for the xi-fi xtreme audio, that one does not use the actual Xi-Fi chip. It uses an upgraded version from the audigy chip. You won't get much of it if you want any HD Video or audio. I for one use the Xonar DS. It performs admirably for music and hd video, and just as well for games. Need to confess though, i am not an avid gamer. I can vouch for it's sound quality in music and videos though.
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22 Mar 2012   #9

windows 7x64

Thanks for the advices guys, I'm not to picky about sound fidelity, But i do want high sound on my pc while using windows 7. TBH i found it amazing that there's a big difference in Xp compared to 7.
I'm starting to think this was done on purpose .
i'll tale a look at your recommendations.
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