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Windows 7: Creative Sound Card Problem Thread

07 May 2009   #101
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
I didn't do ANY of the 3 things the guy above mentioned. I simply installed Win 7.. and when I got to the sound part. I got on Creatives site. found the drivers for my X-Fi XtremeGamer, they are the 2.18.0013 and they installed with no problems, I didn't need compatibility mode or anything. they worked perfect.

Try taking your X-Fi Card out. Restarting the computer without it.. then power it down again. Reinstall the CARD, and then boot. try the creative driver again and see what happens.

I also heard someone was using the XP 64bit driver with there Xfi and it worked. try that after if you'd like.
im actually not using a creative card, i upgraded to a asus hdav1.3 deluxe, but i was experiencing the same issues as people with creative audio issues, which to me proves that it was a operating system issue rather than a driver issue, once i upgraded to rc1 7100 x64 i then decided to run all installs in compat mode just to be safe rather than having to start again.

asus are yet to open their eyes to windows 7 and their drivers so i suppose creative have one advantage.

i think xp x64 drivers on win7 would be a long shot, but if it works, then great.

i killed my 790i ultra yesterday so im looking at a EVGA nForce 790i SLI FTW DIGITAL PWM board as an upgrade...no more vdroop! i might actually get beyond 4ghz. unfortunate that intel dont support ddr3 and sli together


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07 May 2009   #102
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SirCag View Post
i think i fixed my problem..finaly
i installed new graphic drivers from XFX since and afther that sound stoped only once (when UAC asked if i want to install something and darkened whole screen)
usually if you go direct to the manufacturer rather than the branding vendor (say its a xfx 9800gtx ect) they will have newer drivers first. so in this case its a xfx 9800gtx, go to nvidia website, download drivers from there would usually have newer drivers before the subvendor publishes them on their website. my xfx 790i ultra (now dead) i would go to nvidia and download the chipset drivers direct from them a few weeks before xfx displayed it on their support downloads.

just a bit of heads up incase you didnt know.
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07 May 2009   #103
wrathloki

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
I didn't do ANY of the 3 things the guy above mentioned. I simply installed Win 7.. and when I got to the sound part. I got on Creatives site. found the drivers for my X-Fi XtremeGamer, they are the 2.18.0013 and they installed with no problems, I didn't need compatibility mode or anything. they worked perfect.

Try taking your X-Fi Card out. Restarting the computer without it.. then power it down again. Reinstall the CARD, and then boot. try the creative driver again and see what happens.

I also heard someone was using the XP 64bit driver with there Xfi and it worked. try that after if you'd like.
It doesn't hurt to try the things I mentioned. While everything might have worked fine for you without doing these things maybe not so for someone else.
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16 May 2009   #104
heas27

windows 7
 
 

My Problem is with the X-Fi Platinum on a p5kc board. Sound will work fine for 5-10 minutes when I am using front panel headset plugged in analog. After that the sound cuts and won't work. A typical example would be that I plug the headset in, load teamspeak, everything works fine, I launch a game like Call of Duty 4, Now my first problems start, sometimes the game will play on the speaker system even though my headset is correctly plugged in and teamspeak works on the headset. Sometimes I have no sound from the game at all. And then, after a few frustrating moments, the headset goes mute, nothing works no sound at all, microphone has been confirmed to continue working.

I am using latest beta driver from creative 64x
I have rc 7100
Soundblaster x-fi Platinum champion
Asus P5kc with 4gb mem

please help
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16 May 2009   #105
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heas27 View Post
My Problem is with the X-Fi Platinum on a p5kc board. Sound will work fine for 5-10 minutes when I am using front panel headset plugged in analog. After that the sound cuts and won't work. A typical example would be that I plug the headset in, load teamspeak, everything works fine, I launch a game like Call of Duty 4, Now my first problems start, sometimes the game will play on the speaker system even though my headset is correctly plugged in and teamspeak works on the headset. Sometimes I have no sound from the game at all. And then, after a few frustrating moments, the headset goes mute, nothing works no sound at all, microphone has been confirmed to continue working.

I am using latest beta driver from creative 64x
I have rc 7100
Soundblaster x-fi Platinum champion
Asus P5kc with 4gb mem

please help
in COD4 have you set the sound settings to windows default.

also in windows sound properties/playback devices/double click speakers/select advanced tab at top/select default format to 24bit 48000hz also ensure the boxes are ticked for the two exclusive mode settings.

let me know how you go.
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16 May 2009   #106
heas27

windows 7
 
 

yes I have done all these things and still have the same problem. It really is a driver problem and it probably has to do with the cmss-3d after what I have been reading.
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16 May 2009   #107
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heas27 View Post
yes I have done all these things and still have the same problem. It really is a driver problem and it probably has to do with the cmss-3d after what I have been reading.
have you tried disabling it?
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16 May 2009   #108
heas27

windows 7
 
 

yes, that would be the first thing I tried
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17 May 2009   #109
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heas27 View Post
yes, that would be the first thing I tried
i have my xfx platinum in the cupboard somewhere as i thought it was faulty, it started making crackling/popping sounds in games but not music under windows, it was sitting between 2 9800gx2's, but creative support were convinced the heat wouldnt be an issue, that was under vista as win7 was no around then. maybe there isnt anything wrong with it? it did come on randomly tho with the same driver i had been using the whole time. but i have the asus hdav now and there will be no going back to creative.

the only other thing i can suggest is do a complete reinstall of win7 rc1, and install your drivers in the usual order chipset/vga/sound ect then just install COD and see if it has fixed it, if so install one programe at a time and try to pin point if there is something conflicting with it.

maybe try the vista driver in compatibility mode?

sorry but im out of ideas. hope you have some luck.

i know what its like to be frustrated as my whole system is sitting in bits cos im waiting on my new ram to arrive as my old ones are faulty. all this gear building up dust makes me wanna cry. lol. now i just got the old crappy laptop and next doors internet connection until mine gets set up next week.
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19 May 2009   #110
LeCube

Win 7 RC1 32bit
 
 
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Hello
Don't know if it could help but i had the same problem as you all, blue screen and crash when trying to install creative audigy 2zs drivers.

I have find a solution that as work for me !
Uninstall your card in device manager menu (delete it)
Open registry console and delete all Creative entry (F3 to search every entry)
Reboot
when Windows 7 seven update try to detect and update your device cancel it
Now download and install "SBAX_PCDRVBETA_US_2_18_0001" driver
you should find it on google or creative website
That it !
everything work perfectly
Like i have seen on other tread the "record what your hear" fonction works also !

hope to be helpfull
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