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Windows 7: Need external sound card

13 Nov 2009   #11
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Win 7 Ultimate x64

Can't really help with what does and doesn't work with the 2 NX as I have never had or used one, for the most part everything is guess work on what works with other cards. As to the Audigy 4 that I can do.

You shouldn't need the EAX Console but instead assuming it installed (and it should as it gets installed with the driver) you can make those settings in the Audio Console,

Need external sound card-audioconsole.png

That is from Vista (haven't gotten around to moving that computer to 7 yet), but it should give you an idea what to look for.

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14 Nov 2009   #12

Windows 7
Joy!!! Audigy 4 has rear speaker sound!!

I've been searching the web...talking to teckies and have even been to the Oracle of Delphi twice looking for a way to get sound out of ALL my speakers, not just the LF and LR in my 5.1 setup. I thought I had narrowed the problem down after reading about the problem and solutions on the Creative support page. Still, I was frustrated because whe instructions for all speaker sound required the installation of the EAX console which apparently is not installed (at least not on my machine after 3 re-installs) with the Audigy 4 disk/web update on my Windows 7 64 bit system. Quiet frankly I was ready to ditch Windows 7 due to the speaker problem and a persistent system problem I have with Windows Explorer periodically stopping.

And then your suggestion on where I should look. Great...I do have an EAX function in my Creative Audio of the places I had not explored.
I just didn't know EAX selections for the environment of the computer (or at least the audio effects I was trying to immolate) were controlled by selecting an EAX condition: small room, Auditorium, etc.

Now to the good part....following the instructions in your last post, I have found the EAX function now and have sound on all speakers. Gold stars to you!! Now if I could just solve that pesky "Windows Explorer Stopping" problem, I might even keep Windows 7.

Thanks again Stormy. You know your S@#$
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