Wed Jun 13, 3: I did notice the comment about “any” Creative card. I am using Hardy 64 bit and sound works but not from more than one program at once. I guess you’ve already checked all speaker connections and muted any inputs? While movies don’t really make use of 7 channels, being mixed for 5, games can.

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With an analogue connection not only do you have more wires, but ground loops, my mortal nemesis and the bane of good audio, can sneak in. Tue Jun 11, 2: All things being equal I might as well remove it for airflow and simplicity. Over all, I recommend Creative cards alc889 gaming.

ALCA is one of best chips from Realtek. This is an old thread, but it does go back to my concern about onboard vs. For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here. July 11th, 3.


They more or less direct the spec these days. Yes, modulation width is the next question.

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It is alc889a inferior to even my card, XtremeGamer, which is one step up in price. Stanley PainNov 2, Is there any real reason for me to keep using the X-Fi vs.

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Only the volume adjustments. More then that can always cause distortion s. Do you already have an account? Thank you very much especially for screenshot! So, the question is, how to get this card working in something more than 48 kHz?

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I would also go alc889z over onboard but if cash is tight onboard will do just fine Unless you NEED one of the X-Fi specific features mentioned above, you will be hard pressed to hear a difference unless you have a very high end speaker setup. Previous topic Next topic. The time now is Wed Jun 13, 3: Oct 16, 4.

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XP works perfect so I know the onboard card is okay. You can also always switch it to 2-channel uncompressed mode if you feel that the compression is hurting sound quality in music.

Only real problem you’d run in to is if you wanted to do 7. It has been working well so far, but i’m about to upgrade my system to an i7 setup.

Log out and log in. While movies don’t really make use of 7 channels, being mixed for 5, games can. All the rest are bypassed, since they are done by the DSPs. Oct 15, 2.