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    Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty XtremeGamer and Creative Labs GigaWorks S750 Speakers

    Hey guys, I have a Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty XtremeGamer Sound Card and Creative Labs GigaWorks S750 Speakers. This should be an incredible combination, and when the volume is kept down, it is.

    However, as soon as you turn the volume up half way, things start to differ. When playing music, there is a variable amount of choppiness (depending on just how loud the speakers have been set to play). The sound is not distorted, so this confuses me. There really is no reason for this to happen, I have tried to fix this issue in numerous ways (to no avail).

    Someone else described this problem as the sound being"...very "choppy". Its a rappid cut-in cut-out effect in the surround sound settings". ([TweakNews.net Forum] :: View topic - Sound Blaster X-FI *Drools*)

    Although in my case this applies even without having the surround setting settings enabled, even though I can play music louder without surround sound settings enabled before it becomes a problem again.

    Anyone have any idea why and what I can do about it?

    I have tried the latest Windows Vista drivers for this card and installed the latest version of Creative's Audio Console, but still this is an issue.

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    Re: Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty XtremeGamer and Creative Labs GigaWorks S750 Speakers

    Ah, yes, ye olde X-Fi vista with 4 gb ram scenario I sympethise totally.

    Try this, it worked for me
    http://forums.hexus.net/operating-sy...ay-nicely.html

    I found you can install the latest console & everything, just don't touch the drivers when you get them working!
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    Re: Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty XtremeGamer and Creative Labs GigaWorks S750 Speakers

    The latest drivers fix the 4GB issue, no fiddling around anymore.
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    Re: Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty XtremeGamer and Creative Labs GigaWorks S750 Speakers

    So, shaithis, to clarify, you suggest I install the latest drivers?

    This is what I have already tried.

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    Re: Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty XtremeGamer and Creative Labs GigaWorks S750 Speakers

    0iD, surely this only applies if you have 5.1 speakers. Mine are 7.1 to start with, so this shouldn't be a problem.

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    Re: Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty XtremeGamer and Creative Labs GigaWorks S750 Speakers

    Mine was a response to the post above mine, the thread linked to is now kinda moot due to the latest drivers resolving that particular issue (which I can confirm).


    Your issue (pardon the pun!) sounds different.....

    I would try toggling the surround sound option on and off if people are reporting that turning it off resolves your issue.

    I would also try the speakers on a different PC if thats an option.
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    Re: Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty XtremeGamer and Creative Labs GigaWorks S750 Speakers

    Trying them on another PC is not an option, as this is a hefty set of speakers which can't really be moved.

    They only work on Creative cards properly (because 4 cables are merged into 3 3.5mm jacks). This means that other sound cards only play audio through 5.1 speakers rather than 7.1.

    I previously tried enabling/disabling the surround sound option.

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    Re: Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty XtremeGamer and Creative Labs GigaWorks S750 Speakers

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    The latest drivers fix the 4GB issue, no fiddling around anymore.
    In my experience, this is not the case. I had the same prob as before, so rolled back the driver & the problem went away again.

    Quote Originally Posted by oimi
    0iD, surely this only applies if you have 5.1 speakers. Mine are 7.1 to start with, so this shouldn't be a problem.
    It's not that it applies to 5.1 setups, just that we have 5.1 setups & therefore tinkering was geared that way.
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    Re: Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty XtremeGamer and Creative Labs GigaWorks S750 Speakers

    Well I have a really slow download speed, because the University is tight and gives us very little bandwidth.

    Do I really need to download the 6xxMB file?

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    Re: Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty XtremeGamer and Creative Labs GigaWorks S750 Speakers

    looks so mate always try a driver update first.

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    Re: Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty XtremeGamer and Creative Labs GigaWorks S750 Speakers

    Don't you think that was one of the things I tried first? Had it been that simple I wouldn't have needed to have started a topic.

    This is extremely annoying.

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