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    Help with x-fi - :-(

    Hi folks - got an X-fi card yesterday and installed it no problems. Previously had on board ac97 working. Started to play COD2 with eax 3 for sound and i'm getting lock ups (no system response at all) after about 5 mins of play with random snippets of sound playing when it crashes, ive never had this problem before the x-fi so im guessing thats the likely cause - can anyone suggest how i can solve this?

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    its an ocasional occurance with EAX enabled, you should try updating your X-Fi drivers and keeping your games patched. If it keeps going on, try moving the card to another PCI slot.
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    have you disabled your on board sound?
    i demand more booze...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt
    its an ocasional occurance with EAX enabled, you should try updating your X-Fi drivers and keeping your games patched. If it keeps going on, try moving the card to another PCI slot.
    Cheers buddy - i'll try the latest drivers from creative - has COD2 got any updates? Seems a bit crap seeing as its such a new piece of hardware though
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    Quote Originally Posted by teggs11
    have you disabled your on board sound?
    Yep - 1st thing i did! Anyone else had any issues with this soundcard?
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    its not limited to the X-Fi in particular, it apears to happen with any EAX enabled card, I have experienced the same symptoms with my Audigy 2, as does my friend with his.. The only thing that seems to fix it is as i described. Creatives cards produce awesome sound, it just apears that they havn't given much consideration to error checking
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    update - god i feel stoooopid My recent crashes - i reckon ive figured that one out. Very recently i went for a near silent pc and silenced my cpu fans etc etc by replacing with quieter and slower fans that were undervolted. Great - except that the cpu overheats and hangs when playing games, doh and doh again!!! With a fan controller all is peachy, my god im stupid!!!!

    X-Fi is very cool though - pleased!
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    hahahaha,
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    Hey, got some X-fi driver questions for people.

    Ive just formatted, and installed the lastest drivers of Creative's site. Sound is working fine, everything is ok.

    Now i want to install some of the software, like the player for Dvd's, and some other things, whats the easiest way to do this?

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    I'd try just bunging it all on from the CD hopefully you will either have the option to not install the driver (may need to select Advanced/Custom at Install) or the installer will realise a newer one is present, if not then just go with the flow and reinstall the newer driver afterwards.
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    Sorted!
    Last edited by Smokey21; 12-03-2006 at 11:15 PM.

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