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Recomend me an affordible sound card that works with Vista SP!


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KelJu

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I have gone through 2 sound devices and given up. Neither work with Vista SP!. I am tired of battling this [bleep]. Will someone recommend to me a sound card that works with vista sp1 that is less than $100.
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You need to get the best.

The Creative Audigy SE for $30

http://us.creative.c...s...14257&nav=3

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16829102002

Do not get the Creative X-Fi Sound blaster card because it does not have good reviews for Vista and games.

It is MANDATORY to disable UAC (User Account Control) before installing the package on Windows Vista (specially the 64-bit version).

Known "Windows Vista only" issues (so far):

- Diagnostics is incorrectly available in Setup under 64-bit. It does not work under that OS.
- "Speaker Settings" crashes during uninstall; just close the "Windows encountered a problem" and uninstall will proceed.
- Environment presets acts as Karaoke presets (effects are applied to Microphone http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Microphone ).
- Advanced EQ and Special FX presets are available through "EAX Settings" application. You can edit and save the presets, but you can't delete or edit them once saved.

Also do not install all the software. 70% of it you will never use and it could cause more problems. I can't remember all that i did not install, but i tried to be as basic as i could get. I do a lot of CDA to MP3 conversions and found the Audigy was 100% better than the on-board realtek sound in my music computer.

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Sound cards are next to useless for gaming in Vista. This is because Microsoft removed hardware support for DirectSound in Vista, which is what most games use for sound. See this article for more information.

However, if you have a Creative Audigy or Creative X-Fi card, you could try the Creative ALchemy software, which re-enables EAX support on a "limited number" of DirectSound games.
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You need to get the best.

The Creative Audigy SE for $30

http://us.creative.c...s...14257&nav=3

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16829102002

Do not get the Creative X-Fi Sound blaster card because it does not have good reviews for Vista and games.

It is MANDATORY to disable UAC (User Account Control) before installing the package on Windows Vista (specially the 64-bit version).

Known "Windows Vista only" issues (so far):

- Diagnostics is incorrectly available in Setup under 64-bit. It does not work under that OS.
- "Speaker Settings" crashes during uninstall; just close the "Windows encountered a problem" and uninstall will proceed.
- Environment presets acts as Karaoke presets (effects are applied to Microphone http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Microphone ).
- Advanced EQ and Special FX presets are available through "EAX Settings" application. You can edit and save the presets, but you can't delete or edit them once saved.

Also do not install all the software. 70% of it you will never use and it could cause more problems. I can't remember all that i did not install, but i tried to be as basic as i could get. I do a lot of CDA to MP3 conversions and found the Audigy was 100% better than the on-board realtek sound in my music computer.

SRX660



I just tried this one. It wouldn't work with Vista SP1 on our machine. This is not a gaming machine, it is a work machine.
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