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Creative Sound Cards -- What's the consensus?


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Garry S

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I have a Dell XPS with plenty of horsepower and a Creative Audigy 2 5.1 sound card. It kicks serious butt, but it seems to not like anything but WMP. The music skips on everything else--Winamp, MusicMatch, SoundForge, etc.

What's the consensus out there? I've read various things online. Do most techies think Creative's sound cards are garbage despite what is probably a market dominance?

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Garry
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jrm20

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I Have a creative soundblaster sound card and it has no problems. The xfi are really good sound cards but for awhile they had problems with nf4 "nforce4" motherboards but they fixed the problem by updating the firmware.

I have herd good and bad about all hardware out there. I dont like any manufactured computers, I like custom.
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Yeah custom is the way to go i would only buy a dell if it was a laptop(even if they didnt use the evil intel chips they are still crap).

Creative have a dominant share of the market because they are the best when it comes to sound hardware they are one of the few companies that plough alot of money into R&D of sound and sound cards.

Maybe you need a driver or firmware update to get it to work.
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I use Creative cards exclusively in all systems I build. Zero problems! :tazz:

I agree with warriorscot... sounds like you have a driver problem.
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Specs:

Dell XPS desktop, P4, 3.4 GHz, 1 Gig RAM, 128 MB ATI Radeon 9800, don't know the motherboard.
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