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Problem with Asus Xonar D2X.

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August 11, 2013 9:12:12 AM

Hi people of toms hardware, my first post!

I have just bought the device mentioned above, and i just realized that i doesn't support front panel headers, doh.
Now my problem is that my internal sound card just doesn't work in Windows 8. And I would like to avoid having a useless front panel.
Is there any extension for the soundcard, as it has those 3 slots on top. Whereas one can be used for the included PI-Midiboard.

So are there more extensions for those 3 slots?

Secondly, if that wont work, is there something that can make my front panels work? Just trow all possible ideas out there xD

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August 11, 2013 9:51:19 AM

I don't know of any way to get that to work. It is unfortunately common for sound cards not to have front-panel support. There are some that do, including some high-end cards. The D2X is a very high-end and expensive sound card (I used to own one) though a DX (which I now have) does support front panel and sounds great.

BTW, why won't your integrated sound work in Win8?
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August 11, 2013 10:04:58 AM

SchizTech said:
I don't know of any way to get that to work. It is unfortunately common for sound cards not to have front-panel support. There are some that do, including some high-end cards. The D2X is a very high-end and expensive sound card (I used to own one) though a DX (which I now have) does support front panel and sounds great.

BTW, why won't your integrated sound work in Win8?


I simply have no idea, it seems weird because it works like a charm in Windows 7 :/  But i don't want to give up on Windows 8, it is just too good. And for the other part, i also wanted to try out a Sound card, and see how much better it really is compared to on-board.
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August 11, 2013 10:12:43 AM

What model is your integrated chip?

As to the sound card, there is a difference, though you didn't necessarily need to go all the way to an ultra-high end enthusiast sound card to hear it. Do you have a good set of speakers or headphones? How big a difference can depend on what kind of integrated card (how old) you're coming from... and your own perception. I find it worthwhile to use one.
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August 13, 2013 6:35:08 AM

Win8 should be fully supported; thats just odd. Try the Xonar Unified Drivers and see if that works.
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August 21, 2013 7:33:27 AM

SchizTech said:
What model is your integrated chip?

As to the sound card, there is a difference, though you didn't necessarily need to go all the way to an ultra-high end enthusiast sound card to hear it. Do you have a good set of speakers or headphones? How big a difference can depend on what kind of integrated card (how old) you're coming from... and your own perception. I find it worthwhile to use one.


I do not know, and it is irrelevant as i did try to get it to work.
Anyway, i send the card back, and am now thinking bout one that has front panel headers. Any suggestion? Creative?
Also it would be great if there where profiles that make it possible to switch between music mode (Stereo) to Games/Movies (5.1). With the D2X that was just dreadful as it didn't save any of the modifications to a specific mode. So everything i was going for a track i had to switch tons of setting which is a pain.
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