i was just wondering if anyone has solved the creative soundcard (x-fi )with nforce4 mobo issues by updating there motherboard bios as i am not keen on updating it because it sounds to hard for me.
BIOS can fix issues with hardware conflicts/etc. because the BIOS, NOT WINDOWS, is what actually "detects" the hardware and allocates resources. Windows does this as well (almost strictly for USB devices), but the bios does most of the work. All Windows does is identify the hardware based on the resources the bios assigns the devices.
I know I'm not answering your question, but I wanted to explain this before someone posts that the bios has nothing to do with sound--because it very well may. Also, you have disabled onboard sound in the bios, right?