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Razer Barracuda AC-1 does not detect 5 speakers with window 7!

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November 28, 2009 8:05:09 AM

So every since I switched from window xp to window 7, my razer barracuda sound card driver does not detect 5.1 speakers. The option to change the DB for each speakers is not there anymore. Is this because the driver for window 7 is not out? Or is it window 7 in general and I need to change some settings. Please let me know what it is! :]
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a b $ Windows 7
November 28, 2009 8:09:25 AM

Have you tried to change the speaker set up in Windows sound settings? There is a chance that it isn't set to 5.1, but rather the default of 2.1 or something.
November 28, 2009 8:13:40 AM

Yes I have, its set to 5.1 atm. When I click the speaker test for each speaker, i can hear them all. Except on the Razer driver, it does play any sound when i click on the speakers. Also, when I play music, I only hear from the 2 front speakers.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 28, 2009 8:19:17 AM

Gotcha. I take it that the there isn't a W7 driver out for the card yet? What driver are you using? The one windows pre-installed or one that you downloaded? If it is a pre-installed driver, go to their site and see if a Vista driver fixes the issue. If not, maybe contacting the manufacturer's support service can heed you some results, as they may have a work around.
November 28, 2009 8:21:12 AM

I'm using the vista version of the driver. I checked the Razer website and they updated all their drivers to window 7 except the Razer Barraduca ac-1 sound card =[
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a b $ Windows 7
November 28, 2009 8:25:16 AM

That's not good. I do understand your frustration though. They may be having issues coming up with a working driver or worst case scenario, they aren't going to make one for it. I'm not familiar with Razr, otherwise I would suggest maybe using a similar devices' W7 driver, as that sometimes will do the job (usually printers in my experience). I guess your best bet is to get in touch with them and get the scoop. Either that or treat yourself to a new sound card. Cyber Monday is just around the corner.
November 28, 2009 8:27:02 AM

Thats a good idea, I might try another driver that'll hopefully work with the Barraduca sound card. Does anyone know such one that will work?
a b \ Driver
a b $ Windows 7
November 28, 2009 8:31:31 AM

I'm not sure if another manufacturers' driver will work, but you could give another razr sound card's driver a go.
November 29, 2009 5:27:27 PM

I was just looking for updates for this driver as well. I believe I saw a week or 2 ago that Razer should have a WIN 7 Driver released on Nov 30. (I could be wrong) so hopefully that cures our woes. I have currently been floating back and forth between the Vista 64 driver and the xp driver with different ranges of success on both (win 7 Ult 64 bit)

November 29, 2009 8:04:40 PM

instinctlol said:
Thats a good idea, I might try another driver that'll hopefully work with the Barraduca sound card. Does anyone know such one that will work?



I'm pretty sure I saw on the Razer site that the win 7 drivers for barracuda will be released on Nov 30. Lets keep our fingers crossed.
November 29, 2009 9:42:21 PM

Where did you see that? On the site, I saw Razer Barracuda AC-1 Gaming Audio Card To be confirmed
while other drivers were released
November 29, 2009 10:05:46 PM

Yes, on the site. I saw it about 2 weeks ago. Looking again it looks like its been pushed back now because it used to have a date beside it an I'm pretty sure it was tomorrow.
Sorry for the false hope.
December 2, 2009 3:09:23 AM

still not out /cry
December 3, 2009 5:46:46 PM

buwish said:
That's not good. I do understand your frustration though. They may be having issues coming up with a working driver or worst case scenario, they aren't going to make one for it. I'm not familiar with Razr, otherwise I would suggest maybe using a similar devices' W7 driver, as that sometimes will do the job (usually printers in my experience). I guess your best bet is to get in touch with them and get the scoop. Either that or treat yourself to a new sound card. Cyber Monday is just around the corner.



Ijust talked to razersupport as I was having problems with my surround speakers not testing properly. the guy told me that they have a windows 7 driver in the works and he said sometime soon. Just thought you might want to know.
December 3, 2009 5:50:19 PM

instinctlol said:
I'm using the vista version of the driver. I checked the Razer website and they updated all their drivers to window 7 except the Razer Barraduca ac-1 sound card =[



Just talked to RAzer support and there is a Windows 7 driver in the works he just didn't know when for sure. I have 64 bit version and the surround settings when tested have the speaker output jumping all over the place center is right left is center etc. Lets hope they get it right.
December 22, 2009 3:23:29 PM

Hey guys !

My brother is also having problems with Razer barracuda AC-1 soundcard and windows 7 OS (32 bit).
He says there are less options to change while using the driver.. (can't do APPLY, 'cause it's not shown)
Any other news at fixing the problem?
I don't like contacting the manufacturers, so please help me/us!

Thank you!
A hungarian
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a b $ Windows 7
January 4, 2010 2:10:15 PM

rediculous the money it cost me for this stupid card and there are no drivers for windows what a joke
May 16, 2010 4:34:37 AM

Well, the driver is finally out...and its terrible. Reverted back to the older one I was using and gave up. Anybody else having any luck with the new one?
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