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7.1 Sound Card for Windows 7

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November 29, 2009 1:18:45 AM

I am currently using an x-fi xtreme gamer on windows 7 x64 and having sound issues including echoes and crackling in the sound. I am looking to updgrade to something else for windows 7 x64. Does anyone have any experiences with the Asus or Ht cards and Windows 7 x64? It's very hard to decide. Seems like it's hard to find any card not having issues with there Windows 7 drivers. I use the sound card primarily for gaming and some music. Any input would be appreciated.

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November 29, 2009 11:55:51 PM

System specs?
November 30, 2009 12:44:35 AM

i7 920
msi x58 Pro-E
12gb 1333 ddr3
Ati Diamond 5870
Xfi-Xtreme Gamer
Ultra 600w ps
Tritton ax51 3.5mm headset
Windows 7 x64
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November 30, 2009 1:21:52 AM

Try the motherboard's integrated sound. Does it have the same issue?
November 30, 2009 1:40:37 AM

No it does not however I am going to use the onboard sound to power a set of 2.1 speakers. I bought the 5.1 headset with the 3.5mm audio jacks instead of the usb ones for better surround sound and I have them plugged into the Xfi. So I was wanting to replace this X-Fi with something else. I guess from what I have been reading there having issues with the creative sound card drivers while running over 4gb of memory for some reason or another.
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November 30, 2009 11:04:18 AM

ASUS and HT are both based off the excellent C-Media Oxegyn chipset, which in my mind offers better quality then any Creative chipset. Never used HT myself, but I've heard nothing but good things about them. Currently using my D2 on 7 with no issues whatsoever.