Hello I have a system that works fine, but wanted better audio so got the Creative X-Fi Xtreme Gamer sound card, but it has a bad habit of crashing my computer either by freezing the game with looping sounds or just loosing sounds. I am pretty sure that it is the card, since I have an old Audigy SE, and with that installed there is no crashes. And no crashes with the realtek in the motherboard. I have tested the X-Fi card in at other computer and the was no problem.
But have heard that it could be a conflict with my motherboard ASUS P5N-D and something with it uses a nvidia chipset. But have found no specific article or solution on this. Hope anybody have a solution for this, since creative support was not much help.
Yes I have the newest drivers, (bios, chipset, video and audio) . uninstalled with drive sweeper.
Yes I have tried the different PCI slots.
Yes the Mobo audio is turned off in bios.
This is a problem I have had 6-7months but have just used the audigy in between driver updates. have also reinstalled operating system. using win 7 64bit.
Well going out to get a ASUS Xonar DX/XD today, so sad that creative have let them self go. Have always thought of them as a leading and quality brand, but they have really disappointed me this time with there product and there support. So from now on I will not just blindly buy creative products because of there former reputation.