Should I upgrade my sound card? (Creative X-fi XtremeMusic) Tags: Sound Cards Audio Creative Components Product Last response: May 12, 2012 4:32 PM in Components Share Landsharkk May 11, 2012 11:46:25 PM I bought the Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic a long time ago, I'm guessing back in 2006. This is my main audio card right now I'm wondering if my on-board audio would be better than the card or if I should consider upgrading the card to something newer? My motherboard is XFX MB-N780-ISH9 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI Intel Motherboard I'm having some audio issues where video playback is really quiet, but gaming and other windows sounds are totally fine. I don't know if the card (and drivers) are just old or if I have some serious configuration issue somewhere. More about : upgrade sound card creative xtrememusic al360ex May 12, 2012 4:32:44 PM Hello ! Usually, the only reason to upgrade a sound card is that it died. From what you're saying, your card might be close to the end of its life. 6 years is a lot to ask for electronic components ! :-) If/when your card dies, I'd really suggest you buy a new one, especially if you have a good quality sound system. Even a 50$ one will be better than onboard audio. Asus is in my opinion the best sound card manufacturer out there, with cards suited to every need. If you're looking for a good affordable gaming sound card, I'd go with the Asus Xonar DX. Good luck, al360ex m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic Front Audio Question Forum Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic combatible with ASUS P5GD1? Forum Should I buy Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Sound card ? Forum X-fi Xtrememusic Sound card SB0460 Forum Will a (Dell) Creative XtremeMusic sound card work in my system? Forum What is a Smart Buy Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic Card Forum Good deal for an X-Fi XtremeMusic Sound card Forum Solvedneed help for creative x-fi 5.1 usb sound card Forum Creative sb xfi extreme gamer sound card not working in windows 8 or 8.1 please help!! Forum SolvedCreative X-Fi surround 5.1 external sound card Help? Forum no surround sound with Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB Sound Card Forum Creative Labs SB X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty Champ PCIe Sound Card & Logite Forum Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series Sound Card w/ I/O Forum Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatality Champion Series Sound Card Forum How to install Creative X-Fi USB Sound card on Ubuntu Forum Creative Sound Card X-fi Forum X-FI XtremeMusic Sound Settings Forum Question after installing Xfi XtremeMusic card Forum SolvedSound output problem Creative SB X-Fi PCI Forum Just Upgraded to X-Fi Xtrememusic from SB Live 5.1! Heat???? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !