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Computer cant find sound card.

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February 19, 2013 2:05:11 AM

in my first install of windows 8 the sound card was there and was registered. after installing wrong windows media center key I had to reinstall windows and everything else. the computer no longer sees my sound blaster x-fi titanium hd card.
I uninstalled everything for the card and reseated the card but still the computer can not find it. Motherboard is p8z77 -v pro / thunderbolt. I guess tomorrow I could try another pci slot :( .

February 19, 2013 5:34:54 AM

why are you using a soundcard in the firstplace? are you a music producer?
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February 19, 2013 5:39:10 AM

Yep, drivers are what is most likely.

I had a similar opinion until recently. My ASUS Xonar DGX is a lot better than integrated audio and the headphone amp is pretty nice feature. Means you can deliver a lot more power to the headset to drive the sound, its a noticeable difference.
February 19, 2013 5:45:02 AM

ok great...ive seen guys with cheap speakers get like 200$ asus soundcards...but ya good headphones + a soundcard is ok.
February 19, 2013 1:24:44 PM

thanks everyone I will try the drivers from the web. one of the reasons for the sound card is that I listen to a lot of internet radio and thought it would give a better sound.
February 19, 2013 2:10:33 PM

this is what I get after I download the driver and try to install it.

Unable to detect a supported product on your system.
ensure it is properly installed before running setup

I cant find it in device manager. I do see audio devices but think that's from mobo