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January 28, 2002 7:10:39 PM

I'm considering upgrading my oem sb live value .. I need a card mainly for games .. the cheapest audigy is in a similar price range as the TB santa cruz .. I would get the SC, but I have read that the best way to install is to wipe your HDD and reintall the OS if you previously had a SB live installed .. I am naturally reluctant to do this .. also I use w98se and they have stopped developing drivers for this OS .. I have a p-4 woody w\ 512 ddr2700 ram .. advice please ??

lagger

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January 28, 2002 8:11:15 PM

You don't need to format to install a Santa Cruz. Just pop it in and install the drivers.

Nice to see more people wanting to move away from Creative.

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January 29, 2002 12:43:00 PM

I vote for Santa Cruz (which I have) if only because they are serious about driver support it seems. Can't speak from personal experience on the Audigy though. MY friend had one that had a driver problem where every time the computer rebooted the volume for the Audigy was reset to MAX - resulting in the Windows startup sound practically blowing his speakers every time - talk about annoying - I would assume they've patched that by now but I've never had any problems with the SC.
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January 29, 2002 1:23:47 PM

Yeah I ordered the SC yesterday from Newegg.com .. 67.00 USD inc shipping.. Found last night that if I install 23.11 drivers for my gf3 ti 200, the soundblaster wont work and the gameport won't work in certain games .. driver conflicts I suppose .. well hopefully the SC won't have these issues. running the 21.8x's now

lagger

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January 29, 2002 7:00:47 PM

Maybe I can sell you my Santa Cruz? :smile: It's an amazing sound card but I'm moving beyond it now probably this summer because I want to upgrade my PC into a home entertainment centre and the Santa Cruz doesn't have a breakout box with all the connectors and a remote like the Audigy Platinum.

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January 29, 2002 8:07:34 PM

sheesh.. I'm snakebit lately first they release the woody 1.8a AFTER I am forced to buy the 2.0a and now you offer me the sound card I just ordered for less than the 67.00 usd I paid I'll bet lol


lagger

<b><font color=blue>Computers run on smoke, I let the smoke out of mine and it quit working </b> </font color=blue>
January 29, 2002 8:55:04 PM

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sheesh.. I'm snakebit lately first they release the woody 1.8a AFTER I am forced to buy the 2.0a and now you offer me the sound card I just ordered for less than the 67.00 usd I paid I'll bet lol

Hehe, Woody? I believe you meant Northy? The P4 Northwood right?

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January 29, 2002 9:51:44 PM

No I meant woody .. sounds funnier to me :) 

lagger

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