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X-Fi installed - holding my breath...

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no problems so far and it does sound GREAT, man I hope it'll work. I could do the RMA thing with Creative but I'd rather not.

 

FYI, Circuit City has the X-Fi Music for $129 with $40 in rebates. An X-Fi for $89 (+tax) was just too cheap to pass up! :)

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I understand what you mean, I haven't installed the X-FI yet since I've heard about all these problems with them but I have good hope since the problems were only related to the Extreme Music and the Platinum verseions of these soundcards. Good luck with it!

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What problems? Runs perfectly here! Check sig.

 

Combined with Sennheiser HD 595's, I'm in audio heaven :¬)

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What problems? Runs perfectly here! Check sig.

 

Combined with Sennheiser HD 595's, I'm in audio heaven :¬)

 

These 34 pages of problems: http://forums.creative.com/creativelabs/bo...cending&page=34

 

Creative has admitted these problems and they say wait for a mobo bios update to fix it and if there is none, then you can send your X-FI back to Creative for a replacement.

 

Consider yourself lucky :)

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Blimey! Had no idea, guess I am indeed lucky. Or all those people are unlucky! Perhaps its to do with the BIOS version? No idea what mine is, can't see it on the boot screen.

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Sporadic reports now that any card bought in the last few weeks - maybe as much as the last month - should have been updated by Creative and not have the problem.

 

Considering I found another coupon tonight - I had to go buy another X-Fi and I'll be returning the first one lol (all Circuit City so I'm not screwing anyone here, just getting the best deal I should read about LAST night) - I couldn't be happier. $129-$15 coupon-$40 rebates = $75 X-Fi and it's rocking. Sounds awesome on music and I got a gaming headset and am using a Y adapter to plug it into the back/mic jacks for BF2.

 

BF2 was a good game pre-X-Fi - but it's honestly become MUCH more fun with the Ultra Quality sound option. It's an amazing game now, I just played about 5 hours. You can actually hear what seems like every single sound, every shot, every voice, every vehicle sound - it's amazing... :)

 

Edit: I always think of something right after I click post...

$75 for the X-Fi and it has 51,000,000 transistors. For every penny of that $75, I got 680,000 transistors (they cost 0.00000147058823529412 cents each if you care.) All that other junk on there was free. That is just a damn good deal no matter how you look at it. My 4400 only got me 460,000 transistors a penny - and it didn't have all that other free crap - the connectors, other chips, blah, blah. :P

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