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Any good drivers for Audigy 2 and Windows 7 x64?

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They have drivers that you can download but they don't seem to work too well, anyone got it to work? What drivers are you using.

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Try the daniel_k drivers (aka Support Pack 2.5). This site has a few mirrors

 

I've personally had some issues with my Audigy 2 ZS and Windows 7 x64. It worked fine on the 32-bit version but for some reason I've been experiencing cracking and popping on the 64-bit version. I'm not sure if it's a hardware or software problem though. I've switched to on board graphics till I get myself a newer card that supports Windows 7. I'm definitely not getting a Creative card this time since their drivers have always sucked hard and just aren't worth the trouble, not when there are better cards available from other companies.

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Try this driver instead. Its the PAX PCI Audigy driver, works from Win XP up to Win 7. Works out a little better than the Daniel K drivers imo. Then once you've downloaded those, this is the tweak for it to get even better sound quality.

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I have had problems with sound blaster and especially the Audigy 2 line in past years, one major problem was that the subwoofer output is really weak, I went around the forums to figure out if it was a problem with my system and a lot of people had the same subwoofer problem.

 

I use an onboard AC97 chip in my gigabyte motherboard that does surround sound without any problems now, the motherboard is a K8NNXP, It's really artifact free too, I don't hear any interference from adjacent hardware that would cause hums, buzzes, or clicks no matter what I am doing. So I am not sure that the argument about needing a separate or even external card is even valid anymore.

 

So maybe if your lucky enough to have an AC97 on your mobo but scoffed at it, it's worth a try.

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