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Rant Creative wake the **** up please!

Discussion in 'General' started by B1GBUD, 1 Mar 2012.

  1. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Downloading drivers for my X-Fi and I'm getting 18KB/s..... :wallbash::wallbash::wallbash: but my connection is fine for anything else.

    On a plus note, loving Windows8 :thumb:, shame my soundcard was the only thing that didn't work 'out of the box' so to speak.:rolleyes:
     
  2. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter New Member

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    ^ You're surprised your sound card didn't work 'ouyt of the box'?
     
  3. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    If the drivers install, I'll be surprised or work properly. Creative does everything it can to force you to buy another X-Fi but newer edition. They did it with Vista and Win7.. now Win8 turn.

    Last time I re-installed my Desktop, the Creative driver page was linking the driver download to error page 404. Wonderful. Took them 3 weeks before they fixes that link. I was able to find another source for it.
     
  4. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Yup, had errors whilst installing. I'm using onboard for now until Creative come good (which will be a bloody cold day in Hell).
     
  5. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    huh. Buying a Creative card (X-Fi, like you) was the worst mistake I ever did. Well live and learned as they say.
     
  6. AmEv

    AmEv Meow meow. See yall in 2-ish years!

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    Creative was good 'til ~2000.

    Then they got greedy.

    I find the PCI SBLive plenty for me, amazingly.
    (wonder if there's a PCIe edition of the card?)
     
  7. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    To be honest the SB Live is very lacking. It used to be good, now you hear the difference. Get an ASUS Xonar, they are better than creative offering.
     
  8. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    USB DAC master race
     
  9. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    Creative hardware is still good, they just need to stop including so much junk in the driver package. I extract the driver ONLY from their big crapware package and install it manually. Works great, no nonsense, have had no BSOD or other issues caused by the soundcard since I started doing it that way.
     
  10. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    :rock:
     
  11. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    A musician with "USB lags way too much for audio use"-comment popping in this thead in 5.... 4.... 3.... 2....

    Yeah Creative really is rubbish. Don't have a dedicated sound card, but I remember how major a ballache it was to find a driver for my mp3-player.
     
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  12. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    I had a Creative card about 6 years ago and it was carried over into my current build, until Fable was installed. It hated that card so much so I had to remove it. I've never reinstalled it as I couldn't tell the difference between the card and onboard.
     
  13. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Manufacturer sites tend to be so "speedy". Realtek, Creative are slow. Even Asus had a superslow website 2-3 years ago.
     
  14. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    If you use a download manager to create a multi-part download it may help with speed. I use FDM, but DownThemAll!!! is meant to be good if you use Firefox.
     
  15. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Why would anyone want to use something from creative anyway?


    Giving money to a company that can't write drivers, and that sues everyone that try to fix their problems? No thanks. :rolleyes:
     
  16. AmEv

    AmEv Meow meow. See yall in 2-ish years!

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    FTFY :p

    Seriously, though. I'm kinda interested in Asus sound now, to try them out.
     
  17. TheKrumpet

    TheKrumpet Once more, into the breach!

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    ...unless you want a really low latency soundcard, ofc.
     
  18. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    You can get a Asus Xonar DG for £20-25 new. I've got one and it's tasty little thing. I noticed the difference between onboard sound and it straight away. Much clearer, crisper sound.
     

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