ham77
1 Nickel

X-Fi Screech of Death

Got my replacement back from Creative. Still Can't get any of my X-fi cards to work with my XPS 710 running Vista 64bit and more then 2GB of ram. I am stuck with onboard audio. Maybe Windows 7 will fix this issue?

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atbglenn
2 Iron

Re: X-Fi Screech of Death

Personally I think the onboard sound chip sounds better anyway. I also had the SOD, along with many other X-Fi users. A replacement card will not help your situation from what I hear. I doubt if Windows 7 will correct the poor design of the latest Creative products. Just my opinion.

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Toronto699
4 Tellurium

Re: X-Fi Screech of Death

i replaced the Dell Branded X-FI card with an Asus Sound Card , im very happy with the Asus Card, please go to the Asus Sound card foums and read what asus owners say the good and bad of Asus sound cards ,

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Re: X-Fi Screech of Death

I have XPS 420, I also wrote about the SOD, sorry to sound ignorant but how did you bypass creative and go to onboard audio?

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atbglenn
2 Iron

Re: X-Fi Screech of Death

I physically removed my card and enabled the onboard sound in the bios. If you have Vista, it should automatically install the drivers. If not, you will have to install them manually. You can download the drivers from here for your XPS420 onboard sound chip:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R157052&SystemID=D...

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Re: X-Fi Screech of Death

I have XPS 420 with X-treme gamer card also have SOD issues, how did you go to onboard audio?

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atbglenn
2 Iron

Re: X-Fi Screech of Death

I have XPS 420 with X-treme gamer card also have SOD issues, how did you go to onboard audio?

 

Remove you sound card. Start your system and hit F2 several times while you see the Dell Logo. you should enter the bios. Now that your in system bios use your right arrow and hit enter on the "Advanced tab". Down arrow to "Integrated Peripherals"Down arrow to "Onboard Audio" Hit enter and select "Enable". Hit F10 and hit enter...Thats it.. Like I said before, the drivers should automatically install. If not, you need to manually install them.

 

Edit: Dont forget to plug your speakers into the green connector. There may be a black plastic cover that you have to remove covering the connector.

XPS 730 Air Cooled Desktop w/ 32 Bit Vista Ultimate (64 Bit Soon)
Inspiron 531 Desktop w/ 32 Bit Vista Home Premium
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eskymi
3 Cadmium

Re: X-Fi Screech of Death

So far so good, have two 420's with the Xtreme Music cards and no SOD.  I am using the creative drivers direct from their website, dated from July I believe it is.

 

DId anyone try those drivers to see if they solved the issue?

 

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atbglenn
2 Iron

Re: X-Fi Screech of Death

I tried new drivers from Creative for my X-Fi ExtremeGamer that came with my XPS730 a couple of months ago, and still got the dreaded SOD.

XPS 730 Air Cooled Desktop w/ 32 Bit Vista Ultimate (64 Bit Soon)
Inspiron 531 Desktop w/ 32 Bit Vista Home Premium
XPS 1210 Laptop w/ XP Pro
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Aurora51
2 Iron

Re: X-Fi Screech of Death

So far so good, have two 420's with the Xtreme Music cards and no SOD.  I am using the creative drivers direct from their website, dated from July I believe it is.

DId anyone try those drivers to see if they solved the issue?

I have been using the drivers from the creative site shortly after receiving my computer. I never had the SOD (probably jinxed myself there) - however I had the cracking and popping when loading webpages and scrolling. The 1.04 version of the bios for the 730 machines solved that issue. I'm more than pleased with the sound aspect of my machine now.

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