Psykoh1
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Re: X-Fi Screech of Death

I followed the step by step instructions and it seemed to work fine.  I did not go to the extreme of cleaning the registry.  It got rid of the popping and crackling.  However, I'm a huge gamer and now I have another problem, the mic on my headset doesn't work.  Do you have the same problem?

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Wolfehunter
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Re: X-Fi Screech of Death

Tars your system doesn't work for me.

I've tried it with my X-Fi elite pro pci, X-Fi Xtreme Music oem pci and I bought today a X-Fi titanium PCI-E guess what  BSOD. 

I've used latest creative drivers, windows driver, beta drivers even daniel k's X-Gi Series Support Pack 2.0

Nothing is working. When I run a game it BSOD on saved game load up, or During the game session. Its totally random.

I'm returning the X-Fi titanium tomorrow.

I'm fed up with creative products. 

I don't care anymore who blames who.. Creative X-Fi issue vs Nvidia nForce boards compatibility..

In this situation dell screwed up with there build.

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tarssarb
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Re: X-Fi Screech of Death

Hi,

No problem on my mic (use it for skype).  On my card, it is a multipurpose port I seem to recall.  I am not sure if you set this or it is an autodetect.  Are you suppose to say if it is a line in or mic? 

Yes, check the panel and select mic.  Then see if you need the mic boost (+20db).  It probably tripped and people can't hear you b/c it is clicked off.  On entertainment mode, it is the plus sign above the volume.  Click it and make the arrow show up.  Probably similar in game mode

Tars

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tarssarb
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Re: X-Fi Screech of Death

Hi,

That was my experience as well.  I would try different drivers and then get BSOD at some point during boot.  I would have to do the driver roll-back to get it too work again.  The key is when I discovered that it was not the version of the driver but how it was getting installed.  If I had version B working, went to C Or D or back to A, and then reinstalled B using the install B setup (or by pointing the installer to the B files on the cdrom), it no longer worked.  But I knew that B worked because I had it working previously w/o bsod.  So once I realized that, I thought that perhaps it is not a driver version issue but how it is installed.  For whatever reason, the install package doesn't seem to work correctly.

I think my process was in essence

1) uninstall driver through control panel

2) reboot

3) bypass any autoinstall/autodetect process looking for dll file

4) in add hardware after skipping the autodetect option, go to compabile mode and click have disk, find the ini and you are set.  Install process should be looking for the ini file, not the dll file.  Of course, you have to open up the compressed driver files to point to the ini file. I tried to describe what I did the best I could at the time and it is a little fuzzy now. 

 

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Xelkos
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Re: X-Fi Screech of Death

Still get crackling & popping when playing music and surfing the internet.

And while using programs, windows explorer, or not doing anything I get the voices, screeches, blups, R2DR in a Baggy sounds; it's all random. Every new update or idea may work for a day or two, then it's back to it's usual annoying self again. Like the card has a mind of it's own!

 

Really wished someone at Dell would give me a replacement soundcard. Those stupid technicians won't do anything unless the archaic Dell DOS software finds an error code. These people need serious troubleshooting skills... they couldn't find their way out of a wet paper bag if they didn't have an error code.

XPS 630i Intel Core² (Wolfdale) 3.0 GHz; BIOS: 1.0.13; 4 GB DDR2 @ 800 MHz;
Hard Drives: 320 GB, NCQ Western Digital; 640 GB, Seagate;
Optical Drives: 48x Combo CD-RW; 16x DVD+/-RW; Creative X-Fi PCI Sound;
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT w/ 512 MB; 19 in 1 Media Reader w/ Bluetooth;
Windows 7, 64-Bit (Primary), c/b Vista 32-Bit, 32 Bit (OEM); 2.4/5 GHz Wireless 1505 PCIe WLAN

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Xelkos
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Re: X-Fi Screech of Death

Still having issues with music playback ans viewing web pages. Seems while the web pages are loading, the soundcard playback get distorted and even in heavy page download will totally makes the strangest of noises. Why would pages being downloaded affect the soundcard? Got 2 cores, plenty of memory, yet there is disruptions in playback only when view web pages while playing back in Zune, iTunes, VLC, or even WMP11.

I usually reboot the machine and turn it off for 20 seconds when it gets bad.

Also been noticing that the Nvidia motherboard/network drivers are taking a rather long time to load after reboots. Since the lame DOS-like Dell Diagnostics doesn't find any errors, Dell's technicians will just keep asking the same question over and over. I think they want to irritate their customer into hanging up so they can just collect their paycheck - and can't afford the premium US service either (would hate to get the same treatment). So much for having a complete care package and being sluffed off by the so-called support team.

 

XPS 630i Intel Core² (Wolfdale) 3.0 GHz; BIOS: 1.0.13; 4 GB DDR2 @ 800 MHz;
Hard Drives: 320 GB, NCQ Western Digital; 640 GB, Seagate;
Optical Drives: 48x Combo CD-RW; 16x DVD+/-RW; Creative X-Fi PCI Sound;
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT w/ 512 MB; 19 in 1 Media Reader w/ Bluetooth;
Windows 7, 64-Bit (Primary), c/b Vista 32-Bit, 32 Bit (OEM); 2.4/5 GHz Wireless 1505 PCIe WLAN

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Wolfehunter
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Re: X-Fi Screech of Death

I found a possible fix.

 

This knowledge may or may not fix X-Fi verses nForce mobo systems

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/252088-30-solution-790i-freezes

 

I tried it and so far its ok... But i haven't tested it long enough.. But I feel I should share it maybe it will help some people here.

 

Update...

 

Nope still get BSOD...   Hey dell are you going to ever answer for this?  Or is mute the only language you can speak?

 

WH

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