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    Nice alternative to onboard sound

    7.1 Channels
    24-bit 192KHz
    PCI Express x1 Interface

    Let me say this about HT|Omega drivers.
    Having run my Claro for a number of years, they are solid.
    They get them right the first time.

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    Re: Nice alternative to onboard sound

    The drivers actually come from CMEDIA, and I've used HT Omega soundcards in the past. I'm getting by with the onboard for now, until I get situated in the money department and then I intend to get a HT Omega soundcard again, can't right now as I don't have the money.

    I've got a Sound Blaster Z I got over the summer just sitting here not being used at the moment, not sure what I'm going to do with it.

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    Re: Nice alternative to onboard sound

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightowl224 View Post
    The drivers actually come from CMEDIA, and I've used HT Omega soundcards in the past. I'm getting by with the onboard for now, until I get situated in the money department and then I intend to get a HT Omega soundcard again, can't right now as I don't have the money.

    I've got a Sound Blaster Z I got over the summer just sitting here not being used at the moment, not sure what I'm going to do with it.
    Looks like entry level card. No reviews online yet. Wondering if an upgrade from Xonar DX would be worthwhile.
    Core i5 4440 - Gigabyte H97M-DS3P - Corsair Vengeance 4GB - Samsung 850 Pro 128 GB SSD - Sapphire ATI R7 240 - Panasonic L42ET60D / Dell S2240L [Dual Display] - 5TBs HDD - Audio Technica M50 - FiiO E10 - Swans M50w - Asus Xonar DX - Corsair VS350 - Corsair Carbide 400R - Logitech wireless KB/Mo - Logitech MX518 - Windows 8.1 Pro x64.

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    Re: Nice alternative to onboard sound

    Might be worth it, ASUS hasn't updated the Xonar DX drivers in over 3+ years. I ended up sticking my Sound Blaster Z in, when I discovered that Realtek's drivers when used would cause no sound to come from the rear speakers on my 5.1 speakers. Also I checked recently and ASUS still hasn't come out with decent Windows 8/8.1 drivers for the majority of their Xonar cards, I gave up on ASUS Soundcard's long time ago, sad but true.

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    Re: Nice alternative to onboard sound

    You didn't dig enough:

    http://maxedtech.com/asus-xonar-unified-drivers/

    I tried on Windows Technical Preview x64 (Windows 10) as well. No issues.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightowl224 View Post
    Might be worth it, ASUS hasn't updated the Xonar DX drivers in over 3+ years. I ended up sticking my Sound Blaster Z in, when I discovered that Realtek's drivers when used would cause no sound to come from the rear speakers on my 5.1 speakers. Also I checked recently and ASUS still hasn't come out with decent Windows 8/8.1 drivers for the majority of their Xonar cards, I gave up on ASUS Soundcard's long time ago, sad but true.
    Core i5 4440 - Gigabyte H97M-DS3P - Corsair Vengeance 4GB - Samsung 850 Pro 128 GB SSD - Sapphire ATI R7 240 - Panasonic L42ET60D / Dell S2240L [Dual Display] - 5TBs HDD - Audio Technica M50 - FiiO E10 - Swans M50w - Asus Xonar DX - Corsair VS350 - Corsair Carbide 400R - Logitech wireless KB/Mo - Logitech MX518 - Windows 8.1 Pro x64.

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    Re: Nice alternative to onboard sound

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightowl224 View Post
    Might be worth it, ASUS hasn't updated the Xonar DX drivers in over 3+ years. I ended up sticking my Sound Blaster Z in, when I discovered that Realtek's drivers when used would cause no sound to come from the rear speakers on my 5.1 speakers. Also I checked recently and ASUS still hasn't come out with decent Windows 8/8.1 drivers for the majority of their Xonar cards, I gave up on ASUS Soundcard's long time ago, sad but true.
    You gotta dig more. These worked fine even on windows technical preview (windows 10) for me:

    http://maxedtech.com/asus-xonar-unified-drivers/
    Core i5 4440 - Gigabyte H97M-DS3P - Corsair Vengeance 4GB - Samsung 850 Pro 128 GB SSD - Sapphire ATI R7 240 - Panasonic L42ET60D / Dell S2240L [Dual Display] - 5TBs HDD - Audio Technica M50 - FiiO E10 - Swans M50w - Asus Xonar DX - Corsair VS350 - Corsair Carbide 400R - Logitech wireless KB/Mo - Logitech MX518 - Windows 8.1 Pro x64.

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    Re: Nice alternative to onboard sound

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightowl224 View Post
    Might be worth it, ASUS hasn't updated the Xonar DX drivers in over 3+ years. I ended up sticking my Sound Blaster Z in, when I discovered that Realtek's drivers when used would cause no sound to come from the rear speakers on my 5.1 speakers. Also I checked recently and ASUS still hasn't come out with decent Windows 8/8.1 drivers for the majority of their Xonar cards, I gave up on ASUS Soundcard's long time ago, sad but true.
    These worked for me on Windows technical Preview as well (Windows 10)

    http://maxedtech.com/asus-xonar-unified-drivers/
    Core i5 4440 - Gigabyte H97M-DS3P - Corsair Vengeance 4GB - Samsung 850 Pro 128 GB SSD - Sapphire ATI R7 240 - Panasonic L42ET60D / Dell S2240L [Dual Display] - 5TBs HDD - Audio Technica M50 - FiiO E10 - Swans M50w - Asus Xonar DX - Corsair VS350 - Corsair Carbide 400R - Logitech wireless KB/Mo - Logitech MX518 - Windows 8.1 Pro x64.

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    Re: Nice alternative to onboard sound

    Uni Xonar drivers worked for me on Windows 10 (technical preview) as well.
    Core i5 4440 - Gigabyte H97M-DS3P - Corsair Vengeance 4GB - Samsung 850 Pro 128 GB SSD - Sapphire ATI R7 240 - Panasonic L42ET60D / Dell S2240L [Dual Display] - 5TBs HDD - Audio Technica M50 - FiiO E10 - Swans M50w - Asus Xonar DX - Corsair VS350 - Corsair Carbide 400R - Logitech wireless KB/Mo - Logitech MX518 - Windows 8.1 Pro x64.

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