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    I was going to add that for $10-15 you could pick...

    I was going to add that for $10-15 you could pick up the Santa Cruz and end up with a better card. I've even heard that the Hercules Fortissimo II (~$32) puts out better sound than the Live!. I think...
  2. Thread: MX300 Drivers

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    For sure! Go to www.vortexofsound.com...

    For sure! Go to www.vortexofsound.com and download the 2048s. They're the latest Win9X drivers for all Vortex 2 cards.

    Make sure you select "Vortex 2 (AU8830 reference) from the drop-down...
  3. Thanks for the tips, Blinky. Kind sucks to own...

    Thanks for the tips, Blinky. Kind sucks to own this card (Santa Cruz) and not really know how to use it.


    Heck, I should of thought of this - I subscribe to the newsletter!
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  4. Figured I'd post my first impressions of the...

    Figured I'd post my first impressions of the Santa Cruz. After I uninstalled all the Aureal drivers and apps, I went to install the SC. Driver install continually comes up with a window saying...
  5. ? about Santa Cruz replacing Aureal Superquad

    With the prices of the Santa Cruz dropping, I finally picked up a used one for $41 and took out my beloved Aureal Superquad Digital (Vortex 2). Couple questions.

    What can I expect with its...
  6. Whoa, K6, that was the only complaint I had about...

    Whoa, K6, that was the only complaint I had about them too - lacking in the midrange! Plenty of bass and clear highs but not enough in the mids. I'm sure there are alot of guys out there like me who...
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    No, this is the non-raid version of the Epox...

    No, this is the non-raid version of the Epox board. I've never heard of a card that BSODs upon simply installing the drivers. Even if there was an IRQ conflict they should still install and the IRQ...
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    Aopen AW744Pro Won't Work

    Just wanted to relay my experiences trying to install an Aopen AW744Pro into a newly built Athlon system I built on the weekend. I had Win98SE with all VIA motherboard drivers all freshly installed....
  9. Great Speakers for those on a serious budget!

    Check out this speaker review at: http://www.maximumpc.com/featured_reviews/labtec_pulse424.html
    MaximumPC are usually quite critical but they loved these speakers - saying they're the best 2.1...
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    Santa Cruz FAQ Here...

    Don't know if this one's been posted before but check out the Santa Cruz FAQ at:
    http://www.viahardware.com/scfaq.shtm

    It talks mostly about people having problems with the SB Live! on VIA...
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    The best place to get drivers for Aureal cards is...

    The best place to get drivers for Aureal cards is at www.vortexofsound.com .
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    You can't really compare the sound quality of an...

    You can't really compare the sound quality of an ISA card to a PCI card. They simply use different bus technologies. The ISA bus is on its last legs and soon may disappear completely. All modern...
  13. Jesse, your right about the comparsion to the...

    Jesse, your right about the comparsion to the Nvidia takeover of 3dfx. I used to be a die-hard 3dfx fan - I still can't bear the thought of auctioning my Diamond Voodoo 2 - my first gaming card. But...
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    You didn't mention your price range but several...

    You didn't mention your price range but several people on this board praised the budget card AOPEN AW744PRO 3D SOUND CARD YAMAHA744 CHIPSET. Mwave has it for $26. Chances are even this card would put...
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    That's wild that you recommended the Montego II...

    That's wild that you recommended the Montego II as that's the exact Vortex 2 card that I was considering!
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    Go to www.ibuyer.net (http://www.ibuyer.net) and...

    Go to www.ibuyer.net and then click on multimedia and then speakers. You will get a list of gazillions of speakers (w/ lowest price) by manufacturer. I needed some "budget" speakers for a friend's...
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    Does Playing CDs need a Good Sound Card?

    I'm going to be building a KT133A box for a friend. He wants good sound when playing music CDs. He'll be using an average satellite and subwoofer system - nothing too expensive. My question is: Don't...
  18. Count me in! I've got the same exact card and I...

    Count me in! I've got the same exact card and I love it! To me, the sound card industry is in limbo. I'm very curious in what direction Creative will head now with sound apis. What's EAX 2.0 going to...
  19. If money's a concern, you're getting alot more...

    If money's a concern, you're getting alot more for the cost of a Santa Cruz than a Live!
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    The current issue of MaximumPC magazine just did...

    The current issue of MaximumPC magazine just did a comparison article between the SB Live! 5.1 (I'm pretty sure that was the model), Turtle Beach Santa Cruz and the Phillips Acoustic Edge. The grades...
  21. Actually, I meant MX300 above. Here's some links...

    Actually, I meant MX300 above. Here's some links to reviews of the Santa Cruz:
    http://systemlogic.neoseeker.com/resourcelink.html?rlid=20759
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  22. I recently read a review of the Santa Cruz as I...

    I recently read a review of the Santa Cruz as I was looking for a good sound card and didn't want to give my money to Creative. The review (whose URL I forget) said it was a good card but wasn't...
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    Don't mean to sound like a snob but why not...

    Don't mean to sound like a snob but why not upgrade? You can pick up a SB Live! value for $48 or an Aureal SQ2500 Vortex 2 for $31 or even an Aureal SQ1500 for $17. These cards blow the doors off of...
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    SB16 and DX7.0a Sound Problem

    I just had to install DirectX7.0a on my girl's machine so she could play Croc2. After I installed it her sound in games was hosed!!! Some sounds are there, most are missing. DXDIAG sound tests have...
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    Go to support.aureal.com. There are some fairly...

    Go to support.aureal.com. There are some fairly recent Win9X drivers and some beta Win2000 drivers. I prefer the Aureal cards also. What a shame!
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