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    Well, I _did_ say I find it surprising that I...

    Well, I _did_ say I find it surprising that I haven't had any problems with it so far. The SB Live was a real nightmare.

    With the SB Live driver CD that came with the card (the v1.0 LiveWare) my...
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    Well, I got myself an Audigy, and I must say it...

    Well, I got myself an Audigy, and I must say it sounds good. Surprisingly enough, I haven't run into any driver problems yet, either.

    Whether or not it justifies the price, is another issue,...
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    Doesn't that system have an AGP slot? Usually...

    Doesn't that system have an AGP slot? Usually that's where the video card is supposed to go. (And since there are no AGP sound cards, that should no longer be a problem.)

    And, yes, there are some...
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    In that price range (or in any price range, for...

    In that price range (or in any price range, for that matter) I'd rather look into getting some good headphones instead. You can get FAR better sound quality and far better stereo separation with...
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    Personally I say that if you want the best...

    Personally I say that if you want the best possible audion, the only way to go is: headphones. I play most games more by the sound than by image, and I can tell you that no speaker combo I've _ever_...
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    Basically, Creative USED to have some...

    Basically, Creative USED to have some competition, but yeah, lately they haven't had much of it. If they could produce and sell those mega crap PCI cards (like SB PCI 64, and 128), I'd say they...
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    I had a SB Live, until recently. I dumped it, and...

    I had a SB Live, until recently. I dumped it, and got myself one based on Aureal. Haven't regretted the move, so far.

    IMHO Creative has lost it ever since they moved to PCI. The SB Live is indeed...
  8. Thread: Speakers

    by Moraelin
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    For my own 2p: get a pair of good headphones....

    For my own 2p: get a pair of good headphones. Won't look as macho as an expensive sound system, but the sound quality is an order of magnitude better. For starters you don't have to worry about your...
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    Yes, you can plug the headphones straight into...

    Yes, you can plug the headphones straight into the sound card. That's how I use them myself, on both a SB!64 and a SB!Live. You don't need to turn off the computer. Changing the SB settings is...
  10. Thread: X-Gamer

    by Moraelin
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    Basically the X-Gamer is the same as a Value or...

    Basically the X-Gamer is the same as a Value or OEM, plus some bundled games. Namely: Descent 3, Need For Speed 4, and Thief - The Dark Project. Whether you actually want to pay the extra price to...
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    Basicall, aside from what Best4x4 already said,...

    Basicall, aside from what Best4x4 already said, even if you go with a SB!Live... get a cheaper one. Even on the Value or OEM versions, it's basically the same card, with the same chip, and with the...
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    1966Ford, dunno about you, but I'm pretty...

    1966Ford, dunno about you, but I'm pretty disappointed with Creative's whole series of PCI cards. No, make it very disappointed. Over the time, I've had SB 16, AWE 32, AWE 64, SB PCI 64V, SB PCI 128V...
  13. Well, look me up in a couple of months, when the...

    Well, look me up in a couple of months, when the DDR boards hit the shelves around here. If I do the same mistake of buying a baby ATX board with no ISA, again, someone please frag me with an Arctic...
  14. Well, if you're just not impressed, I'd say...

    Well, if you're just not impressed, I'd say you're one lucky son of a gun. I'm bloody disappointed. If I could have my old AWE 64 back, I'd dump this SB Live in the thrash can instantly.
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    Dunno, Mole, I'm not much into this ripping...

    Dunno, Mole, I'm not much into this ripping business. In fact, I'll admit I'm right clueless. It just happened I had a stack of music CD's, and a stack of games with ****ty copy protection that wants...
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    Ok, here's a different opinion, from someone...

    Ok, here's a different opinion, from someone who's been using a SB!Live for a year now.

    1) My frag count is a lot better with a set of good headphones, than with any loudspeaker arrangement. And...
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    Umm... Why on Earth would you WANT to play 16...

    Umm... Why on Earth would you WANT to play 16 MP3's at once? Even two played at once would be totally un-intelligible. Take it from someone who does have a SB Live and does listen to MP3's.

    Plus...
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    Mitch, as far as the card itself is concerned,...

    Mitch, as far as the card itself is concerned, it's the same SB Live. It has the exact same chip, and works with the exact same drivers. The main differences are what software you get with it, but...
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    Sounds like what you need is SB 128 PCI drivers....

    Sounds like what you need is SB 128 PCI drivers. Unfortunately, I don't know where you can download them from. Creative Labs only has for download an upgrade that should go after you already...
  20. Umm... You know, you'll have to be a lot more...

    Umm... You know, you'll have to be a lot more speciffic, if you hope for an useful answer. Exactly what do you plan to do with that card, and that system?

    A) How much CPU power do your programs...
  21. Thread: SB Cards...

    by Moraelin
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    ... which means that if you have at least half a...

    ... which means that if you have at least half a brain, you'll just get the cheapest SB Live you can get. E.g., try to go for an OEM one.

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    Moraelin -- the proud member of the...
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    Personally I've never had an Aureal, but I can...

    Personally I've never had an Aureal, but I can truly say I'm horribly disappointed by my SB Live. Ditto for the SB 64V PCI and SB 128 PCI. (Believe it or not, I actually bought all 3 of them.) If you...
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    Personally I'd say just don't use Creative's...

    Personally I'd say just don't use Creative's programs to play MP3's, and that's that. Among other deffects, they use up way too much CPU power, compared to anything else I've seen. Just get Winamp,...
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    Some cards (or their drivers) can mix several...

    Some cards (or their drivers) can mix several sound sources at once, some can't. SB Live can, and I think so can the SB 128 PCI. The SB 64V PCI doesn't seem to be able to, although it has the exact...
  25. To start with the disclaimer, I know nothing...

    To start with the disclaimer, I know nothing about Corel's distribution. I'll assume it's anything like SuSe or Mandrake. (Most distros aren't that different from each other, really.)

    Go to...
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