SB Live drivers

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ntentz, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. ntentz

    ntentz FingerBanger

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    Hey i want to try different drivers for my sb live 5.1 and the creative drivers are kinda funny sometimes, i know i have read of other drivers but dont have link nor remember the name to search for. I know someone knows of these any comments pro or con are welcomed also. Thanx
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    moved thread from Graphics cards section to Other hardware....

    Sazar
     
  3. ntentz

    ntentz FingerBanger

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    thanxs Saz i didnt even relize sry.
     
  4. kreation

    kreation OSNN Junior Addict

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    The best Drivers you can get are the KX project drivers, these will give you the lowest latency with the SB cards, I use them with my SB Live Platinum and they work extremely well.

    http://kxproject.spb.ru/index.php?skip=1
     
  5. ntentz

    ntentz FingerBanger

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    Hey kreation thanks im goin over now to check um out and give them a try.
     
  6. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    Nice, thanks. I'll throw those bad boys on my alternate workstation with a SB Live! 5.1.
     
  7. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    I heard the kx drivers dont support 3d app's ? so in a game you loose 2 channel's is this true?
     
  8. ntentz

    ntentz FingerBanger

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    I have been using these since just after my post like 8 days or so, and it took me a few minutes to get the config right and get the 5.1 workin but after that no troubles i played with the front rear swap feature and i must say i get better surround sound now the can hear the rears with the balance set to the middle, I used to set it heavy on the rears just to hear them. I am be no means and audiophile i guess, im simple long as it plays im happy kind thing, but i must say my mp3s do seem to sound alittle better overall, can hear the instruments better less mushy i guess. And as for gaming I been playing desesrt combat and All my channels work my green friend so give um a try. Thanks for the link again im very happy so far but i wont get into latency and all that jsut sounds better lol.
     
  9. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Hey great stuff these drivers work fine after all , thanks for the heads up :D
     
  10. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    hey do you need to do anything special like uninstall the previous drivers first
     
  11. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Well yes that is always a good thing to do no matter what your playing with , so yes uninstall the previous drivers and reboot as it ask's , and then just double click the install.exe and it will walk you through . ;)
     
  12. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    just installed them rebooted and now I have no sound...anything special to do with these drivers
     
  13. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    looking at the config but is really confusing...have 2 satelites and a subwoofer
     
  14. Petros

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    I just saw this post this morning, and I'm using the drivers now. Wow! After Creative and their awful driver support, I'm glad to find something that works beautifully :) Thanks, kreation!

    Tuffgong4: By "have 2 satellites and a subwoofer" I assume you mean that you have that setup. I think the KX drivers default to 2.1, because I wasn't getting 5.1 at first and had to reset them. Try reinstalling the drivers.
     
  15. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    General
    Front and Rear speakers are swapped by default (this is intentional) - explanation why here.
    The default speaker configuration is 'Stereo' (2.0) -- you can change this setting by tweaking the 'Surrounder' options.
    EAX/EAX2.0/EAX3.0 not fully supported.
    No DirectSound3D support (2D emulation only).
    MIDI synth volume control may not function in realtime.
    If you have ACPI-aware system you may need to disable it. Refer to ACPI guide for details.


    I was right about the 3d though it only emulates it in 2d

    but they work fine I am not knocking them the configuration is going to be tougher for the non experimented computer user, but they seem to have tons of options to play with , just the way I like things LOL :)