Sound Card Advice, pretty please

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Smelly-Finger, May 3, 2003.

  1. Smelly-Finger

    Smelly-Finger OSNN Junior Addict

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    I need some advice from the Hardware Gods

    After Upgrading my Mobo etc I've been having real probs with my soundcard.

    I have a SB Live 5.1 Plat it keeps BSODing and I was wondering if there is an alternative out there. I really want to have a "live drive" type thing.

    (I've tried the VIA PCI Latency Patch, the VIA SB Patch, the alternative drivers (Thanks BonyTony) messed about with pci slots, manually set IRQs. So I think I've tried as much as possible. If I haven't just say so)

    I don't want ANY creative products as thier XP support is crap
    I've had the following creative products and only ever had bother with them

    TNT2 Ultra (had to use nvidia from day 1)
    PC DVD DXR3 (had to use realmagic hollywood plus drivers)
    SB AWE 64 (wasn't bad but drivers where buggy)

    So I don't want to give them anymore money so that rules out the audigy platium

    Any thoughts

    MSI KT4V-L (KT400) mobo
    AMD 2000+
    512MB PC333
    GeForce 2 mx400
    realtek 10/100 5 port PCI hub
    DXr3 DVD Card
     
  2. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    i have never had any truble with the aduigy but if creative is out then the hurcles is a good alternative or sandstorm, thoes are the only ones that i know of off the top of my head
     
  3. Smelly-Finger

    Smelly-Finger OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hmmm sandstorm never heard of them but hey I'm so desperate I'm thinking of using my Vortex 2 card :)
     
  4. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Turtle Beach Soundcards are very, very nice :)
     
  5. gladner

    gladner Guest

    Livedrive alternative

    Sorry dude, all the sound cards other people mentioned here are good as far as i know (especially turtle beach) but i don't think any of them have something that will replace your livedrive.
     
  6. ZipTriX

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  7. Smelly-Finger

    Smelly-Finger OSNN Junior Addict

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    Ziptrx U Da Man !!!!

    Cheers for that thats exactly the sort of thing I was looking for I wasn't even aware they made sound products the DMX 6fire24/96 looks like to job for me. Just DL'd the manual to make sure it's the sort of thing I'm after.

    Hmmm now the hard part to see if I can get a cheap supplier