okay the thing is i got a 5.1 medusa headset plugged into the back of my fatal1ty and a coaxial cable in the front panel and i cant get my z5500 that are running coaxial to run 5.1 i really dont know why either! It scares me that the auzentech uses the same software which makes me think i will be spending a shit load of money to just have the same prob!
I mean i could plug my 5.1 into the back with a special cable but then i cant switch to my headset cause my headset has 4 plugs which go into the sound card and running the z5500 off the coaxial cable should be able to produce 5.1 over the speakers!
I think the Auz is the best solution if you're running 5.1 over digital. Creative's support there isn't exactly legendary, but it's one of Auz's biggest strenths. There's dedicated connectors, so no worries! (Hopefully somebody with one can confirm this).
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Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 10:35 am Post subject:
it does have those connector on it and the fiber can be used with the adapters so i think it can work. Yes it has CL made drivers but i think they are under contract to do so. and since my Prelude just got a driver update. compared to the CL card have not, and i am talking about XP drivers not Vista.
but Auzentech driver do not have all of that bloat ware that CL driver do, all of that non essential BS they got. but i don't use a house system for sound so i can't really tell you if it is better or not.
I think Vista is.......going to be what we are "downgrading" our new Windows WONDERVISTA for in 5 years. We will be saying "oh the new wondervista is aweful" no way am I going to use that!. Do you see what I am saying. You can laugh you can mock but think about what people said between the last windows releases..... Its the cycle of life (why am I thinking of a lion king song?) ahem! anyway yeah thats my two cents I think we should just all get on with vista if only for direct X 10 shinies coming up.
I'm not so sure... The reason people are downgrading to XP is becuase it's incredibly stable, light on resources and well supported. Other than DX10, there's nothing you can do in Vista that you can't do in XP. The main reason for this is the length of time XP has been around, which has given them time to squash the bugs.
On the other hand Vista is still in its infancy. It's not been around long; bugs still need fixing, it's resource hungry and it's still not incredibly well supported. SP1 didn't make a huge difference, IMHO. Copying's now bearable, but that's about it as far as changes on mine go. I'm hoping SP2 will be more of a milestone, and bring it up to server 2008 standards (which is shaping up to be a great OS). I'm worried that they'll release Windows 7 first though, and end up shelving Vista.
DX10 is only worth switching for if you've got a system capable of playing the games. The least you really need is a 640mb 8800gts (it's not worth the headaches you get on a 320mb gts) and a decent dual core.
Thats not even a high spec system by todays standards though.... a core2duo can be had for peanuts. I have the 8800GT 512 that was like 95 quid and im running all direct X games flat out on it (on my HDTV) so i dont see what the big deal is. Vista runs games fine now, with a sub 500 pound machine. Xp is a thing of the past I know it was great but surely its time to move on. All of your rigs will run DX10 games flawless so why not?
Depends on the DX10 game. I can max CoH and Bioshock, and get around 60fps, but that's with a lot of overclocking. Crysis manages a respectable 37fps on high. An 8800gt is the absolute minimum I'd consider for DX10 gaming, and even it would be advisable to overclock unless you want to turn the eyecandy down. I've seen what happens with our 8400 (ok, so it's not really enough for gaming regardless) and 8600gt!
Well i finally got my second HD (counting the two i got in raid as one cause i use them as one anyway) got a Seagate 500g Barracuda with 32mb cache partitioned to to give Vista 200gb and 300 gb for both drivers to store crap on and install went smooth this time, both XP and Vista are running clean, so i am happy!
Have my Xp for doing my overclocks and my Vista for fanciness (lol) and just to be cool
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