Windows 10: Old Creative Audigy Platinum EX vs Asus XOnar DX

Discus and support Old Creative Audigy Platinum EX vs Asus XOnar DX in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hello As the title What should I use ? (gaming-movies-music) Is the old creative Audigy still worth to use ? Creative Audigy Platinum EX... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by makisxxx, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. makisxxx Win User

    Old Creative Audigy Platinum EX vs Asus XOnar DX

    makisxxx, Jan 20, 2016
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  2. Vin_G Win User

    Windows 10 - 64bit Fall Creators Update Auto changing ASUS Xonar Audio Bit-depth?

    To get straight to it, the issue is whenever the sound icon in the Windows taskbar tray is clicked, Windows will automatically change my ASUS Xonar DX's bit depth, in Windows sound properties, from 24bit - 96khz to 16bit - 96khz. This also changes my audio
    channels in the Xonar DX Audio Center from 8 to 2. This happens only once after first booting into Windows and happens every time.

    This issue has been seemingly common as of lately amongst ASUS Xonar sound card users. Specifically listed hereon the Xonar Uni drivers website, under:

    "Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709)

    • Default format(bit-depth and sample rate) from Windows Volume->Playback devices and the number of audio channels resets each time the Windows Volume icon is clicked (#1, #2).
      Anyone affected should report the issue to Microsoft."

    So, if this can be forwarded to the Windows 10 technicians and developers, that would be appreciated.
     
    Vin_G, Jan 20, 2016
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  3. Tovad Win User
    Progress installing the Windows 10 November update stops responding at 44%

    For the Creative X-Fi and Audigy 4 using the newest drivers in combination with the 2016 updated windows 10 ISO's 32 bit solved the driver BSOD problem (for me). (It was never a problem when installing under the 64 bit version of Windows 10)

    However it remained a problem for the Audigy 2 cards. I solved the BSOD problem and an Audigy 2 (ZS) with the newer version of Windows 10 511 32 bit as follows:

    In Windows 10 build 240:

    (1) Download the new (January 2016) Audigy 4 driver from Creative for Windows 10 . The file is named: SBA4_SII_PCDRV_L02_3_01_0046.exe

    (2) Extract this exe file using WinRAR to a folder on your desktop.

    (3) Right click on your Audigy 2 driver in your Device manager and click on update driver. Select from file on my computer and browse to the subfolder "Drivers" under the extracted Audigy 4 driver.

    (4) Reboot after the install and then use one of the newer versions of Windows 10 (the February or April updated ISO) to update build 240 to build 586 (i.e. Win 10 version 511)
     
    Tovad, Jan 20, 2016
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  4. topgundcp Win User

    Old Creative Audigy Platinum EX vs Asus XOnar DX

    topgundcp, Jan 20, 2016
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  5. makisxxx Win User
    yes thanks but I got those 2 cards already just don't know which one to use. sure the creative is an old card but I got so much extras so don't know realy.asus is new pci-e card
     
    makisxxx, Jan 20, 2016
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  6. BunnyJ New Member
    BunnyJ, Jan 20, 2016
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  7. makisxxx Win User
    makisxxx, Jan 20, 2016
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  8. topgundcp Win User

    Old Creative Audigy Platinum EX vs Asus XOnar DX

    Yes indeed. Thanks for the link. Just installed and now I got Console Launcher and THX setup console for my X-Fi Titanium
     
    topgundcp, Jan 20, 2016
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  9. makisxxx Win User
    Any Issues? are you on Windows 10?
     
    makisxxx, Jan 20, 2016
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  10. topgundcp Win User
    None
     
    topgundcp, Jan 20, 2016
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  11. makisxxx Win User
    good. I go install my Audigy see what happen *Smile
    good day and thanks *Smile
     
    makisxxx, Jan 20, 2016
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  12. stormy13 Win User
    Creative may be known for driver issues (not as much as before), but thanks to Daniel_K that is pretty much a thing of the past. As far as Asus goes, Asus and driver support are three words that don't belong in the same sentence. Asus is well known for putting out a card and then maybe one driver update if you're lucky before dropping support. They were also rather late to the Windows 10 party with any working drivers for their sound cards, and whatever drivers they have now are for the most part nothing more than the last Windows 8/8.1 driver with Windows 10 support added.

    Fortunately there is also someone like Daniel that mods drivers for Xonar cards,

    UNi Xonar Drivers official page - MaxedTech

    The biggest problem Asus sounds cards or any sound card using a C-Media chip, is they have to wait for C-Media to release a driver update before they can prep them for their cards. At least with Creative, they are the manufacturer and source for the drivers.
     
    stormy13, Jan 20, 2016
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  13. BunnyJ New Member

    Old Creative Audigy Platinum EX vs Asus XOnar DX

    Thanks for the information.
     
    BunnyJ, Jan 20, 2016
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  14. makisxxx Win User
    Yes i have those drivers for my asus xonar dx. official ones still in beta i guess
     
    makisxxx, Apr 5, 2018
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