Ya sorry about the harsh words but they do. Just went and bought a Brand new sound card for my rig and this thing took two hours almost to install and then screwed my whole computer up. So it didnt lock the machine up, just right after you put in your password and it says Loading personal settings... blah blah blah, the screen just turns off. No more happens, it just truns off and stays running, try restarting... 5 times, unistalled and reinstalled, no luck. Uninstalled the lasttime and restored and its all back to normal... THANK GOD! Then i called them, no help, they wont even take it back. I am very angry!!!!:mad: !!! And its even the $100 gamer one with the X-FI crap. Very disppointed. Well sorry for the rant, had to vent. If anyone has any ideas feel free to let me know please, and if there are an better brands to buy please tell me???
I have heard lots of bad things about X-Fi's so have steered clear of them. My boss at work has one and seems to love it.
Im still using a Audigy 2 in both my PC's and dont plan to upgrade anytime soon.
My x-fi platinum works just wonderfully. Have you updated your drivers? I have heard that theyre old drivers are really bad.
Well that sux about the X-fi's wish i would have known that, lol and YES STEER CLEAR!!! JUNK!!! I mean not just not working out of the box junk but screwed my whole PC up junk, bad product!!! anyways Audigy... So those are made by Creative too though... right? If so then I wont buy that either!! They made me mad!!! That poor of service doesnt get to keep my business. Any other good brands???
Sorry too double post. And yes did all the updates, which has got to be the slowest thing ever like 2 hours with cable. And well yes its something to do with software or drivers because it was consistent. It failed in the same spot everytime. If the card was physically bad it wouldnt be like that. So yes I do agree that it sounds like that kind of a issue but unistalling and reinstalling should have fixed that. so either way need a new sound card because that one is not going back in the computer.
mine took 10 min to shut dowb install card boot up install drivers. no pro ut works grate for me
That is strange, I got a creative audigy 24 bit sound card that works wonderful for me. A friend of mine has had an X-Fi for a while now and it hasn't given him any problems. Perhaps you just got a bad batch? You probably won't agree, but I suggest returning that one and trying another?
Overall I just can't stand Creative products.
I can't say i've had any problems with my Audigy 2 ZS, as in the card itself, but the drivers can be terrible...
My first experience with a bit of Creative's hardware (SB Audigy Value) wasn't exactly a good one. Once installed it invoked an IRQ conflict which caused frequent bluescreening and a lot of profanities from yours truly.
Once I managed to sort out the conflict, I never had another problem from it. It sat there and did the job very nicely indeed.
Well, eventually I had to remove it due to the fact that my new motherboard had 0 room for expansion once the video card was installed (lousy flawed design), so I put it aside for a rainy day. That rainy day recently came, with yet another motherboard change. I popped it in, expecting to be greeted by BSODs galore, but...nothing. Nada. The system wouldn't even detect the card. Tried alternating between PCI slots, still no joy. Tried it in another machine - same thing.
Moral of the story? If you're going to use a Creative product, make sure that once it's installed you leave it well enough alone.