Originally posted by arman68 What do you think of the following cards:Terratec 512i
Originally posted by NickSD Is it normal to hear quite a large difference or could I just be fooling myself here?
Originally posted by KikeG I wouldn't buy any cheap Creative card, as it's impossible to know what's inside the particular card you get. I mean, old SB 128 PCI were said to be much better quality than nowadays SB 128 PCI cards, many of them, according some people, are total crap.
Originally posted by fewtch (it seems "surround sound" is turned on by default every time the PC boots up, very annoying).
Try doing a cleansweep of the drivers for the sound card and reinstalling with the drivers from http://www.americas.creative.com/support/f....asp?descID=939by following the steps below.1. Go to Start> Run> MSCONFIG. Choose Selective Start-up and uncheck each of the options.2. Click on Advanced, and place a check next to Enable Start-up Menu. Click OK, and restart the computer.3. When you get the Windows Start-up Menu, choose 3. Safe Mode.4. Once it loads up, go to the Control Panel > System > Device Manager> Sound, Video, and Game Controllers and remove the Sound Blaster PCI 128 listings.5. Restart the system and choose Command Prompt Only. From the C: prompt, type CD Windows and then hit Enter. Type DEL and each of the files listed below.ENSMIX32.EXESTARTER.EXEMIXRES32.DLLSNDSCAPE.INI6. Type CD SYSTEM. Type DEL and each of the files listed below.EAPCI.VXDEAPCI95.DRVEAPCI4M.ECWEAPCI2M.ECWDEFAULT.ECWCLNUTIL.DLLCLNUTL16.DLLCLUNTL32.DLL7. Next type CD.. and then hit Enter. Type CD INF and delete each of the files listed below by typing DEL before the file name.DRVDATA.BINDRVIDX.BINEAPCI95.INFUPDDRV95.INFEAPCI95.INFUPDDRV95.INF8. Reboot the computer. Go through the installation and then run the V128W9XUP.EXE. This should install all of the drivers for the sound card. To set your system to normal, go to Start> Run> MSCONFIG. Click on Advanced and uncheck Enable Start-up Menu. Click OK. Select Normal Start-up. Click OK and restart the system. At this point your system should be working normally.