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Creative X-Fi Xtreme Gamer XP SP2 drivers

I recently purchased a Dell system with Windows Vista. I immediately downgraded to XP SP2 with no issue except for my sound card. I cannot seem to find the correct drivers for my Creative X-Fi Xtreme Gamer sound card. The drivers on the CD won't run and neither will the non-beta drivers on creative's website. I installed the Beta Drivers, but can only hear sound out of my front 2 speakers and subwoofer, not my rear two speakers. I am sure that the wires are connected properly to the sound card. If it matters, I am running a Klipsch Promedia 4.1 setup which worked perfectly when I switched computers last week.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • uhf54 Jan 27, 2008

    Um, from what I can discern from your solution, I should download the drivers directly from creative's website? I already tried that. Like I said in the first post, I have tried the beta and non-beta drivers. The non-beta ones will not install. The beta one's only give output to the front speakers.

    Thanks for the compliment on the speakers, though.

  • uhf54 Jan 28, 2008

    Thanks for the follow-up, but I have already installed those drivers. I tried re-installing them like you suggested, to no avail. There is still no sound. I have set up both the Windows sound device to 4 speakers as well as the creative audio console. Despite all of this, there is still no output to the rear speakers.

    I guess this card is truly Vista-only.

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What the hell are you talking about, the card isn't "vista only"

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The X-fi gamer is not a vista only sound card. I have one and actually run into the same problem. How ever, and I know this isn't a real fix, I have had to hit ht e reset to default button several times (10 or more) after setting it to desired speaker settings before I was getting surround sound. It works Im not sure why, but the problem goes away until I set it back to headphones mode.

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Nice speakers i have 2.1 digita out port next to it is the fronts out u have it in ther just download reg xp gamers x fi from creative direct they have it all not from dell

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    nick helpap Jan 27, 2008

    yes i understand ya that card made for vista only u sure aint setting in master windwos for 4 speakers tell it ok in control panel try that windows sound settings to quad

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    nick helpap Jan 27, 2008

    http://www.neowin.net/news/software/08/0...



    her it is man says fixed now to work on back speaker out



    When adjusting the master volume in any of the Mode Console, there is no sound output in the rear speakers. (Use the Microsoft Volume Control panel to adjust the master volume)

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    nick helpap Jan 27, 2008

    also tell it quad speakers in set up control panel audio device ok

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This Sound Blaster X-Fi Vista Installation CD is intended to support X-Fi products bought before a Vista installation CD was available in the box.
It supports the following models:
  • SB X-Fi Xtreme Music (SB0460)
  • SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer (SB0730/SB073A)
  • SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer - Fatal1ty Professional Series (SB046A)
  • SB X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS (SB0466/SB0256)
  • SB X-Fi Platinum (SB0460/SB0251)
  • SB X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series (SB046A/SB0256)
  • SB X-Fi Elite Pro (SB0550/SB0510, SB055A/SB0510) This CD does not support the Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio range (SB0790/SB0792).
This Sound Blaster X-Fi Vista Installation CD includes a full suite of drivers and applications:
  • X-Fi Mode Consoles (Gaming/Entertainment/Audio Creation)
  • Creative Mode Switcher
  • Creative Audio Console
  • THX Console
  • Creative MediaSource 5
  • Creative Smart Recorder 2
  • Creative WaveStudio
  • SoundFont Bank Manager
  • Creative 3DMIDI Player
  • Creative Diagnostics
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For more information on how to obtain a copy of Sound Blaster X-Fi Vista Installation CD, please refer to our regional sites at www.europe.creative.com or us.creative.com.
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