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Old 08-02-2013, 10:00 AM   #21
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Default Re: [XP/Vista/7] Soundblaster X-FI Bluescreen FIX

I got this on Xiansue or whatever the map name is, when I select weapon and deploy.

Didnt happen any time in the Beta

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Old 10-04-2013, 11:54 AM   #22
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The original driver version recommended is not available for download anymore, the most recent version (2013 V1.05) is BSODing again.

Can anyone confirm? This is the umpteenth driver I'm trying, so I'm considering driver residue fscking things up. Despite Driver Cleaner, you never know.

Oh, before I forget. If someone could share the old installer package, that'd be great!
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Old 12-19-2014, 06:22 PM   #23
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Default Re: [XP/Vista/7] Soundblaster X-FI Bluescreen FIX

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The original driver version recommended is not available for download anymore, the most recent version (2013 V1.05) is BSODing again.

Can anyone confirm? This is the umpteenth driver I'm trying, so I'm considering driver residue fscking things up. Despite Driver Cleaner, you never know.

Oh, before I forget. If someone could share the old installer package, that'd be great!
SO I reinstalled my system, I was using PAX, but not sure which version (since the past 2 years)

I had BSOD if minimized and tried to change sound settings, avoidable.

In order to NOT GET BSOD while playing, I had to open TeamSpeak before entering the game (Strange, but that was my fix).

Will try again with Creative ones.

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Old 01-17-2016, 06:42 AM   #24
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Hi,

I have a SB X-FI platinum on a PC running vista 32-bit . When I try to access the "audio creation mode" via console launcher or audio panel to route the audio through the upgrade kit front panel I have, I get the BSOD. The sound card works, but only in what presumably is a basic mode.

It all worked fine until a Vista upgrade removed my audio device and I had to reinstall the drivers.

Do you think these drivers will fix this problem?

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Old 09-14-2017, 11:08 PM   #25
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It might be worth adding this info to OP:

The main reason X-FI systems either lock up or BSOD is to do with PCI latency issues and conflicts between Graphic and Sound cards. It largely depends on what order components in a system were installed, in most cases, the sound card is installed into the machine after the video card, and this is what causes conflicts. Drivers wont ever fix it.

Potential conflicts can be seen by doing the following: Run msinfo32.exe and navigate to Hardware Resources > IRQ.

The workaround is to uninstall both sound and graphics card drivers, removing both cards physically, clean the OS with driver sweeper (v3.2.0 is the best version for creative) and to install the sound card first, video card second. This way each card its allocated its own IRQ address. I'm unsure if physical removal of cards is necessary in fact, perhaps IRQ are allocated at software install alone. Its the way I've done it and it seems to work.

Alternatively it may be worth trying to change PCI Latency of the cards first and see if it prevents Bsods/hangs. I've not tried this as I've only recently discovered it:
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Most Creative soundcard issues are the result of how they work on the PCI bus. Generally speaking, Creative cards are bus hogs. They make good sound but rely heavily on a clean PCI bus.
Yes. The fix: adjust pci latency. Default pci latency for all devices is usually set in the motherboard bios, typically 32. When you install video card drivers, the install program often sets pci latency for the video card at 248. Reduce the latency of the video card so that it is not more than twice the sound card (in multiples of eight). My latency values are 64 for sound and 128 for video.
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PCI Latency and IRQ conflict are related but 'X-fi clicks' are supposedly a latency issue. I've experienced these clicks (though not in PR) even after having the fixed the bsod problem.


So in short, with new builds; install chipset drivers then sound card then video card. As SnipingCoward already pointed out, chipset drivers can be make or break when it comes to system performance.

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