Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
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Would not install
John G., Newegg
7 April 2012
Summary: Will be requesting an RMA for this card. After removing it from my computer, i reinstalled my 6 year old Audigy 2, installed the correct driver and it worked perfectly. I will be getting another sound card after returning the ExtremeGamer, but it will not be a Creative product.
Pros: Good price, quick delivery by Newegg ( as usual)
Cons: Could not drivers to install. Followed the book to the letter, tried several versions of drivers for this card( all from Creative's web site ), could not get any of them to install. Got constant error messages of the installation not completing.
Summary: If you have a system that does not run NF4, RAID 0 or SSD w/Win7 64-bit then you are probably ok. Not sure about Win7 32-bit and RAID 0 or SSD. Maybe someone else can tell us more about running that configuration.
Pros: If you have a system that does not use NForce 4 chipset, a RAID 0 setup or a SSD running Windows 7 64-bit then this card is great. I loved this card in with WinXP, best sound card I have ever owned before upgrading to Windows 7 64-bit. I bought this card here over 4 years ago.
Cons: The trouble all started last year when I decided to upgrade my Windows XP, NF4 system to Windows 7 Home 64-bit. That was when I found out Creative knew of the popping, cracking sound problem if you had 4 GB or more of memory...no fix for this and many people tried. Creative did too because Vista ...
Summary: If they don't get the little things right, you wonder about the rest...
Pros: Got the Sound Blaster name on it.
Cons: Package arrived with an insert saying "Important - Use the correct CD for your OS (XP or Vista). Only one CD was included (XP). I'm using W7. A second sheet saying where to go for help listed a dead URL.
Cons: Bad drivers, Creative bloatware, WAY overpriced! Unless you have an old, single-core pc, this card will DO NOTHING to improve your frame-rates or sound. Sound cards like this are a thing of the past. Don't waste your cash, buying this card is like flushing money down the toilet!
Summary: I really wish I had done some more research. my older card was 3 years old and worked really good, until this summer. installed it on another pc running win xp and it works great. same for this card. but forget about win64. anyway, dont bother getting it.
Pros: it had a 30 dollar rebate
Cons: I wasted 50 dollars buying the card. it never worked. but coudnt returned it because i had already mailed in the rebate. All my cards have always been from creative. up until this summer when my older card would sound statically. thought it was broken, replaced it with this one. not any better. f...
Summary: I don't know why I didn't throw this card away and replace it a long time ago. I'm expecting a new card to be delivered from Newegg tomorrow, and it certainly will not be a Creative card. I'll never buy another Creative card again.
Cons: I bought this card from Best Buy about 2yrs ago, and it died on me last week. The main reason I'm writing this review however, is because of Creative's software. I used this card with both Vista and Win7. The software is too unreliable and doesn't work the way that it should. Plain and simple. Th...
Summary: If you have/get audio problems with sound cards on windows 7, I recommend just getting USB headphones. Save money and headache until windoze fixes this useless piece of poorly made equipment.
Pros: -relatively cheap for a sound card -small and can fit into small spots
Cons: I have had lots of issues with this card since I switched to Windoze 7 64 bit. -glitchy audio, never 100% without the audio glitches -drivers on website do not fix this issue, nor did uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling (by windows update OR website drivers) -said to be compatible on windoz...