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Offline zoxee

BSOD caused by ctaudio.sys ftw
« on: Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 18:29:42 PM »
I have an X-FI ExtremeMusic

When i use this, i can't hear shit and lag ballz but have no BSOD

[ALAudio.ALAudioSubsystem]
Use3DSound=false
UseDefaultDriver=true

When i use this, i hear great but get a BSOD after 10 min of gameplay
caused by ctaudio.sys

[ALAudio.ALAudioSubsystem]
Use3DSound=True
UseDefaultDriver=False


Any Ideas ?
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Re: BSOD caused by ctaudio.sys ftw
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 18:47:02 PM »
The ExtremeMusic card was the worst one of the bunch and Creative sucks overall, that says a lot.

Solution: eBay the card and get something non-Creative.
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Re: BSOD caused by ctaudio.sys ftw
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 19:51:57 PM »
new card, or look for modded drivers or updated drivers.

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Re: BSOD caused by ctaudio.sys ftw
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 00:04:59 AM »
thx guys. what brand/card would u suggest is good ?
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Re: BSOD caused by ctaudio.sys ftw
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 00:45:31 AM »
Anything external, preferably USB. Got a budget?
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Re: BSOD caused by ctaudio.sys ftw
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 00:50:26 AM »
Anything external, preferably USB. Got a budget?

money doesn't matter, as long as i finally hear this shit properly  :D
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Re: BSOD caused by ctaudio.sys ftw
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 01:04:19 AM »
The ASUS Xonar cards are pretty good, if you absolutely need a card solution: http://www.asus.com/Multimedia/Audio_Cards/Gaming_and_Entertainment_series
But those can get spendy and aren't as good as dedicated external options.

These are pretty popular; http://www.nuforce.com/hp/products/iconudac2/index.php USB input, headphone amp, volume knob, small.

If you're really into quality audio and have some good headphones; http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB12/NFB12EN.htm

Those are just 2 off the top of my head. You can check out this forum to find "gaming" threads:
http://www.head-fi.org/f/46/computer-audio

Here's a couple:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/453916/gaming-audiophiles
http://www.head-fi.org/t/571506/headphones-for-gaming
http://www.head-fi.org/t/605922/best-option-for-gaming-music
http://www.head-fi.org/t/605387/advice-needed-gaming-and-movies-setup


Best advice: take some time & read about it. Head-Fi will teach you a LOT. Don't hesitate to ask questions there.
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Re: BSOD caused by ctaudio.sys ftw
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 01:08:09 AM »
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Re: BSOD caused by ctaudio.sys ftw
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 01:14:21 AM »
The ASUS Xonar cards are pretty good, if you absolutely need a card solution: http://www.asus.com/Multimedia/Audio_Cards/Gaming_and_Entertainment_series
But those can get spendy and aren't as good as dedicated external options.

These are pretty popular; http://www.nuforce.com/hp/products/iconudac2/index.php USB input, headphone amp, volume knob, small.

If you're really into quality audio and have some good headphones; http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB12/NFB12EN.htm

Those are just 2 off the top of my head. You can check out this forum to find "gaming" threads:
http://www.head-fi.org/f/46/computer-audio

Here's a couple:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/453916/gaming-audiophiles
http://www.head-fi.org/t/571506/headphones-for-gaming
http://www.head-fi.org/t/605922/best-option-for-gaming-music
http://www.head-fi.org/t/605387/advice-needed-gaming-and-movies-setup


Best advice: take some time & read about it. Head-Fi will teach you a LOT. Don't hesitate to ask questions there.

Thanks a lot for that complete answer, i'm eager to start looking for the right thing  :up:
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Re: BSOD caused by ctaudio.sys ftw
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 01:16:07 AM »
The ASUS Xonar cards are pretty good, if you absolutely need a card solution: http://www.asus.com/Multimedia/Audio_Cards/Gaming_and_Entertainment_series
But those can get spendy and aren't as good as dedicated external options.

These are pretty popular; http://www.nuforce.com/hp/products/iconudac2/index.php USB input, headphone amp, volume knob, small.

If you're really into quality audio and have some good headphones; http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB12/NFB12EN.htm

Those are just 2 off the top of my head. You can check out this forum to find "gaming" threads:
http://www.head-fi.org/f/46/computer-audio

Here's a couple:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/453916/gaming-audiophiles
http://www.head-fi.org/t/571506/headphones-for-gaming
http://www.head-fi.org/t/605922/best-option-for-gaming-music
http://www.head-fi.org/t/605387/advice-needed-gaming-and-movies-setup


Best advice: take some time & read about it. Head-Fi will teach you a LOT. Don't hesitate to ask questions there.

At $120 that nuforce uDAC-2 is pretty tempting. I need something better than my on-board audio. :P I need to save up as much money as possible for school though. :(

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Re: BSOD caused by ctaudio.sys ftw
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 01:16:24 AM »
X-Fi Music > X-Fi Gamer

You just need good modded drivers (YouP-PAX), good headphones (Sennheiser), and... good settings.

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Re: BSOD caused by ctaudio.sys ftw
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 01:57:54 AM »
and... good settings.

Don't push me Bro  :D :D

But thx  :up:
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Re: BSOD caused by ctaudio.sys ftw
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 02:38:03 AM »
X-Fi Music > X-Fi Gamer

You just need good modded drivers (YouP-PAX), good headphones (Sennheiser), and... good settings.

Only thing worthwhile in this post is "Sennheiser". The only decent X-Fi cards were the XtremeGamer series and even those were loaded with crappy opamps and low quality capacitors. You could fork out $200+ on an Auzentech card but again, there's better external solutions that are USB, driverless and work cross-platform.
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Re: BSOD caused by ctaudio.sys ftw
« Reply #13 on: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 03:22:42 AM »
Well Spanky, I'm sure you have much bigger experience and knowledge in hardware or software topic. My opinion is:

X-Fi Gamer (with good settings on Entertainment Mode) + Sennheiser HD 2XX or higher = you really don't need anything better or more expensive

If someone ask- no, I'm not sound whore. I just doing the best I can with the stuff which I have.

 It's like hardware computer stuff. For example- you can buy Quad processor 2.5 ghz (XXX money) and you can buy Quad processor 3.5 ghz (YYYY money). Isn't better to buy cheaper 2.5 and overclock it to 3.5, save some money, than buy 3.5?

The same with sound system. My knowledge let me use my X-Fi + Sennheiser and reach the level of some Auzentech or something. The most important thing is knowledge. Only hardware won't give you effect. You have to know what to do to use it the best you can :)

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Re: BSOD caused by ctaudio.sys ftw
« Reply #14 on: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 11:25:51 AM »
As I understand, Spanky is going more for clarity and a pure sound, whereas tidi is going for hearing a lot of things with lower quality.
That's how I understand it anyway...


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