Re: ASUS A8N SLI Premium onboard sound question
> Are there Vista drivers in the box for the onboard sound?
> They have screwed up the Creative drivers so bad I am getting all kinds of
> performance issues with them and it looks like it will be MONTHS before I get
> a full working driver.
> I want to try my onboard sound , anyone using this same board and have GOOD
> working sound?
I have an A8N-SLI Premium, but I never installed a sound card, so I
can't give you a comparison between the onboard sound and a
Soundblaster. Vista installed a driver for the onboard sound, and it
sounded at least as good as it does in XP, but I kept getting a message
that the driver wasn't designed for Vista. I therefore downloaded the
Vista driver from Realtek. The sound seems great to me, but I'm neither
a gamer nor an audiophile. I think you'll be very satisfied with it
until Creative gets their act together.
BTW, one reason I've always used the onboard sound with this motherboard
is that over the years, I finally became so damned fed up with
Creative's constant tardiness in developing decent drivers that I
couldn't bring myself to purchase another piece of their hardware. I've
no regrets so far.