No SoundBlaster Platinum Pro Drivers for Windows 7 64bit

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For some reason on my new iBuyPower machine the Creative Soundblaster X-FI Platinum Pro soundcard I was using does not work.  I keep getting driver errors about no Windows 7 64bit support for the soundcard and no drivers I could find online will let the sound card work. [easyazon-image-link asin=”B001E25KDK” alt=”Creative Labs SB0880 PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Sound Card” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51C8l31PAJL.jpg” align=”center” width=”500″ height=”375″]

 

It is ironic because on my older system with an Asus P68 Deluxe motherboard I was able to get the Soundblaster X-FI Platinum Pro working on Windows 7 64bit without complaint so some combination with the new motherboard and Windows 7 is freaking out.

Creative themselves officially retired the soundcard and won’t support it anymore, so looks like I will have to make do with the onboard sound of the Asus P8P67 Pro motherboard or shell out another $90 for a Soundblaster X-FI Titanium card.

I do some gaming and I have a 5.1 speaker system, but I found the audio volume even with tweaking in various system and control panels doesn’t seem to get loud enough on the motherboard sound so I may opt to buy the PCI Express soundcard.

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Updated: August 12, 2011 — 6:49 pm