Creative Sound Blaster Z-Series Driver Download

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    Thank you. It took me hours to download this from Creative's servers before I gave up and found a chinese mirror somewhere.
     
  3. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Does this driver actually fix something?
     
  4. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    I was having an issue with my new headset when everytime i plugged the mic cable in the computer would bluescreen and the error log pointed to this driver. This update fixed it for me.
     

  5. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    I've only had my SB-Z since Wednesday night and have only used it to listen to music. My Recon3D had no issues at all other than the control panel crashing regularly, but that never affected the rest of the system.
     
  6. dsbig

    dsbig Ancient Guru

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    soundblaster needs to update there servers.


    the servers was slow even in 2000 on dialup.

    luckily the files size back then was small.


    guru3d servers was fast with dialup.
     
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  7. 3x3cUt0r

    3x3cUt0r Master Guru

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    I used many Creative Labs' sound cards in the past, but i find their driver support TERRIBLE, i would never buy anything from until they show better driver support.
     
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    i stoped using there stuff when there sb live was thing, there support was horrid, i was using 2~3 year old drivers there first few initial drivers. and i pretty sure the support now is still horrid
     
  9. GhostXL

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    Sound drivers are nothing like video drivers, where they constantly need updated. Everything just works.

    Once in a while a bug may need to be fixed etc.

    My Soundblaster Z has been rock solid with software/hardware and I never had a better sounding PC.
     
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    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    Count your self as one of the lucky one then cause there support is terrible
     

  11. nick0323

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    No problems here with my Recon3D Control Panel, I've had about 5-6 updates for that sound card in the last year or so. Quite impressed with the frequency of the updates, the last one being just over a week ago.
     
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    You know I was about to complain that whilst my SB Recon 3D has had 5-6 updates in the last year, my EVO headset has had none! Spoke too soon, there's an update in Windows Update right now.
     
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    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    The last update for the Recon3D was Jan 2014....unless Creative's website is wrong.
     
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    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Using the Drivers from the CD on my ZxR, no issues at all.
     
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    Correct, the updates I've had have been via Windows Update under Optional, you may need to change your settings to receive the updates if you haven't seen any...
     

  16. sykozis

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    None have ever shown up for my Recon3D on WU. I don't install drivers from Windows Update anyway.
     
  17. IcE

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    You got lucky then is all. Many people including myself had problems with the card randomly turning to screech mode, among other things.
     
  18. stevevnicks

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    same here never had any issues with my blaster Z, to many people read ahh creative have crap support which I cant say they are not because I have never had any need to get support for my blaster z. user caused Issues I guess?

    clearly its just a few people have had problems/issues because if creative were as bad as these people made them out to be they would of been bankrupt years ago.
     
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    Soundblaster Z driver support

    Their drivers have not been fine over the last few years. Their audio glitches and has hiss's and ticks in it terribly if you are running a Crossfire or SLI setup. The moment you switch to single videocard then it's mostly fine. Those of us with more serious rigs truly can not run one of these cards as we can't take the endless ticking popping and hissing noises that come out of it. While driver support truly is different for audio as was suggested earlier in this forum, not corrected major flaws in that driver and leaving a large part of your user base un-attended for many years tends to cause you to loose those buyers. I own a SB1500 series and it sits in a drawer since I was dumb enough to give them a shot just 1 more time. Don't waist your money. Asus has you covered.
     
  20. GPU

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    this
    I just updated my drivers because I was still running the first sbz drivers and had time incase I had issues but I did not before or after.

    lol some peeps can't get a gpu installed correctly so I take no notice to" I have hiss and poping on the net."
     

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