Here's my problem: I have a X-Fi Xtreme Gamer, which has worked wonderfully for about a year. Recently, the sound just went out, after a reboot, and windows failed to recognize any sound device. All windows would want to do is install a "multimedia audio controller" driver, and then fail at that. Creative's drivers give an error stating that no compatible hardware was found on the system. I've tried every PCI slot, to no avail. I've tried cleaning the hell out of it, looking for loose caps, burned PCB, anything. I found nothing. Windows Vista x64 and Windows 7 x64 both fail to recognize the device beyond a generic multimedia controller. I am only able to get audio out of the HDMI on my 3870 x2 at the moment, and stereo is killing me. I need my 7.1! :bang: Is there anyone out there who knows whether or not I somehow killed this card, or is there anyone who can point me in the right direction for troubleshooting this card back from the brink of doom? I would be forever grateful for any help on the matter.