Just purchased xonar dx pce need a bit of advice

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  1. Tim_Ca

    Tim_Ca Active Member

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    First off i didnt realize a pce e x1 slot was different from the other pce e slots ie 16x. So i put it into my bottom slot 16 physical 4 electrical... is it ok to have it in this slot i mean the connectors on the card dont cover the whole slot lol it just kinda fills the first part of the slot and the rest is left empty this ok?

    Secondly when i set speaker properties to 24bit 48000 the effects on the xonar dont work ie environmental, equalizer and such. I found this link

    http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx...X&id=20090703220344656&page=1&SLanguage=en-us

    post number 8

    he goes on to say this:
    1) downgrade the default format in "speaker properties" of windows to 24 bit, 48000hz
    2) in xonar audio center, put the bitrate to 192khz

    enjoy :)

    PD: with bitrates above 24 bit, 48000hz on speaker properties, all effects are disabled (EQ, effects, etc)
    I HOPE ASUS RELEASE A FIX FOR THIS!!!

    well it worked.. but i mean am i losing sound quality?? if i set the 192000khz setting in the asus panel is it overiding the speaker property settings?? Am i truely getting 192. If not i would prefer to just switch the speaker properties back to 24 bit and forget the eq and rest of effects

    can anyone comment on this perhaps a work around? the speaker properties are at the default 16bit 41000 atm and the xonar panel is at 192000 lol so which one am i getting?
     
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  2. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    For your PCIe question, that is normal. PCIe is a serial point-to-point communication interconnect that means each lane can operate independently from one another. Basically you are telling the slot to only activate 1 of its 16 lanes in that slot (or 4 since that physical slot only has 4 lanes).

    deltatux
     
  3. ROBSCIX

    ROBSCIX Ancient Guru

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    On the Xonars if you set the frequency high, it disables all the effects etc... That is on the Xonar software.

    Set the windows panel and the Xonar panel the same...this should prevent any re-sampling.
     
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    Tim_Ca Active Member

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    Cool thanks delta
     

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    So set the asus software to 192 and the windows props to 192? in this case i will be getting the 192 24 bit rate but with no effect ie gx dolby?. So if i want to make use of these effects set windows to 16 bit and xonar to 41000hz? sorry i dont even know what resampling means.. What settings do u recommend for the card. Im on audio engine a2s btw.

    Its like whats better the effects at a lower rate or a higher rate without effect?
     
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    I feel like an idiot for buying this sound card.. im coming from an xi fi xtreme music... what a dumb limitation on the xonars part
     
  7. ROBSCIX

    ROBSCIX Ancient Guru

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    There isn't exactly alot of media out that at 24/192.....

    Set the xonar for bit perfect or resampling....

    Mainly you will be dealing with 16/44.1 or possibly 16/48...set the software accordingly.
    This just prevents resampling....you can set the card higher and the card will resample to 24/192 but you are only adding zero's.
    your choice.
     
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