Just got this little piece of hardware to replace my old Audigy 1. It's not that I needed it, but was fed up with having small issues with swapping between speakers and headphones. Basically, I have an old Creative Labs FPS 1600 (4 speakers and 1 subwoofer) that I use with Window$ 7 x64. As most of you know, Creative Labs hasn't made any good driver for this OS and the Audigy. I had to use some known driver pack to kinda fix it. It didn't fix all. Mic was all weird (used the onboard instead) and I had to mess with CMSS-3D and speaker configuration to make it sound as I wanted. Times have changed and I got fed up, I decided to go for the SB Z. I put it on a PCI-e x8 (one of the GPU that my x58 has), since the 1x was being blocked by the GFX card, and it installed fine. The problem: SBX control panel takes ages to show up or to change tabs. It's a pain as I have to swap from speakers to headphones and I want it to be quick. Does anyone know a fix for this issue? I only found this problem in Creative Labs forum but nobody gave a solution yet. About the card... well, installation is a lot simpler, sound is crisper (or it looks like it is) but the surround isn't quite the same. Maybe I need to get used to it or something. Also, you may know it too, the mic is to quiet and the headphone is way too loud... Oh well. Thanks if anyone can help me out on this CPL thingy.