Sorry DiiZzY, which card are those drivers for? I'm not totally stupid but I couldn't figure from that link which card it was for (maybe I'm partially stupid, lol).
Just to be clear, I own the 512, I just bought the live 24 (just to use a store credit). these are my only two options. I do not need a beter card over the 512 (I think), but just got the live on an impulse (15 minute break, office depot is next door, I bought it and was late back from my break). Is the live card beter than the 512 (enough to justify paying for another card). Looking t the 512, it seems a more powerfull card (doesn't use a lot of cpu power). The new card has new features, like 7.1, but I will be using 4.1 speakers, so who cares. The new card has simulated suround from stereo (the only big feature I see). My frigging suround speakers have not spoke a peap in years (system not hooked up right I guess, or nothing I played was suround). It must have been hooked up right, cause starwars 4, had suround it could read and play. nothing else did though, ever..... Just call me a newbie cause I'm really lost.
I'm guessing that the new card dosn't have the processing power of the old card, so more cpu usage, but does it have usable features (like working suround for a dumb shit like me, even if it is symulated)???
I feel really stupid now. I am so knoledgable about other aspects of computers, I really dont give a shit about the sound card (I'm running MB sound right now even though I got the sound cards). I have never been able to get computer suround sound to work with the majority of my content. I guess I just gave up a while ago.
So if anyone can help, cause I'm totally stupid on this subject, I would really appreciate it. It the new sound blaster that much beter than the old one, and worth the money?
Can anyojnew tell me how to hook up suround to those altec lansings (cause in my entire life, I have only had computer suround once.....