1. baskan10 Oct 2012 @ 20:26

    If anyone using JRiver MC, heres how to fix your maxed out volume problem when using ASIO output: Select audio tab in programs config, then click Volume setting at bottom now set volume mode to Internal Volume from system volume. Done!


  2. Gregory11 Oct 2012 @ 15:52

    Hi. I've installed driver 1.63 on my Xonar DS with C-Media Panel (no GX) and Windows 8 and checked out DPC Latency Checker just for curiosity. http://www.imagebam.com/image/966676214619541
    According to that I have stable 1000 μs.
    Did I do something wrong?


    • CarvedInside11 Oct 2012 @ 17:57

      Depends on how it was before. From what I know DPC latecy isn’t reported right in Win8. Anyway you could read the article I wrote about DPC latency might come in handy.


  3. NiceCarpet11 Oct 2012 @ 17:50

    Hi there,

    Cheers for the awesome drivers : ). They're working much better than the stock ones. I do have a question, though. Is it possible to clone output on the back ports so I can run both headphones and speakers at the same time? I've been looking like crazy and I haven't been able to come up with much.

    Thank you!


    • CarvedInside11 Oct 2012 @ 17:58

      Depends. Which Windows do you have?


      • NiceCarpet11 Oct 2012 @ 19:15

        Thanks for the reply. I have Windows 7 64bit, and I'm using a Xonar DX.



        • CarvedInside11 Oct 2012 @ 20:49

          Try this: Install the UNi Xonar drivers with “Re-enable stereo upmix” option selected. Set the following settings in Asus (or Cmedia) Panel: audio channels:2 sound analog output: 4 speakers. I think this should work. Maybe some games will require to manually set ingame sound speaker config to 2 channels.

          Later edit: Connect headphones to rear speakers jack and speakers to front speakers jack or vice versa.


  4. Kanuki12 Oct 2012 @ 03:11

    Does anyone here play a game call ‘Hard Reset Extended Edtion (v1.50) ?

    Somehow this game only able to detect my speaker system as 2.0 Stereo
    and it won’t allow to change to 5.1 manually.

    P.S. I’m using HDAV1.3 with Xonar Unified Drivers v1.63b. Tried it with
    GX on and off.

    P.S.2 HDAV1.3 Deluxe (With H6) btw….


  5. Jake Adduono12 Oct 2012 @ 01:08

    Oh jeeze, just installed the 1.63 drivers with my Essence STX on Windows 8 64-bit, lost windows sound settings / playback devices after reboot! It now says "No audio devices are installed." in both recording and playback tabs. Sound works fine from any other program, but duplicates are showing up (there are 2 Speakers (Essence ST Audio Device)).


    • Jake Adduono12 Oct 2012 @ 01:09

      err typo Essence ST (no X)


    • Jake Adduono12 Oct 2012 @ 01:45

      Every time I try to install the Uni Xonar 1.63 drivers, it creates another Essence ST Audio Device in mmdevices registry, etc. without removing the old one…new duplicate every time, 1 duplicate will apparently completely destroy your sound config dialog. Tried removing entries related to Essence ST after removing the card from my computer but not sure how to delete the read-only ones… might have to factory reset Windows πŸ™


      • Jake Adduono12 Oct 2012 @ 05:40

        Well here I am after a fresh install, it works fine now. I think it was because I had original Xonar drivers installed with Alexa's mod, then rather than restarting after removing everything, just started installing Uni Xonar. Terrible idea! Duplicated entries everywhere, completely broken mmdevices registry tree!


  6. Ali12 Oct 2012 @ 01:20

    Can anyone help, got the D2x this morning, been trying to set it up and its not quite working out.

    I'm getting the center speaker outputting left surround as the software tells me. I've checked the z906 and I connected center speakers to the center location. Left and right are fine but not center? ANy ideas?


  7. Lindsay Addie12 Oct 2012 @ 01:51

    I took the plunge and changed to Windows 8 PRO a few days ago and installed the 1.63 drivers for my D2X and have had no issues once I configured the sound subsystem properly. I did initially have a few minor problems that were solved using the Troubleshoot audio playback tool (Control Panel —> Troubleshooting —> Troubleshoot audio playback). It figured out what to configure as default sound devices on my PC.

    Thanks for all the hard work that is put into getting these drivers working.


  8. TotallydubbedHD (@To12 Oct 2012 @ 13:57

    Ok – I'm only going to say – that I love you guys πŸ˜€
    The Uni drivers work like a charm, whereas the stupid Asus CD, let alone the "latest" monkey software on their website didn't work with my PC running on Win7 64bit
    Was about to return my brand new PCI-E DX – but after a little searching around – found the uni-drivers.

    I originally went for the "normal" installation, but now I'm on the C-Panel – not as much eye candy, but certainly does the job, and more so doesn't remind me of what a failure of a software Asus provides.

    So my thanks goes to you guys to made these drivers and the software.
    I'm donating right not – even though I've only been using it for 4days – I appreciate the good work.

    I'll also mention you guys on my website: http://www.totallydubbed.net/ πŸ™‚


    Confirmation number: 8L246944RK4969601

    Enjoy – not much, but its something


    • CarvedInside12 Oct 2012 @ 20:36

      Glad the UNi drivers helped.
      πŸ™‚ I think most of us here use the C-media Panel.

      Nice thing you got going on that site. Good luck with it in the future.

      I don't have anything with that number but I think the donation came through. Thank you very much:)


      • MasterFaster13 Oct 2012 @ 01:14

        With C-Media Audio Panel you know that you cannot use the Front Panel. Ok, you can still use AsusAudioCenter to do this or the Front Panel Switch.

        By the way, why don’t you include the Front Panel Switch to your UNi Xonar driver pack?

        Greets πŸ™‚


  9. MasterFaster13 Oct 2012 @ 02:39

    Here are 1807 & 1813 driver packs based on C-Media Audio Panel:

    ASUS Xonar DX v8.0.8.1807 Beta Win7_Win8 modified driver C-Media Panel Edition by MasterFaster

    PCI_DX_8_0_8_1807_CMediaPanel_Win7_Win8.rar (8.75MB) http://www.sendspace.com/file/00w9fd

    ASUS Xonar DX v8.0.8.1813 Beta Win7_Win8 modified driver C-Media Panel Edition by MasterFaster

    PCI_DX_8_0_8_1813_CMediaPanel_Win7_Win8.rar (8.76MB) http://www.sendspace.com/file/5msvny

    1. The AsusAudioCenter is removed completely from the driver packs. The setup and the rest of the files are modified accordingly.
    2. The drivers can be installed on both Windows 7 and Windows 8 (thanks to Alexa for the tip about SupportOS=donotcare).
    3. Front Panel Switch v3.2 is included in the packs and it will be installed by the setup. Credits to: Front Panel Switch was created by Virus and it is maintained by CarvedInside.
    4. C-Media Audio Panel doesn't support switching to your FP Headphones or FP Speakers. But with the Front Panel Switch v3.2 you can switch to your Front Panel's Headphones or speakers.

    I have tested the 1813 driver and it worked ok under Windows 7 x64.


  10. TotallydubbedHD (@TotallydubbedHD)13 Oct 2012 @ 15:13

    CarvedInside :
    Glad the UNi drivers helped. I think most of us here use the C-media Panel.
    Nice thing you got going on that site. Good luck with it in the future.
    I don’t have anything with that number but I think the donation came through. Thank you very much:)

    Cheers! Well that’s true about the front audio out. But i don’t see myself using that. I might even unplug it from the soundcard, as i never seem to need FP out lol.

    And yes the donation went through as i see my name in the donation list !

    Keep up the great work! -Chris


    • MasterFaster13 Oct 2012 @ 16:16

      In my case I have 5.1 speakers (analog out) and FP headphones. So the Front Panel is very important to me, as I don’t always hear from the speakers. In fact I make frequent use of my FP headphones. That’s the reason why I released the above C-Media Panel Edition of my driver packs.

      In UNi Xonar drivers you have the option to choose between the AsusAudioCenter and C-Media Audio Panel. That’s something very useful.

      @ Virus and CarvedInside, thanks for the Front Panel Switch v3.2. It was very useful in fixing this limitation of C-Media Panel. Now the only thing that remain is to create a Front Panel Switch for FP microphone. πŸ™‚


      • MasterFaster13 Oct 2012 @ 23:48

        Actually the FP microphone worked in the past without using the AsusAudioCenter. I always used the recording devices options to enable it, and the microphone worked the same when connected to either back panel or front panel.

        Maybe it works the same way with the C-Media Audio Panel and thus there is no need for external application to set it.

        In the end, maybe my last sentence (about a Front Panel Switch for FP microphone) is faulty. πŸ™‚


  11. sputniknyc14 Oct 2012 @ 03:20

    Ok i have discovered the source of my problem… The UniXonar drivers are simply not compatible with Teamspeak 3! Whenever i try to configure my mic in TS3, driver crashes and locks my system! I really hope there is a workaround, otherwise i’m going to have to avoid these drivers!


  12. ColPanic14 Oct 2012 @ 00:55

    Does anyone know where the c-media panel stores eq settings?

    I know the current state of the eq appears in the registry (as explained in the FAQ and Troubleshooting Guide), but the user-entered presets have to be stored somewhere. Also, it'd be pretty annoying to restore eq settings with a reg file: log off, log back in, store, repeat.


  13. sputniknyc14 Oct 2012 @ 03:35

    I just reinstalled my OS, installed 1.63 and TS3…. system lock!

    Here's some TS3 errors:

    10/13/2012 8:30:23 PM SoundBckndIntf Error C:/Program Files/TeamSpeak 3 Client/soundbackends/directsound_win64.dll error: NO_DEFAULT_FOUND
    10/13/2012 8:30:23 PM Windows Audio Session Error ERROR (-107 -2147023728): Element not found.
    10/13/2012 8:30:23 PM SoundBckndIntf Error C:/Program Files/TeamSpeak 3 Client/soundbackends/windowsaudiosession_win64.dll error: GETTING_DEFAULTAUDIOENDPOINT
    10/13/2012 8:30:23 PM Windows Audio Session Devel DeviceDeleteList::waitForDeletes – enter
    10/13/2012 8:30:23 PM Windows Audio Session Devel DeviceDeleteList::waitForDeletes – leave
    10/13/2012 8:30:29 PM Windows Audio Session Devel DeviceDeleteList::waitForDeletes – enter
    10/13/2012 8:30:29 PM Windows Audio Session Devel DeviceDeleteList::waitForDeletes – leave
    10/13/2012 8:30:29 PM Windows Audio Session Devel DeviceDeleteList::waitForDeletes – enter
    10/13/2012 8:30:29 PM Windows Audio Session Devel DeviceDeleteList::waitForDeletes – leave


    • CarvedInside14 Oct 2012 @ 17:41

      I read your mail, I think its better to continue here as more people can see and maybe help. I find your problems strange, have you enabled GX? If yes, turn it off and try again.
      I suggest you try with 1.54 drivers as well.

      After you reinstalled Windows, you still have to restart your pc a couple of times so that the sound works? And are you having system locks if TS3 isn’t loaded at all?

      I would also try the card in another PC.


      • sputniknyc14 Oct 2012 @ 22:18

        Thanks πŸ™‚

        The GX is always off, the drivers i was going back and forth with is 1.53 and 1.63. After i reinstalled my OS, everything was fine until i installed TS3, it started to show instability as soon as i got to the part where i need to select my mic. As soon as i get to the TS channel and configure my mic for Push to Talk, in couple of minutes my system locks up! At this point i'm using my evga e758 x58 mothrboards onboard audio, I can try my Xonar D2 in my wife's rig and test it with TS3, i'll report back! One question: Do i have to use a power cable with Xonar D2 or it's just plug into slot and forget it?


        • CarvedInside14 Oct 2012 @ 23:11

          You could use onboard card for microphone recording and Xonar for playback. Maybe this way you won't have problems.

          Always use power cable.


          • sputniknyc15 Oct 2012 @ 00:54

            That's weird, there is no instructions or indication for power cable to be used with Xonar D2!?


            • CarvedInside15 Oct 2012 @ 20:12

              Its mentioned in quick guide and/or the cards manual. Also Asus drivers usually displayed a message that instructed to connect the power cable.

              Do you have the separate power plug connected to your Xonar now?


              • ChriscomIT15 Oct 2012 @ 21:53

                I think the Xonar D2 not need extra power or either have a power plug. I think its the Xonar D2X which need extra power caused by the pci-e brigde chip. But i am not sure at the moment as i have the D2X which need extra power to work. "sputniknyc" look at Asus specifications if there is a power plug available. If so the you have to connect extra power for the card to work!


                • CarvedInside16 Oct 2012 @ 01:07

                  You might be right. From the looks of it at least the early D2's, they don't have a external power connector.
                  From what I remember, the external connector was to deliver more "clean" power to the card than through PCI/PCIe slot and not because the PCIe slot couldn't deliver.


              • ChriscomIT16 Oct 2012 @ 07:10

                ASUS Xonar D2X has a PCIe bridge chip that features error correction, which also removes noise…and it sounds BETTER than the PCI variant of the same audio card… and thats why you get clearer sound but extra power is needed for the D2X*s especially the pci-e bridge chip.


  14. ABHV14 Oct 2012 @ 08:07

    Don't laugh – but looking for help before finally tossing my D2/PM and going back to on-board audio. I only use this card on an XP32 installation for gaming (I wont get into details on why I am not using Windows 7 yet – I have various VALID reasons of which are better off not discussed HERE)

    Bit of history here first ;

    Asus D2/PM official driver 1793 – Everything working fine except Call of Duty : World at War – I got into communications with Asus support, which in turn actually put me into communication with their 'engineering' department which subsequently asked me for some configuration information, some files and other various things regarding this one specific game not having ANY sound using the 1793 driver on Windows XP 32bit.

    After some emails flew around between us multiple times, the 1794 driver was released with Call of Duty : World at War fixed. It now has sound.

    The big thumbs down ?? Call of Duty : Black Ops wont even start now. I've had it with ASUS and their audio cards (I've had other issues with their Xonar drivers in the past, but that isn't a problem to be discussed here and now either).

    I rolled back to 1793 and Black Ops starts and has audio just fine, World at War has no audio. Update to 1794 and World at War now has audio, Black Ops wont even launch – no error messages or anything – just hangs and I have to end the process – no information in the event logs.

    Trust me, I've tried it all as I have been through this with Asus already.

    SO, I found this place. Tried all the drivers from here – same thing. Black Ops is the only thing that wont start with Asus 1794 drivers or 1.54 and up Uni Xonar drivers.

    Does ANYONE have any idea what it is with Xonar drivers and games ? It seems like Black Ops is trying to init the sound and fails. If it worked with 1793 but not with 1794 – then it has to be something stupid easy to figure out – but unfortantely I am 'in the know' like the Uni Xonar guy πŸ˜›

    Seriously, I like this card and would pay a considerably decent donation to get this one sorted out. It took a LONG time to get Asus to fix 1793, but they broke 1794 in the process. LOL.

    Ideas ?


    • CarvedInside14 Oct 2012 @ 17:30

      Maybe you have GX enabled, so disable GX if you enabled it. It is no use in these games and it only causes problems.


      • ABHV14 Oct 2012 @ 18:30

        Do you mean just simply clicking GX off to ‘off’ in the Panel ? If so, I have tried that – it was actually the first thing I tried. Or do you mean there is somehow a way to completely remove GX from the drivers and then reboot ?

        Quick update : If I set my Hardware Acceleration to β€˜NONE’ in Audio Properties – The game starts up and I can hear sound, but it obviously sounds terrible. Sounds like an old transistor radio burried under a pillow and its batteries are dying. So not a solution, but does this potentially help indicate where the problem might be ?

        I’ve tried the Hardware Acceleration setting on every setting, and the game will only start if its set to NONE.


        • CarvedInside14 Oct 2012 @ 19:58

          β€˜off’ in the Panel. But you should try the unintalling the drivers and install them again with Low DPC latency option, this will completely turn off GX.

          I don’t know , with hardware acceleration set to “full”, maybe Black Ops detects and enables some features that are not actually available for the audio card. This is a long shot but this might help you, you could try and manually disable different audio options from config.cfg (singleplayer) or config_mp.cfg (multiplayer), files located under call of duty black opsplayers. Sound options are starting with “seta snd_”. Use notepad++ or wordpad for proper view of those files. Check and see if Black ops has other snd commands added than Word at War and vice versa. Also there are commands that aren’t listed there, might find them on the internet. If you find anything let us know.


        • ABHV14 Oct 2012 @ 19:57

          I see what you mean : I disabled HSMGR.EXE from starting up on boot (Asus 1794 drivers). Did not solve issue either.


  15. Manja14 Oct 2012 @ 16:03

    Does anyone know how to sort the problem with one channel missing on xonar essence st , win 7 64 bit… Many thanks in advance… Manj


    • badsykes15 Oct 2012 @ 10:28

      I have the ST on win7 x64 and have not a missing channel..Can you detail the problem..I jumped from 1.53 drivers to 1.63 beta today and have not had this problem..Please be more detailed about the problem..Does the one channel problem apear all time or just in specific circumstances..


      • Manja15 Oct 2012 @ 23:49

        I have tried all possible drivers , flashed the BIOS , updated chip-set drivers,moved card to all psi slots,but no sound all the time…Than plugged to friend's old pc with win xp, and card would sound ok.


        • badsykes17 Oct 2012 @ 23:53

          That's unusual…Can you tell me what mainboard (maker//model) had this problem?I am curious..



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