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  1. Niko14 Jul 2012 @ 22:33

    i gave up enierly trying to fix this ASUS shitshow and im returning the card. problem arises when i attempt to re-install my Biostar's onboard audio drivers and even tho the install is successful the Realtek audio doesn't appear in the control panel. any ideas?

    possibly unrelated, on startup i get a "There was a problem starting C:/Windows/Syswow64/cmicnfgp.dll

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    • CarvedInside15 Jul 2012 @ 14:18

      The error is unrelated, do a driver clean like described in this page.

      Maybe you disabled the onboard card in bios or device manager.

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  2. DrunkenEngineer18 Jul 2012 @ 21:34

    Thanks so much for your work on these drivers. However, I've noticed something that is in both the ASUS drivers and your drivers - an odd clipping of the Windows 7 explorer sounds. I'm referring to clicking sounds explorer makes when you navigate to different folders. These clicking sounds are oddly muted and clipped.

    I have a Xonar DGX, and am currently running the stock ASUS drivers after first trying your drivers to see if they fixed the issue (they did not). I only use headphones, which are set with 6 channels, 96khz sample rate, headphone out, and dolby headphones on. No problems in games, just this slight issue in Win7.

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    • CarvedInside18 Jul 2012 @ 23:33

      I noticed you have set you sample rate to 96KHz, I recommend setting it to 44.1 KHz if you dont need it at 96 KHz. This might also fix the issue you are having.

      Other than this, I don't have a fix for this issue.

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  3. DrunkenEngineer19 Jul 2012 @ 04:27

    Thanks, I tried that and no dice. I have also determined that when I have media playing, such as my XMBC or iTunes that the navigation sound plays back properly. Google searching has led me to various threads noting it's a common problem with Creative X-Fi cards, and even several people noting it for Xonar's, but no solution for us Xonar folks.

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  4. cubase-user28 Jul 2012 @ 10:44

    When working with Cubase 5 I have a "fixed" latency of 80ms. The control panel doesn't allow any changes at all - both options are "greyed out". Can anybody tell me where to change parameters ? If this isn't possible while running cubase, is there an .ini or an entry in the registry where the buffersize can be changed ? (using 1.61 drivers)

    thanks in advance ...

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    • CarvedInside29 Jul 2012 @ 12:35

      Does Cubase 5 use ASIO? If so, while Cubase is closed, right click on Asus or Cmedia Panel in system tray and select Asio Panel.

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  5. cubase-user30 Jul 2012 @ 17:29

    Well, thanks for the help, but this Panel doesn't "work" for me neither. Even when cubase is NOT running, the options are greyed out. I found a solution myself and want to share it, in case someone else has the same problems. Here is a link containing a download for a FREE utility which worked for me:
    http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=6...

    the "asioconfig.exe" eventually let me set my buffersize. This tool seems to work for any ASIO-driver installed.

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    • CarvedInside31 Jul 2012 @ 14:54

      I linked in the download area the same tool ("Asio settings viewer/changer") , and I would had suggested it if I knew that launching Asio configuration from tray right click wouldn't work for you.

      Anyway, thanks for sharing.:)

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  6. nextra2423 Aug 2012 @ 14:22

    Front Panel Switch does not work in W7 64bit with the DX. Otherwise these are great drivers. Do you know if auto-detection is possible with the DX card, or is it a hardware limitation?

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    • Barnacle Bill23 Aug 2012 @ 18:38

      I believe Front-panel auto-detection does not work with the DX. In fact the DX's front panel audio codec is not the modern Intel HD Audio, but the older AC97. I use the FrontX panel, as my Antec case does not have front panel audio; the FrontX is compatible only with AC97, and does not auto-detect. I don't know if that's due to the DX card itself or the FrontX.

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      • nextra2423 Aug 2012 @ 18:52

        It says AC'97 and Intel HD Audio compliant at least. I also used my Azalia connector and not the AC'97 one. This is really my only gripe with the thing right now.

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    • CarvedInside23 Aug 2012 @ 21:11

      Front Panel Switch does work on my Win7 and DX. Have you stopped any audio sources like it says in the readme? Did you hear the card click (like it does during the boot)? Tell me the registry path where your settings are stored (guide for this is above).

      Auto-detection is not possible for other cards.

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  7. Barnacle Bill23 Aug 2012 @ 18:58

    Oh, I see, so it can do both. Well, if it doesn't work for you, it must be a hardware limitation. I seem to remember reading about this when I got the card. Annoying, but I use a stereo pre-amp with headphone amp anyway - still, doesn't help those that use the card with multi-channel HT setup.

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  8. Raziel98007 Sep 2012 @ 12:39

    Hi there,

    I'm not sure if someone has brought up this issue before. I have the latest UNi drivers for my Xonar DS and they're great. I only have one issue; I can't get the Audio Center to start on Windows startup anymore. The Asus ones used to. And I've tried to use the ol' All Programs > Startup folder trick but it won't have it.

    Win7 x64

    Is there a registry tweak needed to get the AC to start in the system tray automatically?

    Cheers.

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    • CarvedInside07 Sep 2012 @ 21:03

      Maybe you installed the Low DPC lantecy instead of Normal in UNi Xonar installation? Either uninstall and install the drivers with Normal option selected or you can try to drag and drop while pressing Ctrl "Start->Programs-> Uni Xonar Audio -> Asus Audio Center" to "Start->Programs->Startup"

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  9. gibbs10 Sep 2012 @ 14:22

    Great driver package, thank you for taking the time to create it.
    Just one question though please - is there a way to call the Uni Xonar installer from a batch file and have it run completely silently and automated? I have quite a few PC's to install this to but don't want user interaction. Cheers

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    • CarvedInside10 Sep 2012 @ 22:01

      You need to add this /SILENT argument in a batch file located where the exe is. Here is how it should look : "UNi Xonar 1800 v1.61.exe" /SILENT
      I have to warn you that this might not work with future versions because of some changes I am doing to the installer, Silent installation option won't be checked by default.Still I will try to workaround this when using /SILENT argument.

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  10. Bayilo19 Sep 2012 @ 23:33

    Is there any way I can adjust the front speakers delay like you suggested in your FAQ # 8?

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  11. greeknl05 Dec 2012 @ 11:24

    I found your drivers when googling for a solution, Great work.
    I have the ASUS DG 5.1, which i bought to use in my HTPC with xbmc on an old PC (HP dc7600 using win 7 x32). I inserted the card and when using install cd i get the message that the card is not inserted (this let me to finding your drivers). I installed your 1.62 drivers and voila the card works. I use the optical output only to connect to my amplifier. I also have installed a graphics card gt210 and sometimes i redirect sound to the hdmi output directly to my tv.
    All ok up to here.

    However, when install your drivers (i tried normal mode and c-media without gx) the xonar interface (asus audio center) does not show up, but in c-media mode the relevant control panel opens using the taskbar icon.
    Why cant I enter the Xonar interface?

    At the moment I use the c-media mode on a clean win 7 x32 install. Both icons appear on the start menu but only the c-media panel opens.

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    • CarvedInside05 Dec 2012 @ 14:11

      For unidentified causes as some kind of conflict with the installed Windows or other installed software and drivers, Asus Audio Center does not work. This is regardless to which drivers you use (original or UNi).

      I haven't figured out what could actually be the problem. Only solution so far would be to install Windows again, and install Xonar drivers first and then install other drivers and applications, and after a couple of applications check to see if Asus Audio Center does still work.

      But just to be sure there is not a bug with the version you've installed. Try also installing the 1.53 and then the 1.64 drivers (as these have different versions of Asus Audio Center).

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      • greeknl05 Dec 2012 @ 14:28

        I did 1st install your xonar driver on a fresh install of win 7 x32, and then I installed the nvidia gt210 drivers. But no audio center, but c-media works. Also i get sound from xbmc through spdif, so the purpose is satified most probably. Will test more. Also tried other versions but same issue

        could this also have anything to do with it?
        http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Xonar_EEPROM_Failure
        Will try it when i get home

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        • CarvedInside05 Dec 2012 @ 15:06

          Let me know if you find anything.

          Thats only when the drivers don't work at all. I think the problem here is with the asus/c-media driver installer, sometimes it does not work, some people have problems installing UNi Xonar drivers but can install Asus ones (same driver installer).

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          • greeknl05 Dec 2012 @ 15:13

            But that doesnt answer why i cannot open the asus audio center. I mean I installed both the c-media and the normal default version your drivers (which i suppose are the original asus) where the official installer fails, but only c-media opens.
            Do i have similar functionality in both control panels?

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            • CarvedInside05 Dec 2012 @ 17:09

              I don't know maybe I am not reading your reply properly. Answer to that : For unidentified causes as some kind of conflict with the installed Windows or other installed software and drivers. I don't have anything else.
              If you would manage to install original drivers, Asus Audio Center still would not work.
              Don't know if EEPROM Failure its related to Asus Audio Center not working, but you can check that out. On the alsa project page you have a guide how to detect if your cards EEPROM was overwritten, check it out. Its a long shot because normally if the cards EEPROM would be overwritten UNi Xonar drivers would not install either.

              Normal = like Asus drivers with the UNi Xonar fixes
              Yes you have the same functionality, you can read about the difference in the table from UNi Xonar Features.

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              • greeknl05 Dec 2012 @ 18:07

                Ok, ty very much for your time, if i come across something strange i will post again

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              • greeknl05 Dec 2012 @ 18:48

                Ok, maybe i am lucky or just one of those x-files cases........
                one of those cases for the records.
                According to my hardware id my eeprom was overwritten. I then uninstalled your drivers. Restarted my pc using the utility from the above site to restore my eeprom, and successfully. And then I installed the official drivers from asus with no problems. Card was recognised and drivers installed, after restart also the asus audio center appeared in taskbar and opens.

                One question remains now from me: are your drivers more up-to-date and/or in general better (suited) than the official latest drivers from asus?

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                • CarvedInside05 Dec 2012 @ 23:35

                  Glad that it worked. Tell me, your cards name was properly detected as Xonar DG in Device Mananger? And do you somehow saved how the old Hardware ID looked like? Was you card new?

                  They are better even for general use.

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                  • greeknl05 Dec 2012 @ 23:49

                    i will put your drivers in asap.
                    my card was new out of the box, the id before restoring eeprom was as stated in the website i gave "PCIVEN_13F6&DEV_8788&SUBSYS_878813F6" and it updated to the correct one SUBSYS_84671043. I didnt look at device manager before installing the drivers but after install of official drivers it is recognized as "ASUS XONAR DG Audio Device". I hope this helps for future updates.
                    Thanks again for all the info
                    I will most likely perform a new clean install of win 7 with your drivers so i will let you know how the card is recognized before installling drivers, if you want this info.

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                    • CarvedInside06 Dec 2012 @ 16:54

                      Thanks. Was wondering what name the card had in Device Manager after installing the UNi Xonar drivers when the EEPROM was overwritten.

                  • greeknl06 Dec 2012 @ 00:07

                    Multimedia audio controller. Without drivers, as far as i can recall that was always the name, but i could not install official drivers, only yours installed, but after updating eeprom all seem ok

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  12. Garth07 Dec 2012 @ 02:36

    Hi I have the HDAV 1.3 with windows 8. I am using the nvidia input into the hdmi then back out to my amp. In the HDAV Center I can see audio is working as the lines go up and down however I cant get any audio to my amp or monitor. It worked until I upgraded to windows 8. I then found your driver which loaded fine. I am getting the picture passing through the sound card now which I didn't originally. How can I get the sound to go, do you have any suggestions?

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    • CarvedInside08 Dec 2012 @ 16:52

      Hi,

      Sorry, can't really help you. Since I don't have a HDAV card to test, I don't know if you are missing a option or there is a bug with the Win8 compatible UNi Xonar drivers or if there is a bug on nvidia HDMI side. Maybe someone else with a HDAV card and a similar setup can shed some light. If you wish you can post the same problem in the main drivers page as more ppl see this.

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  13. ownersg19 Dec 2012 @ 09:49

    Hi CarvedIns, your drivers are great and so far so good except I have a general question that's weird, in your FAQs you mentioned for 2.1 speaker setup, configuring system input as 2 and analog output as 2 is logical since it is a 2.1 setup but whenever i set to 4, 6, 8 channel the sound increasingly sounds better which is very weird. In terms of loudness and clarity.

    Sorry, forgot to add on that I am on Xonar DX Win 7 SP1, 1.64 Beta drivers. I am using Logitech Z623 speakers. TIA!

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    • CarvedInside20 Dec 2012 @ 17:56

      I would say its a placebo effect, but I might try to check this claim with RMAA. You can do this too if you have a loop cable.
      To be clear, you've changed System Input to 4/6/8 channels and left analog output to 2 speakers?

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      • ownersg21 Dec 2012 @ 11:51

        Yes, I tried changing the System Input to 2/4/6/8 with analog output at 2. I will try exploring out the RMAA and get back to you ASAP. Thanks!

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        • ownersg21 Dec 2012 @ 11:58

          Sorry a noob question here about the testing, so i connect a both male 3.5mm audio cable from the speaker out to the line in on Xonar DX and run the test?

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          • CarvedInside21 Dec 2012 @ 19:09

            Yes.
            In the downloads section of the RMAA site, you can find user guide for Asus D2 to help you set up, the only thing here would be that you will use a external cable to connect line in with speakers instead of an internal connection thats only present in D2X and D2 cards.

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  14. tvshacker20 Dec 2012 @ 01:06

    Hello, I bought a xonar DX yesterday, and I haven't been able to make it work as I was expecting. First there was the Upmixing problem with the original Asus drivers, and I found out about these drivers, and I've been testing them.
    My setup is: Win7 x64 ultimate, Xonar DX,Tritton Ax Pro+ 5.1 headphones.
    First of all, when I tried the 1.63 and 1.64 installer I get a BSOD, so in order to install the drivers, I downloaded the drivers only archive and did the installation like this guide suggests: http://maxedtech.com/driver-signature-possible-so... ; but after I installed the drivers, I went into safe mode to install the .exe file.
    Now, the Tritton has a receiver that tells what signal is being inputed, and it also does Dolby ProLogic when a stereo signal is received. My current problem, is that the receiver "says" that it's always receiving 5.1 dolby digital signal, even when I'm just listening to youtube videos, music etc. I have no way of telling if I'm receiving true 5.1 signal, since the upmixing problem seems to remain 🙁
    To be noted that I've done the clean installation.
    Sorry for the long post. Hope that it's clear enough and that you can help me.

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    • CarvedInside20 Dec 2012 @ 18:29

      The BSOD part isn't normal, I would say its some kind of conflict with other drivers or other windows components in your case.

      Just to be clear, by stereo upmix to 5.1 we are referring to stereo sound being played to all 5.1 speakers instead of to only 2.1 speakers of the 5.1 speaker setup. Without knowing the particularities in your case , I think its normal for your receiver to report as receiving 5.1 Dolby Digital signal. The question is if that signal carries 2 channels sound when listening to youtube, or if it carries stereo upmixed 5 channels sound.

      So this being said, do you hear the stereo sound as being upmixed to all channels from your headphones?

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      • tvshacker20 Dec 2012 @ 22:21

        Thank you for the quick reply! Upon reading the manual again (available here: http://support.trittontechnologies.com/supportsui... ), I found out that when the audio comes in Dolby Digital format the Tritton receiver doesn't show a different light to indicate if it's 5.1 or Stereo (page 10). Before I bought the sound card (and with the xonar Asus drivers), I got used to have the blue light on like you can see on the 2nd picture of page 9, and the green light on (1st and 3rd picture of page 10) when I'm watching movies (with 5.1 AC3 audio).
        I haven't completely tested the setup yet because I expected it to behave the same way it was before, but it seems that it's normal the way it is.
        I would like to apologize for troubling you before testing thoroughly, and I'll give feedback of how it went after trying some games 🙂

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  15. Name23 Dec 2012 @ 21:45

    Hi
    I have XonarDS and lastest Unidriver with low dps, but I cant change bit depth in Studio One. ASIO Control Panel locked with 16 bit.

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    • CarvedInside24 Dec 2012 @ 03:52

      Try changing Bit-depth before launching any audio application. To do this, either use the "ASIO settings viewer/changer" standalone application that's posted in the main Uni Xonar page, or launch Asus Xonar audio center and right click on it in systray, select Asio Panel.

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