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    Hi all,

    ive been hearing mixed feedback about just how much CPU these usb cards use and just how much it affects feedback on lesser powerful boards such as the Via M10000. I can see why the unit cant be a little bigger and it does the EAX HD processing on there..... but anyway.

    Post ya configs and your experiences and weel see how it goes.

    cheers

    Jamie

  • #2
    i have only bench tested mine so far, and yes, the EAX and the unit itself, does seem to gobble up about 30% proccessing power. Am yet to test it in the car, with a nice CPU and display card hogging visual plugin to really work it.
    If i cant have my pretty visual plugin in my car... all because of some sound card my life will be lost! *sob*

    altho, it is 24bit 6 chan.....comprimises comprimises! LOL
    Ford XR6T blueprint 4.0 L twin cam turbo.
    Xenarc 7" touchscreen M10000 Audigy 2 NX
    ITX 120W PS 80gig HD, 256MB Ram, USB wireless internet/LAN
    Griffin Powermate Panasonic DVD-CDW
    Pioneer 5x7 Four way, 2x12 pioneer subz
    600watt 6chan USA audio AMP

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    • #3
      I use the NX nad M10k and have never noticed any chopiness. I haven't done DVD playback so i can't say if it gets choppy at that point or not. There are a few things about the NX I don't like though. The mic and line-in inputs are shared. You can use one or the other, not both. The master volume reverts to 100% upon resume from suspend or hibernation.
      2004 4runner

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      • #4
        i had issues w/dvd playback on my old m9000
        Car: 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S
        Mods: Yep
        Carputer: VIA M9000 | Opus 150 | 512MB PC2100 | 60GB Notebook HD | Slim/Slot DVD/CDRW | Audigy2NX | Xenarc 700TSV | (2) DSCustoms DS700HRS (in trunk) | SMC USB 802.11b | CoPilot | DLink FM tuner | Cliffnet

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        • #5
          what have you got now m8?

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          • #6
            pci audigy 1/pci geforce on a m10k
            Car: 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S
            Mods: Yep
            Carputer: VIA M9000 | Opus 150 | 512MB PC2100 | 60GB Notebook HD | Slim/Slot DVD/CDRW | Audigy2NX | Xenarc 700TSV | (2) DSCustoms DS700HRS (in trunk) | SMC USB 802.11b | CoPilot | DLink FM tuner | Cliffnet

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            • #7
              well i just tried the dvd audio demo disc that comes with the audigy nx 2 in the car with a M10000 and it cant even play it. Very dissapointed. in fact it sux.
              I dont have any other programs going, have the USB cable for the sound card in a dedicated port, and the 6ch dvd audio sounds totally messed up and choppy. ive tried tweaking heaps of things and no good. Unless there is something i am missing. Anyone else with this sort of setup had similar results? or any success getting it better?

              cheers.
              Ford XR6T blueprint 4.0 L twin cam turbo.
              Xenarc 7" touchscreen M10000 Audigy 2 NX
              ITX 120W PS 80gig HD, 256MB Ram, USB wireless internet/LAN
              Griffin Powermate Panasonic DVD-CDW
              Pioneer 5x7 Four way, 2x12 pioneer subz
              600watt 6chan USA audio AMP

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              • #8
                check your drivers, there's a version of drivers/firmware that originally shipped w/it which was usb 1.0, but they have updated ones for usb 2.0 on the web

                i kept w/the usb 1 due to the fact it had less problems dealing w/standby

                btw... their customer support sucks on really technical issues....
                Car: 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S
                Mods: Yep
                Carputer: VIA M9000 | Opus 150 | 512MB PC2100 | 60GB Notebook HD | Slim/Slot DVD/CDRW | Audigy2NX | Xenarc 700TSV | (2) DSCustoms DS700HRS (in trunk) | SMC USB 802.11b | CoPilot | DLink FM tuner | Cliffnet

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                • #9
                  I hate to gloat but wouldn't it be a better idea to use the SPDIF port on the M10k and out put it to a Surround Sound Processor such and the Panasonic CYAC300-EX. It is a little more expensive than a high end soundcard but you get DTS decoding along with Dolby digital and Prologic and no silly processor/resource/standby problems

                  Just a thought
                  -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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                  • #10
                    I have the NX2 and never any issues with it. Run 6 channel audio off it right into an amp and even playing dvd's I never see alot of cpu usage.

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                    • #11
                      Do you use a EPIA M10000 motherboard?
                      -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by antimatter
                        Do you use a EPIA M10000 motherboard?
                        I do but not in my car. It was just slow. Though i have plugged it into that unit and not had any issues.

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                        • #13
                          Stimps:

                          I didn't get the Audigy 2 NX to play back DVD-A on my M10000 either. It just isn't fast enough. This was after a fresh WinXP install too with no other software running. Sucks eh?!

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                          • #14
                            yup. Just downloaded the new driver for the 2nx will try it later.
                            Do you have to install a set of codecs, namely the AC3 codec to play dvd's?
                            I did get a DVD to play back smoothly, video only , because I hadnt installed the NX yet. *sigh*
                            Im thinking im going to have to remove the m10000 and totally replan out my whole car pc install, and have to go with something much better. So much for all the VIA website's Hype. its all bull**** really.
                            Ford XR6T blueprint 4.0 L twin cam turbo.
                            Xenarc 7" touchscreen M10000 Audigy 2 NX
                            ITX 120W PS 80gig HD, 256MB Ram, USB wireless internet/LAN
                            Griffin Powermate Panasonic DVD-CDW
                            Pioneer 5x7 Four way, 2x12 pioneer subz
                            600watt 6chan USA audio AMP

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                            • #15
                              well i just tried the new driver and what a difference. It plays!!
                              image has ghosting tho, correct colour shades are not correct, probably my video driver...
                              Ford XR6T blueprint 4.0 L twin cam turbo.
                              Xenarc 7" touchscreen M10000 Audigy 2 NX
                              ITX 120W PS 80gig HD, 256MB Ram, USB wireless internet/LAN
                              Griffin Powermate Panasonic DVD-CDW
                              Pioneer 5x7 Four way, 2x12 pioneer subz
                              600watt 6chan USA audio AMP

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