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If Anyone Is Interested, I Got My High-End Asus Xonar Essence STX Soundcard To Work.. by Boondawg
Started on: 03-30-2014 03:58 PM
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I did massive tweaking in bios, I readdressed IRQ's, tested slots, and finally took my computer completely apart and added hardware & memory one at a time.
No help.
I then searched everywhere (EVGA don't have them) for older BIOS.
I found them and started backwards-flashing these BIOS:

E175_SZ1B
E175_SZ1D
E175_SZ1E
E175_SZ1F
E175_SZ1G
E175_SZ1H
E175_SZ1I
E175_SZ1K

I got it to work on E175_SZ1E.
The newest BIOS is E175_ SZ1K.

So now I just gotta' work them forward until the soundcard don't work no more then jump back one.

And yes, the sound this card produces is indeed remarkable.
Almost worth the hassle.

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Report this Post03-30-2014 04:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlacktreeClick Here to visit Blacktree's HomePageClick Here to Email BlacktreeSend a Private Message to BlacktreeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That's good to hear. Just don't tell the wifey, or that computer rebuild might get shelved.
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Originally posted by Blacktree:

That's good to hear. Just don't tell the wifey, or that computer rebuild might get shelved.


I know, but I have to tell her.
Trust is everything.
I gotta' give what I expect to get.
I'm not fuggin' up my marriage for anything.

But she probably gonna' end up letting me do it anyway.
Because there's no law against me acting pissy until I get my way.

After all, I learned that from her!
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Somehow, I knew you'd figure it out.
Congrats!

Edit - I would look at what the BIOS upgrades were designed to "fix".
If the upgrades don't have any effect on your particular system, I might be inclined to leave it where it is.

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Originally posted by Raydar:

Somehow, I knew you'd figure it out.
Congrats!


Yeah, but i'm always that guy.
Why can't I be the guy that knocks it out of the park, first time out?
Stupid brain.

Boonie's Mom: "What do you want to be when you grow up, Precious?"
Boonie: "A troubleshooter, Ma!"

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Originally posted by Boondawg:

Yeah, but i'm always that guy.
Why can't I be the guy that knocks it out of the park, first time out?
Stupid brain.



You coulda got lucky, I suppose, and had it work the first time you plugged it in. but then you might have made a simple (seemingly unrelated) change and it might have stopped working. Then you would have been even more confused, and wonder what you had blown up.

But the truth of the matter is that most people aren't lucky all the time. But some (like you) have the determination and the ability to figure stuff out. You create your own luck.
Nevermind that this is a piece of hardware that most people wouldn't bother with. And you made it live.
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I must have missed the original thread somewhere. What was wrong with the card.....compatibility issues?
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Originally posted by Boondawg: Why can't I be the guy that knocks it out of the park, first time out?

I've come to the conclusion that this guy is a myth.

Men like to pretend to be this guy, just to make each other jealous.

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Originally posted by IMSA GT:

I must have missed the original thread somewhere. What was wrong with the card.....compatibility issues?


Yeah, it's a nForce pci-to-pci bridge issue:
//www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum6/HTML/105979.html
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Man, lifes way to short to not enjoy great-sounding music!

Xonar Essence + FLAC + Sennheiser HD598 = Pure Bliss
And that's on the cheap (around $300 bucks)!

I wonder what a full-blown-money-is-no-object headphone system must sound like...
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Enjoy!
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Report this Post03-31-2014 09:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 84fiero123Click Here to Email 84fiero123Send a Private Message to 84fiero123Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Aha, So,

Your PC got harshed, right, 'cause your

system heaps at the wrong parameter.

So l toasted the dated directory,

tweaked the P-RAM...

and reglazed your subroutine.



Nice going Crawl!

Steve

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Technology is great when it works,
and one big pain in the ass when it doesn't



Detroit iron rules all the rest are just toys.

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Originally posted by Boondawg:

Why can't I be the guy that knocks it out of the park, first time out?



Because you don't just go to a store and buy a 'ready-made' pc. You build your own...

(not that you don't have issues with those 'store-bought' machines as well)


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And........I just got all my overclock back.
Back up to 3.8GHz.
Overclocking is always nerve-racking to me.

Next the memory overclock...

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Motherboard - EVGA 750i SLi FTW
Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz @ 3.8GHz
CPU Cooler - Asus Silent Square
Memory - 8Gigs OCZ Platinum 1066MHz PC2 8500
Videocards - Dual-EVGA GTX-275 896MB Superclocked
Powersupply - Corsair TX750watt @ Single 60amp 12v Rail
Monitor - Westinghouse 37" LCD
Soundcard - ASUS Xonar Essence STX
Speakers - Cyber Acoustics 100 watt 5.1 Surround Sound & Sennheiser HD-598 Headphones
Chassis - NZXT Phantom
Operating System - Windows 7 Ultimate

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Now that your up and running give this a try at 1080p:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo4746XZgw8
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Originally posted by California Kid:

Now that your up and running give this a try at 1080p:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo4746XZgw8


Very nice!
Thanx!
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