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    Arrow Solution: SupremeFX X-Fi Software

    UPDATED: 8/16/2009

    For anyone stuck with the SupremeFX X-Fi sound card from ASUS, I feel your pain. Until I can get a Xonar, I'm stuck with this but the drivers/software from ASUS are a joke for the 'software' riser ASUS has bundled with our boards. Lacking ALL Win7 support and even the most basic Vista support, I've prepared another solution to the dreadful software provided with the REX, REX-II (and many other) boards.

    The serial key that comes with the ASUS board drivers CD (Rampage Extreme rev2, in my case) worked fine. AND, it works flawlessly. Finally, working panels and full 5.1/7.1 surround support - no tweaking or mind-numbing hacks to get it to work.

    2-step, easy instructions are included. Remember to install 'As Admin' under Vista/Win7.

    Clean Tested On:
    - Windows XP 32-bit/64-bit
    - Windows Vista 32-bit/64-bit
    - Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit (7600, RC, b7127, b7137)

    Pack Contains:
    - Realtek HD Audio driver R2.22
    - SB X-Fi Volume Panel
    - SB X-Fi CMSS 3D
    - SB X-Fi Crystalizer
    - Smart Volume Management
    - Graphic EQ
    - Full Funtion Mixer

    ...and of course, full EAX for your games/movies.

    The full pack can be found here.

    Update:

    For Windows 7, it's recommended you use the SoundMAX installation CD for your card prior to installing this pack. I didn't want to include all the pack sub-components to cover EVERY install, this way the pack stays much smaller. If you don't have the CD, install the WDDM1.1 drivers from MS via Windows Update prior to this pack. This has been extensively tested and known to work on the following boards: (Thanks to everyone here who provided feedback)

    RE (Rev2)
    REII
    MEII
    and probably many more. Basically any ASUS board using the X-FI riser cards.



    Mods: I was going to post this in the SoundCard or hardware forum but it's more of a MOBO issue since this solution is for SupremeFX X-Fi boards (ASUS/REX, etc.) Feel free to move to another forum is it's not appropriate here.
    Last edited by Captain Zero; 09-07-2009 at 02:40 PM.

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    Nice, downloading as I'm typing.
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    Just curious, but is this any different than the X-Fi software included on the bundled CD? The only difference I can tell is the ROG branding in the one installed from the CD (came with my Maximus II Formula).

    But, this software is very hard to find on the web, so providing it is a great idea! Will surely keep a backup of this just-in-case.
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    This is a compilation of drivers I dug up through trial and error. It's not the bundle that comes with the board or is it the package on the ASUS site. I used stripped drivers from the REX II / Formula boards. It's quite a mish-mash but it works. Finally getting all the features fully enabled and working.
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    Working for me all. Thnx a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meaculpa View Post
    Working for me all. Thnx a lot.
    It took you 3 years to say that..?

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    i know some peeps that will enjoy reading this


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
    It took you 3 years to say that..?
    lulz
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    Thanks Captain

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    if there was a donate button like XDA dev. i would donate a good amount to you... i was searching for ever trying to see if the daniel-K drivers would work on the supremeFX... what chip is in their btw?

    edit: do i still need the soundmax drivers if i install these?
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    thanks.... will download when i get home
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whokidmo View Post
    if there was a donate button like XDA dev. i would donate a good amount to you... i was searching for ever trying to see if the daniel-K drivers would work on the supremeFX... what chip is in their btw?

    edit: do i still need the soundmax drivers if i install these?
    Glad this is working well for everyone. The lame software cards that come with our boards is a real weak link. Not to mention that the software 'bundle' that comes with it is a joke and with this pack there is no need for upgrades once this is installed since it already supports everything the hardware will ever be capable of.

    Whokidmo, to answer your question - no it won't hurt if they're already installed. Most people have them anyway.

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    So this works on the soundmax supreme x-fi card from asus also? As i seen your listed "realtek". Next question what about the sound blaster x-fi registration key part?

    As i'm trying to get a grasp on what you are doing here, as i had no issues with my Asus R2E and windows 7 installing my sound. If this will work i may try it, but the realtek drivers doesn't sound correct though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post
    So this works on the soundmax supreme x-fi card from asus also? As i seen your listed "realtek". Next question what about the sound blaster x-fi registration key part?

    As i'm trying to get a grasp on what you are doing here, as i had no issues with my Asus R2E and windows 7 installing my sound. If this will work i may try it, but the realtek drivers doesn't sound correct though.
    it will work on all realtek chips, even the ati HD cards u just need the key
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    Sounds like a good deal then, thanks for your hard work. Downloading it now and will test it later on tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post
    So this works on the soundmax supreme x-fi card from asus also? As i seen your listed "realtek". Next question what about the sound blaster x-fi registration key part?
    Yes, you use the original key from your installation CD and it works no problem.

    Glad to hear this is working for everyone.

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    i tried in on w7 64bit latest build and i cant use console
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    This works with the Supreme FXII (Maximus Formula x38?) Sound card?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShArKo View Post
    This works with the Supreme FXII (Maximus Formula x38?) Sound card?
    It works with the Surpreme FXII from Maximus 2 Formula P45. I think they are the same, or are almost the same. You should give it a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eSp!s0 View Post
    It works with the Surpreme FXII from Maximus 2 Formula P45. I think they are the same, or are almost the same. You should give it a try.
    If what you say is true then why does the pack contain only Realtek audio drivers when the Supreme FX II from the MIIF box is an ADI chipset based solution?
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    I don`t know, but I have the Surpreme FXII from the M2F installed and I am using this pack here and everything is working fine.


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    Got the Maximus Formula II and Fx, if this works on W7 x64 I'll personally tickle your nads.
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    This is for the SupremeFX X-FI not the SupremeFX II which is based on an ADI chipset and comes w/ the X38 Maximus Formula. the DDR 3 X38 board was the first Asus board to use the X-FI riser card the older ones prolly won't work with the driver set, (ie ones based on the ADI soundmax chipsets)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcanedeath View Post
    This is for the SupremeFX X-FI not the SupremeFX II which is based on an ADI chipset and comes w/ the X38 Maximus Formula.

    Yeah I figured that when the installer read realtek, oh well.
    W7 is a POS anyways (as is the pci-e soundcard from asus), now if I only could get my hands on server 2008. hmmmmm....

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