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    Creative SB Z/HD558

    Update in case anyone else has this problem: I *think* I was actually able to fix it after putting it in a PCI-E x8 slot and setting it on 24 bit, 48000 Hz in the Advanced tab of the Speaker Properties. I had it higher after switching the PCI-E slot, but I still got weird popping noises and...
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    Creative SB Z/HD558

    It's just random. Seems to mostly happen when something new loads, IE CS:GO. I switched the PCI-E slot that I had it in and the random problems seemed to stop, but I still noticed I got the left/right switch. That's fixable by changing the config to stereo and back to headphones, but that's a...
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    Creative SB Z/HD558

    A sigh update: I noticed what appears to be a common problem with this card, where after a bit the sound will reverse/bass will play louder in the right ear/things just sound wonky in general. Googling around a bit I haven't really found a solution, but it appears it's definitely not exclusive...
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    Creative SB Z/HD558

    Sweet, I'll give those a shot. Thanks!
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    Creative SB Z/HD558

    Yeah, I'm a 100% headphone user on my desktop and I also read that as well, although not everyone agreed on it. I'm using the mic that comes with it and it's surprisingly good, better than the Zalman clip on I think. If you have any tips or settings you found helped the sound a lot, let me...
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    Creative SB Z/HD558

    I ended up going and grabbing one from MC last night on the way home. Really happy with it so far. Strikes me as odd that people say there isn't a difference between onboard and a dedicated card. The difference was clear to me right away, and I should probably do some more tweaking. Coming...
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    Creative SB Z/HD558

    Hello, I've been doing some "research" on upping my sound game on my PC. I currently have a set of HD558s using onboard sound. From what I've read, something like the Creative SB Z sounds like it would be good for someone who is not an audio junkie, but still wants decent quality sound. A few...
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    5820K showing 4 cores

    Heyyy, there we go. All is good now. Thanks for the help everyone!
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    5820K showing 4 cores

    Updated the BIOS and still have the issue. The OS was going to be my next question. I just took this SSD from my old machine with an i5 and plopped it in here. No good?
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    5820K showing 4 cores

    It was retail, got it from MC. Not crazy at all, at this point I'm up for any suggestions :)
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    5820K showing 4 cores

    Didn't even know there was an option to select the number of cores used in the BIOS. It was set to auto, but I manually set it to 6 and it still shows 4 in Windows. I probably don't have the latest BIOS. I actually had to exchange this same motherboard because the first time I got it I tried to...
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    5820K showing 4 cores

    Hello, I bought a 5820K a few months ago. I'm not a huge hardware guy, so I just throw things in and if it works I'm happy. But looking at it more closely now, it's only reporting it has 4 cores instead of 6 in Windows as well as CPU-Z. Did I get a "bad" CPU or something? It's reporting...
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    Amazon PCDD Square Enix Bundle - Starts Oct. 14

    Not working again :(
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    Accidently breathed onto my CPU while building....

    you killed it nice work www.newegg.com
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    Palm Pre

    Why is that?
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