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#1 UnclePritchard

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:30

Hello forum users!

Sorry if this has been posted before but I wanted to ask if anybody by chance managed to get the audio driver for Asus Xonar DX to work on Windows 8. I first tried the 64 and 32 bits versions on the 64 bit install and it did not work at all. This being said I was wondering if installing the 32 bit version could solve some problems... Asus do not have an updated driver for Windows 8 on their site so if anybody got the chance to find out something please post a reply.

Thanks a lot!


#2 reaper1576

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:30

Try these they work perfectly for me on my D2X http://brainbit.word...nified-drivers/

#3 OP UnclePritchard

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:41

thanks reaper... i will install and will report ASAP... probably some time next week since i will leave my country in a few days.
have a nice week-end!

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 14:54

BTW found that I get better audio quality from using the C-Media panel with GX enabled option depends what you got your DX connected to running it into a Logitech Z5500 with analog and digital but analog is used primarily for my audio.

#5 Pyr0

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 16:55

I installed the Asus Xonar Unified driver, but because the Xonar controls were failing to load in Win8 CP x64, I had no 5.1 surround despite setting the Windows sound control to 5.1... :(

I managed to get 5.1 working by editing the registry.

I have Win8 CP installed on a spare drive, dual booting with Win7.

In Windows 8, I loaded the system registry hive from Windows 7, gave the key a name of "W7System", and found the Xonar settings under:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\W7System\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E96C-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0007\Settings]

Note: The correct path may differ slightly on each machine.

I exported the keys to a reg file, edited it to use the relevant path in the Windows 8 registry ([HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4d36e96c-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}\0007\Settings]) and imported.

After a reboot, 5.1 is working correctly and sound quality is much improved :)

Pity the Xonar control panel is still non functional, but at least I can enjoy 5.1 and same eq settings etc. I had set in Windows 7.

#6 OP UnclePritchard

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 17:31

hello

I have a 2.1 setup enabled so I guess I won't have any problems with EAX and 5.1 related . I have installed the 32 bit version and will post the results as soon as I have something.
thanks for sharing and taking your time

#7 OP UnclePritchard

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 17:36

I have a 2.1 setup so I should have no problems with the 5.1 part or EAX or something. thanks for posting all your thoughts and taking your time.

#8 OP UnclePritchard

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:41

hello all... so i tried to install this driver to no avail... did it on a fresh reinstall of a 32 bit flavour and the 64 bit that i was talking about while i posted this thread and it did not work at all... i highly believe it is something that has to do with the driver and more specifically with the spdif part because the optical signal runs well between the receiver and the soundcard and i get a dolby digital sign on my receiver however no sound is present...
i think i will wait for the next windows 8 release since ASUS are not really famous for updating their drivers too often and/or quickly.
thank you all for your great support!

#9 OP UnclePritchard

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 16:26

update: i managed to get it to work with installing windows 8 32 bit on VMWare WorkStation 8. it seems that the sound, video and network settings are automatically propagated to the VM from my host OS. did not even bother to install the unified drivers in the VM since it seems to be useless anyway. hopefully the release candidate will solve the sound problems. on MS's page it seems that Xonar DX is reported as a compatible product however it already has 3 negative votes.
good luck!

#10 OP UnclePritchard

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 16:20

update:
it works with Unified Drivers 1.6 on Release Preview 32 bit.
Will post if problems arise.

#11 Dot Matrix

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 16:21

Installed for me no issue.

#12 OP UnclePritchard

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 16:33

for some reason the mute and L-R balance dom't work in the control panel. will update with DFX behaviour.

#13 OP UnclePritchard

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 16:58

dfx works great however the asus control panel disappeared... good thing i tuned the settings earlier. still the audio works ok

#14 OP UnclePritchard

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:31

the drivers work well under Windows 8 RP also.
For the 64 bit version of unified drivers install the test mode and disable the signature checks to succesfully install.
For the 32 bit version the maximum that needs to be done is to enable test mode (if usual install fails).

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 09:14

I'll be interested to see if Asus even release any Windows 8 drivers for the Xonar range. I've got an Essence STX and it's one of my only worries about moving to Windows 8!