Could you elaborate on the E-MU 1212m being a "superior" card? I'm assuming by superior you mean that the E-MU 1212m sounds better than the Xonar Essence STX, if you could elaborate on that I'd appreciate it!
Could you elaborate on the E-MU 1212m being a "superior"? I'm assuming by superior you mean that the E-MU 1212m sounds better than the Xonar Essence STX, if you could elaborate on that I'd appreciate it!
It has a superior DAC and ADC, especially for the cost.
Very different cards meant for very different people, However according to the data and measurments the STX has the superior DAC chip. Feel free to check and compare for yourself. I am in no way saying one card is superior to the other as this is a apples to oranges comparison...they are not the same.
Make sure the plug is inserted fully a buddy had the molex connected but he had a splitter etc in there somewhere and the card wasn't getting a good
conenction so everything looked good but no power. You are better having a straight tap straight to the card from the PSU as all the amplifier
ciruitry is powered through the molex not the bus.
The card is fully inserted into a PCI-E x16 slot, and the molex connector is only used for the card. I think this is more of a software issue.
This comes up when the card is not plugged in but as you stated it may be a error if the card is has power supplied. Double check the molex connector a buddy had his plugged in also but the conenctor was not actually supplying power for one reason or another.
OK, here is an update on the situation. All attempts to run the card from the PCI-E x16 slots failed miserably. I broke a part of the heatsink to be able to stick the card in one of the PCI-E x1 slots. So far, so good, but when I boot with the Xonar in place (powered up) Windows BSOD's the moment it enters the loading screen. Without the Xonar the machine boots up normally. Any suggestions? (Already god the latest bios... 2007 :/)
I failed to boot up properly the first few times after I installed my card. However, I figured it was due to my machine being overclocked and in particular the system bus. After I lowered it back to default (and later back up a bit) it's been it's usual rock stable self. The card is seated in a regular PCI-Ex1 slot since I wanted to avoid it being close to and obstructing the air flow to my passively cooled Radeon HD4850.
Core 2 Duo E8400, default 333MHzx9 multiplier, now running at 444x9