Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty Pro series ReviewDesja - October 10, 2007
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When making any sort of change in hardware it is a good idea to remove previous drivers from the old hardware. This helps avoid unnecessary hardware conflicts and needless installation complications. The card is easily installed. Step one would be to shut down your computer. Then disconnect all of the peripherals from the chassis. Before you work "under the hood", you may want to ground yourself with a grounding strap as an added precaution. After the case is open, the fun starts. Remove the old card if this is a replacement, or just push the new card firmly into a free PCI slot. I suggest leaving at least one slot open between your video card and any other expansion cards, such as network interface cards or modems( For those of you still on dial-up). The reasons for this being, that some of the newer graphics cards need more air-flow to avoid crashes and prolong the life of your hardware. After that, just plug in your audio cables into their designated ports and boot up your computer.
Once your computer has booted up, insert the driver disk (designated for your operating system) into your optical drive and begin your installation.
This part of the installation allows you to make sure that you have hooked up your computer speakers correctly. It goes step by step for each set of speakers and allows you to test them individually.