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Old 12-20-2006, 08:15 PM   #11
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Yes I just bought the same card. I don't know if you really need to plug it in because I had mine plugged in the first time I turned it on. I'd recommend plugging it in though.
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:19 PM   #12
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Well, cards are getting more powerful these days and they need more power than they can draw from the pci slot.
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:59 PM   #13
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looks like creative is also hopping on the bandwagon along with nvidia, AMD (ati), Intel and the motherboard manufacturers. Power connector here and there
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:25 AM   #14
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Maybe charge an extra buck here and there...

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Old 12-21-2006, 12:43 AM   #15
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The power connector on the X-Fi looks like the kind you would use from a floppy drive. The main processor has around 51 million transistors, compared to 4.6 million in the Audigy. In sheer power, the X-Fi processor is around 24x more powerful as well. Creative includes a splitter to go off a standard molex power connector if needed.
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odds are its there for a reason (like the plugs on video cards) so i'd use it just to be safe.
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Old 12-21-2006, 05:07 PM   #17
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Well as i said i bought the xtrememusic edition... and it would of been nice if they would have included the splitter... and at least told u in the instructions to connect it to the power! i didnt know since there was no splitter or the instructions to tell u to do so. so im using the card right now without it connected to the power supply, but should i go ahead and do that?
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Yeah, I would plug it in. You might not be getting the full potential out of it.
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Old 12-21-2006, 05:45 PM   #19
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i plugged it in... no noticeable sound difference. but what was noticeable was the incredible difference between the x-fi on onboard sound. i also got a set of logitech x-540s. good set of speakers for the price but i noticed that there seems to be a bit distortion on the high end trebles.
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