I'm going to appeal to the members of this board to provide me with information for a database that will help me plan for a hardware modification of X-fi cards. More details on that later. What I will need, should you choose to help me, is: 1. the exact model of your X-fi card. Often the model silkscreened on the board is wrong, for instance all Dell OEM cards say "SB0460" whereas in fact they are SB0467. The most reliable way to determine the exact model number is from the serial number. The serial number is on a sticker on the back of the card, like so: In this case the serial number is MSB0240240030167. The serial number indicates that it's a model SB0240. What I would like you to post is the first 8 digits of your card's serial number (for instance if you had this card you would post "MSB02402") 2. The card's Hardware ID as seen by the driver. To do that: -if you're on XP: go to control panel -> system -> hardware -> device manager -> sound, video and game controllers -> soundblaster X-fi -> details tab; in "details" choose from the drop list "matching device ID". There will be a string displayed; please copy that string and post it here. -if you're on Vista/Win7: control panel -> device manager -> sound,video and game controllers -> soundblaster x-fi -> details tab -> from the drop list, choose "hardware IDs"; there will be one or more strings displayed. Please copy those strings and post them here. Thanks!