Strange issue - CI1 sample rate resetting to 44.1 khz

I am having a strange problem. My CI1 sample rate seems to like to reset it self to 44.1 khz when I open certain programs such as Amplitube 3. What appears to happen in Amplitube specifically is that I change the same rate to 48 khz, the program tries to connect to the hardware, and then it seems to fail and fail back to 44.1 khz. I haven’t tested but I would not be surprised if this is happening in other programs too (like Reaper).

Anyone have any ideas why this is happening? I am using the latest 1.7.3 driver, for the record, Windows 7 64 bit.