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XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 05:06 AM
If I got a sound card instead of onboard sound how much of a difference would it make? How much of a load would come off my cpu, would that give me better fps? I plan on using studio Monitor headphones. Thanx

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Message Edited on 08/23/0310:52PM by tRANsiENt69

XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 05:06 AM
If I got a sound card instead of onboard sound how much of a difference would it make? How much of a load would come off my cpu, would that give me better fps? I plan on using studio Monitor headphones. Thanx

2100 athlon
1 gig 2100 ram
ti 4600

Message Edited on 08/23/0310:52PM by tRANsiENt69

XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 05:13 AM
on board sound is a resource hog, so yes getting a sound card would be a great improvements./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 05:19 AM
Speaking for my Soyo Dragon the onboard sound is (can I use this word?) crap /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif My sound blaster Audigy is way better

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XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 05:27 AM
INdeed, im looking to upgrade my sound system... my old gamming rig had a SBLive card, 3 speakers and a subwoofer. But it lacked Graphics and power...

My new rig has graphics and power, but an Avance AC97 onboard chip and only 2 speakers...i get a noticably larger amount of chirps and crackling than i did with a added Soundcard.

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XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 05:41 AM
so whats the best card then Audigy?

XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 05:43 AM
Audigy Platmun 2 /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 05:53 AM
tx man

XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 05:54 AM
Audigy is the best, but not completely trouble free...

I personally liked the SBlive series, but they are no more.

Audigy seems to have sloppier drivers.

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XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 11:48 PM
any thoughts on the Audiotrak Prodigy as an alternative to the Creative Labs cards.