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Should I Get A Sound Card

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#1 welshpilot


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Posted 30 September 2007 - 08:47 AM

Hello all
i have a Asus p4s8x-x motherboard which has on board sound i have recently had a problem with the p.c and am about to fit a bigger hard drive and a fresh install of windows xp i have upgraded the pcu and the memory , as i am a avid flight simmer whould it make any difference if i was to fit a sound card and turn off the on board sound ( if posible ) i am thinking it may give me a bit more performance as i asume the pcu would be less loaded by the sound card than the on board sound ??
any help or advice apriciated
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#2 garmanma


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Posted 30 September 2007 - 09:58 AM

I have onboard sound and I'm quite happy with it. Depending on what you select you'll see improvement. I seem to recall people raving about the new 5000 sound chip. I would think a sound card would require more power (if that's what you mean by "less loaded") but minimal at best
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Posted 30 September 2007 - 10:54 AM

Tomshardware.com covered this awhile back, although I am at a loss to find the article. The on board sound does use some system resources but not much. You will see minimal gains by using an add on card. The money is best spent on more ram.
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