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Soundcards!

By skitzo_zac
Sep 16, 2006
  1. I am going to build a new PC primarily for gaming at the end of the year/start of next year. I heard that having an actual soundcard will boost game performance because the CPU doesnt have to handle the audio. In that case if I do get a Soundcard do I have to disable the onboard sound on the Mobo, or do I just buy a Mobo that doesnt have onboard audio??
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Yes, disable the onboard sound if you use a separate sound card. Normally this is done in bios. You should also uninstall your old onboard sound drivers.

    I`ve not come across a mobo that doesn`t have onboard sound.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. skitzo_zac

    skitzo_zac TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 418

    thnx for that man!
     
  4. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Soundblaster Audigy's are good. 7.1 channels, and around 30$.
     
  5. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 650

    yes zacery my man creative all the way
     
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