Solved Do I need to disable onboard audio after installed a dedicated sound card? Tags: Sound Cards CPUs Components Performance Audio Boost Last response: March 1, 2014 1:43 PM in Components Share crazekid362 March 1, 2014 1:36:19 PM For the minuscule CPU performance boost, do I need to disable onboard audio to free up CPU cycles. I know it's tiny but any bit helps. Thank you. More about : disable onboard audio installed dedicated sound card Reply to crazekid362 Best solution drtweak a b à CPUs March 1, 2014 1:43:52 PM Not really but you can. There isnt much the CPU does with the onboard sound card. Thats usually managed by the South Bridge. Reply to drtweak Share Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedNo "Onboard" option in BIOS to use onboard graphics card, after installing a dedicated video card Forum Can I just disable a sound card to use onboard audio? Forum I have onboard sound card but xp says no audio device installed. code 28, no multi-media controller driver installed Forum SolvedDedicated Sound Card VS. Onboard Sound Card Forum SolvedOld Dedicated Sound Card Better than Newer Onboard? Forum SolvedDedicated sound card vs onboard? Forum Onboard sound no longer functional after graphics card install Forum SolvedAudio delay between onboard and sound card? Forum Onboard audio broke, need advise for new sound card Forum SolvedRealtek Audio Driver Environment Editor / Get better audio fron on-board sound card Forum SolvedSound glitches every 60 seconds. Removed sound card and use onboard audio then sound is fine. Forum Audio Buzzing after installing, then removing new sound card Forum SolvedOnboard Audio or Sound Card? Forum SolvedSound Card or Onboard Audio? Forum SolvedMobo w/Realtek onboard audio OR sound card...let the debate end here Forum SolvedInstalled new video card and none of the Onboard audio ports are working... Forum SolvedLow class Sound card vs onboard audio 2013 Forum SolvedBuy a sound card or stick with my onboard motherboard 7.1 audio? Forum SolvedOnboard audio not working after new mobo installation. Forum Onboard sound no longer works after USB audio Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !