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That is a problem with onboard sound because it uses the CPU to render
The CPU is doing other things and has to do the sound at the same
time. Even a cheap sound card is better than that for sound intensive
programs. On board sound is for surfing the net or somethind less
intensive. I have an AOPEN $25 card that works quite well.