I've been using onboard audio since I built my PC. I know a newer sound card would add a slight performance boost, but what about an older one? Would the act of freeing up CPU resources still give me a boost or would the old card drag down my system?
I have 2 old Soundblaster Live! cards and an old Turtle Beach Santa Cruz. I run Windows XP with an X2 4200+ card and 2 gig of RAM. I'd have to drive to my storage to get them so I thought I'd ask if anyone knew.