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April 12, 2010 7:14:12 PM

Hi

I was just wondering if my onboard sound card on my motherboard here
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=M3A770DE&s=...

is better than my sound blaster live! 24 bit card
http://support.creative.com/kb/ShowArticle.aspx?sid=637...

which one should i use?

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a c 216 V Motherboard
April 12, 2010 7:25:30 PM

If you have both, try each out and pick the best.

If you are looking to buy a sound card, try the on-board sound first. Most of the time you will find it to be excellent.

Only if you have high end speakers and a good ear would a sound card be worthwhile.

In past history, a sound card saved some cpu cycles, but with today's faster cpu's and multi cores any cpu savings is a non-issue.
a b V Motherboard
April 12, 2010 7:54:12 PM

Most onboard soundchips will produce better output then an old SB Live card these days.
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