I've got an older pci sound card: SB Audigy 2 SE (Model # SB0400), and I'm wondering if I should use that or my onboard sound? The onboard is on my DFI LP x38 T2RB mobo. I believe it's Realtek ALC 885 (at least that's what the mobo box says). I have a decent set of Logitech 5.1 speakers and am planning to also run through my nicer home stereo system with Pioneer VSX-D510 receiver.
Assuming SB has windows 7 64 bit drivers, would it make a difference using win7 64bit or XP 32bit?
Well I ended up ditching the audigy card because it seems that creative didn't bother to update the excellent software package to Windows 7. So all I could get was basic driver functionality but no control of specific speaker settings/volumes/speaker diagnostics/etc.