I have an old Sound Blaster Live 5.1 Digital that I use to use on my old Motherboard because the onboard died then the board died also (2 blown caps ) so I got a new board the ASRock N68C-S UCC this has onboard sound the VIA VT1705. What is happening is that the onboard sound some times stutters where as on my old motherboard with the Sound Blaster that never happened at all & the only thing to have changed in my system is the Motherboard. So any help would be nice
Update the Via audio drivers at Asrock if you haven't done so.
The last time i used my Sound Blaster Live 5.1 Digital was in 2003 on a WIN98 pc.
If you have an O/S past XP the SB is rather useless = no driver support.
You're onboard is probably 24bit and the SB isn't.
Would the fact I only have a Athlon x2 5000+ (OC'ed to 3.1GHZ) in my system be making it stutter more when playing games that use the CPU a lot if so I guess adding card could off load the sound processing from the CPU.
Yeah on the PC I love 2.1 better so when I have the time I will get a Midi file and play it on both cards that way we can see how good both cards are at Midi synch play back to me that shows off how good a card is at its simple to tell.
Well have installed the card working fine for sound output but no sound in for my Microphone oh well didnt record Midi files was only just a lil better but gunna test GTA IV and see if the crashing is fixed and will post back