Will this old Card improve my sound quality

I found an old sound card from days yonder and im wondering if it will improve the sound quaility over the onboard audio.

Its a very old Sound Blaster PCI 128



I believe that its from the Windows 98 era so even if it would improve the quality of the sound I have a bad feeling that it would not work very well with windows 7.

What do you guys think
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  1. i would highly doubt it, and good luck with any sort of driver support :P
  2. nna2 said:
    i would highly doubt it, and good luck with any sort of driver support :P



    Well I was able to find a driver update for windows xp but I don't know how well that would work with 7 plus I would still have to find the original driver to update it
  3. Mrsquirreleo said:
    Well I was able to find a driver update for windows xp but I don't know how well that would work with 7 plus I would still have to find the original driver to update it


    it might work, but i've only had issues trying to get XP things to work in 7
  4. Nope it would actually have worse sound quality. I would be surprised if it even had 48khz 16bit audio. All onboard audio made in the last 5 years has 24 bit audio which is a huge step above a 1995 sound blaster about 10x better than the sound blaster.
  5. I found the manual online and it turns out it only is at max 16bit

    So I guess it sucks sound wise, but I does have that port on the back for an midi device or and old joystick which could come in handy considering I like to collect old computer stuff
  6. you can always get adapters
  7. nna2 said:
    you can always get adapters


    They have adapters for those old things? Could you post me a link to one?, I have no clue what you call those old ports so I would have a hard time finding whatever its called
  8. Thanks for the link, buying a $10 cord is a lot easier then getting a stone age sound card to work
  9. 0.0 i wish i knew viewing american newegg links was as easy as clearing my cache...

    im kind of suprised how expensive such a simple looking cord is
  10. I was actually looking after you linked that link and I found that windows 7 has no support for a gameport (thats their common name) so basically if I wanted to use a game port I would most likely have to boot into windows xp (maybe even 98) so maybe I'll just build a pc with the specs of a 98 computer, should be really cheap (floppy drive and all)
  11. it's easy enough to run them... i run windows 98 DOS all the time
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