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KT400 mobos and onboard sound?

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November 8, 2002 11:16:59 AM

With all these new KT400 boards out, a question arises for the music writers. Whilst wanting to make use of the features of these new boards, i was wondering if there is likely to be any problems with using pci soundcards (e.g. SB LIVE!, or other more professional soundcard) in these systems? Is the onboard sound comparable to such cards (i think probably not), and if not, is there a way to switch the onboard sound off and just utilise the soundcard, or can they be used in conjuction to provide more ins and outs?
no reviews have yet tackled this issue, and the sound world seldom gets so involved in up-to-date hardware issues to review these themselves.
Is anyone bothered? does anyone have these boards yet to find out?
November 8, 2002 1:47:27 PM

I don't have a KT400 board, but, you probably can turn off the onboard sound in the bios or from within the operating system. You're right to assume that the onboard sound is not comparable to a sound card (depending on what you get).

Old age is a hoax.. Turns out to only be a severe back problem.
November 8, 2002 5:21:25 PM

Yes most on board sound chips are comparable to sound card sound. But sound cards give you surround sound and added input/output ports and a small amount of signal strength over on board sound.

John A
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