Onboard sound or PCI sound card
Posted 13 May 2004 - 05:43 PM
I am running Windows XP with S2k (Athlon cooling program). Without the sound card i manage to futher reduce the temperature 5C (total 9C).
Ok my question is that should i keep using the PCI sound card? Cause the onboard sound is quite good compare with my sb live 5.1 (infact no different can be heard). I am planing to overclock further more because i get lower temperature without the card.
Some words of wisdom please?
Thanks in advance.
Posted 13 May 2004 - 07:04 PM
anyway ... to answere the question my way ...
the +on idle cooling is not worth NOT using a good soundcard like an Audigy2
it must be a difference of 50K then to let me think about ...
Posted 18 May 2004 - 10:21 PM
- generally they use less cpu time than an onboard soundchip, and will offer more features e.g. hardware d3d, positional sound, EAX etc - all good for gaming
SBLive 5.1 is still way better than AC97