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Originally Posted by WeirdHarold;14959767 
Ok all you 990FXA - UD3,5&7 owners what are your thoughts on the onboard audio, is it at least decent?

I think the the onboard sound is pretty decent. I run it through the Optical Out to a 5.1 system. Most of the calibrations are done on my receiver, so I can't say how good the equalizer software etc is...

But, no complaints.
    
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Originally Posted by nyates;14960311 
I think the the onboard sound is pretty decent. I run it through the Optical Out to a 5.1 system. Most of the calibrations are done on my receiver, so I can't say how good the equalizer software etc is...

But, no complaints.

+1

However i'm using an old Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic with modded opamps XD It sounds much better! devil.gif
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Originally Posted by nyates;14960311 
I think the the onboard sound is pretty decent. I run it through the Optical Out to a 5.1 system. Most of the calibrations are done on my receiver, so I can't say how good the equalizer software etc is...

But, no complaints.

Optical out pretty much bypasses the onboard sound card's DAC; your receiver is doing all the decoding, aka all the processing that makes the sounds you hear.
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Originally Posted by WeirdHarold;14959767 
Ok all you 990FXA - UD3,5&7 owners what are your thoughts on the onboard audio, is it at least decent?

Very much so. Well, at least for my 2.1 setup and my old ears.. Listened to some Jean Michel Jarre (Aero 5.1) yesterday. And I did notice quite a lot of different sounds that I know for sure that I've never heard before. So I guess that Dolby does a very good job there. smile.gif
I actually would recommend Aero 5.1 for peeps with awesome sound setups. Just sayin'.. tongue.gif
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+1

However i'm using an old Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic with modded opamps XD It sounds much better! devil.gif

Nice! I wanted to do the mods but couldn't find the parts
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I went from a MA78LMT-S2 to a 990FXA-UD3 and my boot times are ALOT slower. Any ideas why? I'm on f4 bios if that matters.
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Originally Posted by tw33k;14960263 
The new Dolby driver works great. I'm very happy to stick with on-board audio.

Also, I fixed my slow boot issue. It was my USB 3.0 drive. I removed it and plugged it in internally and now no more slow start up. I knew I didn't like those Etron USB 3.0 drivers for some reason. The NEC drivers seemed a lot better.
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Originally Posted by nyates;14960311 
I think the the onboard sound is pretty decent. I run it through the Optical Out to a 5.1 system. Most of the calibrations are done on my receiver, so I can't say how good the equalizer software etc is...

But, no complaints.

Thanks to both of you, I also would be using an optical/toslink cable to output the sound to a 5.1 receiver so I'm very glad to hear from someone that is doing just that biggrin.gif
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There's a Rev 1.2 of the UD3 already? wth.gif
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Really?? I wonder if we can trade in our first rev. boards for the newer ones haha
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There's a Rev 1.2 of the UD3 already? wth.gif

Saw this also, nearly downloaded the bios by mistake. eek.gif
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