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I got me one of these bad boyez rat har:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...37&CatId=2770#
From an old rig i gutted and i was wondering if it will be better or worse than my current onboard sound
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
I got me one of these bad boyez rat har:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...37&CatId=2770#
From an old rig i gutted and i was wondering if it will be better or worse than my current onboard sound
Don't know what drivers are like for the old audigys these days, but I can assure you with great certainty that that card will sound better than your onboard.
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Don't know what drivers are like for the old audigys these days, but I can assure you with great certainty that that card will sound better than your onboard.
Thanks alot,normally i wouldnt care but 6 out of my 7 expansion slots are filled in and the last one is a PCI slot , so i fgured id fill that in while im at it.
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Thanks alot,normally i wouldnt care but 6 out of my 7 expansion slots are filled in and the last one is a PCI slot , so i fgured id fill that in while im at it.
I was able to use the Daniel K drivers with my old Audigy 2 ZS Platinum. I would check around for those drivers, and you should be golden.

Scroll to the bottom of the images and you should see a download link.

http://nomoregoatsoup.wordpress.com/2008/03/29/sound-blaster-audigy-series-vista-support-pack-feb-24-2008-by-daniel-kawakami/

EDIT - Scratch that! The download is missing. I didn't download it, but I went a little further here:

http://nomoregoatsoup.wordpress.com/...port-pack-3-8/
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i think staying with the on-board is the best choice
if the modded drivers above didn't work you will be in trouble , drivers for WIN7
IMO go for a 20$ 5.1 Xonar DG its way better and its PCI
    
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I just let windows install the drivers, and it seems to work fine, is this ok or should i use the DL link you guys gave me?
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