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post #31 of 38
I honestly dont believe your sound card went through all that abuse as in literally and still survived.
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post #32 of 38
Quote:
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I honestly dont believe your sound card went through all that abuse as in literally and still survived.
Kid is bored, just wants attention.
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post #33 of 38
It only 2011. If your sound card is from 1999, it hasn't been 15 years yet. Thought you should know.
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post #34 of 38
Maybe you got exceptionally crappy OB soundcard, cos when I switched to dedicated I can't tell any difference.
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post #35 of 38
Because onboard sound is usually pathetic.

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Originally Posted by KingofKings View Post
Maybe you got exceptionally crappy OB soundcard, cos when I switched to dedicated I can't tell any difference.
You didn't switch to that great of a card, however. Still should beat onboard.
 
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post #36 of 38
2 days in pool and still working? Not sure.. unless was empty.. put some pics of it..
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post #37 of 38
Don t want to take part of the onboard audio ,but making the assumption that all onboards are crap is not good.
They can t beat a decent discrete card ,but if the chip used is new and the way motherboard is designed is good ,it should deliver decent sound.
   
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post #38 of 38
There is a variation of quality with onboard sound. Some are better than others and some are really poor. That being said there tends to be more noise when using onboard sound and almost always even an old card will sound better than onboard. Its a matter not just of the DSP they use but the other components as well.
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