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DIfferent/better sound managing software?

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I have a

system running full 5.1 then I have for the side channels essentially making it a 7.2 setup. Pioneerisloud has already pointed out they are cheap speakers and essentally suck, but i like them, and for around $25 for one set and$15 for the other, I think they are great. My issue is I am using onboard sound and wont have money towards a sound card for a LONG time as last weekend my soon to be ex wife just walked out on me and my 3.5 year old son. she didnt make much to begin with, but it is still a small financial hit.

All that being said, I was wondering if there is any software out there to replace the stock realtek hd that give better control over the sound, and better sound all together. I cannot come up with a soundcard so I want to do my best to try to make everything sound a good as possible with what I have.
note - I do have a soundcard laying around its an old soundblaster and from what I can tell its pretty old/terrible and my onboard would sound better

Thanks ahead of time
-TLP
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If your mobo is Dolby Theater certified you can use this as additional software. I'm using it right now and it's great !

Also there are X-Fi mods but only done for old drivers (currently the latest is R2.63).
Edited by adridu59 - 8/7/11 at 2:41pm
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