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if i turn off my on board audio, will i gain in cpu power/ less stress.

is a sb xfi and good?
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xfi model sb0550, that all i could get off the card.
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x-fi model sb0550 corresponds to the x-fi elite/pro. I used to own the same card and it sounded better than my integrated realtek audio. I don't think it will make much of a difference for the cpu.
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so i should install it, or sell it? i just use headphones/mic, speakers if i watch a movie.
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so i should install it, or sell it? i just use headphones/mic, speakers if i watch a movie.

It would, without a doubt, be better than onboard. To answer your question, it would take the audio processing away from your cpu, freeing up some cycles but sound processing doesn't take up that many cpu cycles. The real benefit will come as sound quality (with the use of a soundcard).
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