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Well, if everyone says to use it, I guess I will. Can anyone recommend any audio software I can use to test and try to hear the differences between my onboard and this card? Just curious, thank you all for the replies so far.
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post

Throw it in, it will be better than onboard. I have a nice sound card that I'm not using in my Rig for aesthetics purposes. I find onboard good enough for my needs anyways.

And that was my thought as well. I used to have this card installed in my old PC for years and it does sound great, but when I upgraded recently I just wasn't sure about putting this 4+ year old card in my new rig. To me, everything sounds the same currently as I am not someone who could pick out the subtle differences.

It will be almost no effort to install anyway. BTW, I am using a 5.1 Logitech speaker setup at my desk, so I am not using head phones. Not sure if that would make a difference in decision to use versus not using.
post #13 of 16

if you have music that is flac, run it using foobar2000, thats what i use for all my music now

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Originally Posted by bioniccrackmonk View Post

And that was my thought as well. I used to have this card installed in my old PC for years and it does sound great, but when I upgraded recently I just wasn't sure about putting this 4+ year old card in my new rig. To me, everything sounds the same currently as I am not someone who could pick out the subtle differences.
I have a 3 year old Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro Series in my PC cant see any reason why i sould upgrade
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I use FOOBAR to play back FLAC music thumb.gif
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Sound cards, like almost everything else audio, doesn't improve at anywhere even remotely close to approaching the rate at whichccomputer technology evolves. This means that even if you were to "upgrade" to the latest and greatest sound card, you likely would not be able to tell a difference in sound quality except through very high end speakers or cans.

Combine that with the fact that you are not going to come anywhere near the limits of the PCI interface bandwidth, and you have a card that is 100 percent viable.

Use it and enjoy it, don't upgrade until you are forced to by either lack of a PCI slot or a dead card.
   
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