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I know theres been lots of debates about this, I do know sound CARDS like the X-FI or whatever its called is for sound quality but what about FPS? Does adding a sound card help FPS at all or will it raise by like 1? I got an old (not too old) PCI soundcard from about 2001 or 2002 I still got its install CD, I think its a Creative something. Will installing and using this card rather than using the current onboard Realtek HD sound take some load off my poor Netburst CPU? I also got a real old PCI sound card from about 1998 or so thats also from Creative.

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There have been a few articles about this recently... let me find...

All questions answered here: http://www.overclock.net/news-overcl...ighlight=sound
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One of the best articles out there; It showed me that difference between Hardware Accelerated Audio & Integrated Audio.

The State of PC Audio

Hope it helps!
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One of the best articles out there; It showed me that difference between Hardware Accelerated Audio & Integrated Audio.

The State of PC Audio

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Oh my god that's so cool. I had Wing Commander for DOS, but the characters never talked.... Grrrr....
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