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Realtek ALC888T vs Audigy2 Platinum ?

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Hi all,

I currently have an Audigy2 Platinum card running in Vista. It generally works okay, but the drivers are a bit pants, plus sometimes the sound will just stop working and I will have to disable/re-enable the sound adapter.

I then realised that I've obviously got on-board sound with my motherboard. This is a Realtek ALC888T sound chip with 8.1 support. I was wondering if I would notice much difference in sound quality by using the on-board sound?

Also, are the Realtek drivers better in Vista than the Creative ones?

I have a Creative 5.1 speaker setup at the moment which serves me well.

Thanks guys
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The Audigy2 is vastly superior to onboard, seriously onboard sucks no matter what and uses more CPU utilization. I still have an Audigy2 Platinum EX because quite frankly nothing out there is what i'd call an upgrade.
 
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The Audigy2 is vastly superior to onboard, seriously onboard sucks no matter what and uses more CPU utilization. I still have an Audigy2 Platinum EX because quite frankly nothing out there is what i'd call an upgrade.
Well, I think you're probably right.

What are the most successful drivers you are using Mark? I think I tried the Daniel_K ones, but I was getting BSOD all the time, so I re-installed the Creative drivers. In the end the BSOD was due to a bad CPU overclock, so I might try the Daniel_K variant again.
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