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Hey, i recently found an old 5.1 soundcard i used on my older comp like a year or 2 ago.

its just a basic soundcard
TRUST SC-5100 5.1 Surround Soundcard.

Now i was wondering, would i gain any benefits if i'd place this in my current rig.
Right now i'm using the 7.1 onboard chip, and i'm having trouble with the sound quality of the 5.1 setup. headset works fine.
I also readed somewhere that having an external soundcard boosts performance in gaming a little since your cpu has less tasks to do or something.

So yeah, should i place this in my current rig or would it be a waste of time?

This site shows some more information, its a really cheap card. I payed it like 20euro or something back then.

http://www.power4pc.be/webshop/gelui...100_14319.html
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post #2 of 5
no. it is really old. you might be better off using your onboard. try it if you want. you will never know unless you do.
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Well first off, it will only boost performance if it has it's own processor onboard (higher end sound cards), to offload work from the main CPU. Secondly, if it does, it will be a 1-3fps increase at most. Seeing as it's so cheap, I'd say it's not much better, if not worse than your current onboard sound. Onboard sound has come a long way my friend.
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ok, i'll just leave it on the old dusted comp then.
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Yeah its really old. imo i wouldnt do it. hope this helps.
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