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So I would always say that a dedicated sound card will out perform onboard sound. But is my SB Live card now that old that my onboard will beat it?

I know the UD3P has like X-Fi built in and what not, but I always found half that stuff to be a crock. It was crap quality and would lag if the CPU was really stressed.

So Im wondering if I should bother putting it in or not. Ive been trying to wait for a newer SB card to go on sale... I do have Klipsch speakers so quality does mean something.
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So I would always say that a dedicated sound card will out perform onboard sound. But is my SB Live card now that old that my onboard will beat it?

I know the UD3P has like X-Fi built in and what not, but I always found half that stuff to be a crock. It was crap quality and would lag if the CPU was really stressed.

So Im wondering if I should bother putting it in or not. Ive been trying to wait for a newer SB card to go on sale... I do have Klipsch speakers so quality does mean something.
Most on-board audio on any decent board made in the last 2-3 years will sound better than a SB-Live.

Also, your board has very generic Realtek HD, not anything like an X-fi. Regardless, it's still better than the SB Live.
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Cool well maybe I will leave it out then. thanks! (+rep)
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