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I've been wondering this for a while now. I replaced my mobo with a P4P800E deluxe, which has 8.1 on board audio. I also have a soundblaster audigy card. Is there any point in using the card? Will using onbaord audio put more strain on the cpu? I've been using the onboard audio, becuase audigy drivers are a pain and always seem to have problems on my pc.

I have altec lansing 4.1 speakers so I don't need 8.1. Sometimes I play games through headphones.

I just wanted to know if I should put the card to use.
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post #2 of 6
Not really going to strain the CPU either way. Your Audigy would prolly pull more of a load since it's going though a PCI slot instead of hardconnected to the mobo.
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post #3 of 6
use ur card and not the onboard...always the better option...in my opinion at least
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Youll always want to use a sound card because it will take away resources from the CPU, theres no sense in having onboard sound ruin performance.
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ya onboard sound processing uses system resources, lowing performance, so your better off using the SB audigy....
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post #6 of 6
Not to mention I havn't heard of a onbaord yet that can rival an Audigy in sound quality.
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