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I have my onboard 8 channel audio. Or maybe its 6 channel, i don't remember. Anyways, I have a 16 channel sound card that is just collecting dust at the moment.

Until a few days ago, I had no idea that sound affected performance at all. I read that this monster sound card could relieve stress on the CPU since it had its own processor to process the audio factor.

My question: Will my dinky little 16 channel sound card relieve any stress off my CPU? I'd put it in if I could get even 5 more frames per second.

Thanks
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 4.0GHz GA-890FXA-UD5 Powercolor AX 6950 2GBD5-2DH G. Skill Ripjaw X series 2x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracude 7200.12 Western Digital junk drive HP DVD RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Asus VE278Q 27" Razer Lycosa OCZ StealthXStream 600W 
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any sound that is not interganed will reduce because it has its own processor so you compy doesnt have to use your cpu to preduce sound
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Ok thanks pal.

btw...nice system, (less the GPU)
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 4.0GHz GA-890FXA-UD5 Powercolor AX 6950 2GBD5-2DH G. Skill Ripjaw X series 2x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracude 7200.12 Western Digital junk drive HP DVD RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Asus VE278Q 27" Razer Lycosa OCZ StealthXStream 600W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF-X Razer Abyssus Razer Sphex Plantronics Gamecom 777 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 4.0GHz GA-890FXA-UD5 Powercolor AX 6950 2GBD5-2DH G. Skill Ripjaw X series 2x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracude 7200.12 Western Digital junk drive HP DVD RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Asus VE278Q 27" Razer Lycosa OCZ StealthXStream 600W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF-X Razer Abyssus Razer Sphex Plantronics Gamecom 777 
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