Advice Pls: Onboard Sound or Dedicated Soundcard? New PC build pending:

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by James S, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. James S

    James S Guest

    If I should be posting this type of question to another group, please
    advise.....

    Has anyone got any advice they care to share

    I'm in the process of building a new pc & the motherboard I'm looking to use
    is the Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro.
    It's onboard sound appears to provide Dolby 6.1 sound

    I've currently got Creative's SB Audigy card in my old PC.

    My question is should I bother to salvage the old card, puting it into my
    new PC or just use the new motherboards OB sound?

    Thanks,
     
    James S, Nov 30, 2003
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  2. James S

    IC Guest

    The Creative Audigy is way better than the on-board sound. nVidia Sound
    Storm can sound very good, but only if you have digital speakers and use the
    digital output.
    Remember to disable on-board sound in the BIOS before installing the Audigy.
     
    IC, Nov 30, 2003
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  3. Whilst I found the nVidia sound quality very good I had to use the mic.
    socket to utilise the Creative 5.1 speakers. Since I wanted to use the mic.
    as it was intended I bought a Creative 5.1 PCI card.
     
    Kenny Cargill, Nov 30, 2003
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  4. James S

    nemo Guest

    You don't have to disable the on-board sound, windows allows you to
    select the sound source.

    Regards

    nemo
     
    nemo, Dec 2, 2003
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