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Stormer777
01-02-2004, 06:34 PM
I get exellent FPS but I notice that when there are a lot of sounds going on my PC will lag significantly. I have an on board sound chip (on mobo). If I bought a seperate sound card, and turned off my onboard sound, would my FPS not drop as much due to sounds? Don't sound cards have their own CPU and wouldnt use yours?

Stormer777
01-02-2004, 06:34 PM
I get exellent FPS but I notice that when there are a lot of sounds going on my PC will lag significantly. I have an on board sound chip (on mobo). If I bought a seperate sound card, and turned off my onboard sound, would my FPS not drop as much due to sounds? Don't sound cards have their own CPU and wouldnt use yours?

crazyivan1970
01-02-2004, 06:48 PM
The only one on-board sound system that is very nice and not CPU consumptive is SoundStorm on nForce2 based mobo`s. Others are CPU sckers http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

If you get something like Original Audligy, it`s cheap and will help alot. Just my 02c

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Bearcat99
01-02-2004, 08:03 PM
I have the Soundtorm and it is nice!! You could get an OEM Audigy one card for @ $55-$65

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VW-IceFire
01-02-2004, 08:10 PM
Soundstorm is great...infact its a full audio processor so its totally unlike any other onboard sound solution that I'm aware of. This means that the Soundstorm doesn't use any more CPU cycles than any other sound card. Infact its apparently less intensive than the Audigy.

I have both...but I've recently taken the Audigy out (with all its popping and clicking and garbage) and the Soundstorm works fantastically.

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CARBONFREEZE
01-03-2004, 03:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
Soundstorm is great...

I have both...but I've recently taken the Audigy out (with all its popping and clicking and garbage) and the Soundstorm works fantastically.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I agree on your assessment of SS. Its dissapointing to hear Creative Labs still has not run the noise issues out of their cards yet.. odd.

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