No need for speakers... Enable or Disable Onboard Audio in BIOS?
My Alienware computer doesn't have a soundcard, but an onboard audio processor. I use a headphone amplifier that runs out of a USB port, so I don't need the speaker outputs. I disabled the onboard audio in my BIOS to see if my headphones still work, and they do. My question is, since I don't need 85.1 channel surround sound (sweet 2.0 is good enough for me, since I've got headphones that are top-notch studio quality), is there any benefit to having the onboard audio running? Will I get better performance with or without it enabled?