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Old 06-03-2006, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok my current sound card is a Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 and its somewhat old but beats my onboard sound quailty and gets me better fps. My dad just got me a usb plantronics 5.1 gaming headset for my birthday and I was going to plug it in but I have 3 questions: 1) what renders the audio now for sound?, 2) will this reduce my fps or even raise it and 3) do i have to enable my onboard sound for it to work?

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i would assume those USB headsets use a software DSP to decode the sound unless there is a chip onboard the headset. either way i think it would be more stress on the cpu.
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