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Old 12-30-2005, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok my motherboard says it has onboard lan/audio
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157081

I have a sound blaster live 5.1 sound card and a network card which both take up pci slots.
So on my current mobo I am using about 4 pci slots.
If you read the specs, the mobo I am upgrading to has only 3 pci slots.
I am currently using 2 additional fans that take up pci slots.
One for my video card and one for system exhaust.

I was wondering if Onboard lan/audio would eat up my systems memory the same way onboard video does.
Onboard audio quality can't be too bad right?
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Old 12-30-2005, 09:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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onboard audio actually uses cpu resources which basically reduces system performance. onboard lan is alright. i don't even think it uses cpu or memory resources. ur better of using that sound card of yours but make sure you disable the onboard audio before installing ur sound card
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