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Old 02-19-2006, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is SoundBlaster better than Nforce4(DFI lanparty UT-D) onboard?

I just got a Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit for $5 and was wondering whether or not the audio will be better than the onboard audio for DFI Lanparty UT-D? Or whether or not it will increase my gaming performance?

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Old 02-19-2006, 07:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Im pretty sure that it is better but not 100% but im pretty **** sure cause its not onboard and it is 24-bit cause i think onboard is only 16-bit.

but im not sure.

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Old 02-19-2006, 09:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes is better. Try it out see which one u like better.
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Old 02-19-2006, 09:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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the soundblaster live is a great low money card, i have it.

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Old 02-19-2006, 09:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes it's better. I think a retail sound blaster live card sells for 24 USD now-a-days.
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Old 02-20-2006, 01:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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A real SB Live! is somewhat better than the integrated on an NF4. They're built using pretty similar technology, which was huge when original Nforce first came out. Your SB Live! should give you better sound plus it won't be sucking up cpu cycles like your onboard is doing.
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Old 02-20-2006, 05:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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cool so im gonna just install the card on then
thanks guys

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