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Old 06-13-02, 11:01 PM
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should i lose my sblive value and use my motherboards built in sound?

i have a soyo dragon + w/ some digital sound card built in.

i had been using a sb live value (old) b/c i had a 4.1 speaker setup, but i got rid of it (too much cabling and the rear speakers kept falling over). so i have a typical 2.1 setup now.

question is, should i get rid of the sb live altogether since i'm no longer using it's 4 speaker capability and go w/ the mb's sound?

opinions?
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well- is everything working fine? if so why change a good thing. if you are in need of an IRQ or are unhappy with the performance pull it out and ebay the card. if not why bother.
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Listen to both, decide which one sounds better, and go with it.
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things are working fine... but i tend to be a minimalist. for example, i had a network card but the mb has a built in one... so i took out the network card as it offered nothing better over the built-in nic.

just thinking that since the sblive's main advantage of 4.1 speaker support is no longer needed, i should spend an hour to get rid of it...
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Originally posted by young
things are working fine... but i tend to be a minimalist. for example, i had a network card but the mb has a built in one... so i took out the network card as it offered nothing better over the built-in nic.

just thinking that since the sblive's main advantage of 4.1 speaker support is no longer needed, i should spend an hour to get rid of it...
then go for it.

I am more of a lazyist than a minimalist myself
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ah, crap... i forgot to mention that i am a card carrying member of the lazyist association

if someone told me that the built in sound on the soyo motherboard sucked, i wouldn't have, but no one is so i'll take it out.
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You'll do what you'll do. I have personally always detested integrated things on the MoBo.
Consider that the integrated sound is going to steal memory from your system.
Another thing to consider is that the SB Live! is an industry standard with good driver support and is a quality product. I have spent many hours tracking down drivers for non-standard items that were integrated (modem/sound card; integrated NIC; integrated video) and it just isn't worth the effort.

Good luck

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