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AC97 or Sb Live!

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by sirlemonhead, 8 Jun 2006.

  1. sirlemonhead

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Dec 2005

    Posts: 563

    Location: Dublin

    Using a Realtek onboard sound chip on my motherboard at the moment for sound. I have an old SB Live card hanging about.

    Would it be any better than the AC97?
     
  2. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 23,932

    AC97 isn't a sound chip, it's a Codec. We need to know what the sound chip on your board is before we can let you know what's better.
     
  3. MeatLoaf

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,201

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    What mobo are you using?
     
  4. sirlemonhead

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Dec 2005

    Posts: 563

    Location: Dublin

    Ah yeah you're right :p

    It's one of the Realtek ones on the Asrock Dual board.

    This fella apparently "Realtek 850 7.1channel AC'97 audio codec"
     
  5. Radiation

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Oct 2003

    Posts: 4,030

    Onboard is probably better in this case.
     
  6. sirlemonhead

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Dec 2005

    Posts: 563

    Location: Dublin

    Ta :)