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#1 Mindovermaster

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 00:40

My onboard sound makes that loud buzzing sound. I tried shielded cables, 2 different speakers, they all gave out that buzz. So, I found my PCI Creative SBLive. Put that in, all is well again.

 

Should I keep that card, or get something new? Like a PCI-E card? I mean, it is 2000-age. It still works great, but will I get anything more from buying a new one? I'm no audiophile, running Logitech Z4 speakers.




#2 John.D

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 00:48

Could be the audio drivers, where did these come from??  And mic isnt on is it??



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:13

It ain't drivers. I'm on Linux, I heard this before, but not as loud.

 

Was the 1024 edition: http://en.wikipedia....nd_Blaster_Live!

 

And I have a MIC on my speakers.



#4 Thrackerzod

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:21

If it works ok I would just keep it. I have my SoundBlaster Live card I bought in 1998 and it's still a really good card in my opinion.



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:23

If you don't feel a difference (audio wise that is), then why not? It's a solid card, there's drivers for Linux... why change? I've bought a semi-professional sound card for a digital audio workstation that uses Linux; because of budget I've found a card from 1999 that not only had drivers for Windows 8 but even for newer Linux kernel as well. So in the end i've got a good card, compatible with the Linux version of the DAW and even works in Windows 8. Sometimes just because something is old doesn't mean isn't good.



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:52

That it is. A good old card. Guess I just had cold feet. *puts on socks*

 

Edit: I wonder where my old ISA sound card is... :laugh:



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 02:42

lf you have the means, I would purchase the Asus Xonar Essence STX card.  I have it, and it's fabulous.



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 02:52

I used to have a ASUS Xonar or something that came with my old 1156 motherboard. But that is sold on eBay already a few years ago....