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Old 12-10-2007
Samuel Marin
 

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What sound card?
Hi all.

I'm puzzled.
I've spent some time now searching for a basic soundcard that would meet
these specs, to no avail. What would you then recommend?

My specs:
PCI 2.0 soundcard (not 2.1, 5.1 nor 7.1) - does any manufacturer ever
make those anymore?
XP and Vista compatible - will be used on a dual boot system
Not too CPU-load-demanding - at least much better than any integrated
sound chip
Will collaborate with Mackie Onyx Firewire soundcard - Mackie ASIO
drivers are used for pro audio apps, and the basic soundcard will be
used for multimedia and game apps
Sound not too crappy.

Any advice welcome. You could even mention chip names, which will help
me find different cards using them.

Thanks a lot.
Sam.
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Old 12-11-2007
Dustin Harper
 

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Re: What sound card?
Hercules Fortissimo 2 works fine (I've only tested it in 32 Bit). It's a
decent, low cost sound card. However, it is a 5.1 sound card.

Most Sound Blaster cards work (Audigy, Live!) work with XP & Vista.
Basic, low cost.

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Samuel Marin wrote:
> Hi all.
>
> I'm puzzled.
> I've spent some time now searching for a basic soundcard that would meet
> these specs, to no avail. What would you then recommend?
>
> My specs:
> PCI 2.0 soundcard (not 2.1, 5.1 nor 7.1) - does any manufacturer ever
> make those anymore?
> XP and Vista compatible - will be used on a dual boot system
> Not too CPU-load-demanding - at least much better than any integrated
> sound chip
> Will collaborate with Mackie Onyx Firewire soundcard - Mackie ASIO
> drivers are used for pro audio apps, and the basic soundcard will be
> used for multimedia and game apps
> Sound not too crappy.
>
> Any advice welcome. You could even mention chip names, which will help
> me find different cards using them.
>
> Thanks a lot.
> Sam.

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