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Audio card on new Dell please!!

by cmlmich / August 11, 2005 12:22 PM PDT

I am buying a new Dell 9100 from a reputable seller on Ebay. It is loaded with everything I want except two things. Sound card and IEEE 1394 port. It comes with a intergrated 7.1 dolby sound card. Is that going to be a problem running with some games or programs? Also is it easy to install a IEEE 1394 port?

Thank you

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Audio card on new Dell please!!
by Stan Chambers / August 11, 2005 12:38 PM PDT

The sound should be decent. As for the firwire port, you can pick up a pci card for this, around $20 to $30 bucks. Just be sure the machine has a few extra pci slots, in case you want to install a sound card or other upgrade at a later date.

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nope, not a problem
by AKonny47 / August 12, 2005 1:13 AM PDT

but buying a soundcard and disabling your onboard audio will save your cpu power for the game (you will get more fps).

as for firewire, most creative soundcards come with a firewire port, the Audigy 2 series so you get a fire wire port and a nice soundcard for the same pci slot.


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