Having gotten rid of my Creative sound card and moved to my Realtek onboard sound, I can say the only thing I miss about having a sound card was the power of the signal it put out. I have to turn my speakers up more, and my headphones aren't as loud as they used to be. In fact, the power of the obnoard audio is so low that if I plug my headset into it, the volume of the internal recording mechanism, which records the audio being played at the moment (similar to What U Hear, it's called Stereo Mix) drops, but returns to normal volume when I plug my speakers in, which are powered externally. This has been confirmed by switching between my speakers and headset with my onboard sound and with the sound card. I'm looking for a way to boost the power of my onboard sound. Pencil modding a resister for less resistance? My board is the Biostar TF720 A2+, as listed in specs.