• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Realtek HD Audio vs. Creative Sound Blaster 128 PCI

Casheti

New Member
Joined
May 3, 2006
Messages
4,421 (1.03/day)
Likes
29
#1
Hi. I have Realtek HD Audio (Motherboard integrated) and I was wondering whether to put in my old Creative Sound Blaster 128 PCI instead. I'm not sure which one is better, so I'm asking you guys. Thanks in advance, Casheti.
 

xman2007

New Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2006
Messages
633 (0.14/day)
Likes
4
Processor E4300@ 3.0ghz
Motherboard Asus P5B
Cooling Arctic freezer
Memory 2gb supertalent ddrII 1000 5.5.5.15
Video Card(s) Inno 3d 8800gts 320mb
Storage Seagate 320gb
Display(s) 19" widescreen tft 5ms
Case Antec 900
Audio Device(s) X-fi Xtreme Audio
Power Supply Hiper 430w 30a dual rails
Software Vista Ultimate
#2
i maybe wrong but i would say stick with the onboard its gonna be a lot newer than and old soundblaster 128, could be wrong tho. does the sb have eax ? or you could just install it anyways and try out a few games see which gives you the better sound.
 

Casheti

New Member
Joined
May 3, 2006
Messages
4,421 (1.03/day)
Likes
29
#3
I have no idea what it has, that the trouble. I may just have to do what you said, and install it and see what happens on BF2. My BF2 always crashes or lags out because of my poor soun. On top of that, I only have 1GB of ram, and a poor 2.8GHz Pentium D (Dual Core), which sucks in single core applications. Not to mention my suck ass motherboard. ASUS P5LP-LE.