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    hi guys
    will upgrading from a sound blaster live to a sound blaster audigy 2 improve fs proformance

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    The sound may be better depending on your speakers, but you are not going to get any more FPS.

    Hope this helps,
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    Default RE: sound card question

    As jJim noted.. you might experience better sound.. .. normally using a pci audio card will in a way enhance FPS as well as a dedicated audio card would remove some workload from the cpu ... or mainbard for that matter... but ehre.. you already have a pci card... o i doubt you lll experience better FPS..

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    All Sound Blaster PCI cards will take the load of off the CPU, so going from a Live! to an Audigy 2 won't provide any more performance. It will get you EAX 3 and 4 support and better sound quality though.

    Not all PCI cards do though. Some like the M-Audio Revolution give better qualoty than onboard, or even an Audigy, but still rely heavily on the CPU.

    loki

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    I had a Extigy external,was hard on the CPU,put in a Audigy 2 Value,did not now How good my Speakers sounded til I put in A/2 WOW!FPS went up,using 71.81 www.tweaksrus.com,using the NV3X performance.GREAT DRIVERS.Ron
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    if you have an Nforce 2 mobo with soundstorm you will get better frame rates by using the onboard sound: http://www.tomshardware.com/game/20030405/index.html

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    You need to make sure to use the digital output though. Analog speakers won't benefit unless you have a digital receiver between them and the PC. If you use the analog outputs on the motherboard you will only be using the Realtek onboard sound that most motherboards have.

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    Sometimes better performance is not necessarilly higher framerates, but what you get instead is less of a drop in framerates. This upgrade could help in that way, even if only by a small amount.

    I made the same upgrade and I did get better sound, that's for sure.
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