Implementations vary greatly in quality. So, say, an on-board buffer is out of the question? All chips include a 16 to 64 sample buffer already; any larger would simply introduce additional latency. Ars Scholae Palatinae et Subscriptor. Also, things like onboard DTS decoding and true hardware surround will see the light of day on PCI soundcards, but likely not in onboard solutions. Sound’s like he actually knows his stuff!

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How bad is AC97 onboard sound

Jun 27, Posts: One real bad amp can over ride all abif good components “HOG”, in this case, seems to be used in reference to computer processing time, not so much as the other kinds of resources. I try to give as much detail of this problem as I can think of right now: Sep 19, Posts: As other people mentioned, the output from the K7S5A is fairly quiet, so don’t expect headphones to be very loud.

Games that don’t take advantage of the hardware acceleration, can perform all those tasks in software, thus, a reduced performance is perceived than those that can take advantage of hardware acceleration OR by not performing the tasks at all, getting a performance boost in the other things that program does. Instant Repair Help over the Phone 6ya.


I feel the Ac 97 is perfectly fine though. Dec 26, Posts: Sign in anonymously Don’t add me to the active users list. Many web sites reviewing motherboards that usually use Creative chips claim that the AC97 codec is at fault for significant performance hits, but I’ve never encountered a site that makes similar claims about Creative sound cards that use the AC97 codec.

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Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. ZivilynBane1 Ars Praefectus Registered: This can get in the way of other PCI device trying to fight for resources, but they would still need to use the resource whether or not it is on Board or on a card.

At least i hope so. Nov 24, Posts: Compared to the others, it does a decent job. Irrelevant except for USB solutions. May 29, Posts: Sound’s like he actually knows his stuff!

Hitman 2 has a soundtrack recorded with the baltic? This does not preclude improper support circuits, timing Sound quality is a cumulative of the components used.


Aac97 system conflicts with AC’97 too, at least from my experience.

However, I have noted a couple occasions where the increased CPU utilization had a bearing on gameplay. AC97 On board, off board That depends on the listener.

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As many games are Windows now, this interface should be removed or disabled to release the resources it takes. DVD players address this in their specialized decoder chipsets; PCs don’t have the proper signals on the backplane to allow such practices, so no matter how you go about it the CPU HAS to get sc97 with the show. Mark why won’t my laptop work?

I’m in a serious need of music right now Go into your bios and disable all your audio settings until you xbit XP installed. If its software mixing See below on Sound and no sound. This seems like a great new product idea to me. Community Forum Software by IP.