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Sound card suggestions?


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Hey everyone, just joined this forum because i thought i could suck up a lot of information about computers.

I am currently looking for a decent sound card for my computer i just built a few months back. Right now im using on-board sound on my Gigabyte EP45-DS3L Motherboard and it is pretty weak, my sound is very low when all volume controls are set to max. Anyways, If you have any suggestions on decent sound cards for around 50$ i would really appreciate it.

Here are some specs of my computer if they help at all :

Mobo : Gigabyte EP45-DS3L
CPU : Intel Q8200 2.33Ghz x4 Quad Core
OS : Windows XP Pro SP2


Thanks in advance, Ck-

Edited by CkY2K, 03 August 2009 - 09:38 AM.

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You should have no problem getting lots of volume from Gigabytes on-board sound so there is something wrong there. Are you sure everything is connected properly, the amplified speakers are powered up, and the audio output settings are not muted or set too low?
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First off, thanks for the quick reply. Second, im positive its all up and i dont use speakers i mainly use a headset.. and i like it loud. I just bought a Creative Fatality gaming headset it should be here soon. If you have teamviewer would you care to look at the HD Audio manager settings? If not thats fine i understand people are busy.


Again, thanks for the fast reply and i look forward to more replies.


Take care, Ck-
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I think you should borrow a set of speakers and see if they work.
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I have speakers they are loud.. its my headset that is the problem it doesnt go high at all the speakers go very high.
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I have speakers they are loud.. its my headset that is the problem it doesnt go high at all the speakers go very high.

Then I would be looking at a new headset before looking at new sound card. Have you tried that headset in another computer?
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No, its a cheap-o from walmart 17.88 i just bought a Creative Fatality gaming headset will be here in a few days.
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No, its a cheap-o from walmart

Hmmm, well, I would sure trust a Gigabyte motherboard over a cheap headset. Keep us posted when the new one comes in.
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Will do, thanks for the help.
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