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New sound card (128 vs. 96KHz sample rate)


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Peptobismol165

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Hello!
I have a really nice sound system (A 5.1 Logitech Z680 THX certified) and a stock sound card. Music comes out great, but I feel as though my sound card is restricting my sound system. The voice comes in a little soft, and if I fix that the bass is really funny. Sometimes the sound is more concentrated to the Left than it is to the right, sometimes the right doesn't even work at all! I'd blame it on the sound system, but I plugged my system into a friends sound card and it sounded great! I'm debating if I should get a new one. Here's my specs:

Current sound card:
Can't tell... BUT it's 7.1, has a 128KHz sample rate (At least that's what Realtec says) 24-bit audio, Dolby Music/Movie, ect. It's the stock sound card for the P7P55 SUPERCOMPUTER motherboard.

Want to get:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16829102041

The thing I'm worried about is maybe the new card isn't worth it? The Sample rate goes down on the new card. Plus the new card doesn't have a DTS decoder, does that mean something? However the new card is THX certified and has all those fancy THX decoders, would that be an upgrade or not?

THANKS!!!
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phillpower2

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Hi Peptobismol165

Before you purchase anything try uninstalling the present sound chip and the drivers, restart the computer and allow the hardware wizard to reinstall the device and drivers and see how that goes.
Your suggested replacement sound card is rather expensive for what it is, an alternative should one be required http://www.newegg.co...N82E16829132013
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I don't like the Realtek Audio Manager. There's no control over ANYTHING!! Does the card you suggest run under Realtek?

Whats your opinion on the THX vs DTS decoder?

Last question: Is the 128KHz vs 96Khz a big difference?
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I do not have a detailed knowledge of the card so here is a professional review http://www.vortez.ne...d_review,6.html
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