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Querra

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Hi there!!


I'm new around here and i wanted to ask you a few things if possible: My pc is an Intel pentium 4 2.4ghz prescott, motherboard asus p4s8000d-x, Videocard Geforce fx52000 128mb, the other day i installed battlfield 1942 and it was SO much lagged that i couldn't play, i tried to configurate some things and nothing...Finally i turned down the sound quality to 11 and it worked perfect!!!


My question is: Can an onboard sound card slow down so much a game??? if that's so, i want to ask you which are the features i should search for in a sound card to fit well (and have a good performance and sound) in my pc?

What's the difference between Pci and Isa?


Thank you so much :tazz:
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ISA was an older stadard for an add on slot, they havent been used in a very long time now, and they werent all to common back then either.

Depending on what settings you have on and to what level sound can be a fairly large resource drain if you dont have an uptodate onboard sound, but unless you have a very good sound system with good cabling then its not a noticable thing really, but a pci sound card isnt all that much a cheap audigy 2 is more than adequate.
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I have a few more questions


Is there someway to configurate my onboard sound card?


Is a Sound Maker Value 5.1 good enough?



Are this specifications what i'm looking for?


CHIPSET:

C-MEDIA 8738

SYSTEM INTERFACE:

32-BIT PCI BUS MASTER

PCI PLUG AND PLAY ( PNP ) BUS INTERFACE

SYSTEM INTERFACE:

MPU-401 GAME/MDI PORT AND LEGACY AUDIO SB PRO SUPPORT

SUPPORT EARPHONES 2/4/6 CHANNEL SPEAKERS MODE

BUILT-IN 32-OHM EARPHONE BUFFER

SUPPORT 2/2. 1/4/4. 1/5. 1 SPEAKERS

SPECIAL FEATURES:

FULL-DUPLEX PLAYBACK AND RECORDING

BUILT-IN 16-BIT CODEC

HRTF 3D POSITIONAL AUDIO

SUPPORTING BOTH DIRECTSOUND 3D&A3D INTERFACES

DOWNLOADABLE WAVE TABLE SYNTHESIZER

SUPPORTING DIRECT MUSIC

STEREO MIXER:

STEREO ANALOG MIXING FROM CD-AUDIO AND LINE-IN

STEREO DIGITAL MIXING FROM VOICE, FM/WAVE-TABLE, AND DIGITAL CD- AUDIO

MONO MIXING FROM MIC

SOFTWARE ADJUSTABIE VOLUME

GAME AND MIDI INTERFACE:

FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH MPU-401 MIDI UART

SOUND BLASTER MIDI MODE/STANDARD

IBM PC JOYSTICK/GAME PORT (DUAL CHANNELS)






Thank you again!
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Ive never heard of that card, i would personally stick with an auidigy 2 value they are usually only 20 to 30 quid and are worth it as they are good.

Im not sure what you mean by configurate i assume you mean configure but if its working and its onboard itll be going as good as its going to go, but also sound on BF1942 isnt really worth a new sound card just to get the extra sound as sound wasnt as big a priority as it is now when the game was made so its not fantasticly realistic even if you do have a full 5.1.

I would rather spend my money on a good gfx card instead of a sound card.
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Thanks and sorry bout my poor english, i'm not really from any english speaking country :tazz:
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Its cool, you should here me and i do come form an english speaking country, and english is a really weird language anyway.
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