So you are suggesting that I get a new sound card? Meh. That would work. I used to have a SB Live 5.1 in my computer, but my brother took it out, so I will probably have to buy one of those once more. Well, what if that doesn't work though?
I am sure the sound card will fix your sound problems. Onboard sound is basic at best even with a good chipset, specially on some older mobo's where they didn't even bother with aproper chipset but used CPU to run the sound, that's probably what yours is doing.
I am running Athlon 2200+ 1Gb DDR and GF4 MX440 with Creative Live 5.1, I get 65+ FPS even in big maps with lots of players. Your 9000 pro is a slightly better performer than my vid card, you have plenty of mem, your CPU is a bit slower but not that much so you should get about the same performance with Live 5.1.
One things for sure though, it won't make it worse. :lol:
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