How to Buy a Sound Card?

Answer Sound cards are better than built-in sound. This article explains how to install a sound card.

Top Q&A For: How to Buy a Sound Card

My old computer had windows 98 with a sound card. i have updated to win xp now the sound card will not work?

That's actually quite normal. Not all hardware is compatible with windows xp. The best you can to go to: the update software, and automatically install a... Read More »

Can I damage a 5.1 surround sound computer sound card by hooking up 7.1 surround sound speakers to it?

In general NO - but it really depends on how you hook it up.If you run optical to a AV Receiver - this is the way it is normally hooked up to any 5.1 device. Your HDTV, BluRay, DVD player or HD cab... Read More »

Why Do I Get A Clicking Sound When I Record With A Microphone Through The Sound Card?

Even if it depends on the software, that sounds like RF interference. Is your sound card build on to the motherboard or in a PCI slot? If it's in a slot, try moving it. Position it far away from ot... Read More »

Is the Creative X Fi Sound Blaster Laptop Sound Card worth it?

Just for the fact that your movies and music will sound 1000% better, it's worth it. I've had my X-Fi for about 6 months now and I'm glad I got it. It looks like it comes with a compatible wirele... Read More »