Is a sound card required in a computer?

Answer It really depends on the motherboard of the computer. Most current motherboards include on-board sound. In my opinion, getting a discrete sound card is somewhat of a waste unless you have a great... Read More »

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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 »

How important is a sound card to a computer if the computer already have sound?

The sound IC on today's motherboards has improved. It is only if you find it is not good enough that you need a card. More expensive motherboards often have better sound, uop to 7+1+2 channel (7 ch... 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 »

How to Locate the Sound Card on a Computer?

The sound card on a computer, whether a desktop or laptop, is tasked with processing sound and passing it through the appropriate device, such as headphones or the system's speaker. Some sound card... Read More »