View Full Version : Will this help the sound?

11-02-2008, 10:31 PM
I have a sound card I took out of an old 2000 Dell. Is it too old that it won't make a difference, or will it actually help?

11-02-2008, 10:49 PM
What will you be putting it in? If it's a new(er) computer with HD audio, you will probably be better off with the onboard, but depending on what that is, it could still be better. The Realtek HD audio has a very quiet sound output.

11-03-2008, 12:27 AM
Any sound cards that you would remove from a Dell of that age are either a Turtle Beach card (!!!!) or a Creative Card. Either one would likely be an upgrade from onboard sound, but a model number or something would tell us for sure.

Can you give anymore information on the card, or even the Express Service Tag from the Dell?

11-03-2008, 05:13 PM
Its a creative.

Model: CT5807

11-04-2008, 01:29 AM
You likely wont notice much of a sound upgrade, except perhaps better stereo separation and imaging. Performance wise, this will help since the CPU wont have to run the onboard sound.

11-04-2008, 06:54 PM
Oh okay. I'll use it then. I think that the cpu help is enough of a reason for me to run it besides the audio.