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Post by dropleague on 18th July 2008, 9:26 am

Hahaz. this question sort of pop up into my mind...

what does a soundcard do?
and what's the diff between having one and not having one?

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Post by Biglowz on 21st July 2008, 8:02 am

Its supposed to enhance the quality of the sounds i spose?

Kinda like a graphic card... cant play high graphic games.. but when u look at ur desktop it still looks about the same as without a G-card.. Awesome (sparkly)

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Post by Digitalocksmith on 21st July 2008, 9:25 am

Very true....In a more technical sense, before the invention of the sound card, a PC could make one sound - a beep. Awesome (sparkly)

Although the computer could change the beep's frequency and duration, it couldn't change the volume or create other sounds.

At first, the beep acted primarily as a signal or a warning.

Later, developers created music for the earliest PC games using beeps of different pitches and lengths. This music was not particularly realistic and by todays standards was extrememly lame Awesome (sparkly)

Fortunately, computers' sound capabilities increased greatly in the 1980s, when several manufacturers introduced add-on cards dedicated to controlling sound. ie. Sound Cards.

Now, a computer with a sound card can do far more than just beep.
It can produce 3-D audio for games or surround sound playback for DVDs. It can also capture and record sound from external sources among many other things.
Thank the heavens for sound cards otherwise we'd still be listening to beep codes.

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Post by dropleague on 21st July 2008, 1:11 pm

oh okay.. hahaz. thanks! XDD

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Post by Biglowz on 22nd July 2008, 11:19 am

LoLs.. i guess my nuts didnt help at all? haha..


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Post by TeReX on 22nd July 2008, 12:00 pm

Well, your nuts might help the lazy readers. And, nice info digitalocksmith.

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