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Integrated Sound "Card"

Integrated sound support is fairly common, particularly on retail brand-name machines. Even the lesser clones have figured out by now how to do basic SoundBlaster emulation. However, bear in mind that sound cards use many system resources and can cause many hard-to-diagnose problems when they are of low quality. Most of the integrated devices provide rather basic functionality not approaching the high-end capabilities of the real add-in cards.

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