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StarTech.com 4 Channel PCI Sound Card with AC97 3D Audio Effects Sound Cards PCISOUND4CH

3.6 out of 5 stars 60 customer reviews

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  • Dedicated hardware outputs for each pair of channels and a legacy Game/MIDI port for older systems and equipment
  • Backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support
  • 4 channel audio output via 3.5mm mini-jacks
  • Game/MIDI port
  • Support for EAX, Karaoke Key and Echoing
  • Full-Duplex operation for recording and playback
  • Supports up to 48KHz sampling rate
  • Legacy Audio SBPro compatible and DOS support

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: StarTech
  • Model Number: PCISOUND4CH
  • Audio Output Mode: 4 channel surround
  • Maximum Sample Rate: 48

Product Description

This 4-channel PCI sound card delivers high quality, multi-channel audio capability and supports Full-Duplex operation for simultaneous recording and playback. The sound card includes a microphone port for applications requiring audio input (voice chat etc.), two audio output ports for rich, clear sound, a Line-In port for simple connection of auxiliary devices, and for the gamer, the card includes a Game/MIDI port for using your legacy serial joysticks/gamepads in Windows XP or older operating systems. Providing a reliable, high quality audio experience, the 4-channel PCI sound card is backed by StarTech.com's Lifetime Warranty.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 6.8 x 1.4 x 5.5 inches
Item Weight 5 ounces
Shipping Weight 4 ounces
ASIN B000FHQTNU
Item model number PCISOUND4CH
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3.6 out of 5 stars 60 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #135 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > Internal Sound Cards
Date first available at Amazon.com January 31, 2012

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My hard drive crashed in my six-year-old Dell Dimension 8400, Pentium 4, 2 Gb of RAM. The OEM Creative SoundBlaster was a "special" model placed in Dell computers. The drivers were no longer available. I still wanted the computer to have sound but did not want to spend a lot of money for an older machine. This sound card by StarTech is perfect. The sound was much better than I expected. In fact, I'd have to say it sounded better than the SoundBlaster ever did. Setup was extremely easy. The software on the CD-Rom is very simple to use. I had no problems running it on my Windows XP Pro operating system. I would definitely consider other products from StarTech
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There was no reviewer here that stated this works with Windows 7. I'm happy to say it does. Did not try the software it came with but it is for winxp and below. Installed the card and Windows did not have drivers but was able to give a link to a website to get drivers. After installing drivers and restarting computer; card works great!! Best priced solution to get sound on an upgraded winxp to windows 7 HP computer which HP no longer supports.
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I know folks previous have said this card works fine with Windows 7. I'll have to provide a dissenting experience. I've been upgrading my own PCs for over 15 years so I know what I'm doing here for the most part.

In short, one set of drivers works fine except when you try to open the software utility that runs the card. On a fresh install of Win7 this creates a processing loop that hangs the computer and you have to force a reboot. Another set of drivers works fine except that the sampling rate is not correct, so any sound input via mic is distorted, making your speaking sound like a chipmunk during playback. So Skype, Ventrilo/Teamspeak, sound recording, etc are all unusable with this card. (Note, the most recent driver for this card is from 2008/Vista).

After months of trying to keep it working, the only method I found was using an older driver and turning off Windows automatic updates (because Windows keeps trying to update to the newest driver which is worse) and never trying to open the utility program. Keeping Windows updated is necessary though, so I've decided to remove the card and get a different one. I'm past the return date though so I can't get my money back.

So if you are a Windows7 user please think very carefully about getting this card. I wanted something cheap since my onboard sound hardware failed, but dearly wish I'd spent a little more money on something that the manufacturer states is compatible with Win7, since that at least would give me a leg to stand on if it doesn't work, in addition to having better driver updates going forward.
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I received the product a little later than I expected but otherwise I was very satisfied. It took me longer to remove the housing and modem that was in the only PCI slot on this computer than to install the sound card and install the drivers. Sound worked as soon as I booted the computer. For what this computer is used for, it was an excellent choice. No bells and whistles, but just a great lower priced product. This card was installed to replace the on-board sound which failed and installed in my 94 year old mother's computer which is mainly used for games. She is happy and that's all that matters.
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I installed this product and installed the software. I am using Windows XP pro and the product worked great from the beginning. I would recommend this sound card for anyone who needs sound on their computer.
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Couldn't get the drivers to work, so I just went to the store and got a different card and it installed right away.. Dont know what is wrong but I didnt even bother with their chat support
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I've been using this card for 29 days (yes, I counted), and it's been absolutely perfect for what I needed, which was a simple, inexpensive sound card so my computer could have sound again after the old one crapped out on me. I have my $450 Sony sound system plugged into it; it sounds great and has not yet given me any problems. So if all you need is what I needed, I highly recommend this card.

Oh, and for all the tech-savvy folk who were wondering, I'm running Windows XP Pro SP3.
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Installed this on a box with XP Pro, and the box wouldn't boot. It got stuck in POST startup, wouldn't even bring up the BIOS, said there was some sort of memory error. The soft on/off button on the front of my box wouldn't respond, and as it had no hard cut off switch on the power supply I had to pull the power cable, which caused a power surge that fried my processor. Ended up buying a new PC as I didn't have the time to build a new one.

Stay away. Far, far away.
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