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What is a sound card and what does it do?

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09/13/2011

A soundcard is part of your hardware. It can be on-board, that means integrated into your mainboard, or it can be external. It generates sound, that you can hear by usually using some low-quality 3,5 mm-stereo jack speakers or headphones. The sound can be music or special effects of films or games.