stormy13, first off, thanks for the warm welcome!
second, thanks for your reply. Its actually ironic that im only using this old computer only to store and listen to music haha. The sound from the card aind that bad at all btw
I have no idea if it has Realtek onboard audio (how to check?)
There is only one set of jacks to plug in headphones and thats the old CT card, so i figured (perhaps wrongly) that i dont have onboard audio.
also, in winamp the spectrum analyses is showing audio signal.
Mainbord (data from CPUID);
manufacturer; Gigabyte Technology
chipset; NVIDEA nForce3 250
Graphics (once again data from CPUID)
ATI RADEON standard VGA graphics adapter
old stuff, old stuff, but id really like to keep using it
thanks in advance