Onboard Crystal 3D Sound Chip its good or bad?

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Onboard Crystal 3D Sound Chip its good or bad?

Postby ruthan » 2019-5-08 @ 19:44

Hello,
i have Zida TX98-3D MB for super socket 7 there is integrated sound card Crystal 3D, regarding of post table its connected to ISA. In manual is not any info about it, its good for DOS from point of compatibility? I guess that sound quality would be great as for all early integrated sound cards?
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Re: Onboard Crystal 3D Sound Chip its good or bad?

Postby badmojo » 2019-5-08 @ 21:46

Which Crystal chipset? Generally they’re very good in my experience.
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Re: Onboard Crystal 3D Sound Chip its good or bad?

Postby gdjacobs » 2019-5-08 @ 23:36

badmojo wrote:Which Crystal chipset? Generally they’re very good in my experience.


With some notable exceptions :)
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Re: Onboard Crystal 3D Sound Chip its good or bad?

Postby Grzyb » 2019-5-09 @ 19:50

Must be some CS423x, which I wouldn't call "very good", more like "average".
Yet another highly-integrated SBPro+WSS clone, does work, but there's nothing spectacular about it.
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Re: Onboard Crystal 3D Sound Chip its good or bad?

Postby ruthan » 2019-5-09 @ 20:25

By AIDA64 its CS4232, but if there is other info program to check it, i will do it, HWinfo is unable find anything, in manual is nothing. Only Crystal 3D. Unknow device identifier show 4236.
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Re: Onboard Crystal 3D Sound Chip its good or bad?

Postby keropi » 2019-5-09 @ 21:10

I don't think 4236 is "3D" - 4237 added SRS "3d" and 4238 added q-sound
My money is on 4237
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Re: Onboard Crystal 3D Sound Chip its good or bad?

Postby ruthan » 2019-5-10 @ 11:25

Ok lets assume that is 4237, what is best Dos driver for it? Win98 driver is included on CD, i didnt find anything else online.
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Re: Onboard Crystal 3D Sound Chip its good or bad?

Postby Grzyb » 2019-5-10 @ 11:55

http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.ph ... tate=44,36
If possible, set your DOS software to Windows Sound System - it's 16-bit.
If not, Sound Blaster Pro also works, but it's 8-bit.
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Re: Onboard Crystal 3D Sound Chip its good or bad?

Postby ruthan » 2019-5-11 @ 15:11

Thanks.
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