Difference between sound card & sound driver

March 25, 2011 at 02:28:36
Specs: Windows XP, 2 GB
Hello, the experts or seniors...

I'm curious about the computer hardware and always want to know more about them.
Actually, what is the difference between sound card and sound driver ? Are both of them can affect the computer's performance ???

Can you help me ?

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March 25, 2011 at 06:35:43
Always software control hardware and without it(soft) u can't use a hardware.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.

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March 27, 2011 at 02:39:03
Oh... I get that ! Thanks !!!

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March 27, 2011 at 04:02:57
Just a small expansion on that answer. In the days of MS-DOS there were really no such things as universal drivers. Software to handle most of the hardware was an integral part of the Operating System. And when it came to things like printers, each program contained its own routines to talk to the hardware. One of the big innovations of Windows (well, innovation as far as PCs were concerned) was to separate the drivers from the Operating System itself.

So no longer did programmers have to write routines to address the printer, they could just call functions in a universal driver. This meant that a program could be written to just "print"; it didn't have to know what sort of printer it was connected to or how it worked. And it was now much easier to add new hardware to a system.

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March 28, 2011 at 07:10:10
Senior, you mean that sound card and sound driver are dependent on each other???

If our PC have sound card, there must have sound driver... Am I right???

Is this principle is applicable on other hardware ??? Can senior explain to me ???

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