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When a computer's specs say:

video = On board

sound = on board


what does it mean?


Does it mean that I am stuck with the

video and sound cards on the mother board?

Or can I switch those for better components?

Thanks for help


For example:

If you see -
www.unitedmicro.com/comp_main.htm


you will see that several of them mention "on board".

What precisely is meant by that term?
 

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It means the parts are soldered into the motherboard. Usually you can disable both within the BIOS at bootup if you want to use another AGP/PCI card. Better to just avoid any boards that include on-board stuff since you're paying for features you won't use.
 

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On board sound is not necessarily bad. P4PE has on board SPDIF which is quite good.


On board video on the other hand is usually a real looser. The video system is sharing the system memory which means PCI bus activity for writes to the screen.
 
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