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Creative Sound Blaster 16 Pre-Amp 3000473000003 2 Channels 16-bit 48KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - OEM

  • 2 Channels
  • 16-bit 48KHz
  • PCI Interface
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Learn more about the Creative Labs 3000473000003

Model

Brand
Creative
Series
Sound Blaster 16 Pre-Amp
Model
3000473000003

Audio core

Channels
2
Sample Rate
48KHz
Digital Audio
16-bit
Polyphony
128 Voices

Ports

Line In
Yes
Line Out
Yes
MIC In
Yes
MIDI/Joystick
Yes

Spec

Interface
PCI
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0 or higher
System Requirements
100MHz or faster Pentium class processor
Intel or 100% compatible motherboard chipset
16MB system RAM
Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0 or higher
Open, half-length PCI 2.1-compliant slot
Headphones or self-powered speakers (available separately)
CD-ROM drive required for software installation

Features

Features
Microsoft DirectSound and DirectSound 3D

Packaging

Package Contents
Sound Blaster 16 Pre-Amp Sound Card
Driver Disk

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 8/8/2008 7:54:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Card

Pros: Good card for the price

Cons: Limited use.

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  • David D.
  • 7/14/2008 7:01:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFor those that dont understand

Pros: runs on almost any old pc with a pci slot and the sound is stereo on almost any old game. easy install. Although the item is not currently supported by Sound Blaster, the Sound Blaster web site carries the latest driver.

Cons: doesn't serve Iced Tea on hot summer days and it won't walk my mothers dog....as old sound cards go it wasn't made for xp or windows Vista.. so don't even think about it!!

Other Thoughts: If on the other hand your doing refurbishing of old pcs so you can Wing Commander your way across the galaxies then this is your card. current install; Gateway Pentium 133mhz 128 meg 72pin dim at 60ns, ATI rage II 2 meg vid card, 2 gig hard drive, Win 98SE, you old timers will know what I just said.... The older the fiddle, the sweeter the music.

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  • Jeff D.
  • 5/9/2008 6:49:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSimple and Reliable

Pros: Sometimes older technoligy is exactly what you need. This is a highly reliable, mature, stereo sound card. Works perfectly under Linux.

Cons: Stereo only, but that's exactly what I needed.

Other Thoughts: I went through 4 other sound cards in order to provide overhead paging functionality for asterisk. This was the final answer.

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  • Gregory B.
  • 4/21/2008 2:29:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsOccasionally essential

Pros: There are some old DOS games (Lemmings, The Dig, ROTT, etc.) that can't use any sound card made during the past 15 years or so, and require you to choose from a list of sound cards that were available at the time. The Sound Blaster 16 is on almost every such list, and is the only one of any of those cards that is still made today. The bottom line is that if you want to hear those golden oldies, you need this card.

Cons: It lacks certain features that no one ever uses anyway.

Other Thoughts: Put this in a legacy C3 or C7 system, install DOS (and maybe Windows 3.1), and play those games that got you hooked on gaming in the first place. Anyone for a round of Command & Conquer Red Alert?

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/2/2008 7:50:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNightmare

Pros: Fast Shipping

Cons: Drivers were NOT on the CD.

Received Blue Screen of death during installation repeatedly.

Other Thoughts: Stay AWAY!

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  • James V.
  • 12/21/2007 7:03:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLegacy sound for a legacy system

Pros: Works well with my old Windows 95/98 system!

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/3/2007 6:27:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsTo all those who claim that there are no drivers available...

Pros: I've used these before and just bought another one to go into a "rebuild" system I'm putting together with some old components to serve as a file-server. They DO work. Older Creative technology was, if cruder, also much more reliable than current versions are.

THERE ARE DRIVERS FOR THIS:
For instance, if you're using 98SE, use this link:
http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/download.asp?MainCategory=1&nRegionFK=&nCountryFK=&nLanguageFK=&sOSName=Windows+98SE&region=1&Product_Name=16+PCI&Product_ID=38&modelnumber=&driverlang=1033&OS=3&drivertype=0&x=20&y=16

You're just gotta read. Creative's site says that this is out of coverage... so END USERS ARE LIMITED TO SUPPORT FROM STUFF THAT'S ALREADY ARCHIVED. (Which includes what you see here.)

All ya gotta do is READ, people. (rolling my eyes)

Cons: Obviously this IS "old" technology. It doesn't have 7.1 support, it doesn't have EAX, and it won't make you a sandwich with a nice cold iced tea, either. It is a good, serviceable sound card if you are using anything through Windows XP 32-bit, but it isn't directly supported on the 64-bit version, the media center version, or Vista. If you expected it to be, you were deluding yourself. It's ALSO fully supported in Linux and all its siblings without any additional support. It runs under BeOS still, for crying out loud! For legacy compatibility, this is your card. If you want the greatest feature set available, look elsewhere.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/9/2007 8:12:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsThe Card Really works!!

Pros: The Card really works!! oem card and it still came with a set up disk!! drivers loaded instantly, and the card went into the slot with easy.It fired right up!

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Lots of bad ratings on this card, Guys and Gals, but, this card was never made for XP or Vista. It was made for windows 95 through Millenium. I installed on a pentium 133mhz with windows 98SE, Soundblaster 16, logitech stereo speakers, Viewsonic G90f 19"crt, ATI Rage II mach 64 vid card(2 meg PCI), 145 watt psu, sony cdrom, 128 meg of 60ns sims, and played Wing Commander 4 for six hours!!! Newegg Rocks!!! and Soundblaster owns!!!

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/9/2007 1:51:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsgreat product

Pros: Simply amazing even after all these years, easy install, software was great and easy to use. It cranked right up. I installed on a Pentium 133mhz gateway p133 took out the gateway sound card.. it was a combo modem sound card and had to watch the watts... the PSU was 145 watts..first I went to a 8 bit soundblaster 1.5 EISA slot but it gave me to much echo feedback from using the slow isa slot (18.3mhz bus) so I opted for the soundblaster 16 I e-mailed the people at soundblaster and they said they don't suport the card anymore but they do keep the driver handy for download off the site... didn't need it, the eom came with a driver disk.. go figure.. hehe.. the rest is history. Installed and mounted Wing Commander 4 on windows 98se for 6 hours...couldnt help myself!!

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I saw a review that was silly.. someone trying to install on Vista. For all you money savers.. this is a 9x install, not really made for XP or Vista ohhh.. Newegg Rocks!!! and Soundblaster owns!!!

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/9/2007 9:22:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDrivers are extinct

Pros: no comment.

Cons: Drivers do not exist XP or Vista will not be able to use this sound card.

Other Thoughts: the product details says this comes with a driver cd. It does not. Creative has gone out of it's way so you can not download legacy drivers, shame on them.

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