Installing a soundcard

  dutch 08:29 15 Jun 06

My new PC's sound is generated from the motherboard and although of reasonable quality I want to install Soundblaster card to replace it. I have noticed that the soundcard already inside is mounted on the morhterboard and does not appear to be removable. That being the case, can I still install the Soundblaster card and route the sound to it? Do I need to disable the onboard sound somehow?

  strech 08:35 15 Jun 06

i just done the same i put the new sound card in
and the driver disc and it worked fine did not
have to disable the main board sound card

  ed-0 08:49 15 Jun 06

You could look in the bios for the switch that would turn off the on board sound.

Press delete as the computer starts and look in intergrated peripherals. Most on board chips are AC 97 controller. If you find it, set it to disable and pick F10 to save and exit.

Shut computer down and insert new card. Start windows and load the drivers.

  ed-0 13:08 15 Jun 06

" Thanks for your help. The problem is now resolved."

I have asked if he/she ( dutch ) would relay that to the forum as it benefits everyone.

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