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AC'97 onboard drivers question?.


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#1 bluesjunior

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 03:16 PM

I have just finished reformatting my PC for the first time and wonder if anyone could help me with a query. I have a Philips Sonic Edge Soundcard installed in my PC. The onboard AC'97 sound that came with my PC originally is switched off in BIOS as per Philips Installation instructions for Sonic Edge. When I was reinstalling the VIA drivers etc from the Motherboard installation disc I noticed that the C-Drive drivers for the AC'97 unit were also on it. As the on board sound is switched off I chose not to install these for the time being but would like a confirmation from one of you experts that this was the right thing to do?.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 03:30 PM

If you have the onboard sound turned off in the BIOS I doubt you could have installed the drivers anyhow.
You more them likely would have got a "device not found" or "device not present" message.

If you have the onboard sound disabled in the BIOS there is no need to install the drivers for it.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 03:53 PM

Thanks very much for that quick confirmation Fairjoeblue.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:23 PM

You're welcome. :thumbsup:
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