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#1 ryan_w_quick

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 02:23 AM

I have a dell with intel integrated audio, which i think means that the audio is right on the motherboard. I want to install a sound blaster 24 bit pci sound card into my computer. NOW for my question. CAN I JUST UNINSTALL THE DRIVERS FOR THE INTEGRATED AUDIO AND INSTALL THE PCI CARD AND INSTALL THE DRIVERS FOR IT WITHOUT UNINSTALLING THE INTEGRATED AUDIO? I am asking this question because I do not think I am experienced or confident enough to go ripping components off of my computer's motherboard that costed me 1000 dollars. Is there an easy solution to my problem? If anyone has any suggestions please post and thank you.
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#2 Grinler

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 03:25 PM

No you do not want to rip components off the motherboard. When you boot up your computer there is probably an option that comes up that says something like Press F2 to enter setup or press del to enter setup. When you press that key, you will enter the bios. Once of the options in the bios will probably be for turning off your embedded sound card.

If that does not work, after you install the new sound card, you can tell windows to use it by going to into the control panel and then selecting multimedia or sounds (forget which) and selecting that new card as your preferred audio device

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 11:11 PM

thanks grinler, one last question though. when installing the pci card, since i am on windows xp, do i still need to connect the analog cord from the card to the cd rom drive or can i leave that alone
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 12:02 AM

You only need to attach the cord ifyou want digital playback. Cant hurt to have it attached




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