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Adding a sound card

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#1 Bat5454


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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:05 PM

I finally decided to add low-end sound card to the first system I built a few years back to see if it would improve the sound I get -

Its an AMD build using a BIOSTAR MB: BIOSTAR A770 A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD

The new card (ASUS XONAR-DG) says to disable the on-board audio via the BIOS before installing the new card.

I don't see anywhere in the BIOS that says 'on-board audio' or anything at all like that.
Can I just disable the old audio thru the device manager instead?

thanks for any advice

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 26 October 2011 - 02:08 AM

I reckon you should uninstall the current audio drivers then install the card which you will install the new sound drivers for the sound card.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 06:32 AM

I don't see anywhere in the BIOS that says 'on-board audio' or anything at all like that.


Enter your BIOS setup. Depending on your model of computer, this is done by either pressing one of the F buttons (F1, F2, etc.) or by pressing the "Delete" key. Note that the "Delete" key is the actual key that says "Delete" and is located under the "Insert" button. This is not the "Backspace" button.


Select the "Integrated Peripherals" menu from the list of available options. You can navigate the BIOS menu by using the arrow keys on your keyboard.


Highlight "HD Audio" or your equivalent (sometimes labeled "Audio" or "Mainboard Audio"). Press Enter to bring up another window showing your available options.


Change the HD Audio options from "Auto" to "Disabled" and press "Enter" to confirm the options.

Exit out of the "Integrated Peripherals" menu by pressing the "Escape" key one time.

Navigate to the "Save and Exit" option, press "Y" on your keyboard and strike the "Enter" key to exit out of your BIOS and restart your computer.

Source: http://www.ehow.com/how_5963062_disable-onboard-audio-awardbios.html#ixzz1bt1rIg4q
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 05:15 AM

Thanks ReviverSoft - that worked.

I did find something like "HD Azalia Audio" & disabled it - the new card installed easily after that.

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