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adding a sound card to a mb w/onboard audio

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mike kolb, Jun 7, 2003.

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  1. mike kolb

    mike kolb Thread Starter

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    I have window 98se, pen3, 256mem, 12gb hd, intel mb/ model D815EEA that has onboard audio (the sound does not work at this point).

    I want to add a sound card in the PCI slot. What would be the best way to do this? Do I need to do anything in the BIOS?

    Thanks for any and all help

    Mike
     
  2. Confessor

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    Yes, there should be an option in the BIOS to disable the onboard sound. You may need to do this so that there will not be a resourse conflict..ie.. IRQ, I/O...
    Then after you disable it in the BIOS, then reboot, shut down, install card, reboot, go into BIOS, save changes and exit. Then, the PC will reboot. Watch on POST to see if the new sound card is seen... Then if it is, you may only need to install the drivers manually if plug and play doesn't pick it up as seen with the "New hardware found" wizard that should come to life on the initial boot after the new card is installed.
     
  3. zeddy

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    I would add that you should uninstall the onboard sound card drivers first before powering down and disabling it.
     
  4. Confessor

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    ABSOLUTY !!...

    my bad... :p
     
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