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  1. Kramer55

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    I want to purchase a specific sound card for my laptop (the Audigy 2 ZS Notebook card), but, according to Dell, I do not have the required PCMCIA slot. Instead, I have an Express Card slot.

    Would the PCMCIA soundcard work in the Express Card slot? Some of the Dell technicians have said that it will not work, but they have been wrong in the past.

    Are there any other options if the sound card would not work in the Express slot? Dell said something about buying an adapter, but they weren't sure as to what kind that would be.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. norton850

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    Express card slots are what's showing up on laptops. The older type cards will not work in the express slots. Some laptops have both types, but that probably won't help you much. Not aware that there are any adapters. I doubt it.

    Edit: I did a Google search and there might be something you can use. But I'm embarrassed to say that I couldn't always tell if the conversion was for a PC card to express card slot or vice versa.
     
  3. Kramer55

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    Are there any other types of laptop sound cards I could purchase?
     
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    I don't think there's anything presently available, but don't know for sure.
     
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    you can get USB sound cards - my son uses one to drive a 250W Amp
     
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    Any speakers that are for pc's will work with that external card.
     
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    One more quick question, would This Sound Card work well? I know it's not the same as the one above, but would I still be able to get decent sound from it with any different type of speakers?

    Thanks again.

    EDIT: I just noticed on the requirements page, it said:
    Microsoft Windows® XP (SP1) or 2000 (SP4)

    I have SP2; will this be compatible?
     
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