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Match sound card & speakers?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by merrymary 116, Apr 10, 2008.

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  1. merrymary 116

    merrymary 116 Thread Starter

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    My sound card has apparently died. Maybe a dumb question, but do I need to match new speakers to a new sound card? Also, how do I know what kind of sound card to buy? Thanks for any input here.
     
  2. Mojolookout

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    Hi Merrymarry,
    no, you don't need to match your sound card with your speaker if your speaker have a normal 3.5mm connector, like your ipod earphone's connector :).

    to know what kind of sound card you would need;
    1. open your computer case and see if you have a pci slot available. most sound cards goes in your motherboard's PCI slot. if there are no PCI slots (very rare chance), you might need to buy a new mobo.
    this is how your PCI slots would look like --> http://www.hothardware.com/reviews/images/tualatin/pci_slot.jpg

    2. if your mobo has the slots, i would recommand you buy any Creative Soundblaster card.
     
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