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newbie needs help on setup from onboard sound to PCI soundcard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Xenos, Jan 21, 2002.

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  1. Xenos

    Xenos Thread Starter

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    Hello. After playing many games of Unreal Tournament on low settings to troublshoot a problem, I have finally decided that it seems my onboard sound VIA AC'97 was slowing stuff down. So, I bought a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz sound card. I just want to make sure I am correct when getting my computer ready for the soundcard since this is a first for me. Here are my specs:

    AMD Athalon 1 GIG CPU

    ASUS A7V133 Socket A motheboard w/ KT133A Chipset

    VIA AC'97 Audio controller
    VIA 4in1Drivers 436
    GeForce 2 MX 400 64MB
    512 Megs of RAM

    Windows 98SE


    I have the mobo manual out and this is what I interpret:

    1. Change the jumpers to the disable postion on my mobo

    2. Go in my BIOS and disable Onboard AC'97 Audio Controller setting.

    Ok, that seems pretty straighforward. Now after I do that, do I remove my AC'97 via audio controller from device manager?

    Then, i shut down and put in the sound card and start it up and install the drivers?

    I am not sure of the order to do this whole procedure in so if someone can help me I would greatly appreciate it.
     
  2. ian.t

    ian.t

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    Basically that is the process

    You will need to remove all references to old drivers in system properties - these may also include references to 'dos emulation' and game controllers.

    Also you will need to connect your cd-rom to the new souncard, it will have a wire going into the mobo somewhere. Your new s.card may have a reference such as "cd-in", the connection needs swapped from the mobo to here. You don't need to remove the wire from the cd-rom altogether, just the mobo connection.

    leave the case off (just incase it goes silly first time)and reboot when everything is in order and leave windows to do the rest - with the new drivers at the ready !

    oh, and don't forget to earth yourself !

    ian.t ;)
     
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