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Solved: Advice Needed for Disabling On-board Sound and Adding a New Card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MidniteCarnival, Mar 10, 2010.

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  1. MidniteCarnival

    MidniteCarnival Thread Starter

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    I can drop into CMOS and disable Audio Codecs for Realtek AC'97 but should I also remove the Realtek AC'97 driver from Device Manager? Are there any more drivers that I would have to remove?

    Also, an independent sound card plugged into an on-board-designed mother board wouldn't require any other wiring attachments to the DVD CD drive or motherboard, would it? I could just plug the sound card into a PCI slot let 'er go?
     
  2. Alex Ethridge

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    Not necessary.
    Yes.
     
  3. MidniteCarnival

    MidniteCarnival Thread Starter

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    Cool. Thanks a lot for the reply. The Realtek is working...sorta...it only plays out the left channel.

    But as it is working, I'd hate to jeopardize that in case the new card I'm going to try fails.

    If I don't have to remove any drivers then it should be easy to restore if this other card is incompatible. =)
     
  4. BruinBeer

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    Just remember to install the new soundcard's driver:)
     
  5. MidniteCarnival

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    The last time I did this, Win XP found the drivers but I also have the drivers saved to flash in case Win XP doesn't.

    I had a big sound mess on my hands before I formatted and reinstalled Win XP - the Realtek wasn't giving me any sound at all. =D
     
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