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two sound cards, not sure if this is possible

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Axoneo, Jan 21, 2006.

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  1. Axoneo

    Axoneo Thread Starter

    Jan 14, 2002
    My Mother board has it's own sound card.. Asus A7N8X v2.0 Deluxe.. now I also have a Sound blaster live card in a PCI slot.. What I want to do is have 2 speakers + Woofer on the Asus bord, and 2 more speakers on the SB Live + Sub.. I am having hard time.. Any help or advice would be beautiful..
    Thank you. Any other questions are sooo welcomed..
  2. Deathblow


    Oct 7, 2003
    I would think the 2 cards would interfere with each other. Your best bet is to turn off the Built in sound in bios. Is your Live more than 2 speakers?
  3. CVDpr


    Feb 23, 2005
    You dont need to turn off the built sound in the bios... just go to control-panel/sound and audio devices and select the one you want...
  4. jiml8

    jiml8 Guest

    Jul 2, 2005
    I think OP wants to simultaneously run both sound cards. Windows won't permit this. I don't think Linux would permit it either, though Linux is so flexible I wouldn't want to commit there.
  5. kronus


    Apr 15, 2004
    I'm thinking you could have both 2.1 speaker sets running off the SBLive! Tell windows that you're running a 4.1 speaker set. Most powered 2.1 speakers have a hardware bass crossover, so it doesn't really matter if windows knows what or how many or even if you're connecting any subs.
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