Sound card and built-in sound question...

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  1. Ushabye

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    I have a new PC with built in sound. If I install a sound card will the system automatically use this as the default or will I have to manually change it to now ignore the build in sound? P4 2.4ghz, 512mb, WXP.
     
  2. John_Bonner

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    Pretty sure you have to change it in the BIOS.

    What brand of motherboard is in the PC?
    That's what I had to do with my Epox mobo.

    Can anyone else help Paul with other motherboard brands?
     
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    If you have them both enabled you'll probably get conflicts. Just disable the onboard sound through the bios before you put the new one in.
     
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    The system will generally select an add-in card over the onboard sound as your primary sound device. You can disable it in the BIOS to avoid any potential problems, though.
     
  5. Max Leung

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    It is possible to have both working. You just tell windows in the audio control panel which card you want the sound directed to. At least, it's much better supported in Windows XP and Windows 98 with a recent version of DirectX.

    Generally you'd want to disable onboard sound in the BIOS if you have an older motherboard (rule-of-thumb: not made in the last 18 months).
     

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