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Uh...a li'l help before I install my sound card.

#1jelly2008Posted 10/3/2013 11:18:01 AM
I got my Asus Xonar DG a few hours ago. So, how do I go about installing it?

Do I disable the onboard sound through the BIOS and uninstall its drivers, before plugging in the new card?

Or do I just uninstall the onboard audio's drivers without disabling it from BIOS, and use Driver Sweeper or something before installing the new card?

Sorry guys. First time installing a sound card. :(
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#2ShubPosted 10/3/2013 11:24:01 AM
You don't need to do anything really.
Leave the existing audio solution alone, install your new sound card, install its drivers, then just tell Windows to use that as the default sound device.
If you disable your onboard audio via the BIOS, the drivers for it will just not be used but they'll be there if you ever need them.
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#3jelly2008(Topic Creator)Posted 10/3/2013 11:30:49 AM
Shub posted...
You don't need to do anything really.
Leave the existing audio solution alone, install your new sound card, install its drivers, then just tell Windows to use that as the default sound device.
If you disable your onboard audio via the BIOS, the drivers for it will just not be used but they'll be there if you ever need them.


Uh, won't that cause a conflict? I mean, I'm planning on installing the Uni drivers. So, a li'l unsure.
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#4ShubPosted 10/3/2013 11:35:08 AM
No conflict, no. You tell Windows what sound device to use for various things, it handles the rest. It wouldn't matter if you had a hundred different sound devices attached to your computer.
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#5jelly2008(Topic Creator)Posted 10/3/2013 11:37:52 AM
Shub posted...
No conflict, no. You tell Windows what sound device to use for various things, it handles the rest. It wouldn't matter if you had a hundred different sound devices attached to your computer.


Ah. Okay. Thank you. :) So where do I set my soundcard as a default audio device? Sorry if I'm asking too many questions. Li'l nervous.
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#6ShubPosted 10/3/2013 12:02:10 PM
You simply go to Control Panel | Sound. There's nothing to be nervous about really.
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#7jelly2008(Topic Creator)Posted 10/3/2013 12:03:11 PM
Shub posted...
You simply go to Control Panel | Sound. There's nothing to be nervous about really.


Okay. Thanks a lot, Shub. :)
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