PCI Soundcard


finger_cruncher
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07/21/2005 6:59 pm
So, my knowledgeable friends, are there any decent (& cheap) PCI soundcards out there w/ mic in, line in, etc? I recently formatted my PC and stupid me cannot find the exact same drivers that came with the onboard audio card..and hence, while I've been able to get sound, I've lost my ability to record. And ohhhh, how that hurts. I have so many songs I need to get down.


Any ideas? Btw, the reason I'm asking PCI is cuz my whole motherboard is only PCI (ya I know POS).

shanks
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07/21/2005 8:26 pm
Soundblaster live 5.1 is cheep, it is not brilliant but will do the job, as long as you want 16 bit recordings anyway. It has line and mic lvl ins and some digital capability. its DACs are poor but hey, it is cheep !
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07/23/2005 4:14 am
Question: I purchased a PCI soundcard, installed it, and it works fine (so far) and everything, however, every time I boot up, Windows still wants to install my old Vinyl AC'97 audio 600 something-or-other driver...even though I've previously removed it from the system settings under device manager. I'm confused. Any ideas?
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07/23/2005 4:42 am
Any suggestions? Hmm...get a Mac! No...only kidding...can't help you on that. Just wondering what PCI card u ended up getting.
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07/23/2005 4:55 am
If I told you, you'd probably shoot me.
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07/23/2005 10:10 am
I find this site good for this type of question. My problem always gets solved there
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07/25/2005 12:56 pm
Originally Posted by: finger_cruncherQuestion: I purchased a PCI soundcard, installed it, and it works fine (so far) and everything, however, every time I boot up, Windows still wants to install my old Vinyl AC'97 audio 600 something-or-other driver...even though I've previously removed it from the system settings under device manager. I'm confused. Any ideas?


Not sure what operating system you're running, but if you get into device manager and disable the old 'Vinyl AC'97' job, it will stop prompting you to install drivers.....

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08/11/2005 8:13 pm
If you were using the onboard sound card and you did not disable it in BIOS then every time you restart Windows regardless if removed it in device manager or not the plug'n'play OS you are using will look to install the H/W.
Just go to your motherboard BIOS and under integrated peripheral you should find the onboard sound card just disable it and it will be invisible to the OS...

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