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So im getting my Asus Xonar DG sometime today and i havent installed a sound card in a very very long time

so do i need to uninstall all the on-board audio drivers and stuff before installing the DG or is it safe to keep all the on-board stuff there and just install the DG and all the software?

also anything i need to know or do after installing this card to get it functioning at its highest level? any special windows tweaks or anything?

like i said i havent used a discrete sound card in at least 15 years or so...so im sure things have changed a little since then and want to make sure it went flawless
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same card i just put in yesterday. i just shut down the computer, unplugged it and added this lil card. when windows wanted to install drivers, i cancelled the action and loaded the cd. the restart after install took a while but i love this card for only $20.
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Win7 is pretty good with multiple sound devices, I've had three running without a problem. If you've got no intention of using the onboard then uninstall the drivers and disable it in the bios but it's not going to hurt leaving it on.
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I would disable onboard audio in the bios as well - just so windows doesn't start getting itself in a twizzle.
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post #5 of 9
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same card i just put in yesterday. i just shut down the computer, unplugged it and added this lil card. when windows wanted to install drivers, i cancelled the action and loaded the cd. the restart after install took a while but i love this card for only $20.
cool...ill grab the drivers off Asus site instead of using the cd...but good to know it just installs with no issues...thanks
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I didn´t install the Asus drivers , I just went straight for Daniel K´s.

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...-daniel_k.html

I also disabled the on board in bios, and driver swept creatives drivers first-
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I didn´t install the Asus drivers , I just went straight for Daniel K´s.

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...-daniel_k.html

I also disabled the on board in bios, and driver swept creatives drivers first-
interesting.... could you explain the differences between those drivers you linked and the Asus drivers from their site? i see the Daniel K's are WHQL certified drivers but is there any actually difference in audio quality or function?
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I think the main benefit of them is the WHQL certified , there isn´t any change log that I can find on them to compare with the Asus drivers. Still they installed painlessly and I havn´t had an issue.
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I think the main benefit of them is the WHQL certified , there isn´t any change log that I can find on them to compare with the Asus drivers. Still they installed painlessly and I havn´t had an issue.
yeah i ended up using the ones you linked...seems fine


but i have a another question...those with this sound card or maybe another verison of the Xonar line...does your card make a "click" sound like its switching something? i just noticed that mine is making that "click" sound right as im getting the windows log in screen

EDIT: never mind...found a post on here talking about a relay that switches the output/input for the card to use the front panel connection which in my case is correct
Edited by FreekyGTi - 10/6/11 at 12:34pm
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