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I was wondering if it would be possible to install two different sound cards and have them work? I was intending on one being for speakers (music) and one for being just for my head set (usually some kind of voice chat). Would this work if I picked up an X-fi and used some old sound blaster?
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post #2 of 7
I have heard of that actually being done but I never managed to find out anymore info myself.
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post #3 of 7
I don't see why not, unless the drivers would be conflicting which would probably happen.
post #4 of 7
yeah now that I think of it, the two sound cards where identical.
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post #5 of 7
You should ask Burnstudios he has 4 in his rig
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post #6 of 7
You can, but its not easy.

Most applications will pump through the default sound device and it can't be changed. If you want to do it then your gunna have to be changing that default alot.
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post #7 of 7
Why don't you just pick up an X-fi with a front panel and plug your headset there?
Not bad at all...
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