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hello,
i want to know the same , as the caption of thhis thread suggest that is it possible to have 2 sound cards in a single pc..
Ok..let me make my question more clearer..
I'm currently running a xonar dg in one of the PCI slots of my mobo...
So can i run a creative sound blaster titanium in my gaming pc ..os just simply say is it possible. ??..
Help and please..please try to reply aSAp..
TIA..
Henry..
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post #2 of 24
I don't see why this would be a problem as long as the OS supports it. I use my usb soundcard and built in soundcard at the same time. You may not be able to use the special bundled software on both though YMMV

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i'm running win 7..
Will i be able to run two internal sound cards...
On my sysytem..
I also wanted to know that is it recommended to run two internal sound cards..please do not consider a USB one..
Let me know what younthink of it ASAP..
Thanks..
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i believe you can long as they use separate drivers. then it should show up in the audio control panel as separate lines. unless there's something in the os to prevent but not that i know of
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Question is why do you want to run Xonar DG and Titanium at the same time? I don't see anything one of those card can do that other can't.

But on the topic, yes it would be fine, as long as they use different drivers, just like you can run mb's internal sound chip and discrete sound card at the same time with no problems.
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It is possible to run two sound cards at once as long as there are not driver conflicts. I have run four sound cards at once before. smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nowyn View Post

Question is why do you want to run Xonar DG and Titanium at the same time? I don't see anything one of those card can do that other can't.
But on the topic, yes it would be fine, as long as they use different drivers, just like you can run mb's internal sound chip and discrete sound card at the same time with no problems.

i thought that xonar is merely for music and creative for gaming...
A noobie question...
What do you mean by two different drivers..
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post #8 of 24
you can install 2 or more internal sound cards if you wish,
you just can't output the same audio at multiple cards simultaneously,
you have to chose which card outputs the audio to.
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I think you can run two identical cards as well, wouldn't they be assigned different IRQ's and the OS run 2 instances of the same driver? From what I've read the Creatives are better in a few games but not all so it's a bit hit and miss.
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Question is why do you want to run Xonar DG and Titanium at the same time? I don't see anything one of those card can do that other can't.
But on the topic, yes it would be fine, as long as they use different drivers, just like you can run mb's internal sound chip and discrete sound card at the same time with no problems.

i thought that xonar is merely for music and creative for gaming...
A noobie question...
What do you mean by two different drivers..

Each sound card will have there own drivers so as long as they do
Not conflict you should be ok.
 
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