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Yeh is it possible to have 2 soundcards working in 1 computer. The thing is I wanna keep my 5.1 setup but so there is nowhere to plug a microphone in. So plan to have 5.1 on my X-fi and mic on 24-bit Live! but is it possible?
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post #2 of 14
It should be possible, if the drivers don't conflict...

But why not just use the onboard for the mic?
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damn beat me to it nevolution.... but yeah just use the onboard for the mic...
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Probably... if both are from the same company and uses the same drivers..

Why would you need 2 sound cards though? lol

(edit) oops didn't read your entire post lol.
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Originally Posted by NEvolution View Post
It should be possible, if the drivers don't conflict...

But why not just use the onboard for the mic?
With soundcards the onboard sound usually is disabled to eliminate issues.
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post #6 of 14
Well there would still be sound issues by using two sounds cards.
So I presume there would probably be 'less' issues by using "onboard + sound card" rather than "sound card 1 + sound card 2".
post #7 of 14
^^ he said in the first post. In control panel under sound you can change the soundcard for input devices. I have my onboard sound enabled and sometimes switch the output to the onboard sound to play rs vegas cos the sound is destorted if i use by sb live :S
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post #8 of 14
i have my onboard on to use my mic because the stuff won't work for my audigy 2 zs. so i have sound from the sound card and mic on the onboard. you can configure it in windows.
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post #9 of 14
I have it now. I have my onboard and some POS. This way, all I have to do to switch between headphones and speakers is change the default card
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Jester View Post
I have it now. I have my onboard and some POS. This way, all I have to do to switch between headphones and speakers is change the default card
Yup, that's exactly what I did before I got the X-Fi.
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