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i ordered a xonar DGX today because i want more volume on siberia v2. i watched a video on how to install a sound card and it says to disable onboard audio from BIOS but my BIOS doesnt have that option anywhere. would this work by just disabling realtek audio from device manager? im hoping all i will have to do is open my case and put the card in the pcie slot and start my pc and it will work
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What motherboard do you have? There should be an option to disable the sound card in BIOS. It will likely be under the section labeled "Integrated Peripherals."

You should definitely disable the on-board sound in BIOS or it could cause issues in Windows, even BSOD's.

The new card might plug and play in Windows, but I would go to the manufacturers site and download the latest driver anyway.
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What motherboard do you have? There should be an option to disable the sound card in BIOS. It will likely be under the section labeled "Integrated Peripherals."

You should definitely disable the on-board sound in BIOS or it could cause issues in Windows, even BSOD's.

The new card might plug and play in Windows, but I would go to the manufacturers site and download the latest driver anyway.
its a hp mobo, i called them and some girl said theres no option for that in bios
i saw integrated video option but not audio
post #4 of 10
You might want to try disabling the onboard audio driver you have currently installed in device manager then i guess
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Ahhh, I see.... Yea, I would just disable it in Device Manager, maybe even uninstall it and then disable it.
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post #6 of 10
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Ahhh, I see.... Yea, I would just disable it in Device Manager, maybe even uninstall it and then disable it.
ive tried uninstalling it in device manager and then i see on the bottom right of my monitor that its installing itself again, so i just disabled it instead
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Ya its just gonna reinstall itself through windows update so just disable it for now and then when the card comes in stick it in the slot and install the drivers for it and see what happens
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Your Operating System should be able to handle multiple sound cards. It doesn't need to be disabled in the BIOS, you can disable the old one through Windows.

When the new card comes in, simply shut down the system, plug it in to a PCI / PCI-E slot, and boot up and install the drivers.
From there, just set the default playback and recording device to that sound card you just installed, and then you can disable the old/unused ones in the device manager.

It's easy to do, when it comes in let us know what happens and if there is any problem.
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Your Operating System should be able to handle multiple sound cards. It doesn't need to be disabled in the BIOS, you can disable the old one through Windows.

When the new card comes in, simply shut down the system, plug it in to a PCI / PCI-E slot, and boot up and install the drivers.
From there, just set the default playback and recording device to that sound card you just installed, and then you can disable the old/unused ones in the device manager.

It's easy to do, when it comes in let us know what happens and if there is any problem.
i already installed the dgx drivers on asus website with winrar and when i tried to open it up it says please plug in asus xonar dgx audio device, is that all i need to have?
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Yeah, once you plug the new card in after it is delivered, it should work.

Can't install drivers without the hardware installed, lol. At least not most of the time.
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