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I just ordered all the parts to build a new pc. Didn't realize until now that the motherboard (Biostar TForce 550 SE) doesn't have a game port. My old motherboard (Asus A7N8X) had an expansion card with two usb ports and a game port. Is there any chance this could plug into the Biostar motherboard and work? I purchased a game port to usb adaptor but it doesn't work correctly with my controller. Any other ideas beside buying an older sound card? How does the Sound Blaster Audigy LS compare with the onboard sound of the TForce 550 SE? Any help is appreciated
    
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Does your board have headers for a gameport?
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i have 2 sound cards with a gameport, dont you have any laying around?
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The audigy is probably better than any onboard.

Man, I haven't used a gameport device for years. That port on the X-Fi looks like a gameport but it's totally not.

Try and find some kind of USB -> gameport converter. I'm sure it exists
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The audigy is probably better than any onboard.

Man, I haven't used a gameport device for years. That port on the X-Fi looks like a gameport but it's totally not.

Try and find some kind of USB -> gameport converter. I'm sure it exists
definitly is if its ac97 audio the audigy is better

If its HD audio not sure (but probablly better).

Actually wait... It IS better because it will have less noise interference.

On all of my cards there is a midi/game port.

If you could pick up an old sound card you could use just the gameport (lease thats what my cousin does )
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If you could pick up an old sound card you could use just the gameport (lease thats what my cousin does )
How can I do this? I have an old Sound Blaster Live! value w/ game port lying around somewhere. Is it as simple as going into the device manager and disabling the sound functions of the card? That way I can use the onboard sound on my Biostar TForce 550 SE and the gameport on the old Sound Blaster Live?
    
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wth is a gameport?
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How can I do this? I have an old Sound Blaster Live! value w/ game port lying around somewhere. Is it as simple as going into the device manager and disabling the sound functions of the card? That way I can use the onboard sound on my Biostar TForce 550 SE and the gameport on the old Sound Blaster Live?
i dont think you can do that. you would most likely just have to use the SB live.
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How can I do this? I have an old Sound Blaster Live! value w/ game port lying around somewhere. Is it as simple as going into the device manager and disabling the sound functions of the card? That way I can use the onboard sound on my Biostar TForce 550 SE and the gameport on the old Sound Blaster Live?
i have the same card, after windows installs it, go underthe audio setings and set all the outputs and inputs back to the onboard sound. otherwise it will be sending the signal out of the card
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What is a gameport... In all my years of programming and pc maintenance, i have never heard of a gameport?
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