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What is openAL? Should i remove it?
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No.... it is needed for audio.
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it is like open gl for audio, some games use it, not alot, do not remove it, it is safe, no malware crap
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Open Audio Library, I think. It's the replacement for DirectSound in Windows and kind of essential.
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I have only seen this on ASUS boards
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Originally Posted by nepas View Post
I have only seen this on ASUS boards
OpenAL was developed by Creative as an API replacement for directsound.

OpenAL
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OpenAL was developed by Creative as an API replacement for directsound.

OpenAL
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I have only seen this on ASUS boards
OpenAL has nothing to the motherboard....
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OpenAL has nothing to the motherboard....
so I gather,but why have I only seen it install on ASUS boards and not on my DFI or others?
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so I gather,but why have I only seen it install on ASUS boards and not on my DFI or others?
I've seen it on DFI, ECS, ASUS, and EVGA motherboards.... as it is at the OS level and not hardware level.
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