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Hey guys, I tried installing an old school Audigy 2 into my rig....I'm just wondering, does the Audigy 2 require external power? Or does it receive power from the motherboard itself?

Because when I install the card...and try to install the drivers, the driver's software says it cannon detect any supporting device. So I'm wondering if this sound card is dead or I need to power it up....Thanks in advanced!
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I just dug up my Audigy 2 ZS, and it uses a small 4 pin power connection (the one you would use for a floppy drive) in the front 5.25 bay.

If yours is just a rear panel card, then it should get all its power from the PCI lane.

Other than that, just make sure that you are properly connected to you board from both front and rear components. I would also check if you have the latest drivers as well so that when you do get it working, it will work with less problems.
Edited by K3VL4R - 2/13/11 at 7:22pm
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I just dug up my Audigy 2 ZS, and it uses a small 4 pin power connection (the one you would use for a floppy drive) in the front 5.25 bay. Other than that, just make sure that you are properly connected to you board from both front and rear components. I would also check if you have the latest drivers as well so that when you do get it working, it will work with less problems.
hey thanks for the reply...is it the one that says "AUX IN" or "TAD"?
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im on one right now, no power connectors for me.
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hey thanks for the reply...is it the one that says "AUX IN" or "TAD"?
That is the rear card. It does not use external power. Just the front 5.25 bay one does, if your Audigy comes with one that is. Otherwise it should be pretty much drop in and drivers to get it working.
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That is the rear card. It does not use external power. Just the front 5.25 bay one does, if your Audigy comes with one that is. Otherwise it should be pretty much drop in and drivers to get it working.
naw i don't have the front panel...just the card

so it requires NO power from the power supply right? just drop it straight onto the mobo and it will get power from there?

I'm guessing this card is dead then....because every time I try to install the drivers, it says it cannot detect any supporting devices
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post #7 of 10
I pulled mine out of a dell, and it had no power connectors. So unless there is a chance we are talking of two different cards, the one you have needs no power.
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I pulled mine out of a dell, and it had no power connectors. So unless there is a chance we are talking of two different cards, the one you have needs no power.
mine is the audigy 2 value sb0400 model number

i doubt it needs power connectors....i can't see a sound card needing that extra juice to start...this ain't no GPU or anything..lol
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post #9 of 10
I used to run an Audigy2 ZS, and it didn't have an extra power connector. I'm thinking I had the detection issue too at one point, but I don't remember how I fixed it. You might try checking your device manager to see if it is listed there, either as an errored out device (no drivers) or using the windows default drivers. Right click in the device manager and tell it to scan for changes. If it doesn't detect there, it's probably either dead or not plugged into the socket properly.
 
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I used to run an Audigy2 ZS, and it didn't have an extra power connector. I'm thinking I had the detection issue too at one point, but I don't remember how I fixed it. You might try checking your device manager to see if it is listed there, either as an errored out device (no drivers) or using the windows default drivers. Right click in the device manager and tell it to scan for changes. If it doesn't detect there, it's probably either dead or not plugged into the socket properly.
i will give it another shot...thanks!
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