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Sound card question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by LittleLizard, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. LittleLizard

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    The question is simple. I know that modern, proper soundcards come with Front panel headers.

    Here though, they dont, so, Is there any way to have a soundcard WITHOUT a FP header and yet still make some way with the drivers to use the FP header of the MOTHERBOARD while getting the sound of the SOUNDCARD?

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    I believe the system will use the sound card you have set as default for all audio rendering. So if you have a sound card installed and the front headers are connected to the board, the drivers for your audio will still direct it to the sound card for processing.

    While I am not sure as I don't have a dedicated sound card, this would be the same as when I play HD movies through my GPU and use its built-in sound card. The audio is send to the 5850's sound chip for processing and bypasses the mobo's chip which would be the same as what you are asking so to speak.
     
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    Well, i guess thats a no. Here is your cookie and your thanks

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