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Need help with sound card installation
09-28-2011, 07:14 PM,
Need help with sound card installation
A friend of mine recently upgraded the sound card in his PC. He gave me his old sound card, and I plan on installing it since it should be an upgrade over the mobo sound. Which slot do I put the sound card in?

I have an ASRock 870 Extreme3 mobo and the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 sound card.
09-28-2011, 07:16 PM,
RE: Need help with sound card installation
Assuming that you have a single video card in the top PCI-Express 16x slot, you'll want to put the sound card in the very last slot at the bottom of the motherboard.

Also, make sure to download the latest drivers from Creative Labs website.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
09-28-2011, 07:18 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-28-2011, 07:45 PM by Mockingbird.)
RE: Need help with sound card installation
Thanks Mathieu. I had the sound card in the second to bottom slot on the mobo.
Well that fixed it. I was trying to install the newest drivers and it said it couldn't detect a Creative product.

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