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Motherboard Help

By dudemn716
Dec 9, 2007
  1. So i built my own PC last year and stupidly i skimped on the motherboard. The onboard sound doesn't work and so far it has been a pain in the *** finding a sound card. I was just wondering if it is possibly to replace it, and if so how difficult would the process be. Thanks
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    I don't understand how can it be so difficult to get a sound card.. You only have low-profile PCI Express slots or something? Any discrete sound card you can find can not be much worse than the onboard one was and even if you can't find anything internal, you can always get something USB.

    In theory, you could de-solder the audio chip and replace it with an identical one if you are a mad electronics wizard, but it's probably a pointless exercise. You have no way of knowing that you actually fried the analog audio chip - you may have killed something in the chipset itself or any of the standalone components on the board.
     
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