motherboard audio and sound card

By bratlever · 5 replies
Dec 18, 2005
  1. How do I create a profile to use the motherboard out for one set of speakers and then create a second profile to use the output of my soundcard to my stereo system? I'm using XP Pro and a Lynx2b.
  2. mastronaut

    mastronaut TS Enthusiast Posts: 168

    Sound Fix

    I went to Radio Shack and picked up an adapter which converts 1/4 single (male) stereo into left/right channel outputs (female), then you can use regular stereo patch chord to the back of the amp. Now I have seperate volume control for both front and rear. It cost me about 10 bucks.
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Hello and welcome to Techspot!

    See if anyone else has a better solution, but the only way I can think of to do this is to have a multiple OS installation. And even in doing that I am not sure it would work. It should, but I as I have never tried that myself...

    Like I said, hang out for a bit and see what some others say.

  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Maybe this will work. Create another profile in Win XP & in one of them, disable ur sound card & in the other, disable ur onboard card. That should get it to work.
  5. Ruben

    Ruben TS Rookie Posts: 100

    it depends on the add-on soundcard. In some cases onboard sound has to be switched off in BIOS period. Or you can get away with that for some time, but then you may get sound-crashes. I had that once trying to use Chaintech av710 with onboard realtek ac97. Creating hardware profiles is still the option. Is your add-on card stereo only? If it has more then just 1 stereo output you could use only this card and ditch onboard alltogether...
  6. bratlever

    bratlever TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Gentlemen. Thanks for the help. I was able to create seperate profiles for the onboard audio and then the sound card. I reenabled the onboard audio, loaded the drivers and it was off to the races. Thanks again. Nickl
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