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Can I put old soundcard in my CPU

by bdewoot / July 28, 2006 11:08 PM PDT

Hi. I have a old CPU with no soundcard and the

operating system is window 98. Can I put old

soundcard in the CPU? so I don't need to buy a new


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What's a CPU?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 28, 2006 11:54 PM PDT

Let's look at the definition at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_processing_unit

The answer is no. You can't do that.

But many machines (computers, not CPUs) have slots to install sound and other cards, then you install drivers to make it work.

Hope this helps,


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Like Mr Proffit said.........
by Trance_Zac / July 29, 2006 12:08 AM PDT

A computer is not a CPU. You can pt an old sound card in your computer, but 1st identify the make & model # and do a search for drivers for it. You can just try it first, but 98 has very few drivers built into it - you'll most likely need to find & download the appropriate drivers (then hope the card is any good)

It would be a lot less headache to buy a card complete with driver CD for @ $15 - $20

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