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Sound card

I have a eMachine computer. I want to put a better sound card in it. My question is can I just put it in and install the software if any? Will I have to disable the one that is already in there. I guess it is on the motherboard. Right?

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Enter your BIOS and see if it allows you to disable on board devices such as sound. If so, you can add a sound card of your choice but you will have to disable the other device. The new board will come with drivers and a software bundle. You will need the drivers at least. There is also a fairly good chance that newer drivers are available on the manufacturers web site than the ones that come in the box with the card. Hope that helps.

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Usualy one screw then it pulls out allowing you to install your new one. Be sure to disconect it from the powersource or yippie! Its actually very easy to do but if you dont feel sure ask a friend who knows to help you do it. Oh and the card has recepticals that your speakers, mike and such plug into usually in the back of your tower. Good luck and read the directions first maybe twice before beginning the swap.

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