Duel soundcards

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by varazir, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. varazir

    varazir New Member

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    Hello

    I have 2 soundcards in my system, on board and one USB.
    I like to assign my programs to each soundcard can it be done ?

    Or a easy way to change the primary soundcard

    //Daniel
     
  2. zvit

    zvit Honorable Member

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    You cannot achieve this from the control panel. Only if the application itself allows you to select audio source in it's settings. Maybe there is a 3rd party program that can do this but I doubt it. Maybe someone else can reveal some way.
     
  3. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    What is the advantage of having two sound cards?

    I've never heard of anyone using two sound cards at the same time.

    Mike
     
  4. zvit

    zvit Honorable Member

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    I have a sound card separate from the on board one. I use it for video editing programs. It gives me MUCH better sound output.
     
  5. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Is it because you have a lap top?
    You can't just have a good internal sound card?

    Mike
     
  6. zvit

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    No it's a desktop. That's what I have... a good internal one. Maybe I misunderstood... now that I'm re-reading the original post, I don't know what he meant by a "USB" sound card... did he mean internal PCI or some external sound card?
     
  7. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi zvit

    I meant is his computer a laptop?, I don't see why he has two sound cards.

    I don't see any reason to not just have one good internal sound card if it is a desktop, why switch back and forth.

    I didn't even know that there was such a thing as an external USB sound card...

    http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=external+usb+sound+card&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=4296748439&ref=pd_sl_1iu7ljl5y7_e

    But apparently there is.

    Anyway you might be able to switch back and forth by right clicking on the desktop and selecting personalize, then sounds, I don't know if it will show options for more then one sound card or not, because I've never seen a setup like that, but it's where I switch my output from my computer speakers to Hdmi output for my HD TV.

    Mike
     

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