how to turn off the sound in the integrated d

December 28, 2010 at 09:27:19
Specs: Windows XP
I have just installed a new sound card in my dell dimension 4400 computer. The new card is CMI 8738 TYPHOON and it is asking for the existing sound card to be switched off and i dont know how to do it. The existing card is part of the mother board

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December 28, 2010 at 09:49:03
Open Device Manager. Find your existing (active) sound device and disable it. (In the right click area for the device.)

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December 28, 2010 at 12:52:57
... you may have to disable it in your bios(?)

... this is also worth having a look at

... click "start" run (type) mmsys.cpl [press enter]

... then click "Audio" (tab) then under "Sound playback"

... see if you can eg. toggle (<< click) to your new device!

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December 28, 2010 at 13:21:18
A sound adapter, or any device adapter, that's built into the mboard and is not physically removable IS NOT A CARD !

You CAN disable the onboard sound by either disabling it in Device Manager or by disabling it in the bios Setup settings, but you don't need to.

Windows 95 and up allows you to have, and to install the software for, more than one sound adapter, but Windows can only use one of them at a time.
The sound adapter device you installed the software for last becomes the default sound device, whatever that default sound device is, is the only one listed in Device Manager, and no resources, other than hard drive space if software was installed for it, are being used for any other sound device you have.
If you want to change the default device, if the software for the device has been installed, you can do that in Control Panel - Sounds and Audio Devices
(or as Mavis007 said - click "start" run (type) mmsys.cpl [press enter] to go to the same place )
under the Audio tab.

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