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2 soundcards, bad idea?

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by zAndy1, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. zAndy1

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    Hi all,
    I'm having problems due to Showshifter and Maudio not talking to each other properly (Maudio drivers fault apparently). Could I add a soundblaster audigy2 or something and use that in Showshifter for the line-in but use the Maudio for everything else? Is it likely to cause any problems at all?

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    Andy.
     
  2. Chris Muriel

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    Whether they will "clash" depends on a couple of factors.

    1) Which interrupts they use ; this may be fixable by either using or not BIOS or Windoze' Plug 'n Play enumeration , or manual IRQ assigment (BIOS or Windows Device Manager) .

    2) This one ain't fixable : if both soundcards use the same or very similar WDM drivers then they cannot coexist.

    I cannot put a Brooktree-based TV tuner card in my PC at the same time as my Twinhan satellite tuner card because the satellite card uses BT drivers based on the same core code.
    I can (and do) have a 2nd satellite tuner card in the PC bedause it uses totally different drivers.

    So , to some extent, you may have to try it & see - unless someone else can be found with the same combination already to verify that it will work.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     

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