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    Specs:
    Phenom II X4 @ 3.2 GHZ
    2GB OCZ Gold RAM
    BIOSTAR TForce TA790GX A3+ mobo
    1.5 TB in storage and about 500GB free
    Windows XP SP3

    I was running an A8N32SLI mobo from asus
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131568
    With an Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic
    http://us.creative.com/products/prod...&product=14066

    But since I have upgraded to my new Biostar Mobo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138141

    I can't for the life of me get the card to work since I reinstalled the card.

    Once I finished installing windows on my new build.
    I went ahead inserted the original install disc for the card.
    But once I got about 3/4 of the way through the computer would reboot on it's own.

    According the specs on the card it should run on a PCI 2.1 slot for the audio card.
    I am reading the motherboard manual and it stated the the mobo is equipped with 2 standard PCI slots. The PCI slot is designated as 32 bits.

    I appreciate any help that you can offer me.

  • #2
    Re: Audio Card Incompatibility?

    Have you checked to make sure you have onboard audio disabled when you are installing the drivers for your X-Fi card?
    - Some boards don't auto disable the onboard audio when you plug in a PCI sound card.

    Also on some boards there is a 6-pin header next to the PCI and/or PCI-E slots to provide them with extra power. If you have that header, did you plug in a PSU 6-pin?
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    • #3
      Re: Audio Card Incompatibility?

      Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
      Have you checked to make sure you have onboard audio disabled when you are installing the drivers for your X-Fi card?
      - Some boards don't auto disable the onboard audio when you plug in a PCI sound card.

      Also on some boards there is a 6-pin header next to the PCI and/or PCI-E slots to provide them with extra power. If you have that header, did you plug in a PSU 6-pin?
      No... I didn't.
      Will report back.
      Also, if any audio drivers were installed for aforementioned onboard audio. These should be uninstalled, right?

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      • #4
        Re: Audio Card Incompatibility?

        Originally posted by amu107.9 View Post
        No... I didn't.
        Will report back.
        Also, if any audio drivers were installed for aforementioned onboard audio. These should be uninstalled, right?
        Ideally yes, but if onboard audio is disabled, you should be fine leaving the drives on your HDD (since the hardware isn't even seen by Windows).
        |TG-18th| Acreo Aeneas
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        • #5
          Re: Audio Card Incompatibility?

          Man...Oh, Man!
          Finally I got this dang thing working.
          I am downloading the newest drivers and I can't wait till everything is working like I want it.

          Appreciate the help!

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          • #6
            Re: Audio Card Incompatibility?

            What was the problem?
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            • #7
              Re: Audio Card Incompatibility?

              Originally posted by Buckets View Post
              What was the problem?
              Ditto.
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              • #8
                Re: Audio Card Incompatibility?

                So I have to assume that the onboard audio did not disable itself when I put the sound card into the pci slot.
                After uninstalling the device drivers restarting and then disabling the device itself. I went ahead and restarted the system again and was able to successfully use the original install disc to get the device installed and working with the proper software.

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                • #9
                  Re: Audio Card Incompatibility?

                  Originally posted by amu107.9 View Post
                  So I have to assume that the onboard audio did not disable itself when I put the sound card into the pci slot.
                  Correct. Your best bet is to disable the on-board audio in the BIOS.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Audio Card Incompatibility?

                    I figured that would be the problem. I'm glad you got it sorted out.
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