or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Computer Audio › Help choosing pc audio card under 70$ and question about DAC
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Help choosing pc audio card under 70$ and question about DAC - Page 2

post #16 of 22
Thread Starter 

R: Help choosing pc audio card under 70$ and question about DAC

anazy9ag.jpg ok....no comment....it's impossible to mount the SB-Z on my motherboard: it hits the mb's heatsink.....the only thing to do is changing audio card?
post #17 of 22
Thread Starter 
Problem solved but there's another one....If I connect the SB-Z to my 2.1 by using RCA cables the sound is terrible! I nearly can't understand the words of a song frown.gif the reason could be the bad quality of the cable? Or maybe some dust in the 2.1 RCA in? frown.gif
post #18 of 22
It's unlikely that the cables are the problem if they worked OK before with the onboard audio.

Did you disable the onboard audio in the bios?
post #19 of 22
Thread Starter 
Before I was using optic fiber and for the SB-Z I bought RCA, I tried to change cable: problem fixed! That's strange because a cheaper cable works better. :S however do I have to disable "HD audio" on the bios?
post #20 of 22
Yes. You should disable the motherboard audio chipset in your bios. Generally, even a budget RCA cable will work fine, unless you bought THE cheapest cable you could find on the Internet. Then maybe you have an RCA problem. So best to troubleshoot some potential configuration issues first.
post #21 of 22
Thread Starter 

To disable the audio chipset in the BIOS it's enough to set "HD audio" to "disabled" or I must do something else?

post #22 of 22
Probably. You should look at your motherboard manual to make sure.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Computer Audio
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Computer Audio › Help choosing pc audio card under 70$ and question about DAC