Updating my sound card

Camilla, a certified MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional), has almost four years technical writing experience. Before working as a writer, she was a technical support helping people to solve their computer problems.She enjoys providing solutions to computer problems and loves exploring new technologies.I went with an Asus Xonar DX, a model that many say offers pretty good bang for the buck (after trying it, I tend to share that opinion).My motherboard has a Realtek chip and, while that’s ok for daily use, I felt that something was seriously lacking in terms of sound, ever since I hooked up my amp and speakers.First of all, turn your computer off and remove all cables from it.Take out the screws of the case and remove the lid (this is a good opportunity to do some dusting inside the case).Some internal cards use PCI, so just get informed and see if you can hook your new card up, before making a purchase.

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Make sure you take a look at your new card’s utilities, to make sure everything sounds exactly as you want it to. Once it’s open, locate the PCI or PCI Express slot where the new card will go.I’ve marked the PCI Express slot in the image below, but your motherboard’s manual could be very useful if you don’t know which one it is.You can find and download the latest driver on Realtek website.After you go to the website, use “audio” to start the search.

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