Nick99
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I want to replace my OEM Audigy 2 with retail Audigy 2 card ......I

without going into the why's, I want to replace my Audigy 2 card on my D.8300. I know there is no headphone out connection for the front socket, but I can live with that.

Do I delete the drivers from Software, pull the old card and install the new one, or are there more tricky issues, BIOS etc ?

Thanks for any info.

Nick

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wizofboz
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Re: I want to replace my OEM Audigy 2 with retail Audigy 2 card ......I

Hi Nick,

When I replaced my Dell Audigy 2 card with a retail model, all I did was go to control panel - add/remove software and uninstall everything having to do with the Audigy 2.  Then I replaced the card, installed the new drivers and creative software, and I was fine.

Btw. the Audigy 2 ZS card has the connector for the front headphone jack, if you want to pay more to get this functionality.

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Nick99
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Re: I want to replace my OEM Audigy 2 with retail Audigy 2 card ......I

thanks Wiz,

I'm now looking at the "rather" more expensive Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro with the external drive. and I will post a new thread asking for any juicy info about this one.

Your reply was useful as I most likely will just get the normal Audigy 2.

best regards

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Sterndogg02
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Re: I want to replace my OEM Audigy 2 with retail Audigy 2 card ......I

I also just switched out the OEM Audigy 2 for a retail Audigy 2 ZS. It has the connector for the front I/O panel on my XPS case (firewire, headphone jack). In reality, it's for the Live drive. Just uninstall the software, pop out the card, and install the new one and software.
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mmainprize
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Re: I want to replace my OEM Audigy 2 with retail Audigy 2 card ......I

Hey, You guys with the retail cards, did the front headphone jacks noise problem go away with the retail cards ?.

Just wondering.

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wizofboz
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Re: I want to replace my OEM Audigy 2 with retail Audigy 2 card ......I

My Dell Audigy 2 never had a front headphone jack noise problem to begin with (I have a Dimension 4600), so I can't tell you if a retail card fixes it.  Sorry I can't help.
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Nick99
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Re: I want to replace my OEM Audigy 2 with retail Audigy 2 card ......I

my problems have nothing to do with the headphone hiss. Its just ALL hiss and grinding... loads of ambience noise coming out of my Creative 6.1 speakers. When they're not actually being used but are switched on, moving the mouse or the scroll button generates noise. But I just read in a previous thread that a specific model number has such a problem and a different model may solve it. Waiting for an answer from the thread initiator.

here's the thread : http://forums.us.dell.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=dim_audio&message.id=47035

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Sterndogg
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Re: I want to replace my OEM Audigy 2 with retail Audigy 2 card ......I

Nick99,

The model number can be found on the actual card...gotta pop open your pc...should be something like SB.....

-Adam

 

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