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Optical Drives and Onboard Sound vs. Add-In Card

I have a Dimension 9200 which came with two optical drives, a DVD +/- RW burner (GSA-H31N) and a DVD-ROM (GDRH10N). I also am currently using the motherboard audio hardware. I am soon going to be adding a separate discreet sound card and disabling the motherboard audio. I would like to know if there is anything I need to do with the drives (i.e. do I have to reroute any cables from the motherboard to the sound card in order to continue to receive sound from the optical drives)?

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Re: Optical Drives and Onboard Sound vs. Add-In Card


No you don't.

A few years ago Windows started using the data cable to read the sound from CD/DVD drives. The extra small cable from the sound card to the CD/DVD drives are no longer required.

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