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    Soundcard Help

    Hi,

    I got an M-Audio FireWire Solo and Studio Monitors(speakers) sent to me yesterday and have them set up. The FireWire Solo connected to a FireWire port as the name suggests and the Studio Monitors connected to the FireWire Solo. Problem is that I also have Videologic ZXR-500 speakers connected to the nVidia nForce 2 on-board sound. Is there any way to switch between both of the soundcards without shutting the PC down and unplugging the FireWire Solo from the PC? It's just that it's really designed for music only and isn't very good for gaming. I've tried switching between the two soundcards in the windows XP sound and audio devices control panel, but I don't get any sound coming from the speakers connected to the nForce sound, instead the meters in the NV Mixer move but like I say no sound.

    Again any ideas?

    I hope that all makes sense.

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    Hmm, isn't there any other options? I'm planning on building a Core 2 Duo machine, would it be possible to connect two PC's to the same monitor provided it has two Video in connectors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BorisTheSpider
    I've tried switching between the two soundcards in the windows XP sound and audio devices control panel, but I don't get any sound coming from the speakers connected to the nForce sound, instead the meters in the NV Mixer move but like I say no sound.
    That works fine here (need both the onboard sound and Audigy 4 for compatability reasons).

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    Heh, I tried it again and got it working, must've done something wrong the last time .

    I'll see how it goes in terms of conflicting etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BorisTheSpider
    Hmm, isn't there any other options? I'm planning on building a Core 2 Duo machine, would it be possible to connect two PC's to the same monitor provided it has two Video in connectors?
    I have a LG Flatron L1710B monitor that has both dvi and analogue connections and connect 2 comps to it with no problems, I just use the source button to switch between the 2.

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    Ah ok thanks, like I say, I'm probably going to be building a new machine around the end of the month. So what does connecting two PC's to the same monitor involve?

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    for me I just connect the cable to each input and select the source from a button on the front, if the monitor only has one input you can get a switch box or kvm switch and do it that way.

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