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How to designate Audio Media 3 as primary sound card/ audio out

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This IBM desktop running XP Home has two soundcards installed. The factory card (attatched to the motherboard?) and an Audio Media 3 in PCI 2.

The AM3 works fine for the music apps. Reason, ProTools, etc.
No problem selected it in apps where there is an option to select it.

But in Windows Media Player, WInAmp etc. , the AM3 does not show up in any of the Options/Prefs. The Native sound card sounds terrible. Is it possible to run ALL AUDIO through the AM3?

How can I designate the AM3 has the primary Audio out for all the Native XP sounds, Windows Media Player, etc.???
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by:LeeTutor
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Perhaps you can disable the onboard sound chip.  Right click on My Computer, select Properties from the context menu that scrolls out, click on the Hardware tab, then on the Device Manager button.  Find your onboard sound chip, right click on it, and select Disable.  (My computer doesn't have an onboard sound chip, so I am not certain whether one will show up in your Device Manager, but try it and see...)
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by:bH
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thanks. I tried that. It does disable the onboard sound, but i'm still unable to select the AM3 soundcard as the primary.  I went to digidesign's site and downloaded the Wavedriver, which looks like the solution to the problem, but still no luck getting it to work.
http://www.digidesign.com/download/wave/
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After searching around the internet, I found a few sites where it was recommended that the onboard audio be disabled in the BIOS.  Perhaps you can do that, and the PCI card will then be recognized by WMP and Winamp, etc.
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by:bH
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Thanks Lee Tutor. Do you have a link to those threads?
I'll search for instructions on doing the BIOS tweek. I'm somewhat familiar with it, but not 100% of the procedure.
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by:LeeTutor
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Here are a couple of examples:

http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/448/

http://www.acersupport.com/desktop/articles/pse_sound_dp10499.html

http://pub173.ezboard.com/funofficialsonyfrm6.showMessage?topicID=247.topic

None of those apply to your IBM computer.  You might be able to find out more by going to the IBM site and searching for online support information on your model.
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by:bH
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Thanks Lee. Disabling sound in the BIOS did the trick. All audio is now coming out of the AM3!
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