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Date:      Sat, 10 Sep 2016 17:48:23 +0000
From:      Manish Jain <>
To:        freebsd-questions <>
Cc:        polytropon <>
Subject:   Will installing a separate sound card work?
Message-ID:  <>

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In my computer hardware upgrade project (which has already seen me switch=20
3 motherboards and 2 CPU's in 1 month), I have reached a point where I need=
to invest a bit further. My current Gigabyte GA970 motherboard is working=20
perfectly, except that the onboard sound (Realtek) is aweful, with a whole=
lot of high-pitch hiss accompanying the sound whenever I try to play any=20

I would like to solve the problem by installing a separate internal sound=20
card - the best option appears to be Asus Xonar DG PCI Internal Sound Card=
with a C-Media CMI8786 chipset. Will my idea of disabling the onboard=20
sound and installing the separate card work ? My motherboard's BIOS does=20
provide the option to disable the onboard sound. So I think the question=20
simply boils down to whether the CMI8786 chipset be supported by the=20
FreeBSD kernel.

Thanks for any help.
Manish Jain

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