adding a sound card (pci)?

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  1. dissonance

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    Ok, so I want to be able to use my old game port joystick on my computer with no midi/game port. I am considering buying a cheap sound card ($10-20) that has a game port on it, to go in a PCI slot. My question is if I would have to then use it for my sound or if I could continue to use my integrated sound and use the additional card purely for the joystick?
     
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    why not buy a usb joystick/controller instead?
     
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    What anfrey said; buy a gameport controller, or buy/look for the gameport PCI slot cover that your motherboard probably came with.
     
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    its cheaper than any of the joysticks i'd buy would cost
     
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    I haven't been able to find a gameport only card... everything i've found has been built into sound cards.... my motherboard doesnt have a gameport built in
     
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    but back to the original question... would i be able to use the integrated sound or would i have to use the soundcard for my sound?
     
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    depends on the mobo.
     
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    I guess I should have just said in the beginning that my joystick is a Microsoft Precision Pro with Product ID number starting with 97462. The ID number is important because it's a first edition of that particular joystick and even Microsoft's own USB adapter does not work with it (I bought one prior to learning this). That device isn't campatible with my joystick, nor any others like it I have found (there are several). This is a link to the same thing only with more ports (Super Joy Box 8) that specifies that it does not work with my joystick: http://cgi.ebay.com/4-ports-PC-Game...61QQihZ009QQcategoryZ3677QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    EDIT: but thanks anyway.... (thought i was sounding like an ass, didnt mean to)
     
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    Which motherboard do you have, out of curiosity?
     
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    Well, its the stock motherboard for a Sony VAIO PCV-RX670, which would be a dumbed down version of an Asus P4B266LM
     
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    i would imagine that if you don't install any drivers for the pci card, your os will want nothing to do with it.. so, you should be able to keep your integrated audio... but that's just a logic-based answer.
     

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