I recently bought a new computer (a friend of mine built it for me) and it has a sound card which is a lot better than the one on my old computer, but I didn't get separate speakers for it because I want to use the ones I had on my old one on both PC's.
So I bought the necessary cables to hook the speakers up to both PC's and it works. I now get sound from both PC's when they're on. But the sound card on my new computer isn't being used when its on. I'm not sure exactly if the sound card on my old one is being used or not, but the new one definitely isn't. I can tell because when I disconnect my old computer from the speakers and only my new computer is attached to the speakers, the sound is way better than when they are both hooked up at the same time. The sound on my old computer stays the same regardless of being hooked up to my new one.
So my conclusion is that I need to turn off the sound card on my old computer for the one on my new computer to work as the main one (oh yeah, by the way, I need both PC's to be on at the same time to listen to music because all my music is on my old PC and I want to keep it that way).
I went to disable the sound card on my old PC, and saw that I had to restart my computer. It's a real pain to have to restart it every time I change the settings for it, so I was wondering if anyone here has a better idea?
Is there some kind of software out there I could use to switch? Is there a way I can set my computers so that the new sound card is used as the default?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!