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Advice on soundcard

By kyl1125
Apr 15, 2010
  1. anyone have any advice on a cheap soundcard for my computer have ibm thinkcentre with windows xp have no sound
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What's the model number of the ibm thinkcentre?
     
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    @tmagic

    I can help w/that one as i'm the one who determined kyl1125's sound card was dead (in other thread) and suggested they post for new sound card advice

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       Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100216-1514)
               Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: IBM
           System Model: 818343U
                   BIOS: Phoenix FirstBios(tm) Desktop Pro Version 2.0 for IBM ThinkCentre.
              Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
                 Memory: 1014MB RAM
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Thanks LookinAround,
    I just look for 0 reply threads most of the time
     
  5. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    Creative Audigy 4 anyone? Those gotta be running around $30 nowadays...

    I suggest just running down to the nearest retailer and picking up something that fits his budget. Low end sound cards are all pretty much the same if you ask me; dime a dozen.
     
  6. Zilliak

    Zilliak TS Booster Posts: 164

    I picked up a 50$ external soundcard xfi and it works wonders like honestly worth the money
     
  7. Zilliak

    Zilliak TS Booster Posts: 164

    get it at best buy.
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Yeah, since hes running XP he will need an add-on sound card... The higher end motherboards on-board sound is much better than many add-on audio cards now days
     
  9. encarnacion247

    encarnacion247 TS Rookie

    hey help me how to install pci sound card.. the computer said that no sound card installed in my system. but when instaleed the one just bought it wont work! please help
     
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    Make sure you disable the onboard sound in the BIOS and uninstall any sound drivers first. When you install the new sound card, be sure to install the sound card drivers or it won't work.
     
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