sound not workin

By duffguy
Aug 5, 2005
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  1. k heres the deal. i tryed everything on my computer but my sound still isnt workin. i tryed diff speakkers and evrything but still no damn sound. i tryed evrything windows xp offered troubleshooting,device check ect. i even checked master volume and it not on mute. someone please help me wit this.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Do you have onboard sound, or a separate soundcard?

    Have you checked in your device manager for any yellow question/exlamation marks next to your sound devices?

    Regards Howard :)
  3. duffguy

    duffguy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 201

    i have a on board sound card and yes i did that was part of the troubleshooting process
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Go to your mobo manufacturers website, and download, and install the correct sound drivers for your mobo.

    If that doesn`t work then maybe doing a repair install of Windows may help. Instructions for this can be found HERE.

    If that doesn`t work then maybe your onboard sound chip has gone bad. If that`s the case then your only option is to get a separate soundcard.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. Abraxas

    Abraxas Newcomer, in training Posts: 205

    You should check your BIOS if that onboard sound is enabled. I guess it should be by default, but that doesn't mean anything, hehe.
  6. duffguy

    duffguy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 201

    this computer is custom so i dont know who to call. ill just get a new sound card which would anyone recommend that like 100$$ or below that
  7. duffguy

    duffguy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 201

    i have a realtek ac97 audio
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Yes that`s onboard sound. Go to your mobo manufacturers website and download the drivers for your mobo. It might be a good idea to get the chipset drivers as well.

    Regards Howard :D
  9. duffguy

    duffguy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 201

    one quick ques wats mobo?
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Mobo=Motherboard

    Regards Howard :)
  11. duffguy

    duffguy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 201

    i dont know wat motherboard company i have should i open my comp up and see? if i do were would i find it
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    If you download the free Everest programme from HERE. It will give you all the info you need about your system.

    Regards Howard :)
  13. duffguy

    duffguy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 201

    thanks alot ill try it out
  14. duffguy

    duffguy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 201

    i cant find the driver for the sound.
  15. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Can you give me the exact mobo model you have?

    Once we know that, we should be able to help you further.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
  16. duffguy

    duffguy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 201

    im not at hume but um it had a SIS and the model started with a M
  17. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    That`s not a problem. Just wait till you get home, then run the Everest programme. It will give you the make and model of your mobo.

    Regards Howard :)
  18. duffguy

    duffguy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 201

    thatlle be in like a week talk to ya later then :)
  19. pkillur

    pkillur Newcomer, in training

    Did you try a pair of headphones yet? You might have cheapo speakers without a powered cone or a speaker set with a busted power source. Also, do you have a wireless keyboard set? Sometimes the wireless KB screws up your sound settings if it has a volume up/down setting.

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  20. duffguy

    duffguy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 201

    yea i tryed evrything and no i dont have anything wireless
  21. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    If the mobo in your user profile is what you mean then go HERE for the drivers.

    Regards Howard :)
  22. duffguy

    duffguy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 201

    thats my new comps mobo i have problem with my old comp.and the name of the mobo was MSI ill get more info in a little bit.
  23. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    In that case just run the Everest programme and post back with the mobo model.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
  24. duffguy

    duffguy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 201

    ill get home at sunday ill tell u my mobo then but now i got a problem. ON my new comp its seems to be overheating evry time i play games. I got the lateest stuff into it and 5 fans! Everst says my mobo is 125f. THATs over haeting for a mobo isnt it? :hotbounce . U can see my new comps specs on my thread in this category, its called "new comp specs" it on the first page .


    ANd one more question. how do u make that link thing u know the one that says HERE and its a link how?
  25. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Yes 125f which is about 52c does seem a little hot. Maybe you would benefit from getting a northbridge cooler. If you do a google search you should find plenty of options.

    Now how to make the hyper link. When you click on post reply, at the top of the reply panel is a button called insert hyperlink.

    If you click on it, it will open a small dialogue box. Type in the word or words that you want to use for the link, and hit return. Now either type, or paste into the box the url(address) of the link, and hit return. That`s it.

    Northbridge coolers

    Regards Howard :)
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