I need help getting sound on my computer?!

By Dr.Richey ยท 7 replies
Feb 21, 2005
  1. I have onboard sound for my computer and I can't figure out what I need to install to get the sound working again? I have a AMD Athlon XP-M 1500 + motherbaord ( I belive) and currently running win 98 and I dont know what to for the drivers? Can I get some advice.
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388


    My motherboard came with a cd with drivers for the onboard sound, lan, etc. Whoever made your sound chip should have a driver available at their website, or at your mobo's website.
  3. Dr.Richey

    Dr.Richey TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Which One ?

    How Do I find out what the chip is for the sound?
  4. tom_pearson

    tom_pearson TS Rookie Posts: 47

    either look on you motherboard for the chip,
    or goto your motherboard makers website. simple!
  5. Dr.Richey

    Dr.Richey TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay here is the next thing I need to ask once i find he drivers where on my computer do I load them. I dont have a list for onboard sound to load the drivers to. :blush:
  6. The Best Alias

    The Best Alias TS Rookie Posts: 113

    Go to the device manager, select the audio device (it should have a yellow mark by it since it isn't working), select update driver with the options automatic, and include windows update as the search location.

    If that doesn't work, find out the make and model of your mobo and go to the manufacturer's web site for drivers.
  7. Dr.Richey

    Dr.Richey TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am so lost ! Okay this is the deal I dont have any yellow excalmation marks by anything in device manager. And all the troubleshooters tell me to look for my sound card. I dont know what else to look for. The audio device is working as far as it says when you view properties. So what am I doing wrong? Errrr this is so frustrating.
  8. The Best Alias

    The Best Alias TS Rookie Posts: 113

    Do you have a speaker icon in the sys tray?
    If no: sound drivers aren't installed. Disable hardware, reinstall.
    If yes: Double click icon, make sure volumes are up and aren't muted.
    If still no sound: Check connections to speakers including power.
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