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Edited by techextreme, 16 July 2009 - 09:12 PM.
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 01:44 AM
I find it highly likely that the person who owned the computer before you had a sound card and took it out before selling it. While some Mobo's/BIOS's with integrated sound have an auto detect feature for switching between onboard audio and a sound card, many do not. Unless I missed it somewhere, no one, including you lol, has suggested checking the BIOS to see if you merely need to set the sound from sound card to integrated. I forget what category that option is in, but if you don't know, post back and I'll check. I think on many it's under audio and you toggle between on and off. If it's off, toggle it on and if it's on toggle it off and see if that makes a difference after you reboot.
In answer to your last question though, the answer is yes. Since I see you are using XP, I recommend a Creative (Soundblaster) card. If you are ever thinking of switching to Vista though, don't buy Creative, they don't fully work in Vista. Again, when you put the sound card in, you need to ensure that your audio in the BIOS is correctly configured.
Posted 21 July 2009 - 01:25 PM
Posted 21 July 2009 - 06:10 PM
The high def audio controller is the correct thing. Did you reverse the setting of whatever it was on when you checked? I haven't had to fool with this in a while, but I'm pretty sure that it should be ON for your integrated sound to work and OFF for a sound card to work. What ever it is currently on though, set it to the opposite and see if that gives you sound.
Posted 22 July 2009 - 03:13 AM
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