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#1 gonefishin

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 10:33 PM

I believe my soundcard is messed up . I have always had trouble with sound since day 1. when bought computer about 4 or 5 yrs back

trouble is recording with a mic,. at first the audio quality wasn't that great with a small beeping noise . it has gotten worse over time. till now if I record with a mic its a loud beeping noise and screeching as well........ It isnt the mic I have three mics and they all work fine on living room computer.

To be quite honest . I know nothing at all about soundcards. not sure where to begin.

some questions you could help me with are

1. how do I find out what kinda soundcard I have
2. can I Just buy any old soundcard or is their certain specifics I'm looking for

any help is appreciated ...

not sure what information is needed , that is why i did not supply type of windows, memory etc........

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 12:26 AM

Being paranoid I wiped my computer about an hour ago of everything on it with restore discs . In case someone was to claim I'm infected or something . Problem persists it is not an infection. I now know it is 100 percent the sound card


I went to my task bar and pulled up master volume and went to microphone and unchecked mute and it makes the high pitch beep and screech sound on it as when recording .

by the way........ i have an old unusable emachine desktop . it no longer runs at all. its completely dead. But I was thinking could it be possible to maybe take the soundcard from it and put it on my compaq desktop . it had a way good soundsystem on it from what i remember

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 10:25 AM

Chances are neither computer has a sound card, but a sound chip built into the mother board
What is the model number of the Compaq?
If you have a spare slot [which you should] you can buy one
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Posted 25 October 2009 - 10:28 AM

try and downloading new drivers from compaq?

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 02:44 PM

What is the model number of the Compaq?

Theirs a little white sticker on the side. I'm guessing this is the model number. I don't really know that much about computers . I can get on the computer and surf the web , update a virus scan that's about it. Beyond that I'm lost on everything computer wise.......

The white sticker on the side is
compaq presario SR1911x

The other gentle man said try updating a driver . If you guys think i should try that. can you tell me how. again I'm not computer smart at all

Thanks

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 03:12 PM

The other gentle man said try updating a driver . If you guys think i should try that. can you tell me how. again I'm not computer smart at all

This tutorial should help you out:
How to update a Windows hardware driver
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Posted 25 October 2009 - 03:23 PM

Followed tg1911 directions and updated driver as suggested

Did not fix problem

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 05:06 PM

You failed to mention your operating system

Audio driver for XP:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwar...product=3203112
For Vista:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwar...product=3203112
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Posted 25 October 2009 - 05:21 PM

Ok

I know its a compaq windows xp 512 memory

That's all I know

if you are wanting to know more specifics than that, let me know what parts you mean and I will try to find out details for you .
You will have to be very detailed. since I'm not computer smart like you guys

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 07:05 PM

updated Audio driver for XP

did not fix problem



soundcard is realtek high definition audio




Information from belarc advisor


Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)

Memory Modules
448 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 256 MB
Slot 'A1' has 256 MB
Slot 'A2' is Empty
Slot 'A3' is Empty

System Model

Compaq Presario 061 EX311AA-ABA SR1911X NA630 0nx1411RE101NAG2L00
System Serial Number: CNH6211LRS
Enclosure Type: Desktop

Main Circuit Board

Board: ASUSTek Computer INC. NAGAMI2L 2.00
Bus Clock: 199 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.11 09/19/2006

Drives
200.03 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
182.63 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

Generic USB CF Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Generic USB MS Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Generic USB SD Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Generic USB SM Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
ST3200827AS [Hard drive] (200.05 GB) -- drive 0, SMART Status: Healthy



also test computer with pc doctor 5 . all system pass no fail




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