No soundcard

Discussion in 'Electronics & Video Games' started by Leadpot, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Leadpot

    Leadpot Active Member

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    Just wanted to know if it is possible for sound /music to play on a PC w/o a soundcard ? Bought an old PC running XP pro. 1 1/2 yrs. ago just for working on and music files. The PC went down ,crashed and would not boot up period. I gave up 6 mo's ago and last nite I managed to get it to boot up again, but had no sound. It kept telling me there was no sound card installed. I looked and all I saw was a Video and modem card . I'm new to PC's somewhat. System says AMD 1800 - 1.15 GHZ. - 512 ram. Other than that ,I did not have the Nero programs they loaded at time of sale. I only had the copy of XP- pro they gave me to use in case of trouble. I don't know what MB it has? Is this possible ? Here is a few pics of the PC inside and out.
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  2. jsbcats

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    It looks like it may have a minimal sound card built in from your pictures. In fact it looks like you have speakers plugged into it with that green plug. If you are getting no sound you may need to go out to the manufacturers website and get the drivers for the sound.

    If the built-in sound card is no longer working then you may need to add a card.

    It appears that it is a MSI board and somewhere on it, it should have the type or model number.
     
  3. Leadpot

    Leadpot Active Member

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    Thanks for taking a gander at it, I will open her up again and get info on the MB. It sat for 6 or 7 mo's and back then , it would not load Windows XP. Got to messing with it a few nites ago and the damned thing loaded up XP but no sound and no NERO was found. LOL....Thanks a bunch. Will look up numbers on board and go from there. Yes, there are speakers connected but I'm used to seeing sound cards. O/S frame of mine. Thanks again.
     
  4. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    Try reinstalling your drivers. I lost sound on my laptop when doing a fresh install of XP. You can look up the model # on the manufacturers website and then download the appropriate drivers.
     
  5. Eli

    Eli Well-Known

    That's a rather ancient MSI K7 board from what I can see, the on-board sound function might be dead.

    Eli
     
  6. Leadpot

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    Yes it is, Ancient. Couldn't find what I needed to download drivers without them wanting a credit card. There were many and then sometimes got message that a virus was trying to make a home on this damn thing. Had to un-plug from line quick LOL..This is just being used for the kids so they will stay off the newer PC., Which by todays standards is al-ready Ancient. I went to SAN ANGELO and got a cheap Yamaha card. Got sound now. I think the built in sound is dead. LOL...Thanks for the help and advice. I feel better now.
     
  7. Eli

    Eli Well-Known

    You can install Ubuntu on it and no worries about the kids! Micro-Star is the maker of the board, you have to go to their site to download the drivers.

    Eli
     
  8. Leadpot

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    LOL...well if the kids mess this up , I'll definetly go that route next time. They spend a lot of time on it after school, I don't get on line till after 10 sometimes or much later. Thanks Eli.
     
  9. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Self Appointed Board Chauvinist TGT Supporter

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  10. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    According to your pics, that board definitely has an audio card built into it, and looks like the speakers are plugged into it. Sorry if I'm restating the obvious, I just glanced through your posts. ;) Anyways, easiest thing to do is look at the board and see if there is a model name/number silk screened on the board. It will be a fairly short name/number, like K7T, K7T Deluxe, or something like that (I just made those up). Anyways, find that name, go to the manufacturer's website (MSI I assume?), and look for a "Support" section which is where the drivers will be. There should be a bundle of drivers probably called "chipset drivers" or they may have a list of individual drivers for the built in audio and video cards and other stuff. If you still can't find it, post up the model name and I'll try to find them for you.
     

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