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alvin and the chipmunks
Posted 16 June 2003 - 05:48 AM
i have a onboard sound card which 90 percent of oyu will say that is my problem but i cannot afford to get a new card please help if oyu know of a setting or fix i can do
my card is a via ac97 onboard sound card andy body else having this ??
Posted 16 June 2003 - 07:40 PM
If you can afford $30-40 you can ask your local computer hardware store, not something like BestBuy, if they sell OEM sound cards.
OEM is not a brand. Basicly it's a way of selling hardware without all the extras, like manuals and bonus software. If the case of soundcards, you get the card and a disc or 2 for the drivers and that's all.
I spend about $45 for my SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 instead of the $70-80 for the full package. And that was about 1 year ago.
I got it because the on-board audio was the AC'97 and it sucked. One set of drivers would let me hear all audio fine and use my mic giving me full duplex, but I wouldn't play more than one piece of audio at the some time. Where as other set of drivers, even listed as the be the correct set for the on-board chipset, allowed for multi-audio files to play but some sounded like pure crap and also only allowed for half-duplex if I was lucky.
VIA might make a great chipset for the rest of the mobo, but they suck for everything else, even tech support.
Posted 16 June 2003 - 09:46 PM
and now my mic does not work at all i cannot record sound or talk or nothing i guess the drivers suck for the onboard i tried rolling them back but i really do not think it works all that great the roll back
so i should go get a new sound card oem type and then will i be plugging my mic into the new sound card??
Posted 18 June 2003 - 05:09 AM
Uninstall the onboard audio drivers, restart to get at your BIOS and disable the onboard audio there
Then install the new card and it's drivers
Posted 19 June 2003 - 09:49 AM
I have a Gigabyte 845E M-Board with a counstructed onboard Sound card, so I found out that the sound keeps disappearing. So I just setted-up by good 'ol SB Live.
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