Soundcard Driver?

m1chaelm1chael Posts: 58Member ■■□□□□□□□□
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Wondering if I could get some assistance....I have an old pc that I am trying to restore just to use as a kitchen pc and everything is working pretty good other than no sound. I went to play a sound (music) last night and error message popped up and said "no sound device installed". So I went to device manager and I see a yellow question mark but it doesn't say anything about being sound related. When I scrolled down to look at the options under the specific sound tab...all codecs and stuff are loaded and working properly?

Anyway, I looked up the model of my motherboard (AMD Athlon K7S5A) and of course I can tell from the motherboard that it has onboard sound. It states on the web that the driver for it is a "AC'97 Compliant 3D Audio Codec" or something like that. So, I guess I can try to download a new driver to see if I can get the audio working again? Is that a good first step? Additionally, I am not sure whether the onboard sound is made by Realtech or Soundmax...I got both options when I searched last night.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated....

Thanks,
Michael

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  • HeroPsychoHeroPsycho Posts: 1,940Inactive Imported Users
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    Yep, install the sound driver.
    Good luck to all!
  • m1chaelm1chael Posts: 58Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    HeroPsycho wrote: »
    ECS Web Site

    Yep, install the sound driver.

    HeroPsycho-

    Thanks....just a quick "stupid" question...I assume it would be the 2nd option (Codec Sound Driver)...becse its not a pci card...its onboard?

    SiS 7012 PCI Audio Driver (1st option)
    C-Media 9738 Codec Sound Driver (2nd option)

    Thanks,
    Michael
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