Instaling a sound card?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by failurbydesign, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. failurbydesign

    failurbydesign music MUSIC music Political User

    Las Vegas
    i got a sound card and installed it onto my computer, but for some reason i get no sound. It will work out of the normal jacks but not the new one! How do i fix this??
  2. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

    North of Seattle
    Try going to the Control Panel>Sounds and Audio DevicesJ>Click on the Audio tab and then on the pull-down menus, select the newly installed sound card as the default device to use.

    You can go into the bios or in XP, go into the properties of my computer and then hardware>Device manager>expand the sound, video and game controlers and then select the onboard sound device, right-click on it and disable it. Do that for all the onboard sound card items listed.
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    What do you mean by 'normal jacks'? If you mean the onboard sound then you need to go into the bios & turn onboard sound off.
  4. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Placerville, CA
    If its a creative card make sure that its in the third PCI slot, and slow sure you dont have it set to "digital output only"
  5. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    Not sure about your board, but back when I had the Asus K7M the onboard sound was disabled via a jumper on the mobo. If you don't find an option in the BIOS, try hunting down the documentation that came with your BIOS...