View Full Version : PCI card sound

02-03-2004, 06:08 PM
Hi I have a compaq presario computer and wanted a game port so have installed a pci sound card and have also disabled the on board sound,installed the drivers for the card but no sound.Am I missing doing some thing?
Please advise?

02-03-2004, 06:55 PM
Have you plugged the speakers into the new card?

02-03-2004, 07:33 PM
go control panal / sounds/ audio tab and chosse you newlly installed card from the drop down box... as it will still be set to the old one...

02-03-2004, 08:15 PM
Yes the speakers are plugged in and yes the computer is configured to use the new sound card and the game port works?

02-03-2004, 08:30 PM
no conflicts in Device Manager...?
sound cards and modems sometimes conflict...

when you say you disabled the on-board sound... did you disable it in the cmos (bios)...?

02-03-2004, 08:37 PM
No driver problems...

I just installed a forte media sound card... day b4 yesterday... as my post beep was coming full volume out of my on-board sound... no way to stop it... just a bug i guess... but anyway... i had real problems fining a driver... all the supossed drivers that i downloaded... were just the control panal applet... with out the actual driver... but found the right one...

Didn't you on-board sound have a game port... my two have...(boards that is...)

you shouldn't have to disable it in the bios... just set it to auto...
disable might just disable the whole lot... probably not... but just maybe...

02-03-2004, 08:43 PM
No no game port that was the reason for changing to a pci sound card,have re installed drivers and card makes scatchy noises but thats all.

02-03-2004, 09:03 PM
did the driver come with the card... or of the net....???

02-03-2004, 09:13 PM
silly little thing but it has fooled a few........is the speakers powered at all ?? ie have its own built in amp and has a power pack/power lead

02-03-2004, 10:26 PM
Yes the speakers are powered up and they make a great humming sound!!!!

02-03-2004, 11:15 PM
Version of Windows?

I have a funny feeling WXP might not support the game port anymore.

03-03-2004, 05:20 PM
Hi Windows XP will try compaq support might get somewhere,if can't get it to work will have to get a usb driving wheel for the boy.

03-03-2004, 05:20 PM

03-03-2004, 05:21 PM
driver cd came with the card