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Mary L.
Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 11:35 am:   

Can anyone help? My problem is: I get sound from my modem when connecting to the net, and when playing some games, but when Insert an audio cd, the cd-rom, nor will cd-player recognize it. Also there is no sound when my daugther trys to listen to on-line tutorials, but there is sound if she downloads a/some tutorial(s). Can this be fixed w/o purchasing a sound card, we really cannot afford it right now. Finally, is there any software i could install to hear audio? I know real player will not work w/o a sound card.

System is:
The system is a 486, pentium2/120, 1gig ram, and pnp motherboard. Aside from plugging in the phone line, mouse, printer, keyboard, or microphone(which is never used); there is no place to plug in any speakers(i suppose that is where the sound card comes in?).

Thanks for any assistance,

Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 12:55 pm:   

Will have to buy an pci sound card. A sound blaster 16 sound card would work best. The price should be less than $15.
Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 9:15 pm:   

Thanks for the response. We can afford 15.00, that is reasonable, but my question is will it work with this motherboard on win98 OEM version? Thanks again for the assistance.
Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 9:22 pm:   

Sure will, the only thing you need to check is to see if your motherboard has pci slots. It should but then again. Pci slots are white.
Posted on Monday, October 7, 2002 - 9:46 pm:   

I have located the slots on the computer, and I have found a place where I can purchase a card for 33.00 w/ tax! Soundblaster of course, and plug and play. Thanks so much for the help. And for the price tip. Who knew there are cards out there for less than 100.00 dollars? The last I checked, they were starting at 100.00 and went up from there. Once again, thanks for the help.

Mary L.
Posted on Monday, October 7, 2002 - 10:32 pm:   

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