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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2000 - 7:38 am:   

I just upgraded my motherboard to an INTEL with an integral sound/mic/joystick/speaker input jacks in the back. My previous one did not, so I never had any sound available.
I hooked up some speakers to test them, but nothing came out. Is there something I should do to enable the sound system on my motherboard?

Danny Albers
Posted on Monday, April 24, 2000 - 5:57 pm:   

did you install the drivers? Are there any devices in your control panel under Other Devices?

We need more info to help.
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2000 - 2:12 pm:   

Thanks for the response.
I didn't know that the motherboards had software and I went to INTEL's site and downloaded the updates. I just need to hook up some speakers and I should be ready.

Thanks Again.
Scott R
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2000 - 6:59 pm:   

Hi everyone, I have a system question:

I recently upgraded my 450mhz PII to an Athlon 800Mhz, other additions to the upgrade inlcude a 32mb Elsa Erazor X2 DDR-TV OUT video card. I have a Kenwood 52x CD-ROM, a 10GB HD, 128mb of PC-100 memory, US Robotics 56K V90 modem (PCI) and a Sound Blaster Live Value sound card. My monitor is a 17' Optiquest Q-71, and lastly, a 300 watt power supply. The mobo is an Epox KX7A. My question/problem is, my friends PIII 600 is kicking my machine's butt. The PIII 600 is configured as: A-Bit 440BX mobo, 256megs of PC-100 memory, a TNT2 Creative Labs 32mb Video card, and a 14GB HD (7200 rpm), and a 50x CDROM drive. I do not know the size of the power supply. Anyhow, I dont understand why that machine seems to perform better than mine. Using 3DMark2000 as a benchmark, my machine will not even execute the benchmark. It will run the demo, but even the demo looks better on the PIII 600. I have all the latest drivers for everything including my monitor, (includes an updated video bios and driver, and an updated mobo bios). I'm inclined to believe that I need a bigger power supply, as I understand the Athlon to be a power hog. I am also looking at buying 256megs of PC-133 as the FSB on my mobo will support that. Will either of these be that great an impact on helping my system perform better? Would a bigger/better monitor help? If anyone can provide some words of wisdom, I would be very greatful.

robert brown
Posted on Saturday, April 28, 2001 - 6:26 pm:   

as far as your problem i feel you went from good to bad,going to a amd processor,i have had system with a amd chip as well as the intel chip,i am using a p-111 850 and couldn't be happier with my machine.i hope you find the weight that holding back you sys speed,but i would say its the processor you went to you .good luck

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