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Cant change AC97 speaker configuration

Q: Cant change AC97 speaker configuration

I have 2 front 2 rear speaker. I have plugged in properly. But the speaker configuration doesn't change from 2 channel to 4 channel. My OS is win7 Ultimate. First,when my os was xp,it was working good and the channel was in 4 .After 7 installation,it doest change.Please Help me.
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I doubt very much if this will be possible. The mic and headphone ports are wired directly to the Audio section of the motherboard, there connections cannot be altered.

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Nikihak said:

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A:Dell Inspiron 9100 laptop - video tracing - characters change at random

Welcome to TechSpot! Your thread is better suited to the Windows OS or Hardware forum, so I m going to ask the moderator to move it. I hope you subscribed to the thread because we don't email the reply.

If I had to give you a quick answer, I's suggest replacing the video card.
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You can use sticky tape to try to get at it, or a pin stuck in the middle, then angled over, will be able to 'pop' it back out again.
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my main question is whether i will be run it on my processor ???

i tried to play crysis on my laptop but it was hanging

and if there is a problem then please specify that what should be upgraded .

thx in advance

A:Can I play GTA San Andreas with this configuration?

I doubt the processor and graphics could handle a "desent" San Andreas...You could still run it though i'd say.

Graphics upgrade wouldn't hurt though.
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A:Buy a maximum configuration laptop

For those kind of specs on a laptop, it will be ridiculously expensive. That kind of hardware is high-end desktop level, which in a laptop will mean the battery will last no time at all and it'll be much more expensive than a desktop.

I've never even heard of a laptop that supports 16Gb of RAM.

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Most likely to be the connectors that feed signal to the left and right speakers.
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A:Change my S3 ProSavage DDR

Appears that your video is onboard, and that your board has an AGP graphics slot.

So you could theoretically purchase an AGP card to replace it. These are the supported types:
Supports AGP 2.0 1x/2x/4x

This is a quick search on Newegg, just make sure you stick to ones that have 4x, not ones that are exclusively 8x. You can probably search online elsewhere as well.
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A:Speaker recommendations?

Holy smokes £300!...I paid £40 for my logitech X530's, and i'm more than happy with them.

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Recently, My computer is starting change time and dates
1st day before Normal computer use: work, homework, play, Yehhh! <expression>
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I researched about this problem: I might need change the battery.

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A:My computer constantly change time and date - question

Your bios setting will get reset, when you change the cmos batterry.

Take note of the setting, before changing the battery.

Your data on the harddrive will not be affected, by a battery change.

I always thought that a weak/dying battery caused reset to factory setting. March 2014 ??
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A:Hard drive change

Hi wcheard,

Welcome to Techspot!
Sometimes when you swap a hard drive over to another PC it doesnt like the hardware change.

Try the following:
Remove the HDD from the Compaq and re-boot the pc. Even though the HDD is missing you should still get a picture on the screen.
If you DONT get a picture with the HDD removed the the Compaq either has a) a faulty mobo OR b) there may a problem with the graphics card. This all dpeends if you have a graphics card installed or if you are using onboard VGA.

Hope this helps

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Use headphones while away from your external speakers. lol
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A:Speaker popping

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A:System configuration performance

Frequently, systems are lack-luster due to too many programs running OR autoupdates.

reduce the system services to only what is necessary
stop all those autoupdate programs
remove the startup applications from your user id profile
3) is easy to find
\users\all users\start menu\programs\startups
also look in yourLoginID {ie substituted it for all users above}
Everything in these folders get started when you logon - - "Do you really need it?"

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The correction is to change autostart to manual and the nice part is, they can start if requested. To prohibit starting, change to disable.

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I'll expand on (1-2) with your follow-up ---
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A:Weird audio pitch change on Realtek HD Audio

have you tried another microphone?
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A:OS will not change audio settings, maybe malware?

See if this helps Reference Guides to Help Setup and Troubleshoot Windows Audio and Sound Cards
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A:VIA AC97 running but no sound!


Volume in windows volume panel and on the speaker, make sure the speakers are being powered as well.

Also check to see if you have the speaker cable plugged into the green hole on the back of the computer usually there are 3 to 4 sound input output holes use just the green hole for 2 speaker setups.
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A:Changing hard drives from IDE to SATA With a RAID configuration

Windows XP is not capable of running SATA drives as either AHCI (single drive SATA mode) or SATA RAID without installing the proper drivers during the OS install. You would be instructed to "Press F-6", then insert the drivers with a floppy drive.

Bottom line, you would have to install the OS clean to do what you want to do, no exceptions.

You cannot change the drive mode with the OS installed in either Vista or Win 7 either, but the driver situation is a bit easier to deal with.

I don't think the RAID 1 or 0 should be an issue. RAID 1 is a mirroring (backup) strategy, and RAID 0 splits data between 2 (or more drives) for speed of access. Truth to tell, RAID 0 really isn't any good by itself, too unreliable to protect sensitive data. You really need to run RAID 0 & 1 together, This is sometimes referred to as "RAID 5".

If you can be talked out of RAID altogether, you can run your new HDDs as is, by selecting "IDE" emulation in the BIOS. Most sources state that there is very little to no speed penalty for doing it this way.

Anyway, you would need to go to the board manufacturers website for the SATA drivers. I didn't Google your board. Does it even have a RAID capable SATA controller?

Incidentally, those WD "Green" drives are the worst possible choice for RAID. As I understand it, their "energy saving" self-throttling behavior, will cause them fall out of RAID, and generate a bunch or errors and messages in doing so.

I don't recommend RAID, but if you absolutely insist, you should spring for WD's "RE" (RAID edition) HDDs.
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A:Rear speaker playback issues

I'm guessing you reformatted you hard driver and reinstalled Windows. Did you install the realtek audio drivers, i would need to know the brand and model of your motherboard to help you get the right driver for the realtek audio.