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USB sound card replacement for regular sound card?

Q: USB sound card replacement for regular sound card?

My first post so please be patient with me. My PC is a Dell Dimension 8200, (vintage 2002) Pentium 4, 512 cache, 2GB memory, 120GB HD.

I upgraded my OS from Win XP Pro to Win 7 Ultimate in Nov 2010 and my soundcard completely stopped working as being incompatible with Win 7. There are no updating drivers as it is old technology according to the manufacturer (Voyetra Turtle Beach Santa Cruz DSP). Went downtown and bought a replacement and when I tried to install it I found that the connectors didn?t match. The salesman said that Dell uses proprietary connectors therefore I must use a Dell card. Dell doesn?t have any for my outdated system.

So my question is: Will a USB soundcard, (such as the Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro or equal) actually solve my problem, i.e., do everything a regular soundcard does? It just sounds too good to be true!

Many thanks for any assistance you can provide.

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A: USB sound card replacement for regular sound card?

Did you motherboard come with on-board audio and you added the Turtle Beach sound card or did that sound card come with the PC. Your PC can use a PCI card, not a PCI-express card.

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A:Sound Card Replacement - Help!

Spin doctor is good.

It dont sound like your sound card is the problem to me.

Have you ran defrag lately? One program that I run is Cacheman. It might be worth a try. if you dont like it just turn it off or uninstall it. It gives you 4 choices of optimized cach settings. one is for CD burning. http://www.outertech.com/english/products/cacheman/cacheman.html

The IBM web site is a waste of time. http://www5.pc.ibm.com/us/products.nsf/$wwwPartNumLookup/_2138E76

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[This message has been edited by Chris A (edited 06-15-2000).]
 

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A:Looking for a Sound Card Replacement in USB

There are several USB connected sound devices. SoundBlaster makes one.

However, no guarantee that will fix the stuttering problems. Although it is affecting sound, it could be other things in the PC and not the actual sound hardware.

Do a google search for "USB Sound card"

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It has been my experience that you should be able to do exactly what you propose.

However, I have also worked on Compaq systems and true IBMs that require only parts that are manufacured by them to work. I think Gateway also has that issue.

I haven't been working on PC assembly for quite some time so I really don't know how pertinent that is with today's machines.

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A:factory sound card VS SoundBlaster USB sound card

As you have a USB connected SoundBlaster, disable the internal sound "card" in the BIOS and then connect and install the SoundBlaster and try it.

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First thing, I assume you have correctly attached your speakers to the new SoundBlaster.

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

First. Go into your bios, and disable your onboard sound, and save and exit bios.

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Seeing that you have posted in the Hardware Sound Forum, where you will be more than likely able to get a solution to your problem, I am closing this thread.
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A:[SOLVED] On-board sound not working - no sound card installed

Thanks anyone who had a look - I had a look at the Audio HD Device again - the Code 10, and it let me re-install the drivers this time, which it never did before. At least I have sound now!!!

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A:BSODs playing GTA IV - No Sound (Sound Card) & Laggy Video!

I need you to do a stress test on your cpu with prime95 and follow this guide very carefully:

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Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\Windows7_Vista_jcgriff2\091111-25022-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*F:\SymCache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (12 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`04c53000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`04e98670
Debug session time: Mon Sep 12 00:31:58.025 2011 (UTC - 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:15.350
Loading Kernel Symbols
..........................................................
Loading User Symbols
Mini Kernel Dump does not contain unloaded driver list
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa800e9b98f8, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : hardware

Followup: MachineOwner
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11: kd> !analyze -v
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124)
A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: fffffa800e9b98f8, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 0000000000000000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0000000000000000, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.

Debugging Details:
------------------
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT

PROCESS_NAME: System

CURRENT_IRQL: 0

STACK_TEXT:
fffff880`0411d6f0 fffff800`04f15c59 : fffffa80`0e9b98d0 fffffa80`0a382b60 fffff8a0`002449d0 00000000`00000000 : nt!WheapCreateLiveTriageDump+0x6c
fffff880`0411dc10 fffff800`04df5f57 : fffffa80`0e9b98d0 fffff800`04e702b8 fffffa80`0a382b60 00000000`00000000 : nt!WheapCreateTriageDumpFromPreviousSession+0x49
fffff880`0411dc40 fffff800`04d5d5d5 : fffff800`04ed1ae0 00000000`00000001 fffff8a0`00244948 fffffa80`0a382b60 : nt!WheapProcessWorkQueueItem+0x57
fffff880`0411dc80 fffff800`04cda001 : fffff800`050f3d00 fffff800`04d5d5b0 fffffa80`0a382b00 00000000`00000000 : nt!WheapWorkQueueWorkerRoutine+0x25
fffff880`0411dcb0 fffff800`04f6afee : 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0a382b60 00000000`00000080 fffffa80`0a365b30 : nt!ExpWorkerThread+0x111
fffff880`0411dd40 fffff800`04cc15e6 : fffff880`03f31180 fffffa80`0a382b60 fffff880`03f3c1c0 00000000`00000000 : nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x5a
fffff880`0411dd80 00000000`00000000 : fffff880`0411e000 fffff880`04118000 fffff880`0497c5e0 00000000`00000000 : nt!KxStartSystemThread+0x16
STACK_COMMAND: kb

FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: hardware

IMAGE_NAME: hardware

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 0

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_CACHE_PRV

BUCKET_ID: X64_0x124_G... Read more

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Your Card

E-mail Teechnical Support for the Sound Blaster Card

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Let's start by right clicking the speaker icon in your system tray and select playback devices from the options...right clik on the speakers and set as default. You can select to disable the independent headphone jacks if the speakers are plugged to the sound card. Then clik on properties and go to the levels tab at top. Set the slider to 100%. Go back to the playback devices window and select Configure button. Test the individual speakers by clicking on them one at a time.

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solved: I'd plugged the front speaker/mic into the wrong part of the motherboard. Rereading the motherboard manual showed me the correct socket.

severe case of user error
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sound-card-outputs-sound-through-the-microphone-jack.746384/
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A:Sound sometimes fails to work - sound card to blame?

Bump.
 

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Did you try the newest driver??
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sound-warped-sound-card-or-mother-board.519225/
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Originally Posted by grimreaper


Been using a Creative X-Fi Sound Blaster Extreme Music sound card for about a few months.
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Sounds like you have a killer setup for sound. (I won't say what I'm using ).

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/4870-hdmi-sound-and-separate-sound-card.811480/
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MrRatigan, Welcome to SF. Check to make sure that you have fully updated W7 and then double check and see if the Creative downloads will take then.

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A:Hissing Sound even with Auzentech Sound card?

Zenosincks said:



You get it with any speakers/headset you use?Click to expand...


I get it with my Altec Lansing FX5051 speakers, they were louder( the hissing noise) when they were onboard, but while plugged into the prelude 7.1 card, the hissing is less, but not completely gone.
 

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Greetings.
Used onboard sound until today where I remounted my Auzentech X-Fi Forte. I have uninstalled the realtek sounddrivers and deactivated the onboard sound in BIOS.
Everything is playing with the default analog speakers (5.1 setup) through the Forte, except systemsound (logon sound, program error, USB connected/disconnected aso). When open controlpanel -> Sound -> change system sounds I can NOT test the selection. They play allright, I think, but not via the Forte soundcard, so no sound i put out. When selecting Windows soundlevels and move the sliders up and down some bizar thing happen. When placing the cursor over the "speaker-slider" and move it, I hear a DING. But when placing the cursor over the systemsound and move it, no sound is generated.

How do I change that?

A:changed sound card - now no system sound??

Did you get the latest drivers from the Auzentech site and use those?

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What can be the problem,this problem started after I installed Windows 7.
 

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Hey I need a bit of help I'm running a Dell inspiron laptop if this helps but I recently had what I believe was a virus on here my internet security McAfee and Windows Defender were both being turned off from time to time and I had to manually turn them back on Then my laptop started slowing down so much it took hours to complete of a scan with only that running I decided to do a system restore to about weeks ago hoping to fix the problem After hours of it saying the same thing whilst trying to complete the restore Windows is repairing the registry I decided it was time for some intervention as it seemed to be stuck in some never ending loop I got the recovery CD and then turned the No sound fine? sound, windows yet card says is my laptop off mid-restore which it didn't No sound, yet windows says the sound card is fine? like Upon turning it back on I only got a blue screen No sound, yet windows says the sound card is fine? and mouse but I got it to boot from the CD and did a boot recovery and Disk Check All is working fine apart from I am left now with no sound On a side note the boot start isn't the same as before and it says that the Autochk is missing No sound, yet windows says the sound card is fine? Skipping Autocheck I've checked the device manager which is telling me everything is working fine apart from in sounds it cannot play a test sound I've run a Dell Support Center check which told me everything was running fine apart from a PCI Family Bus Port - which failed to run the test but windows again was saying that this is working fine Apart from the fact that my laptop now has no sound the only other thing pointing towards a Sound card problem is Skype When turning it on and checking the call settings this is the only software on my laptop that can seeming not pick up the Sound card Personally that's a bit strange but hopefully it is of some use Please if anyone can help me with this then it would be greatly appreciated

A:No sound, yet windows says the sound card is fine?

Boot in safe mode with networking
Safe Mode

Download install and let the following program update and scan.
Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer
Next run a secure file check (this can be done while still in safe mode as well)
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Okay once that is done and we know the source of your problems is gone.

we need to see if you really got rid of the problem files first.

Once you've done that post back with the exact model of your inspiron

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I am trying to put my LP collection onto cd.
I have worked out how to do it but the recorded sound is poor.
I only have a mic in socket on the back of the puter (no line in) and the chip is onboard the motherboard.
Would a seperate soundcard with a line in jack be better?
I am on a limited budget so I am looking at a Soundblaster Live 1024 card.
Would this improve the quality of the final record.

Thanks in advance
 

A:On-board sound v sound card-copying LP's

I have never done it but can only assume that a direct connect would yield higher quality than using a microphone for the pickup. The microphones always seem low quality to me anyways.
 

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In the last week, all sound on my laptop has started to crackle slightly. I changed headphones, but realized that thats not the problem. If i increase volume, the crackling gets worse, and distortion really sets in. Strange....only started happening last week. I have tried reinstalling my sound card driver, but no change there. Have looked around all my audio settings but cant find any clues. music etc is still listenable, but there is just a faint crackle constantly annoying me. and distortion if i turn the volume up louder.

Does this mean my sound card is wearing out?? or is it a physical prob inside?

my sound card is : Conexant AC link audio
i have windows xp home edition on a HP compaq nx4800

any help would be much appreciated!!

alex
 

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What would be the advantages/disadvantages of onboard sound vs a sound card? With a sound add on card are there headers for front panels connections.? Would I see/hear a big difference in the sound?

A:onboard sound vs. Addon sound card

It would depend on what you want from the audio or what applications you have for it. I have a home built using an Intel motherboard that has IDT (SigmaTel) HD audio on it. It's fine for most of the "listening" that I do However, I have a music program that uses MIDI and the default built in Windows/Microsoft GS Wavetable MIDI Synth is pretty bad. For that reason I have a SoundBlaster Xfi installed and SoundBlaster has on board hardware MIDI synths that are much better.

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I have a HP Media Center PC. the Model number is a1412n I am dual booting xp and windows 7, and in windows 7 I am not getting any sound. When I went to check it out, I realized that the computer was only recognizing the front audio jack. So i plug my speakers into the front jack but it still says nothing is plugged in. It works fine in XP. does anyone have an Idea? I have a Realtek ALC 882 sound card.

Thanks in advance.

A:sound problems with Realtek ALC 882 sound card

Hi, xprojectd24, and welcome to the forums.

Have you tried installing the Vista drivers from RealTek?

See http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...Audio%20Codecs

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Hi, I fly MS FSX and I want to be able to chat to ATC with my headphones and then hear the engine noises coming out of my speakers and sub-woofer.

I have a soundcard and my motherboard has onboard sound. I can't find the bios setting to turn it on and I can't see any hint of it anywhere on the computer. Can someone help me get the on board sound going?

My computer is homebuilt, I recently installed Windows 7 pro 64bit. Specs in profile.

Thanks

A:Enabling onboard sound with a sound card

In your bios it is under "Integrated Peripherals" and called "Azalia Codec".

P.S. What you want to do will only work if the chat program you want to use allows you to choose from more than one audio device, if it doesn't then it will only use the Windows default device.

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A:Sound problem perrsists even after new sound card

Not all sound is at the same volume level. One MP3, for example, can be louder or softer than another. Same way with wav audio files, audio from the internet, audio on DVD's, etc. System sounds can be at different levels from different programs, and same way with streaming audio from the internet.

I have Audio CD's, both commercial and burned that have different volume levels between songs.

I have a home recording studio and when I mixdown songs, I do it to a preset level. I then run them through an audio editior and set them all to the same reference level. Then when I burn an audio CD all the songs are at the same (or nearly) same volume level.

BTW, when you installed the separate sound card, did you disable the on-board audio in the BIOS? If not, there can be conflicts and varying problems.

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Ok...yesterday I had to reformat my C drive. I installed Windows XP and everything worked find, except I have no sound. I know I need to install drivers so I went into diagnostics and it says I have no sound card. How in the world did I have sound before? Maybe my sound is in the motherboard? If so, how do I find out what drivers I need?
 

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Hi. I actually uses a macbook and bootcamp windows 8.1 in it. On windows 8.1, i tried listening to music but there's no sound coming out. i check the audio but there's a detection that the sound is playing but weird, not a sound can be heard from the video i was playing. It will only produce sound when i plug in external speaker. It means that, if i dont have a speaker and just on a video, no sound will come out even though there's a detection. What should i do ?

A:Couldn't find sound card and there's no sound

You can attempt to experiment sending sound to various outputs. Please go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound .
While under Playback tab, do a right click on any white area make sure "Show Disabled devices" & "Show disconnected devices" are checked. Take a screenshot of it and please upload it to us.

Since you are here try right clicking on all of the devices and selecting Test option for each device.

If you are able can you please double check Device Manager ? Press + R (On your keyboard at the same time. Then type devmgmt.msc
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