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I have an old pc(8 years old) and I turned it on today and the sound stopped working I tried both the front and back audio jacks and I also tried two different audio divices like head phones and speakers. What is wrong? I even went to control panel then, audio divices and then I could not change anything in the audio divices section. Thanks for all of your help in advance!

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Onboard audio probably died. Buy a discrete PCI sound card if you want working sound.
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That is what I thought. I just wanted to make sure. If I buy the card would it affect or interfere with anything and would I have to change anything in the BIOS (sorry for the dumb questions)?
 

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Onboard audio probably died. Buy a discrete PCI sound card if you want working sound.


 

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That is what I thought. I just wanted to make sure. If I buy the card would it affect or interfere with anything and would I have to change anything in the BIOS (sorry for the dumb questions)?

Well the only thing you should change in the BIOS is to disable the onboard audio. Even though it's dead I would still disable it. As far as buying the sound card it's not going to interfere with anything. Just check on the motherboard what slots you have open and buy a card that will fit in the slot. I'm pretty sure you would require a PCI sound card, as PCI Express (which is what some of the newer sound cards are) wasn't around in that point in time. You can still find PCI sound cards so it's not a big deal.
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I took a pic of my pci slots, can you identify if they are pic or APG( I do not know the appearance difference). I will post the pic on this thread soon. Sorry if I have the name for the old slot wrong. Also, do you think this had anything to do with it. I had a time while I was on my PC the power went out and that happened  three times that day. My keyboard went today too so I think that killed it.
 

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Well the only thing you should change in the BIOS is to disable the onboard audio. Even though it's dead I would still disable it. As far as buying the sound card it's not going to interfere with anything. Just check on the motherboard what slots you have open and buy a card that will fit in the slot. I'm pretty sure you would require a PCI sound card, as PCI Express (which is what some of the newer sound cards are) wasn't around in that point in time. You can still find PCI sound cards so it's not a big deal

 

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he posting pics on OCN does not work now, can you please tell me the difference?T

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I took a pic of my pci slots, can you identify if they are pic or APG( I do not know the appearance difference). I will post the pic on this thread soon. Sorry if I have the name for the old slot wrong. Also, do you think this had anything to do with it. I had a time while I was on my PC the power went out and that happened  three times that day. My keyboard went today too so I think that killed it.
 

 



 

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