Pc speaker driver

ICL ergolite N4/50c
April 7, 2007 at 11:07:13
Specs: Windows 95, 486dx2 / 8mb
hi i have a old laptop and it doesn't have a sound card so i decided to install microsoft pc speaker driver http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=... the sound is great to a laptop speaker (its so tiny) the problems are:

-only playsback *wav files
-only playsback on sound recorder (so most of the games don't work)
-when playsback sound the computer freezes
-And the playback time is small aboute 6 secs (if we set more time the sound goes s***)

if anyone knows a way to solve this problems or a better driver would be great

I know that a can't pc speaker can't do miracles after all he was made to play only a few beeps

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April 8, 2007 at 09:29:04
You can't do anything with the mouse when you're using the M$ PC-Speaker driver. When actually playing a sound, the CPU is hogged down by digital-to-analog conversion, pretty much eliminating anything else from happening. Supposedly SpkQQ was better at that than M$, but I don't think it was free (times out after a few days) and using it with Win95 may or may not work...


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April 9, 2007 at 01:48:24
And if i had a better cpu (overclocked) would the sound play better?

you konw more resources to digital-to-analog conversion

I will try SpkQQ


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April 9, 2007 at 03:32:29
They use to make PCMCIA sound cards, but the problem is finding one with drivers.

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April 9, 2007 at 08:13:25
The only one i can find is audigy 2 that's to expensive and wont work on that old laptop

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April 9, 2007 at 09:40:47
>>And if i had a better cpu (overclocked) would the sound play better?<<

Not likely. The only thing you might gain is that it would "turn loose" of the mouse a microsecond or two earlier. You're essentially using the processor to play the part of sound-card (through software) and there's really no substitute for a good sound card...

Not sure how you'd effectively overclock a laptop anyway...

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April 9, 2007 at 17:11:57
"howyou'd effectively overclock a laptop anyway..."

Heh - not just any laptop, but a mere 486 (vroom, vroom!)

With only 8Mb, probably WfW would make more sense than burdening it with Win95 (let alone worrying about sound 'quality')

I'm not one of those who think Bill Gates is the devil. I simply suspect that if Microsoft ever met up with the devil, it wouldn't need an interpreter.

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April 10, 2007 at 09:12:28

that was a stupid idea I didn't remembered what pc am i using

the only thing i want is a playback *.midi files

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