Solved 1995 sound blaster 16

November 27, 2013 at 13:52:01
Specs: Windows 7
I have sound blaster 16 on an old 1995 computer. is it possible to run it on a Toshiba tecra notebook with windows 7. I realize I will need a new driver of some sort but just not sure what and also were to get it or is this even worthwhile....

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November 28, 2013 at 07:30:18
If the machine has a USB port, then it would be possible to add sound via USB (for example):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

But newer machines (including laptops) usually have sound already built-in. It may be that you don't have drivers installed (properly or at all). Search Toshiba's site to see if your model came with sound-hardware pre-installed and download the drivers for it if it did.

As LMiller7 states, it's generally not possible to adapt a card from a desktop machine into a laptop...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."



#1
November 27, 2013 at 14:13:28
If you're trying to fit a card from a desktop machine into a newer laptop, then no, it's not doable....

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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November 27, 2013 at 14:20:16
thanks for your response....so how about if I get a new card .....would it then be possible or should I give it up and just recycle the equipment.....as you can tell, I am really new at this
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November 28, 2013 at 07:01:09
Unlike desktop computers, laptops do not have expansion slots for things like sound cards. Everything is built into the motherboard. Upgrades are limited to RAM, hard drive, and (not always) the CPU.

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November 28, 2013 at 07:30:18
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If the machine has a USB port, then it would be possible to add sound via USB (for example):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

But newer machines (including laptops) usually have sound already built-in. It may be that you don't have drivers installed (properly or at all). Search Toshiba's site to see if your model came with sound-hardware pre-installed and download the drivers for it if it did.

As LMiller7 states, it's generally not possible to adapt a card from a desktop machine into a laptop...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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