identify sound card

March 18, 2011 at 08:24:09
Specs: Windows 7
I have no sound with my new scratch built pc using
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name WIN7-101110
System Manufacturer ECS
System Model GeForce6100PM-M2
System Type X86-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor, 2800 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 080015, 09/10/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.6

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#1
March 18, 2011 at 08:37:23
Get drivers from ECS website.

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#2
March 18, 2011 at 08:46:34
If the sound adapter is built into the mboard, the correct sound software and associated software download is on the ECS web site in the downloads for your specific mboard model, if it's a retail mboard model.
If it's a OEM only mboard model - made only for brand name systems builders and there is no retail model that is the same on the ECS web site - then you need to get the correct sound software download from the brand name system's web site in the downloads for the specific brand name system model.
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You must load the main chipset drivers for the mboard.

Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.


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#3
March 18, 2011 at 10:37:32
Check the BIOS & make sure the sound is enabled. If this is a new board, the drivers should have came on a disc. If not, go to the ECS site as recommended by kuwese.

BTW, that was an extremely poor motherboard choice.


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March 18, 2011 at 11:23:22

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#5
March 21, 2011 at 08:09:17
Driver updated for windows 7 OS , speakers plugged into socket on mother board and earphones into the socket on front of case ,
all are working fine now .
The mother board was the best I could afford at the time !
seems to work ok but getting the hang of Win7 is more difficult . what was wrong with XP ?

thanks for the help everyone


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#6
March 21, 2011 at 12:29:52
We're glad to hear you fixed your sound problem.

Many things in Windows 7 are similar to or the same as things in XP, but most of those are in different places that they were in XP.


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#7
March 21, 2011 at 12:44:16
To add to #6 above, the names of some items are also changed. There is a little learning curve but it is worth it.

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