HELP with graphic card

May 26, 2009 at 22:23:09
Specs: Windows 98
i dont have a graphic card and when i play my music it sound funny. How can i fix it? is there a graphic card (software) i can download from the internet, or anything that can fix my sound promble

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May 26, 2009 at 22:31:19
You have a graphics card. It's what your monitor is connected to. Do you mean you don't have a sound card? But no, you've got that too. It's what your speakers connect to. You must have that to play the music--funny sounding or not.

You can check in device manager--right click on 'my computer', choose 'properties' then 'device manager'--and see if all your hardware is set up right. Anything not set up will have a yellow ? or ! associated with it.

Crappy sound is often due to the speaker or speaker connection or wires.

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May 26, 2009 at 23:26:36
Thank you, my friend computer is connected to some very big speaker's so it mite be the speakers i will check that and get back to you .
So thank you again

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May 27, 2009 at 00:28:03
Also test it with your headphone. Unplug the Speakers on your computer and test it if your head phone also sounds funny. If it does then your on board sound card has a problem or its driver.

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May 27, 2009 at 01:21:44
Great!! i was jst informed that the my friend had show person who knows alot about computer and he looked in the computer and said there was no graphic card or any card.
the computer compaq evo n600c Designed for windows 2000, windows 98

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May 27, 2009 at 03:51:10
funny .. visit my web and i put some guide to check your pc hardware withou open case
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May 27, 2009 at 07:44:15
As DAVINCAPS pointed out you do have both Graphics and Sound.

In your case they are integrated chips on the motherboard as opposed to add in cards.

Your integrated graphics works by using some of the system memory. So does the integrated sound.

If you don't have enough installed memory (RAM) the condition you describe can happen.

Also, the amount of system RAM dedicated to the integrated graphics may be adjustable. It may be set too high.

That setting is found in the BIOS screens.

Had you followed forum instructions and posted some specs on your computer we might have been able to get into more detail.

Download and run a program called SIW.exe. It can tell you all you need to know about your system. Get it at the link below.

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May 27, 2009 at 11:08:24
May I further clarify the terminology. Cards are hardware which is inside the box (not software).

If you can get a picture on the screen, then you either have a graphics card or, as in your case, inbuilt graphics - both are hardware.

If you can get any type of sound, then you either have a sound card or, as in your case, inbuilt sound - both are hardware.

Drivers (software) are necessary to make the above things work properly.

As this is a sound problem, then it is nothing whatever to do with graphics drivers or graphics cards. If it should turn out to be a problem with the software, then it is sound drivers that you need. Sometimes they are part of a set of chipset drivers.

I hope this helps because unless the terminology is about right and understood, then it will be very difficult for anyone to properly discuss this issue and give meaningful advice.

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May 27, 2009 at 20:40:06
thank you!! you have been every helpful, i will tell him

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