i don't have a sound card how do i get one

December 14, 2010 at 08:06:58
Specs: Windows XP
windows xp i have tried to unlock,download etc. and all i get is ads,ads, and more ads.do i have to phsically open up my computer or can i download a sound card . my computer the best i can tell does not have a sound card . thanks for your input.

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December 14, 2010 at 12:02:21
Look at the back of your computer. Is there a line-out port (usually green) that you can plug speakers into? If there is, you either have a sound card or integrated audio. Most systems use integrated audio.

Here's a shot of the I/O (input/output) ports on a motherboard, notice the "line-out" is green:


Here's a shot of a sound card which as the name implies, is a separate card that plugs into the motherboard:


Could it be that you just don't have the sound drivers installed?

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December 14, 2010 at 15:39:23
A sound card is a physical device inside your machine. You can download sound card drivers (software to work the card) but obviously not the card itself.

We need to know more. Most computers either have on board sound or an add-on card. It is unusual for computers to have no sound hardware at all.

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June 22, 2011 at 23:57:14
i dont hav sound card... i plug speakers into green jack... but sumtimes i hear sound...n othertimes i dnt... this wsnt d problem before... wen i cld hear sound i cld see sound manager symbol in task bar... bt wen i cldnt see d symbol i cant hear sound... i hav properly installed drivers.. n also connections r proper... wht to do???

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June 23, 2011 at 08:16:47

I assume you are not the original poster in this thread. In which case you should raise your own new post. This one is ancient (December 14th 2010) so hardly anyone will be reading it. Please make your new post in proper English. For technical matters chat room speak is best avoided.

Please do not post then vanish - let us know the outcome

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