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having trouble with sound

hi, i have AC97 driver installed but i dont get proper sound from my speaker system, all i get is a slight, short, fuzzy sound from it when i do certain things. Can anyone help?

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You betcha.

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Since AC97 is not a sound card by any maker but a specification of a sound card's capability, it seems you could have installed an incorrect driver.

Try finding the make/model of the machine and installing the drivers the maker offers for that model.

Bob

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ok

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thnx

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what is...

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2CH speaker 4CH speaker ect...
how do i know which one is right for my system?

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2CH would be 2 channels (stereo)

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4CH is a surround sound speaker setup.

You need to count the speakers you have.

Bob

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ok

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ok thnx a lot

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is it ok to ..

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unplug and plug speaker cables in back of pc while pc is on?

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cant get drivers

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i cant get the latest drivers as the manufacturer of my speaker system has none for this product.

I have a 5.1 speaker system.
I have 3 cables to plug in;
black which is rear speakers
orange which is subwoofer/centre
green which is front
and i have plugged these into the relevant slots.
in realtek sound manager it says i got nothing in 'line in' connector which is correct but it says i got a speaker in the mic slot and a mic connected to the rear speaker connector which is completely untrue.
But when i click test, two speakers work, but nothing else when i have 5.1 button pressed in, and when i dont have 5.1 pressed, three speakers and the sub works.

i dont suppose anyone can help with this can they?

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Without looking at it...

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...it sounds as if there's a crossed wiring issue with the sound card.

Don't know for sure, like I said, I'd have to look at it, but if you've set the card for 5.1 sound and QUOTE: "but it says i got a speaker in the mic slot and a mic connected to the rear speaker connector which is completely untrue." then this sounds like some wiring got crossed internally.

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