1. External powered speakers.
I use item 1 or 2 depending on the need.
PS. The Windows XP CD doesn't load into items 1 or 2 so maybe these aren't XP compatible.
hi,i have a ibm thinhpad x30 laptop,and the sound that is comming from the speaker is very weak or pour ,al the setting are to maximum the volume etc.still not loud i have the right driver for it and all the updates .ibm thinkpad x30 cpu1.2,512ram hdd 40 gb os win xp .thanks