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Question: Sound And graphics card questions :)

Rather than post 2 threads id thought id just put my 2 questions in this one!~ My sound only seems to play out of 1 channel.. ( EDIT: THINGS WILL PLAY OUT THE OTHER SPEAKER BUT IT SEEMS TO BE MISSING SOME SOUNDS LAYERS) the right speaker or right headphone whether i plug them in at the front or back sound port on my PC should i assume that its the fault with the soundcard itself or something software based on my PC? ( The levels are correctly balanced on "volume control". don't know if this picture helps: ~ My other question is graphics card related: Im using a Radeon 9600XT graphics card. Ive only had my pc like 8 months and it now makes loads of noise when i turn on my pc.. it quietens down after about 3 minutes of running. i cleaned out the fan on it but im fresh out of ideas as to what the problem is? Is it possible to buy seperate components for the graphics card or not?Thanks in anticipation

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Answer: Sound And graphics card questions :)

You may need to upgrade your Sound Card drivers.

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I recently bought this laptop: Future Shop: Computers: Laptops: MSI 16" AMD Turion X2 Dual Core RM70 2.0GHz Laptop (EX630) - Web Only and started playing games such as COD4 and CounterStrike Source and I get lag playing these games. In the description it states the video card can be upgraded to 700mb. Would it be wise to upgrade this 256mb card? Would the hypothetical 512mb card run well with this machine given its specs? I heard something about a GPU and I don't know if getting a higher gfx card if it would even make that big of a difference?

Thank you very much,

Answer:Graphics Card Questions...Please and thank you...

The amount of Video card memory plays less of a role than you think.

Without looking at the specifications, my guess is that the video card is low end.

Just play with the graphic settings within the game..

You can also turn off power saving (Or turn up performance in power options) and decreasing amount of running processes.

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I've decided to save up for and get a new graphics card (new meaning hasn't been used, not top of the line new. Probably an older one that can just run a few slightly newer games than I'm used to.)

Anyway, I have a Pci-E slot, but not an AGP slot. I was actually planning on an AGP because I thought they'd be cheaper and older (heh.)

I have two questions for some techmeister who might answer them:

First of all, I read here on someone elses thread that graphics card slots can support only specific varieties of each kind. Like, x2, x32 and what not. How do I tell what kind of PCI-slot I have? I went to device manager, and it says: Intel 82801G(ICH7 Family) PCI Express Root Port - 27D0, and right below it, the same thing, except on the end it says - 27D2.

What does this mean? I've looked in my computer and I can see the slot. It looks a bit small, is that normal? How big is a graphics card, exactly?

Second question. I know you need a pretty good power supply for some "newer" (and by newer I'm talking like 2005ish, thats all I'm aiming for, I know I have no chance of much fancier.

I've heard that for a decent (and once again by that I mean older, 2005ey) card, you should have 350w minimum. The guy who posted it said he had a geforce 7800 with some fancy stuff and it only took 210w total, so I'm guessing I'm fine on that, because I looked in my computer and the Power supply said:

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Hi everyone...

I have an nvidia geforce fx 5500 pci card.
I just recently upgraded my entire computer to a dual-core athlon. 2 gigs ram.
Anyways, everytime i turn on the computer, or restart, it shows the bios screen and xp loading screen through the onboard vga component. Then as soon as windows is loaded, it shows on the pci nvidia card. Basically, i just want my computer to ALWAYS use the nvidia card even on load up.
I DID update my bios, and i did check for a place where i could select in the bios, and the only thing i came across was "primary vga adapter" and it has "pci, pcie, or integrated vga" and i tried all of them and no success!

(Also, once windows is running and i'm using the nvidia card, it shrinks my display to about half the screen size. Then if i change the screen refresh rate, it refreshes and uses the whole monitor again. But then a little while later, it will refresh itself and shrink back down! i need help with this too!)


Answer:questions about my graphics card!!

Is there an area in the bios where you can disable onboard? Or a jumper setting on the motherboard? In many systems, simply installing an add in card disables the onboard.

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I have a SOYO P4VGM v1.0 motherboard with a 2.8ghz P4 and 1.25ghz of RAM and a 430w PS. I am running a BFG FX5200 PCI card right now and looking at a possible upgrade. My motherboard only has PCI and 1 2x/4x AGP slots. Not looking to spend a lot of money because I am planning on upgrading in a few years, just wanting get a few extra years out of my system and to keep playing games. Nothing hardcore, mostly Need For Speed and Call of Duty and such.

These are the two cards I am looking at right now.

Just by looking at the specs it seems as though the 9250 AGP card has similar numbers to my FX5200, but will the upgrade in interfaces make the AGP card any faster? And the X1300 looks to be much faster than my FX5200, but again is it faster than the 9250 even though it is using a "slower" interface? Is the AGP interface going to show a noticeable improvement over the slower PCI?


Answer:Graphics Card Questions

The agp card will do fine unless you are a gamer... in which case neither will do what you want.

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hey everyone. my name is brett and i got some issues that need some attention.

i want to play the new call of duty game that just came out but i dont have a graphics card at all in my computer (its internal piece of crap). i want to upgrade but i have no idea which one to buy. the MAIN ISSUE is i have a dell OptiPlex GX270 MINI TOWER and i need a card that will FIT and also have the power to run the game.

its meets all the other requirements so its just the card i need

could someone please point me to a few options? models? websites? whatever.

Please Help.


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First of all, I am not entirely sure what video card I have. I know it is either a Nvidia Geforce 9600 GT or 9600M GT. I know the M version is for laptops but both GPU-Z and Rivatuner states that it is 9600M GT while at boot, before the splash screen when it is showing the GPU Bios Version e.t.c it says 9600 GT. In GPU-Z it also says that the card only has 128MB of memory while at startup it says 512MB. I have compared my specs to the official specs of both desktop and laptop versions and it seems it is closer to the laptop version but it is not exact. In fact the specs are lower than the official. The official drivers don't work, neither laptop or desktop drivers. What does work is dox's customized forceware which as you can tell from the name is customized and so unofficial.On a side note, what does the approx. total memory in dxdiag actually show? I gathered it was something to do with using RAM when the gpu's run out but I'm not sure. It also says 9600M GT here. Oh, while I'm at it, I overclocked it the other day and re-ran windows 7's index rating. Gaming graphics performance went up from 4.8 to 5.1 but aero performance stayed at 4.8? Shouldn't it increase?Any ideas? Thanks

Answer:A few questions about my graphics card

I'm sorry, what's your question?And to find out what card you have go to device manager.

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OK, confused on 3 things

1. If you have a 256MB graphics card, which is only 128-bit, is the extra 128MBleft redundant?
2. Is 256MB needed for the future ie. 1-2 years?
3. Splinter Cell PT needs pixel shader support, therefore a nVIDIA MX 440 cannt play it. I downgraded my drvers to 41.09, and it now plays it. Granted, the graphics are kinda cartoony, but it now plays. Any thoughts?

Answer:graphics card questions

saiyuki said:

OK, confused on 3 things

1. If you have a 256MB graphics card, which is only 128-bit, is the extra 128MBleft redundant?
2. Is 256MB needed for the future ie. 1-2 years?
3. Splinter Cell PT needs pixel shader support, therefore a nVIDIA MX 440 cannt play it. I downgraded my drvers to 41.09, and it now plays it. Granted, the graphics are kinda cartoony, but it now plays. Any thoughts?
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MB and Bit are 2 different things. MB refers to the amount of memory the card has. Bit refers to the pipeline it uses to communicate with the motherboard.

256mb will be useful in the future, but by that time the price of the cards will come down dramatically. I suggest holding off and saving your money by buying 128mb for now.

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I'm in the market for a new graphics card, but I have a couple of questions. Firstly, how easy are they to install? I have installed a new hard drive and a DVD burner by myself, is installing a new graphics card comparable in difficulty?

Also, I'm considering an XFX GeForce FX 5500 / 256MB DDR / AGP 8X / VGA / DVI / TV Out / Video Card, is it a decente card? I'm not looking to get a state-of-the-art topshelf card, I don't play enough games to justify that, I'm basically just looking for a good step up in quality and a tv output. I'm running a Geforce2 card right now.

Oh, I'm running WinXP, if that has any impact.


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I've just bought myself an LCD monitor to use with a docking station for my Dell laptop. The native resolution of the monitor is 1280x1024 but the max setting I have on the display is 1024x768. The graphics card is an Intel 82852 which came with the laptop.So, as I don't know anything about this I have some questions:1. Am I stuck with this configuration?2. Do I need to upgrade the graphics card or is that even possible?3. There is a new driver on the intel website for the graphics card -will it make any difference if I install this?4. I thought that it was best to use LCDs at their native resolution but does it actually matter?Thanks

Answer:Graphics Card Questions

...native res of the monitor, but if you run it at that the icons, text on screen etc, will be very small unless it is a very large monitor. If not, I'd suggest you settle for 1024x768!Graphics cards on laptops are generally not upgradable. By all means use the latest drivers for all your hardware - each one is better than the last (usually) except in very rare circumstances.Good luck.

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I play CoH/CoV and it runs choppy, so I want to upgrade to a new video card, since upping my RAM didn't help. My questions are this:
1) are all graphics cards compatible with all desktops?
2) is a NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000 AGP 128 MB Graphics Card a much better card than a Nvidia Geforce 2, which is the minimum that I just meet with an Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV card.
I'm on a Emachines T2885 with a 2.8 GHz celeron processor and Windows XP. I now have 760 MB RAM.

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I've decided to buy either AMD Radeon HD 7870 or 7850. My choice will probably be 7870.

For a full list of my specs please check out this link and pic (yes, it's a pre-built PC)
EDIT: The PSU has 500W

Acer Support: Specifications

I'm wondering if my computer can handle the graphics card, and if there is any vital parts which should be replaced.

If there's any better GPUs you would like to recommend (at the same price range, I must add) please feel free to comment. My processor makes me a bit skeptic too, will it do fine with this GPU combo? Is there a good (pretty cheap, under 200) processor to replace my current one, and is a change even needed to it?

Answer:New graphics card for x-mas & questions

I do have this: Zalman ZM600-HP 600W Modular Heat Pipe Cooled PSU Review | PC Perspective

It's a Zalman 600W PSU, which apparently isn't on the AMD certified PSU list. I doubt that I couldn't install it nonetheless

I actually tried to replace my current PSU with it, but there are four small cables that go underneath a part for which I don't know the real name. I don't think that the Zalman ZM600 has those four small clips, and I don't know anything about their function.

Here's a bit blurry picture, but I circled the area where the cables go under (I can't see where they go)


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I'm trying to put a ATI graphics pro turbo pci (atim64-GX) card in an old computer that has a pentium III. I finally figured out how to turn off the default chipset graphics card so i can use my ATI card. Its a 64mb card but everything looks like garbage. its looked better with my on board video chipset. but i need the 32bit color settings to play a certain game. heres what i found:

it says i can get it with different Hz or kHz or something. I'm not sure what that is, but maybe someone else who can help does. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Graphics Card Questions

Try: Right-click on desktop(monitor screen), click Properties, Click Settings(Set Colors at highest setting), Click Advanced, Click Monitor, set Refresh Frequency (75,85,100). Apply. Make sure you have the latest and proper drivers for your operating system.

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Hello, I am looking for a new graphics card.

This is the computer I have

with the 2 gb of ram...

I want to know, what would you recommend me to get on a budget of $100-$200...

Also, will I need a new power supply? I heard that the ones that usually come in acers don't provide enough power...If I will need one could you give me a recommendation on that too, same price range as the graphics card.

Thanks for the help!

Answer:A couple of graphics card questions....

This is a decent card . It is DirectX 10 and HDCP ready.

I'm not sure whether you will even need a new PSU but here is one just in case. (I could not find a wattage for you computer).
Anything simmilar to this would be perfect. Just so long as it has a PCI-e connector and is around the 500W range it will do the job nicely.

Hope this helps

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I want to upgrade my desktop's graphics card, and I think I will have to replace the power supply at the same time for it to work (current specs at end of post). I was hoping to get some advice on my choices before I buy. I am not really savvy about computer hardware--I know what the basic parts are, but I have never done much tinkering inside the case--so I apologize in advance if I ask a ridiculous question.

I am considering for the graphics card the NVidia 8800 GT, which I thought I would by as a refurb here
I had also thought about the 9600 GT or the ATI 4670. I want to be able to play games comfortably, but I don't need it all on the highest graphics setting. I am also on a budget. Do you think the 8800 GT is a good choice?

I know I will need to buy a new power supply to support the new card--I'm guessing about 500W? I haven't opened up the case yet to check the current power supply's wattage, but looking up my model online shows it to be pretty low. And I know when buying the new one I need to look at the 12V amperage, but I'm not sure beyond that--connections, which brands are more reliable, etc. Any suggestions on what model I should get?

Any advice is much appreciated.

Here are my current system specs. They can also be seen in full at

Model: Acer Aspire ASE380-UD440A
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Answer:upgrade questions - graphics card & PSU

The 8800GT is still a very good card, but I would strongly advise against buying a refurb unit. The price is still over $100, and you can buy a new and better card for around that price.

Here's an example:

For only a few dollars more (after the rebate) you can get a brand-new 9800GTX+ card.

Or, here's a brand new 9800GT (same as 8800GT) for the same price you'd pay for the refurbished one:

I'd definitely recommend you upgrade your PSU too. Any time you run a more powerful graphics card, you want nice, clean, stable power to go along with it. Something like this would do the job nicely:

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Hello, here goes for my first post on techspot. Recently i have been thinking about upgrading the computer or saving and getting a new one. I don't really play that much games for the PC but recently bought C+C3 and love it. Someone suggested buying a new graphics card instead of going to too much expense. I'll be honest this is a big grey area for me just now and need some advice. First off here is some of my specs:

Computer Name: Dell Dimension 8400
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 640 (3.2ghz with HT)
Mainboard: Dell 0U7077
Memory: Type - DDR2, Channels - Dual, Size - 2048MBytes
Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce 6800 256mb PCI Express
Hard Drive: 250gb SATA 7500rpm
Monitor: Dell 1905FP
Operating System: Windows XP Professional

I opened up the tower and looked at the back to try to find out some power supply information and unfortunately couldn't find any. Maybe someone knows this system better than me. I have only upgraded the dvd writer and memory since purchase. According to the manual "PCI Express cards that run at 75w or higher require an additional cooling fan".

I enjoy playing first person shooters and games like C&C3.

1) Is it worth while upgrading or just be patient and save for a new PC?
2) If i upgrade what would be a decent card for my system and would i need anything else apart from card.

Thanks in advance for any advice posted.

Answer:Graphics Card Upgrade Questions!

I'd advise waiting if you could for the card, new cards dropping this year again.

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This is my first time ever trying the process of buying and installing a new graphics card, so please be kind and bear with me.... I have already browsed through some of the FAQS here and graphic cards, but have a few questions....I'm on a Dell WIndows XP Pro SP2 desktop, Pro Version 2002 Intel[R] Pentium[R] 4 CPU 2.80 GHZ2.79 GHZ 512 MB of RAMI have a Intel 82865G Graphics ControllerSo I already figure I need another 500 MB of RAM at least, will get that....One reason I'm upgrading is because I want to be able to play 'Bionic Commando Rearmed' and the ideal specs for the game are as follows-Bionic Commando Rearmed Download Recommended System Requirements    * Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP (Service Pack 2)/Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Vista    * Intel Core 2 Duo E6400/AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+    * 1 GB RAM    * 2 GB free hard drive space    * 256 MB DirectX(R) 9c compatible card/ nVIDIA(R) GeForce 7900/ ATI Radeon(R) X1850 or better    * DirectX(R) 9 compatible sound card    * Internet connection So, after looking through your FAQ list of graphic cards ( ) I figure I need maybe a Nvidia Geforce 8800GT 256MB ??Again, I know nothing about cards, so I dont really know.....Or is my computer not nearly new enough to tackle a game like this?

Answer:Graphics Card Install Questions

Hi there,Don't really know what game that is, but by looking at specs,a GeForce 8800 GT will be good (that's the card I'm looking at buying for GTA IV).  If you are willing to spend more, get the 512MB Version, because from I what I know, the 8800 GT is a great card and you'd have more video memory, which would be good for bigger games.You will definitely need RAM.  Having extra RAM won't hurt either.

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Ok, so I am helping a friend upgrade his desktop's graphics card. Apperantally, he currently has an integrated card, ad I belive you can install a dedicated card despite that, correct? Also, we are not sure exactally what slot the card goes in, we belive it is this one:

Answer:Is this the slot for a graphics card? (Other questions as well)

It is possible. Does your friend have the MotherBoard Manual? Its best to be sure.

What's the model, and serial number of the board?

And yes you can install a separate card, but you have to disable the integrated graphics through the BIOS.

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What a great Forum and resource for folks like me.

Am thinking about getting a new Desktop PC.

Know nothing about Graphics cards, and would appreciate your opinions.
Typical home user. No gaming, but look at lots of Photos and do a lot of internet surfing.

The Dell units offer as standard an Intel HD Graphics (DV-1, HDMI)
or for about $100 more, an NVidea 2 GB Geo Force GT 730 (DL DV-1, HDMI

Is the Intel standard offering a graphics circuit right on the Motherboard ?
If so, and it conks out, how does one replace it ? I had an Nvidea that stopped working due to the fan, and I was able (very proud of myself) put in a new cheap one on my present old PC.

Worth the $ 100 more for the Nvidea? Why ?

The Lenovo offering is an Intel HD Graphics 4600 on one of their offerings, and
an NVidea Ge Force GT 720M-2GB on another unit.
Comments on these ? (Apparently Lenovo doesn't do customizations like HP does)

Might as well also ask here:

HP still thought of as offering a reasonable quality these days, or is Lenovo
thought of as "better" ? What about Dell ?
Really hard deciding who to go with, and would really appreciate your thoughts on.

BTW: their standard 300 W power supply; adequate, or pay extra for their 500 W ?

Much thanks,

Answer:Sr. Citizen Questions On Graphics Card (and a few others), Please

Hi Bob ... Its all a matter of personal taste which brand you choose ... As for Graphics all Intel GPUs are Motherboard components ..

So is a lot of NVidea & Radeon Cards also ...
Replacing the Graphics should be straight forward as most Desktops have PCIe Slots ...
Again you need to check the System Specifications to confirm how many slots are available ...
As for the PSU it is always better to get a high powered supply ... 300W is the bottom line ..

Post a few screenshots of the ones you are interested in and will have a look and compare them ...
Personally I love Lenovos as have found they are well made

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Hi, everyone!

First of all, here's my computer's specs:

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 1

Dell Dimension 8250
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.66GHz
512 MB of RAM

ATI Radeon 9500 Pro/9700

Ok, onto my question:

I was looking to improve my computer's preformance with gaming, and I was wondering if a new graphics card or more RAM would help the most.

The thing is, my motherboard is somewhat outdated, and it only supports RAMBUS RAM, which is rediculously expensive. (Like $200 for 128 MB)

I was also considering upgrading my ATI Radeon 9500 Pro/9700 for a 9800XT, but I'm not sure if the performance increase would be drastic, or even noticeable.

I have wanted more RAM for a while now, but in order to add more, I would either have to spend a very large sum of money to double it with the RAMBUS, or buy a completely new motherboard that supports mainstream RAM, buy new RAM, and go from there.

Any suggestions would be very helpful!

Thanks in advance!


Answer:Looking to upgrade either Graphics card or RAM, have a few questions

well, since your RAM is so expensive a video card would be the obvious coice, or a new mobo/new pc. th 6800gs comes in AGP I believe and is a pretty good card, better than the one in my pc right now.

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If i over clock my Galaxy GeForce 9500 GT (i've found safe over clock specs here Galaxy GeForce 9500 GT Overclocked 512 MB Review - Page 27/28 | techPowerUp), will the over clocking of my graphics card carry over in to my Linux Ubuntu (dual Booted) ?

Or to re-word (to avoid hornets nest of Linux haters), after over clocking my card in Windows 7x64 can i remove the card from my machine, insert it in to another, and not have to over clock again?

Thanks for all replies and no belittling for me using Linux along with 7.

Answer:Questions About Overclocking Graphics Card

No it won't. All GPU overclocking is done by software unless you're going to flash the card with an overclocked bios.

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Hello there Lenovo community! I'm kind of a rookie to upgrading computers so i would like some help. I found this graphics card on amazon that i like a lot but i do not know if it will work with my pc. Could you guys help me?  Graphics card:

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i recently got a new computer cos my old one sucked but still works and all.
my old computer had onboard graphics and about a year ago i installed a new card (radeon 9250)

i have 2 questions:

1. if i remove the card, will the pc still work with the onboard graphics?
2. can i then sell the card on ebay, will it work on another pc?


Answer:couple of questions about graphics card removal

You could, and it would, but I doubt you'd get much money for a 9250.

Not worth the trouble in my opinion.

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Hi, so my computer was having boot issues this morning, and I got around to opening it up this afternoon. Turns out some of my ram got corrupted(Couldn't test which stick, didn't bother since it's ddr2 and they need to be together, so I just took out both).

Since my case was open, I decided to do a run of the mill clean up, with one of the task being opening up the fan on my graphics card to clean it up. The way the fan is screwed unto the card, I have to complete remove the heat sink, which means I'd have to re-apply thermal paste, and I am all out so I'll have to re-open it again to do a proper cleanup.

So my question
1) I noticed a oily substance all over the tiny black ram blocks that are located around the processor, I had not noticed this before when I opened up my GPU, so I wondered what kind of product that was. I didn't wipe it off, but I noticed that it was half dried on some, and some of those were now completely black (Couldn't see the writing on them anymore) and they were a lot darker than the surrounding ram blocks.

2) Any suggestion for a good brand of graphic card fans? The current fan is a pain to clean up, the fan on it, while silent when it's running on low, is very noisy past 20% fan speed.

3) Should I refrain from playing anything tonight? since I didn't re-apply any thermal paste, there are now air pockets between the processor and the heat stink, spread unevenly. I can't afford to replace it, I tri... Read more

Answer:Opened up my graphics card, got a couple questions

Elku said:

Turns out some of my ram got corrupted(Couldn't test which stick, didn't bother since it's ddr2 and they need to be together, so I just took out both).
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what do u mean by this and why do they need to be together?? (dual channel???)

would be good to post a pic of that "oily substance"

and do not run the graphics card without the new thermal compound applied ,it will overheat it and die

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I have just received the second Nvidea graphics card for my Y510P laptop, and I have found the instuction for installation a bit vague. Specifically, it says: "When you plug an Ultrabay VGA card for the first time, you need to manually install the Nvidea VGA card driver; When you unplug it, install the intel and Nvidea VGA card drivers."I went onto Lenovo's website and searched for supporting drivers. I got 4 results under Display and Video Graphics and Windows 8.1: 1) An intel graphics driver. Fair enough I need one of those for removing the card. 2&3) The second and third were seemingly the same: They both say "NVIDIA GeForce GT750M Second VGA BIOS Update for 64-bit Windows", have a readme, and were released at the same time. I have no idea if their's a difference or if it was a mistake. 4) The Final result was a "NVIDIA VGA Driver for 64-bit Windows" and came with many varients.  So my questions are:-Am I installing the Same NVidia Driver twice (Once when I plug in the card, once when I remove). Or do I plug in two different drivers (One driver when I plug in the driver, a different driver for when I remove the card).-If the former, which driver. If the latter, which drivers and in which order?-Are the second and third drivers just mirrors of each other, or is there a difference? *Edit: Both are 755M graphics cards, not 750M.


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Answer:Questions on installation of second GT750M graphics card.

hi Barley672,
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
Regarding your questions:
1. For Y510p units with a single GT755M card, this uses Nvidia Optimus Technology for graphics switching. Once you inserted the second GT755M ultrabay, the Integrated Intel GPU will be disabled and you will need to re-install the Nvidia DIsplay Driver. You will need to do this once.
2. After unplugging the second GT755M ultrabay GPU, the Integrated Intel GPU will re-activate.
  - Link to picture
Once you remove the ultrabay card, you will need to manually install the following in order to take advantage of Nvidia Optimus Technology:
-   Intel Video Driver for 64-bit Windows  (1st)
-   NVIDIA VGA Driver for 64-bit Windows (2nd)
These drivers can also be found under the D:\Drivers folder.
3. In this article, there was a case where SLI wouldn't work after upgrading a preloaded Windows 8 Y510p machine to Windows 8.1 (the drivers listed on the website are not identical drivers). If you experience this same issue, you will need to:
a. Update vBIOS (video BIOS)
b. Re-install one of these Nvidia drivers
    - GeForce 337.88 Driver
    - NVIDIA VGA Driver for 64-bit Windows (choose the 194 MB file for Win 8.1 64bit)
Edit: Fixed the links

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Hello there Lenovo community! I'm kind of a rookie to upgrading computers so i would like some help. I found this graphics card on amazon that i like a lot but i do not know if it will work with my pc. Could you guys help me?  Graphics card:

Answer:LENOVO H50 - 90BG003JUS Graphics card questions.

Hello Deslothen
Thank you for using the Lenovo forum 
Most Desktops are open to configuration there is three main things you will need to keep in mind.
1 is that is the part you would like to upgrade compatible with your unit, most of the time you can find the right information from the hardware manual.
2 upgrading parts can void warranty if something is damaged.
3 upgrading a gpu will need more power then what the psu already in your unit can produce, this means you will most likely need to upgrade your psu aswell.
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My pc which I purchased online was built to spec but I've since changed out the graphics card to the current one which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX750ti. My processor is an AMD FX(tm) 8320 Eight-Core. I have 16GB memory and 1TB hard drive.

Can I upgrade to a faster graphics card based on the processor I have. If I can what would be recommended as faster. I am a flight sim enthusiast so faster frame rate is important. Also, if I get a faster graphics card will I have to update my processor? Is the CPU hardwired or can it be replaced like a graphics card?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide to me.

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I am thinking of upgrading my old Dell Inspiron 620s after several years in order to run some of the latest games at high graphics settings and better performance. That said, while I know my way around technology and software, I'm still pretty much a novice when it comes to hardware.

I understand that if I want any sort of decent graphics card I'll need to check my motherboard for a PCI Express X16 slot. Based on the model of my computer, is there a way to know if I have one, or do I need to take off the back and check myself?
Assuming I do have such a slot, what are the steps I need to go through to install a new card? I believe my computer currently runs on integrated graphics, so are there any issues with switching over there?
If I don't have a PCI Express X16 slot, then what are my options? Would I need to buy a completely new computer? Replace the entire motherboard? Or is there a "hopefully" much easier solution?
I would be grateful for any and all advice that is directed my way.

Answer:Installing dedicated graphics card questions

The 620S has no room for a card that will run most games.
GT 610 Low profile card is the only option.

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I recently got a new computer and then bought a x800 pro graphics card. When i run some games (most games) it will somtimes run them Wayyy faster than the normal rate, C.S. for example..some games it makes the graphics laggy or i get stuck on walls ect... this is not the case of corse in games where u can change game speed. Please help thanks for input. Im new with graphics cards......... I have latest drivers... Note: i have to restart pc to get rida the problem it usually happens say if i playd the game then exited, then started it over somtime after (then it runs insanely fast or i get stuck ect...) few times i have no problems with restarting the game (usually messes up runs too fast) Please answer _Somone who knows thanks for ur time and Input! God bless everyone!

Answer:graphics card questions...(game related)

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So I've been playing through the Mass Effect game series on my PC (a desktop), and according to System Requirements Lab I need a better graphics card in order to play ME3. I'm rather confused by these results though -- here's a screencap of what I got:

First off, it looks like my Pixel Shader, Vertex Shader, and Dedicated Video RAM all already exceed (or are equal to) the requirements, so I don't really get what the problem is.

Second, if I have a GeForce 9100 video card but it says I need a 7900 or better (excluding the 9300, 8500, 8400, or 8300) how do I figure out which one will actually work?

Third, if I were to start shopping around for a new video card, how will I know what fits my computer? Can any video card fit any computer or is there a certain size/shape I need to look for? For instance, should I try to find a new NVIDIA model since that's what I already have?

Fourth, the installation is something I can take care of myself, right?

Here's another complete list of my computer's specs in case that will help at all:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 620 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5887 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9100, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 942591 MB, Free - 776264 MB; D: Total - 11174 MB, Free - 1624 MB;
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Answer:Solved: Questions about finding and installing a new graphics card?

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I'm thinking of building a new PC (or more accurately speccing a new-build PC from a manufacturer), and I have a couple of options regarding the processor and graphics card. I'll mainly be using it for games and the internet.

Firstly, am I right in thinking that the Intel multicore processors are now generally considered superior to AMD? That's what I've been reading, anyway.

Anyway, assuming I'm correct in this assumption, I have two options regarding the processor- I can either go with the Intel i7 970 or the new i7 2600K (both are the same price). I think I'm leaning towards the 970, because as far as I can tell from what I've read, it's basically a 980X Extreme Edition without the unlocked multiplier and has 6 cores versus the 2600K's 4, plus I'm a bit wary of going with the 2600K considering it's had some faults so far. However, it is the "newer" processor, so I'm not too sure. Also, if it affects things, the 2600K is professionally overclocked to 4.8GHz, while the 970 doesn't appear to be overclocked at all.

Regarding graphics cards, I have a couple of options on those too.

Standard option (no upcharge) is the nVidia GTX580 (1536MB).

Then, if I go with the 2600K, I can upgrade to the 3GB NVIDIA GTX590 Dual-GPU Graphics card (for about 100).

If I go with the 970, I can upgrade to the 4GB Dual-GPU AMD HD 6990 for 150.

Any ideas?


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Answer:Couple of questions regarding processor and graphics card choice for a new PC

2600k and for gpu comes down to features, its 3d, cuda and physx (nvidia) vs eyefinity (radeon) as both gpus are pretty much equal in games performance

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I am planning on getting The GeForce FX 5500 Graphics card to play the Matrix Online. The game requires a DirectX 9.0 capable Card with A programmable Shader, I know the Graphics card is DirectX 9.0 Capable but does it have a Programmable Shader??? And is this graphics card as good or better than a GeForce 3Ti or 4Ti??


Answer:Verto GeForce FX 5500 Graphics Card Questions

The game requires a DX9 compatible card, but it doesn't require a card with DX9 features (like Pixel Shader 2.0). So the following cards would be able to run the game: GF 3, GF 4 Ti (not MX!), Radeon 8500, Radeon 9000 and above, Geforce FX, 6, 7, and the Radeon X-series.
If you want to get a card at a reasonable price, the FX5500 might be a bad idea performance-wise. It's a better choice than a Geforce 3, but inferior to the GeForce Ti 4200/4400/4600/4800 cards. Although the Ti 4x00 series cards dont't boast DX9 features, their performence is better than that of an FX5500.
An FX 5500/5600 card is too weak to give an enjoyable gaming experience in a DX9-heavy game, anyway.

What's your budget?

Depending on your budget, there could be lots of better alternatives than the ones I've mentioned above.
Also, here's a link to the Matrix online FAQ.

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I want to use 2 sound cards in my p.c, 1 is the onboard realtec ac97 and the other is an external 24 bit creative live.

I want to use the onboard for a set of 2.1 speakers and the creative external for a set of 5.1 speakers.

1.will i have issues with drivers if i have 2 sound cards installed?

2.Will i be able to switch between witch soundcard i'm using for the output?
i.e switch between 2.1 and 5.1

Thank you.

Answer:Sound card questions.

1. u might have issues
2. you can providing the onboard sound doesnt clash/interfere with the creative soundcard

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Hey, I was looking at some good sound cards, then I realized that I probably wouldn't be using the surround sound feature, since putting speakers around me would most likely block access to the computer chair (on that note, explaining surround sound and the positioning of the speakers to me would be helpful). So, seeing that most sound cards today feature surround sound and EAX, if I happen to buy one with surround sound on it, can I still use the regular 2-speaker setup? Will the sound out of those speakers have "surrounding" effects? If I select EAX surround sound in a game, but I only have 2 speakers, will I still hear it in somewhat-surround sound? Any replies will be appreciated.

Answer:Sound Card Questions

i think surround sound does not necessarily mean speakers are surrounding you. i have a surround sound button on my small stereo system, not much more than a boombox really, and it only has two speakers. when i push the button- it sounds more like there are speakers surrounding me.
about speaker setup- i'm not sure if this is how everyone does it- but my dad is a big time gamer- he has a very sophisticated sound system- his rear speakers are up on the ceiling behind him on either side, then two more in front on either side also on the ceiling, one in the middle right above his monitor, and a big subwoofer below his desk.
one thing to remember with speakers- if you plan to have them anywhere near your monitor- shield them! don't forget that speakers have magnets in them which can damage the screen. even small dinky pc speakers made a small dim spot on the corner of my screen.
my dad didn't know about shielding speakers, and he totally ruined his LCD monitor. completely wiped it out. what a waste!

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do they make a sound card that has rca outputs i have it hooked up through the standard 3.5mm jack with a rca converter but it appears to be adding distortion as this is an amplified source

Answer:Help me please sound card questions

Yes they do make them... see any audio video site. But you can buy cheaply adapters to use in a sound card... Yours may be unable to handle the changes... or is defective.

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I had a PC built for me a couple of years ago, and now the sound card on the mother board has had it.
I understood that I had to go into BIOS and de-select the sound card so that windows doesn't select the mother board sound card on start up.
I know a little about the BIOS, but nowhere could I find anything at all to do with "sound".
Can anyone point me in the right direction please?
Thank you

Answer:sound card questions

Go into the BIOS, Look for Integrated Peripherals on the Main Menu, Then when on that page look for On Board Audio Function or something similar, then use Page Up/Page Down to change from Enabled to Disabled. Go back to the Main Menu using Esc then select Save and Exit.

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I was just wondering...what will happen to the onboard graphics card if an external one was installed???

What about a sound card???


Answer:What happens to on-board graphics card or sound card if an external one is installed?

There is no such thing as an "external" video card. I'm assuming your talking about adding one into the expansion slot, such as PCI, PCI-e, or AGP. For newer computers, the BIOS will automatically detect that another video device is plugged in and will disable onboard video appropriatly. For older ones, you'd have to either disable onboard video in the BIOS, or disable it in the Device Manager. Same goes for the sound card. When installing a new video card, make sure you uninstall the drivers for the onboard video. Turn off the computer, and install the video card. When you boot up, Windows will automatically detect the new hardware, and you would put in the disc and install all the necessary drivers. Any questions?

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I recently picked up an 8600gts and a copy of Bioshock. My quick question is- Do I need to install DX10 on my computer? Kinda dumb, but I never had to and I know most games come with DX9 that will install itself if you don't already have it. So what about DX10?

Now for the sound card question. I currently am using onboard sound via the optical input on my Asus a8n-e motherboard. My neighbor offered me an Audigy 2 ZS(I think) card- I do some yard work for him. What are the benefits of getting a sound card? I had always thought that using an Optical connection produced the best sound quality...I am a gamer obviously, and use a Yamaha receive to listen to all my music on the PC.

Answer:DX10 and Sound Card Questions

you should already have dx10 with the installation of your graphics card, if not just go to the site and download and install.

as for sound card. they give u much better sound quality, cool features like THX and HD surround sound. and the most important thing is that it can reduce fps in games. so yeah get the card.

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Hey all....well I recently had a problem with using my headset and speakers simultaneously (posted problem here ) and was curious if it would be best to just buy a new sound card.

I found the Creative AUDIGY2 ZS PCI sound card in the PriceWatch here on techspot for $59 but the company selling it for that price states that it's an OEM and does not include any software. From the ICT Company site - "Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Internal Sound Card (Software not included) - New Bulk
Contents: Sound card"

Does this mean that the drivers are not included and if so then is there somewhere I could download the software/drivers for free? Or is it worth it to pay the extra $$ and get a non OEM with all the software included.

Also, if I got this new soundcard would I be able to use my headset and speakers simultaneously? Or would I have the same problem I do now?

Thanks for the help.

Answer:Questions on purchasing OEM sound card

The OEM version from Newegg appears to include a driver and utility cd. Unless your speakers are digital, with the OEM version you won't be able to use the analog output for both speakers and headphones (unless you use a splitter).

You would have to get the platinum or pro versions with the internal or external box to use both speakers and headphones, I think.

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Graphics card/sound card needed for advent7109bWell, i recently managed to get my laptop fixed and the graphics/sound card isnt working, Anyone know where i can download one and if its the right one ? Thanks.

Answer:Graphics card/sound card needed for advent7109b

Anyone ?

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after installing my msi r7 240 my audio stopped and none of the audio port on the computer worked. when going into playback devices the only one there is the hdmi audio but i need my headsets

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Alright. I just FINALLY got all my parts delivered today. and i thought I could finish assembly in 1 hour. however, I was wrong. 3 hours later and im not even half way done.

Im getting screwed by this sound card mostly.

I instal it, put it in the socket, but when i put the mobo into the case, a bit of the card pops up on one side just so i can barely see the little golden connecting strips thing on the one side. Can this greatly effect my audio quality? Can it affect it at all? same thing happens with the vid card. However, The vid card when it pops up u cant see any of the connecter things, u can just push it in a tad bit more.

Please help someone. this is extremely frusturating..

heres a pick i made of the aud card..

Answer:Sound and video card instal questions.

this is what I do you might wanna try this put the mobo in the case and then put in the video card and soundcard and try holding it down while screwingit in/

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I bought a Turtle Beach external usb sound card today online.

Audio Advantage Micro II

Im planning on using it on my Sony laptop. Now i've read about laptop speakers being bad, and to be honest i didnt notice my laptop's speakers being too bad, in fact i think they're really good. But i heard an external sound card is better to isolate the noise etc.

So i dont know, am i going to hear much of a difference with this device? Could it be worse than my laptop's speakers? My laptop uses Realtek High Definition Audio and i have a pair of Sennheiser hd 280 pro headphones.

btw to make sure, i only use headphones, i dont use the laptop's external speaker. Also i realize this doesn't have anything to do specifically with Windows 7, but i thought there might be a few here who may have experience with usb sound cards.

Answer:Turtle beach sound card questions..

Quote: Originally Posted by DaRonRon

I bought a Turtle Beach external usb sound card today online.

Audio Advantage Micro II

Im planning on using it on my Sony laptop. Now i've read about laptop speakers being bad, and to be honest i didnt notice my laptop's speakers being too bad, in fact i think they're really good. But i heard an external sound card is better to isolate the noise etc.

So i dont know, am i going to hear much of a difference with this device? Could it be worse than my laptop's speakers? My laptop uses Realtek High Definition Audio and i have a pair of Sennheiser hd 280 pro headphones.

btw to make sure, i only use headphones, i dont use the laptop's external speaker. Also i realize this doesn't have anything to do specifically with Windows 7, but i thought there might be a few here who may have experience with usb sound cards.

When people say laptop speakers are bad they don't mean you can't listen to them and they're awful, it just means they don't have anything on professional speakers. They are perfectly fine just not top of the range.

Onto your question: whether or not you will hear a difference I don't know. Out of my brief experience with a USB sound card I couldn't tell all that much difference on my headphones (on my speakers the base seamed a little better but that was likely to do with settings).

In theory a USB sound card has the potential to be better than an internal one but in practice I can't h... Read more

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I decided to reformat my computer as it had pretty much ground to a standstill- this seemed to go okay. However, I appear to have lost the cd with my drivers on. I was able to find the driver for my wireless modem and get that working, however I cannot seem to get my graphics card to work

I have been to the website of the manufacture (Mesh- I got the laptop in August 2004) and looking at tge original invoice the graphics card is a 128MB DDR ATI mobility Radeon M11 9700, I am not sure what the sound card is.

However, when I try to download the driver off the ATI website and run it I get a message saying that there is not compatible hardware installed.

From device manager I can only see a yellow question mark next to a few devices, however I cannot identify the sound card or graphics card from the list. What do I do?

I have tried to use but it seems to automatically close down windows.

I am running windows XP home (which I have just reinstalled) and put in SP 2.

Any one able to help? (simple terms please, I am quite an amateur)



Answer:Cannot reinstall graphics card or sound card

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Hello, I just bought a Radeon HD 4650 card and when I installed it, the sound card, which is a Realtek HD audio driver (built in with the motherboard). And after the installation, the sound card no longer shows up anywhere. Its now using the radeon as the default sound source, but I have 5.1 speakers and not 7.1 (the radeon has 7.1 outputs) so that's not an alternative. I was just wondering how i can reconnect the sound card so the computer reads and is functional with it. Tips and advice would be much appreciated as the computer is a lot less fun without sound.

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I have just got an ATI 9200 all in wonder graphis card and I can not get any sound from the TV thru my S/B Audigy2 NX usb sound cardIve tried all the usual things eg driversplease help

Answer:ATI all in wonder graphics card and TV sound

I had an old ATI all in wonder card and had to take a line out from the tv card and plug it into the line in on the sound card. The necessary external cable came with the card. It maybe different now. Have you tried ATI's web site

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Hi Everyone,

I had an issue with my old graphics card so I thought a shiny new one would be answer to all my problems. And it did the trick all looks fine but from the looks of it the HD audio driver that was installed along with the graphics card has stopped the sound from working.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.20GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 183649 MB, Free - 36005 MB; D: Total - 190779 MB, Free - 63824 MB; E: Total - 7108 MB, Free - 633 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., EMERY2
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I tried reinstalling the old driver, Realtek, and it won't work.

Any ideas on what to do?

That is an exclamation mark in device manager for an unknown device: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10DE&DEV_001C&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_1001\5&17648372&0&0001

I googled the first part of it and it's something to do with the graphics card.

I checked the HP site and went through their 6 different steps to sorting the problem as well. No joy!

Any ideas?

Answer:New Graphics card = no sound

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hi allinstalled my graphics card all worked perfect went to use it last night to watch on tv i couldnt get the sound to transfer to the tv have done it the way i always did have checked volume controls and such but no sound comes thro tv just keeps on coming thro pc speakers any ideas thanks cutiexx

Answer:sound on graphics card

i think youll find youll have to send the sound through your sound card to the tv with audio leads, this is what i had to do with my old ti4200.

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We have Windows 7 on a Dell XPS 8300 . Our original graphics card quit working months ago and we just tried a new one (prior to that we were just using the one in the computer). It did not work and now we have lost sound. I have been in contact with both Microsoft and Dell and through them installed the drivers again, etc. It "reads" sound, but nothing comes out. We have tried the speakers in the back jack and top jack and also tried headphones. Nothing.

Is it possible that the graphics card disabled the jacks somehow? If so, how do I get my computer to use the onboard sound/audio again?

I have very little computer knowledge.

I believe this is our old card:


The new one was :

MSI Radeon R7 370 DirectX 12 R7 370 GAMING 4G 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card

If that makes a difference. When plugged in, the power went down to the mouse and monitor and so we removed it.

Answer:No Sound After Trying New Graphics Card

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I just installed a 3DForce2 MX-32 AGP 4x video card in my compaq presario pc. It works great and the installation went off without a hitch. Now, however I have NO SOUND! I called the company and they said they had never heard of such a thing. I took the card out and rebooted the machine without it and the sound was back. Then I put the card back in and the sound is gone again. Any suggestions PLEASE!!! Thanks!

Answer:New Graphics Card = No sound

Depends on the sound card...
Many video cards scoop up all the extra power the system has to give...
And some sound cards have now become very demanding of power themselves... consuming enormous amounts of power. If it is a top flight sound system, my guess is that those components were competing for the power... and the sound card lost... since the boards are not designed to deliver certain amounts of power there.

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Hi dudesI'm a a hardcore gamer wanting to build my already decent pc into a gaming monster. Money is no object - what graphics and sound cards should I buy to beef up my PC ?Increase the peace y'all !

Answer:Which Graphics / Sound Card Should I Buy ???

Sound Card <> click here Buy from click here + many other places.Graphics card <> click here Buy from click here + many other places.

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I put a new graphics card into my desktop and since then my computer has had no sound. I have a intel computer with 2 gb ram that runs on xp, the graphics card I inserted was a ati hd radion 2400 series. have any ideas guys, I have no idea what is going on.

Thanks a heap,

Answer:new graphics card, no sound

Check in the BIOS, the new graphics card must have disabled your onboard sound. Enable it again.

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Hi I have recently upgraded my pc, I replaced my old graphics card (8600 gts) with a gtx 260. I now have no sound from it, I had some sound when it started up first time but now I have nothing at all. I have checked I have all the correct drivers and I have the same setup as I did with the old graphics card, which dvi to hdmi on my tv with a sound cable from my pc to tv.How can I get the sound back?Cheers

Answer:No Sound with new graphics card

Have you checked in the Sound applet of Control Panel that the correct hardware is selected as the default?

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I've recently purchased a new graphics card, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 and have been unable to get any sound on my PC since. I've tested my boxes, they're working fine when connected to my smartphone.

When I look up my installed audio devices, there are the NVIDIA HDMI Output Port 0 through 4, none of which are plugged in, then there are Realtek speakers, once again, not plugged in, lastly there's a Realtek Digital Output, which is set as default device.

My Bose speakers aren't detected at all. I've checked multiple times now, to be absolutely certain, they are plugged into the right port.

Any help would be absolutely amazing.

Answer:New graphics card - No sound


Disclaimer: I am just a home user, not an expert.

I had a similar symptom (no sound output) after a recent glitch that necessitated a hard shutdown.
When I rebooted, there was no audio output.

TMALSS, extensive hardware diagnostics (via F12 on this Dell box, Dell Audio diagnostics, etc.) and via device manager (including removing and reinstalling my audio devices) --> No joy, even though everything checked out OK and the tests from device manager showed that the speakers/audio were communicating with the computer, speakers were functional, etc.

On a screen-share remote session with Dell, the tech actually had a logical approach to troubleshooting.

The eventual solution was simply to DISABLE the NVidia HDMI output in device manager, as it was somehow clashing with/blocking the Realtek sound output.
The NVidia HDMI output -- which was not previously in use -- had somehow "re-enabled" itself when I rebooted after the hard shut down.

I have had no further issues for several weeks.

Caveat: I never had an issue with the system seeing any of the hardware or peripherals, including my speakers. So YMMV.

Just a thought,


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I recently swapped my ATI x1650 card for an Nvidia 6800 card when the ATI card died. The Nvidia card is a temporary replacement while the guys at the shop try to replace the 1650.

After replacement, I uninstalled all the ATI drivers and utilities and other ATI related stuff and installed my Nvidia card, drivers, utilites and all.

During this period I hadn't attached my speakers on, so I don't know when exactly this happened, but after re-attaching the speakers (after swapping the cards) I realise I'm not getting any sound. My Realtek HD Audio control panel FAILS to detect any jack plugged in.

Volume is turned on, drivers are installed correctly, default sound is set to the Realtek HD onboard sound card.

I don't know what is wrong with my computer.

If I turn on the speaker volume to full blast, I can hear loud hissing coming out of the left speaker. If I mute/turn down the volume (in windows, not speaker), I hear a slight pop when it mutes/the volume reaches 0. If I try to play something I hear some very faint droning from the right speaker (hiss from left speaker still present), even at full volume.

I suspect this has something to do with the jack detection program? But I'm not sure.

Has anyone had this problem before? Please help!

Answer:No sound after graphics card swap

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Hi. First let me say that I'm sorry in advance if this is a repost.

Due to some problems with spyware/adware that I was having, I decided to reformat and re-install Windows XP on my computer. After doing this however, my computer did not detect that I had a graphics card or a sound card. I tried having it detect new hardware in device manager. I tried downloading the card drivers and installing them. Neither of those worked. So I reformatted and re-installed Windows XP again. It didn't work. My computer is still not detecting my graphics or sound card.

Also, Both times I went to setup upon starting my computer by pressing F2. Both the graphics and sound card appear in the BIOS.

Your help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Graphics/Sound Card Trouble

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Hi All,

I have an Hewlett Packard SR5401UK pc running Vista 32-bit it has onboard graphics & sound but I've just installed an NVIDIA 8800gs graphics card, the card works fine but for some reason the sound has disappeared!! i've just updated the realtek drivers but still have the problem!! it worked fine before installing the g.card , whats even more strange is that when i plug in my headphones i can hear sound but nothing at all through the speakers!!

When i installed the 8800gs it disabled the onboard g.card automatically itself i was wondering if it has done the same with the sound? but if it had i wouldnt be able to hear sound through the headphones right? device manager says the sound is working fine!! im totally baffled by this if anyone could give me some advice id be grateful!! Thanks for taking time to read this!!



Answer:installed new graphics card sound has gone!!! plz help :S

Hi Gaz,

Installing a graphics card shouldn't have any effect on your audio. You say that you have no sound through your speakers yet you have when you plug in your headphones. Are you using the rear panel socket for your speakers and the front panel socket for your headphones? Carefully check the wiring to the front panel audio header on your motherboard - it is possible that you have dislodged some of the wires whilst you were installing your graphics card. However, before you do that check the obvious - you are plugging your speakers into the CORRECT socket, aren't you?

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I just bought a new video card and now my sound seems kinda sketchy ? And when i try to talk to people on Ventrilo they sound all distorted and break up alot. Can this happen from not having enough power, after installiing a new card?

Answer:Bad sound Quality, Due to Graphics card?

what is the systems specs?

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I have an HP Pavillion with XP home and i have just installed a Radeon HD 4550 graphics card. I would like to be able to disable the sound from the said card and use my' line out' from the PC as these are the only speakers I use.Can I do this???ThanksMore info, My Graphics card has a DVI and VGA. I have a VGA plugged into at the moment and speakers plugged into the line out, yet since i installed the card there as been no sound???

Answer:Installed Graphics card, no sound

When your computer starts up, press the key to enter BIOS, find and enabled the onboard audio. The HDMI audio for your graphic card would of disabled this and possibly enabled HDMI audio instead (disable that if there and not wanted).Start up Windows. Right click on the white speaker in your system tray, select Playback devices. Set the default to the original sound card.If that didn't solve your problem or you wish to clean up and remove:Uninstall the HDMI drivers from the Control Panel > Sound and Audio Devices and re-install the old sound card drivers if necessary.

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Good day, i have a problem with my sound, its just not working after i put in a graphics card, i installed all the latest drivers and still nothing. ive tried searching on google but everything i did not fix the problem. any help would be appriciated

Answer:Cant get sound when i new graphics card inserted

You'll have to give a lot more information to help guide any possible troubleshooting measures. For starters, please download and run the TSG System Information Utility, and then copy & paste the information back to this thread. Furthermore, please tell us the make & model of the graphics card you're trying to install.

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Hello everyone,

I just want to know if a graphics card is not working, would it prevent me logging into vista? like there isn't enough graphics to boot vista? is this possible?
Also would a malfunctioning graphics card cause weird symbols in the BIOS, like weird vertical lines, dollar signs replacing spaces, E's replacing F's, A's replacing N's etc.?
Also could a power surge possibly damage the graphics card? in terms of hardware?
I am not asking for a fix here; i just want to know if this can happen

Thank you for your time

Answer:Does this sound like a graphics card error?

Yes a powersurge can mess with a card, hopefully you have a surge protector.

NO, the BIOS is booted from the mobo, so the card should not mess with it, not in that manner.

It also should not prevent you logging in....


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I just recently installed a new graphics card onto my Windows Vista Home Basic system and it is showing "No Audio Output Device Installed." When i click on the Playback Devices it shows ATI HDMI Output and is saying it is unplugged. i have tried everywhere i could plug in my speakers and have tried different speakers and headphones and yet nothing is working. before i had the graphics card installed i had a Realtek sound card which is already pre-installed onto the motherboard. i have tried installing a Realtek audio drive onto my ssytem but everytime i restart my system it just keeps showing the ATI HDMI output. i have also tried uninstalling the sound driver from the Device Manager under sound card option. any suggestion? Thanks to all who reply =]

Answer:No Sound After Installing Graphics Card

Welcome to Vista forums!

I had this problem, here's what worked for me!
Open windows media player, and from the drop-down in the library tab, click more options.
Click the devices tab, and then double click speakers.
Click advanced, then click the onboard sound device, mine is Realtek High Definition Audio.
Right click the selected device, and from the menu, click set as default device.
Click ok.

You should now have sound!

Hope this helps!

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I previously had an Nvidia graphics card and a Creativelabs sound cardinstalled. Upon restarting my operating system for an unrelated reason, I hadleft the cards in their PCI slots, so they were removed and I reinstalled my OSagain. When attempting to install the cards the graphics card is not recognisedat all and the sound card is currently recognised as an ethernet controller. (Yellow exclamation)I have tried changing PCI slots and searching for the hardware myself to no avail. I don't have the original CD for the Creativelabs soundcard but i do for the nvidia. When attempting to install nvidia i am told that there is no relevant hardware installed.What does this mean and how can I get my PC gameworthy (Rome: Total War) withoutbuying new cards or a new PC? Thank you very much for your time.

Answer:Graphics/Sound card not recognised

Your question makes no sense  Being a registered member you can edit it.

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Hi There
I just installed a new Graphics card GTX 760 and I do not have sound. I do have sound to the USB headphones when they are plugged in. When I unplug the speakers from the back of my unit there is a sound so I do not think its the speakers.
Any help would put a smile on my face.
sorry, if this problem was posted before by someone else, I cannot find it
Thanks, Robert
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8137 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228933 MB, Free - 33314 MB; D: Total - 1907599 MB, Free - 292649 MB; F: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 742527 MB;
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Answer:no sound after installing a new graphics card

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I had this issue with my graphics card and could not find a solution, I went into the BIOS and changed the sound from Auto to Enable and that gave me my sound back.

Answer:No sound once Graphics card is installed

Does your new card have HDMI?

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I have my media PC connected via HDMI. Its using the Intel i3 graphic chip.
If I buy a graphics card,can I still output the sound via the HDMI cable to the TV?
thank you

Answer:can a graphics card ouput sound......

Hi there
Most graphics cards with HDMI connection can out put sound over HDMI, i think there are some Nvidia ones that can't but think there is a chart on the Nvidia site that lists the features of all their current cards.
What are you trying to improve with a separate graphics card, if all you want to do is play back blue-ray movies (either rips or the physical disks) then the integrated graphics on he i3 will be fine.
I'm not sure about 3d play back with the i3 but have no issues with using my AMD A8 5600k playing back 3d movies using TMT6.
If you want to get one to improve game performance then yes a good quality (expensive) separate graphics card will be better but you then will have to think about a bigger power supply and maybe improved cooling and with that then comes noise.

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My Vista PC occasionally dies with blue screen error caused by sound driver(SIS 7018) and display driver(SIS 630/730). I actually have installed XP drivers on those as vista couldn't install their drivers. I tried to find vista drivers but couldn't get a clue. I also tried disabling hardware acceleration as recommended by vista but didn't help. Any luck?I would be grateful for any suggestions.Regards!Narayan

Answer:graphics and sound card problem!

the xp drivers are what are causing the bsod. if the display and sound are integrated then buying a vista certified sound card may fix that. for the graphics just get a cheap card like the xfx geforce 6200. it is wddm so you can plug and play. with no bsod's

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i am having core to quad processor in my pc .. the graphics and the sound card are not supporting my mother bord how can i solve it

Answer:graphics and sound card are not supporting

are these seperate cards or built in,?seperate cards you probably just need drivers, vista drivers will usually work if there are no win 7 drivers available.or are you saying that your motherboard does not have slots for your graphice and sound card.most motherboards have built in sound nowadays.. and many have built in graphices, what specs do you have..?i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Installed Mentor Graphic Card into system (SIS 6326) (Use Win 95 on 200MMX Pentium). No sound now, investigated this in device manager, and under Display adapters the standard PCI adapter is not working or has not been installed correctly. So I uninstalled, then re-installed - same problem. Went into the bios settings but looked different as the graphics card had changed the layout and I was totally lost as to which part to modify - so I didnt bother.

In device manager I have also noticed that the sound game controller section has the same message under the file ESS 1868 Plug & Play Audiodrive.

No idea what to do, I dont have the original win95 disc.

Would appreciate any offers of help.

Answer:No sound after installing new graphics card

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okay so my power went out and when it came back on it fried the power supply, i got that fixed but my samsung tv says the resolution is not right even though nothing has changed. This leads me to believe my graphics card got screwed up by the power surge and now is screwing up or something, first can you tell me if that is plausible? second I want to know if I can unplug my graphics card and turn on my computer and is their any chance it would then work? I don't exactly know what a graphics card does for all I know the thing could be not broken if you don't think it is the graphics card could you tell me what you think it might be? I will of course replace my graphics card but just want to know if that is an easy way of finding the problem. the bios screen does not come up when I turn it on and neither does safety mode and it will work on a computer monitor but I need it for my tv.

Answer:does this sound like a graphics card issue?

I think it is your graphic card. Power surges are very nasty. Graphic cards are your video card. The part that shows you what you see on the screen.

Cann you tell me your computer model so i can better help the issue.

Its odd your bios screen isnt showing, as thats not even a windows operation, is weird.

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so today after installing my new graphics card Radeon hd 4850 1gb and new 600 watt power supply i started my computer up just to see if it runs properly not plugging in everything because i was just being lazy anyways i updated the graphics card by downloading the updates from this site ATI Catalyst
and installed all three after i rebooted and plugged everything back into the computer and notice that there was no sound. i guess the sound set so that the out put is for the ati hdmi output ive tryed everything to change it back to original output sound effects manager but it wont work

Answer:No sound after installing new graphics card

Go to the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound panel. In the playback section, reset your speakers (sound card) as the default playback device. That should get regular sound back if the ATI set its HDMI as the playback device.

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Hi everyone,

I'm pretty stumped. A few days ago, for no apparent reason, my graphics went pixellated and my resolution dropped to the minimal possible setting. I had to hard boot in order to restart. After the reboot, the same thing happened again and online onboard sound would load.

I've updated the drivers for my graphics card and sound card. I've also uninstalled and reinstalled both cards, and have unplugged the cards, dusted them both and plugged them back in, but the same thing occurs.

Checking device manager, both cards show "Device cannot start (Code 10)"

Anyone know what might be wrong?

My system specs are as follows:

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ 2.21, 600w power supply
Graphics: eVGA nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS 640Mb
RAM: 3Gb
HDD: 300Gb
DVD-Rom: Lite-On DVDRW LH-20A1L
Sound: Sound Blaster X-Fi

Thanks in advance

Answer:Graphics and Sound card can't start

try reinstalling the drivers. If that doesn't work I'd open your computer and take out and put the graphics and sound cards back in, there might be some dust blocking it.
Other than that I'm as stumped as you are.


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Just noticed in PC Wizard 2008 looking at details of my system that the video card and the sound card both appear to be on the same IRQ. Does this mean a conflict will happen? I'm sure its all fine and dandy but i seem to remember something from many moons ago where people had issues with having things like this on the same IRQ.

Answer:Graphics card and sound card both on irq 11 is that OK?

Windows XP and Vista re really good at sharing resources and you'll find thats the case with many resources; its fine.

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Currently, I have 1 Nvidia GTX580.
I was thinking of getting another 580 for or getting a sound card Asus Xonar D2X for
Thing is I have a Logitech X-540 speakers, so I am not sure if it would be worth it.
I am more into getting a sound card but I think my X-540 wont produce the real sound quality of the sound card.
Any ideas?


Answer:Another Graphics Card or Sound Card

For the most part, in terms of quality on board sound cards do what is needed these days. If your doing audio mixing and require extra features not available on your standard on board or have very high quality sound system that will pick up any discrepancies in audio, a sound card would be the way to go. I have a Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion which sounds really good, but if i wasn't doing audio work, i wouldn't bother. I would rather the second GPU.

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Please could you help. I hear a beep which comes from my graphics card I think when playing Soldier of Fortune , this does not happen with other games i play such as Conflict Desert Storm or Moto GP 2. The nature of the beeps are not consistent and tend to happen after a set period of time for example it will beep once, then stop, then maybe a few minutes later it will beep again then stop, then it may beep 3 times in a row at times then stop again for a while, It doesnt happen all the time only sometimes. Is this my card overheating? If so could i speed up my fan to cool it down quicker. The card is a Geforce 4 TI 4200 64MB, with a fan on the card, My Processor is 1.7 GHZ Celeron, ive got 192 RAM but I think only 64mb is available as the rest is taken up. I would be very grateful if you could offer some advice such as buying a PCI Fan to install underneath the card for additional cooling or how to speed up my current fan etc. Or is it simply nothing to worry about? I have not overclocked my G Card. Its only this one game it beeps on. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks -Rob-.

Answer:Beeping sound coming from my graphics card (I think)

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hi allive recently reinstalled windows, but having all sorts of grief trying to get the graphics and sound card installedI install the drvers for the graphics card (ati all in one radeon 32mb) and the screen hangs i have to reboot several times before it will boot into windows. when i eventually get it to boot into windows i install the drivers for the sound card (platinium live 5.1)and reboot, but it doens't boot properly i have a blank screen, led is on both monitor and pc, it's like it's gone into hibernation mode, several reboots it goes into windowsi start to use the mouse but after say a min the mouse will hang and iget no response from the keyboard so have t hard reset.i've resinstalled windows several times now, and this is becoming really annoying, can anyone help me out

Answer:reinstall windows / graphics / sound card

Does it hang before you install the drivers?

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The dreaded CODE 28
First of all, thanks in advance and merry Xmas.

I just formatted my PC and I need the drivers for my Graphics card and my sound card.

Here is some info from Everest.

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)

CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2000 MHz (10 x 200) 3200+
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-K8VM-NF (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8383 Apollo K8T800, AMD Hammer
System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award Medallion (11/15/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series Secondary (256 MB)
Video Adapter ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series (256 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9550 (RV350)
Monitor LG L1930SQ [19" LCD] (140992181)

Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

AC'97 Audio Controller:
Audio Controller Type VIA 8233/8235/8237
Codec Name SigmaTel STAC9750/51
Codec ID 83847650h
S/PDIF Output Supported

Answer:Solved: Code 28 - Graphics and sound card

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I have an hp desktop with vista home premium and the onboard sound card. I removed my old graphics card and installed a new one today and now my sound icon is gone from my taskbar and I have no sound!

Device manager lists 'high definition audio' and also lists my TV tuner and says they're working fine.

What do I do?

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I am thinking of buying Photoshop Premiere Elements.The spec. says PC needs to have:DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card,DirectX 9.0 compatible graphics cardMy PC is an ACER Aspire 1640 laptop.How do I find out what my sound & graphics cards are? Is there somewhere in Help where I can find this out? (I have, of course, tried some keywords to no avail).There is a label on top of the PC which states:Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 (?)

Answer:DirectX 9.0 compatible sound/graphics card

Try going to START, RUN and type DXDIAG and see what it says.

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I have a problem:
Yesterday when I was playing a game on my PC a strange sound started coming form my graphics card. I have never experienced this before.
I have an ATI Radeon HD 5870.

At first I thought it was one of the fans, so I removed the graphics card and cleaned the cooler and the fans as much as possible. I also cleaned the side fan of my chassi. The sound is still there.
I tried controlling the graphics cards fans manually and setting them to 100%. I could hear the fans speed up, but the annoying sound was gone.

Whenever I start a game, movie or other thing that makes my graphics card work the sound returns.
I filmed a video using my cell phone to illustrate the sound:

Strange sound - YouTube

Does anyone know what the sound is? Is it possible to fix it?
Can I be certain that the sound is coming from my graphics card?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Strange sound coming from graphics card

other suspects could be the CPU cooler.

try using a finger (or a pen) to momentarily stop (a second or so, not much more) the graphic card fan, then cpu fan and then chassis fan when you hear this noise. if it stops when the fan is stopped, then you found the device responsible of the noise.

fans do similar annoying sounds when getting older.

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Hi everyone,

Let me start by explaining the problem that's occuring here,
everytime a graphical processing application (a heavy one like games, ...) starts running, it starts making this annoying buzzing, humming sounds that won't stop until you stop the app.
Now i'm pretty sure it's the gfx card causing this noise 'cause when
I start my driver and test the 3D settings, the noise occurs till I stop the 3D settings.

Now this might be the cause of some interference between my mobo (with onboard soundcard) / psu / wireless card, but to be honest i have no frickin' clue of what really could be the problem.
Another weird thing is that if I wear headphones, i can actually hear the noise through my headphones and it coming out of my pc at the same time. Even when using a VoIP program, other people can hear this noise (and even louder than myself I believe) through their speakers, only when my mic is activated though.

This problem has been occuring for about almost a year now, but i never really tried anything because it didnt bother me that much (as my music is always on), but it can't go on like that forever right?

system specs:
ati 4890
AMD X4 955 3.2 ghz
Asus M4A79T Deluxe
PSU: OCZ ModXstream pro 700W

now i dont think the rest of the specs really matter ...

I hope anyone can help, it would be really appreciated.

Answer:Buzzing sound coming from (what I believe) graphics card

It might also be the power supply. I suggest substituting a known good graphics card and then power supply to find the source of the problem.

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I just made some upgrades on my computer - added a new 750w power supply, a couple new hard drives and a new graphics card. When I added the graphics card I took out what a think is just a modem (it only has a telephone jack on the back of it) to make space for the graphics card. I got the card up and running great (it's a PNY (Nvidia) GeForce 450 XLR8 performance edition). The old graphics were onboard Nvidia 6150LE. The rest of the specs are listed here except I boosted the memory to 4G.

So heres the issue: I added this card, and I think it's supposed to handle sound too.. through the HDMI somehow.. but I'm clueless about sound related stuff for whatever reason and I don't think I want sound to go through HDMI cuz I dont have the wires and connections for that. Do I? Maybe if I knew what I needed I would go that route, I don't know. I guess I just want SOUND again.

I'm pretty sure it's an option to use my old onboard for sound though, right? But I can't figure it out, I looked in device manager and it just says Nvidia High definition audio.. doesnt really help me. Help?

Answer:New Graphics Card Install - How to use old on board for sound?

You should be able to switch back to your on-board sound via control panel-sound

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Hi there,

I have a Comapaq Presario sr2019 and have recently installed a at 2600 xt graphics card.
I have the standard realtek integrated sound card.
After installling the graphics card I found that the audio jacks would not pick up the headphones as they usually do.
And also the little speaker symbol at the bottom has changed to High Definition Audio Device.

I have tried to uninstall the device but it would just re-install the device again abck to HDMI audio

Any help would be appreciated.


Answer:Sound Lost After Installation Of Graphics Card

Try rolling back the sound driver in Device ManagerAlso look in Add/Remove programs for Universal Audio Architecture. You might need to remove it. Better yet, see it it's listed in Device Manager and disable it. I would use Add/Remove as a last resort

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Okay, so I just reinstalled XP due to some weird virus thing, and I just got Explorer up and running again. But now, I need to install my sound device, since, obviously, there's no sound. And also, whenever I scroll down a page, it "refreshes" every time, as if it were reformatting the contents of the page every time. I've read that's due to the fact that I haven't installed my graphics card yet, and I think that's right.

My question is, how do I install these devices? I don't think the devices came with any CDs or anything. I know this is probably a newbie question, but I'm not the best with computers. I've heard I have to reinstall the drivers for the motherboard or something, but I've got NO idea how to do any of that.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Sound Device Missing, Graphics Card Too?

Welcome to TSF....

Since windows was re-installed the thing that has to be done is to install all of the special drivers like chipset, buss, network, audio, video and others, they can be installed in any order you wish and can be found on the system recovery disk set for the computer if it is an OEM like Compaq, Dell etc. or if you do not have a recovery disk set the drivers can be found on the manufacturers web site for either the motherboard or the manufacturer of the computers web site. You can download these drivers and burn to a CD-R and then install those following instructions to reboot when asked.

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Ready for a mouthful and a challenge?

For my home built gaming PC, I had to purchase a new graphics card (Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition) to replace my old one (Geforce GTX 550 Ti) Obviously the difference between the two cards isn't TOO noticeable in my gaming rig, but the 550 has a driver problem that causes the driver to consistently crash, red dots during gameplay and glitches until you completely fresh reinstall the driver. The problem goes away shortly until it arises again, I had to use beta drivers that made the problem go away longer but it still would crash. Also when booting with this card, I have to physically push up on the left side of the card or else boot up screen doesn't appear. (Yes, I have reinstalled the card and used tighter screws to try to fix the problem but to no success.)

After much frustration, I decide to swap the card and much to my 'wonderful' luck, it won't boot up anything, even with the lifting trick. I do everything I can to make it work - drivers, bios, uninstalling the default card on the mobo - nothing works, there isn't even a sign of it being detected in Device Manager. There isn't any cases of a similar problem in other forums and eventually I discover that unlike the 550, the 7770 won't work without 4 GB of RAM.
"But I have 8 GB I say to myself!" This is true, but I didn't take into account Win7 32 bit only allows your computer to use under 4 GB. "Aha" I say to myself, and pony up an... Read more

Answer:Reformating from Win7 32 bit to 64 bit, Graphics Card issues and no sound, Oh my!

What does device manager show for the sound devices?

The only times I've seen video fail over time and start "glitching" during heavy use (ie game play) is when the card is getting too hot. The fact that you couldn't get it to boot or at least display without "pushing up on the left side of the card" indicates to me that there's also an issue with the pci-x slot or at least the alignment of the card within the slot. You'll never get stable performance if that's the case. A potential test is to remove the motherboard from the case, place it on a non-conductive surface, hook power and devices and then see if you get the same result. I've done this same trick and discovered that one riser within the case was causing motherboard flex preventing good seating of some cards. Once resolved, things worked properly.

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I recently formatted my pc but I do not have the cd to install the graphics and sound card. Unfortunately, I do not know the model of the motherboard but only found these 2 numbers:K75741MG-6L and K75741GXMG-6L on the board, the sis 963LUA and these numbers: UL 7243001202pc 741m01c - g -6l. Please could you help me by advising me where I can find the drivers for this motherboard. Many thanks

Answer:Graphics & Sound Card Driver Winfast Motherboard

Is this your motherboard? click hereand the drivers click here

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I installed a Radeon 4670 graphics card (AGP) and the driver that came on the installation disc. It works great. I use the onboard sound (Realtek 97), but then I decided to install the audio driver from the graphics card disc and now I have no sound at all. Apparently the graphics card does have sound capabilities, which I suppose would be an improvement over Realtek 97, so I would like to enable it if possible, but at this point, I just want sound. The solution that comes to mind would be to uninstall Realtek. Right? I would appreciate your advice.

Answer:Solved: No sound after installing drivers for graphics card

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Hi Guys and Gals, I thought it would be a good idea to upgrade my bog standard GeForce 6200 to something a little better (but cheap) so i bought a Sapphire Radeon HD 3650. Installing it was easy but its when i turned it on i found that it had deleted (permenantly) my realtek audio mixer software and sound card drivers. I thought it would be relatively easy to find these again and reinstall them..... boy was i wrong. I'm running a nearly standard Compaq SR1729UK (a bit more RAM thrown in) on windows XP home, anyway, can anyone help please?

Answer:new graphics card deletes old sound drivers & soft

The easiest way here is to go to the realtec site and simply download the latest driver, just save the file to 'My Documents' for easy location. Once downloaded simply double click to instal and you should then have your sound here

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I've scanned through multiple threads here, trying many different things that seemed like they would work, yet still no luck. So far I have tried:
Restarting my computer (Just to make sure)
Uninstalling any audio aspects that were installed with the graphics card
Disabled everything have to do with the new graphics card in the sound options
Disabled everything and tested sounds on everything multiple times
Selected my sound card to be the default (Xonar DS) and tried to use the Xonar DS Audio center to change some settings, with no luck
Unplugged everything and cleaned the jacks, and put them back in
and I believe reinstalled my sound cards driver ( 8.1 64 bit)
Any ideas on what needs to be done to finally fix this problem?

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this

Here are my sound selections: ,
Also I have Realtek, but I've tried making that a default, along with using it's control panel, but still haven't gotten any sound to work on anything, and switched back to my Xonar one.

And the new graphics card I got was the EVGA GeForce GTX 960

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