Having problems with your Dell Dimension 2300 PC Desktop ?

The sound on my dell 2300 pc went out. I understand that the sound card on this pc is integrated into the mother board. can i still install a sound card in it?


Answers :

Yea sure..but b4 u proceed installing a fresh snd card plz do check that is d problem lies with ur snd card, is d card defective..r all drivers, softwares, codecs along with hardware r ok n workin fine..!!

though itz unclear to me of wat os u r using..
assuming that u r using win xp pro sp2..n directx installed..

probably itz either minor case of software corruption/cpu fan..
or major case of faulty or defective main board/ram/daughter or addon card(s)..

..plz do check the following as in order:..
the Hardware part:..
1) a)check bios..if audio device is enabled..to install a fresh snd card, one must disable d onboard audio in bios..
b) also check for software corruption..mind for a driver update n rest follow the software instructions below..

2)see\015\012if the ram(s) is loose/faulty..open clean/remove carbon & or oxide\015\012formed on the teeth with an eraser n resit it..or replace with a standby\015\012n see..

3)remove/clean dust\015\012neatly..dust is non-uniform in nature n may cause\015\012jam/short circuitry/excess resistance n many more..resulting an increase\015\012in heat..

4)on main/mother\015\012board..see with a debug card for mb error..may b short..look for\015\012defective capacitors(espabove1000mfd)/mosfets..go through the mb's\015\012south bridge n the circuit lie around atx connector..

5) [in case of desktop] the\015\012smps itself may b defective/faulty..check the outputs of smps viz. 0v\015\012(black~ground); +12v(yellow); +5v (red, green~ps-on, violet~pg&\015\012grey~sb); -12v (blue);-5v(white); +3.3v(orange)..the 'oscillator and\015\012error amplifier ic',or pwm switching regulator circuit..look\015\012for defective protector-transformer/resistance (esp 4.7k)/mosfet..
check the battery n adapter [main power], in case of laptops..


the Software part:..
1) hv a licensed and\015\012UPDATED antivirus installed (i prefer avg/kaspersky,remember, without\015\012updation a full version antivirus is useless)..

2) a)download, install n run microsoft kb890830..http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AD724AE0-E72D-4F54-9AB3-75B8EB148356&displaylang=en..
b) download, install n run microsoft kb888111..http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=888111&kbln=en-us..
c) download, install n run microsoft kb901105..http://support.microsoft.com/kb/901105..

3) download n install k-lite mega codec pack (full)..http://www.free-codecs.com/K_lite_codec_pack_download.htm..

4) download n run Startup Control Panel..http://download.cnet.com/Startup-Control-Panel/3000-2094_4-10039330.html..'remove all\015\012the unnecessary startup items from here..(if u can't find what to\015\012remove, post me/us in ur comment with all the items listed in each n\015\012every tabs herein)..

5) remove all unnecessary software from add/remove programs..

6) download, install n run 'Advanced System Care Pro'..http://download.cnet.com/Advanced-SystemCare-Pro/3000-2086_4-10399324.html..

7) disable the following:..
a)'Automatically\015\012Restart' right click on\015\012my computer->properties->advanced->startup n\015\012recovery->(uncheck on the) Automatically Restart;
b) 'Error\015\012Reporting' right click on my\015\012computer->properties->advanced->error\015\012reporting->disable error reporting->(uncheck on the) 'but notify me\015\012when critical error occur'..

8) Increase the size of Virtual Memory, Initial: 1440; Maximum: 2880

if u r not a professional, always better to seek advise from ur system admin/vendor....
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