Having problems with your Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop ?

I have no sound even though my speakers work. also, there is a video card but no info on it. no memory, manufacturer etc,. the computer doesn't read anything even though it seeems to be working. a dell dv051 computer


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You need to find out the motherboard model code from looking at the motherboard.

It sounds like none of your motherboard drivers are installed. You need to find the disk that came with the motherboard if you can't find the drivers online.

There will be a specific software driver the sound card needs, then download it and install it.  For example, my motherboard needed the AC97 driver and after I downloaded this, the sound worked properly...
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