Sound Cards

Forum discussion tagged with Sound Cards.
  1. J

    Question Windows won't recognize internal speakers or my sound card

    I have a laptop (a Alienware Area 51m), and when I booted it up this morning, the computer wouldn't play sound to the internal speaker. Looking in the device manager, neither the sound card nor the internal speakers were recognized, along with any device connected to the headphone jack, though...
  2. andrewcaldwell9

    Question MSI pro gaming carbon AC audio

    Does anyone use sound cards anymore? I have been wondering if getting like a $100 decent sound card is worth it. I am asking if the audio on this motherboard would be similar to or better than a dedicated sound card. I have a very good audio system for my setup; but should I stick with just...
  3. K

    Question Higher grade audio

    I know nothing about audio.. I have one question: do you have to have a modern pc with special motherboards and such to get the full audio quality out of a headset? If so would a game dac or amp fix that?
  4. M

    [SOLVED] Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z with Sennheiser 58x Jubilee siounds bad.

    Recently I purchased the Sennheiser 58x Jubilee from Massdrop as the overwhelming majority of comments on the headphones was that they're absolutely incredible. Plugging the headphones directly into my motherboard, the sound quality was good but the volume level was very quiet for my liking...
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    Question No Signal form ryzen 2200g and B450M pro -m2 MOBO

    So I have just bought all the components for a pc I’m building, Ryzen 2200g MSI B450M - PRO M2 Corsair 2400 ddr4 ram 8gb (1x8) Corsair 650 watt 80+ gold PSU 1 TB hatachi 7200rpm HDD 500 Gb Samsung EVO ssd And I also put in a GTX 1060 6gb card So I reseated the CPU, Changed ram slot, plugged...
  6. Question help to enable AHCI

    hey guys, i have a workstation Z210 running windows 10, i want to enable AHCI, and i need your help here are some pictures to see that the AHCI not enabled and but when i access the bios to make the change i find it already set to RAID + AHCI and if i change it i find only IDE Mode and...
  7. R

    Question PC not posting!!

    Hello to the community. Recently my old AMD PC stopped working. I was working on a project and then I needed to restart and boot into Ubuntu for another project (Dual boot Windows-Ubuntu). After it finished shutting down, it tried to start up again but the monitor remained blank - no post no...
  8. M

    [SOLVED] Is it worth it to upgrade from I5 4440 to I5 9600k?

    I intend to upgrade from I5 4440 to I5 9600(ram,+mobo) as I want to play in 1080p , so Im looking forward to reach 60 fps in single games such metro exodus ,Sekrio, far cry dawn. Is upgrading will give me a real difference? And unforunatly ryzen not provided in my country. My current rig is...
  9. AllanGH

    Question Personal Build PSU Selection

    Time to replace the old workhorse, and I'm in the spec-ing components stage of the game, now. I've never used Corsair branded PSUs, but saw this one which will meet my needs for this new build. Can anyone offer some direct experience with the specific unit I'm considering, as well as the...
  10. I

    Question Will past prebuilt parts work with new Case,PSU and A new CPU?

    Hello, Im trying to replace my old fx 4300 with a fx 8350 to run games better. I would upgrade to current gen but im a student and don't have that much money. Nevertheless I have the specs of my old prebuilt and I have the specs a new case and PSU. Mobo: 760gma-p34(fx) Case: AZZA CSAZ-221...
  11. xTheOneWhoKnocks

    [SOLVED] SSD shows up in Gparted but not in UEFI BIOS - stuck in Aptio setup utility loop

    Background: My Asus Transformer laptop(with a HDD) stopped booting into the OS out of the blue and got stuck in the Aptio Setup Utility. I hadn't really made any software changes. It was dual boot with Ubuntu 18.02 and Windows 8.1. I tried all the solutions I found about changing the security...
  12. S

    [SOLVED] Upgrading 8 yr oldgaming PC and dont know where to start :/

    So here are my specs currently Motherboard: Gigabyte-Z68-UDH-B3 CPU: I7 2600K GPU: RADEON HD6950 RAM: 8MB CORSAIR DDR3 PSU: ANTEC 620W GAMING HD: 500 HDD (I have a barely used 1TB HDD im going to format and install) I have $600 to spend and I was going to start with buying an RTX 2060 and 1080p...
  13. G

    Question Can a laptop keyboard soften with time?

    Hey, guys, what's up! I recently bought an Asus Vivobook X510UA laptop, which is doing a really great job with me. The only downside, however, is the fact that its keyboard looks very rigid. Sometimes, when I'm typing, some keys are not registered, as if I haven't pressed it enough. Maybe I'm...
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    Question M.2 Nvme delivers abominable performance

    I got a free M.2 Nvme from a friend, it's performance are below my 9 year old HDDs though. Are there any settings in my BIOS or elsewhere I should change? Here is a image of a benchmark I did, as seen something is very very wrong: View:
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    Question Should i up the voltage on 3570k? @4.4ghz

    I'm getting freezes and crashes while gaming, so i put my rams to default 1333mhz, crashes are rare now but they still persist, like it freezes and returns to desktop. I'm using i5 3570k at 4.4ghz 1.200v with hyper212 evo, should i increase voltage? I don't know if its cpu or not. My gpu is...
  16. P

    Question Can i get away with having 1 exhaust fan temporarily??

    So, I'm building my new Ryzen 5 2600x build with the stock cooler. I'm using the Aerocool Cylon case. So, I have all the parts ready, but I haven't got enough for a graphics card for another couple of weeks. The case comes with a 120mm fan at the rear. So, could I get away with using a non...
  17. Z

    [SOLVED] Ethernet Wall Jack Not Working

    About a year ago we switched to DirecTV and when the tech came out to set it up he mentioned something about disabling our Ethernet jack in our living room so the Genie system would work. Now that we are off DirecTV, the Ethernet jack does not work. Does anyone know how to reenable it?
  18. seangerman7

    Question OBS and games constantly crashing in stream

    I have been experiencing lots of crashes while using OBS to stream games like Apex, Division 2, and even BF4. Not sure if my setting are messed up or what but I can play all these games at very high settings. Thanks to anyone that can provide any help. Specs are: CPU- Ryzen 1700x GPU- Radeon RX...
  19. M


    My name is J and I am a Data Junkie. I have an Asus M78 MB with an FX8350 cpu and have run win10 and Linux (separately) and run into the same issue. I have 5 drives internally and one SSD Externally I have tried almost every configuration I can think of with Seagate and WD 2TB - 6TB external...
  20. P

    Question Looking for a 1440p, 144hz, IPS, G-Sync supporting monitor. What are my options?

    As mentioned in the thread title, I am currently looking to buy a monitor that meets the following requirements: *1440p resolution *144hz refresh rate *IPS panel *G-Sync support The two brands that are thrown into your face when you search on Google for a high-end gaming monitor are Asus and...
  21. Zigorov

    Question Overclock I9 9900K

    Hi everyone. I overclocked my cpu to 5000mhz and with occt stress test about 30 minute everything is ok max temp is 65-70c. After 1 week im trying do strees test after 2 minute cpu is overheating goes up 91c. Can someone help me do overclock? Thank you. Pc Spec Cpu - i9-9900k Gpu - Asus...
  22. Druid5c

    Question Laptop OverHeat And FPS drops in-game (with low cpu usage and no parked cores)

    I use hp pavilion 15-au009tx Laptop (specs listed below), Suddenly since last 4days laptop started to overheat and there is a huge fall in performance (only in games, works fine outside out games) Ex: i get 120-140fps in fortnite it drops down to 20-30 in times and when I minimize and maximize...
  23. I

    [SOLVED] Replace old Corsair TX750v2?

    I recently experienced the death of a pre-built Dell Inspiron 5675 (self-inflicted wound, lol.) I've taken several parts from the Dell and my old gaming rig, and built a 'new' system from the ruins. One of the parts I salvaged from my old rig was a Corsair TX750v2. My understanding that this was...
  24. U

    [SOLVED] R5 1600+RTX 2060 or R5 2600+GTX 1660ti

    So, basically the above two mentioned combinations cost nearly the same in my country. I'm on a strict budget and would like to know about the better choice out of these two. My priorities are gaming and streaming also with a bit of video editing.
  25. J

    Question Some explain PCIE power to me please?

    I need help understanding pcie power connectors. Up until now in my life I have never dealt with a 6 pin pcie connector. It's been 8 or 16 in my experience. Now I have a GPU with 1x 8 pin (6+2) and 1x 6 pin port From my understanding, the 8 pin port can draw 150w and the 6 pin can draw 75w...
  26. L

    Question USB ports not providing enough power

    Ok, so I've recently built a PC & my USB ports don't seem to be able to power my scanner (Canon Lide 220) consistently. Basically, everytime I try to scan (via Scangear software), the scan hangs or disconnects halfway. My hardware specs are the following (let me know if any other spec might be...
  27. Question Computer hard resets during graphically intense games.

    ###Troubleshooting Help: Parts list PSU -- Platinum 850w Seasonic Describe your problem. List any error messages and symptoms. Be descriptive. 2 weeks after installing a new motherboard and GPU (7970 -> EVGA 1070) my computer started doing a hard reset (like the power cord is being...
  28. U

    Question Motherboard recommendation

    Hi guys help me with choosing a motherboard for i5-6600K the only 2 motherboards are available right now ( 1:Gigabyte Intel GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming 2:ASUS Z170-K ATX ) which one should I choose for OC ? I guess they both support OC
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    Question Guys is my RTX 2080 TI defective? Help me decide

    My specs Asus Rog RTX 2080 TI 11GB OC I7 9700K Asus Rog Maximus XI Hero Mobo 2*8GB Gskill trident Ram Acer predator 144hz Monitor It has been 7-8 days since i built my brand new Gaming PC. I right away started gaming on it with games like GTA5,Far cry 5,PUBG,Resident evil etc and everything...
  30. M

    Question Need help figuring this out

    Hello everyone, I recently just ordered some parts to upgrade my computer and I’m having a hard time figuring out why im not getting any display. I put the computer together just fine and it powers on. My motherboard is MSI’s z370 pro gaming carbon edition, and I also got the i7 9700k coffee...
  31. J

    Question Cpu usage is always in 100% while gpu is only about 50%

    I've been trying to figure out what causes this problem but its not getting better So, wjat i have in my pc is: Cpu: xeon w3550 Gpu: 660 ti Ram: 16 gb ddr3 Im pretty sure its not a bottleneck as i already checked it somewhere like a bottleneck calculator ..and also the gpu and cpu were...
  32. S

    [SOLVED] Will a gt 1050 run on the 042P49 dell motherboard

    Hello. I was about to get a new graphic card before i heard a lot of critics regarding dell computers but well it's too late the damage is already done since i bought this computer a while ago. Anyway i was wondering if i can get the gt1050-gtx 950 or gt 1030 to run on the motherboard which is a...
  33. TunesMagoo

    Question Why can't my disk manager recognize my SSD but my device manager can?

    My device manager recognizes my SSD and claims its working fine but my disk manager does not recognize it to even allow me to partition it. I have already tried a few of the "standard" fixes to other threads here that seem close to the same issue with no luck.
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    Question Why has my newly installed GPU made my pc laggier/freezy?

    Ive recently installed a new gtx 1060 in my pc. Games run pretty good. But my pc like opening tabs on google or running applications is very laggy. PSU: EVGA white 500w Gpu: gtx 1060 3gb motherboard: msi 760g23 fx Any. Help is greatly appreciated i am very stumped and it sucks because i was...
  35. Question HP Chromebook Write Protect

    This is driving me insane.. I have an HP Chromebook 11 G4 (P0B78UT) and I want to install windows from a flash drive. So I looked everywhere and tried removing the screw I thought (bottom right) and battery even. I'm about to throw this out the window.. Please anyone with some insight?
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    Question Best gpu for 1080p 144hz?

    Hey, I'm planning to play on a 1080p 144hz monitor and I'm trying to pick the best GPU to run games for at least the near future (a year+). I figured it's either the rtx2060 or the rtx2070, but I would love to hear more opinions. Thanks!
  37. J

    [SOLVED] Is this a Good Build for $340?

    Hey I'm doing a budget build for my younger brother and was wondering if the was good. The purpose is to have a low cost build, but can upgrade it in the future to make it better. My absolute budget is $340 no more. Please tell me what you think. CPU- Ryzen 5-1400 ($50) CPU Fan-CRYORIG - M9a...
  38. N

    Discussion which build should i go for , one with i3-8100 or i5-7500 ?

    hello Guys , so i'm into building a gaming PC these days , but i have some criteria that i want to shape the build with . So recently i started relating to gaming , but i'm not a big of a gamer and i classify my self as a casual gamer, so recently i started plying League of legends in like 2k15...
  39. G

    [SOLVED] Compatible coolers for LGA 1366

    What are some compatible coolers for MSI MS-7593 X58M SLI Motherboard
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    Changing Screen resolution

    Does reducing monitor display resolution from recommended resolution to something lower helps in improving gaming performance? My screen resolution is 1366*768. If I reduce it to 720p will it improve performance even slightly?