sound card help
I need help again! I have a biostar mainboard # M5saa running in windows 95. I put it together for my 6 year old to play games on. From what I understand, (I may be wrong), this has an onboard soundcard. I am having problems with the sound. I heard that it is possible in some boards to disable the onboard sound and put in a soundcard. Does anyone know if it is possible on this board? And if it is, which is the least expensive soundcard that you would recommend? Thanks for your help.
Most boards will have a jumper near the sound connector to disable the Sound. If may also be in the CMOS set (press Del on boot up).
The best sound card depends on your needs. For general use I usually get a Soundblaster 128 OEM (£12.50+VAT in UK). It fairly cheap and does the job. Most soundcards will do a basic user, the only problem with some very cheap cards is that the output is very low and you end up pumping the speaker volume up very high just to hear anything.
If your a Game freak who has to have surround sound, etc.. it'll cost you a good deal more for a card.
Thanks for your help. It is just for my six year old. She plays her games on it, but nothing big. (She's only six). I think that I will try the soundblaster 128 oem.
Unfortunetly, I couldn't find the manuel, but here is some info incase you don't have it: Motherboard
Oh, I found a jumper manual for the chip on that board, but no sound jumpers, this link might come in handy for you in the future:
jumper manual Just look for your motherboard, its there.
Thank you Bellbus and Searchskillzzz,
With your help, I disabled the onboard soundcard and installed a Soundblaster 128! (and it works!) I really appreciate your help! Thank you so much,
Bellbus had givin you the most help, I just tossed a link at ya that might help you down the road, In case you would like to upgrade assuming that you are in the position to do so. I'm glad that it all panned out for you! I wish you well, take care man.
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