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  1. JDRM

    JDRM Thread Starter

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    On my dell dimension 4700 i just wiped xp home, and installed vista ultimate.

    However, I'm having some trouble finding a sound driver

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    ive tried the update driver option, but it just says it is already upto date.

    Thanks guys :)
     
  2. bigbear

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    You are out of luck, Dell has no Vista sound drivers for your particular machine.
    I can only suggest a sound card, make sure it supports Vista
     
  3. JDRM

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    damn, i thought that might be the case

    could someone give me some info about this? like what will support my machine and how to install it?
     
  4. JDRM

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    bump :D
     
  5. Courtneyc

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    Dell never has drivers for your sound card, no PC manufacturer does.

    Your drivers will come from the sound card manufacturer or, if it is built into the motherboard, the motherboard manufacturer (I'm betting Realtek).

    Look at the specs for your motherboard and/or sound card. That's what you want to look for.

    Courtney
     
  6. crjdriver

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    I found a link for a driver download for that system. I have never used this site so I cannot tell you if it works well or not. FWIW here is the link You can decide whether or not to use it. If you do have problems, I would just pickup a creative audigy card.
     
  7. frankjohn

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    When you buy a sound card> like stated above make sere its Vista compatible, if you are only using the new sound card for basic sound it will not set you back in $$$.To install it >with power off take the side off of the case and locate a PCI slot Before inserting the card you will have to remove a IO metal plate as i call it ,in the back of the case where your connections are. THE sound card should come with directions.After installing the card BOOT the pc and install the driver that came with the card> if all goes well put side back on case
     
  8. JDRM

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    thanks but you have to register the program for it to work.. ive tried looking for torrents but cant find any

    and id rather not spend money on a sound card, as im planning to build my own system around Christmas...

    if anyone knows where i can find the driver please say :) and thanks guys
     
  9. frankjohn

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    Call Dell
     
  10. bigbear

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    Onboard sound drivers normally come with the motherboard cd and I agree you can also go to Realtek.
    In the case of a Dell pc its not that simple you have to get them from Dell:D
     
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    The audigy cards have vista drivers. Do not buy a sound blaster live since there are no vista drivers AFAIK.
     
  13. JDRM

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    so will the Creative Audigy SE defiantly work?

    if so is that a fair price? :rolleyes: thanks :D
     
  14. crjdriver

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    Yes, it should. No one can give you an absolute answer since sometimes hardware just does not work together ie your mb may have a conflict however the chance of that is very slight.

    If it were me, I would pickup an audigy card and install it.

    BTW when installing any creative sound card, I just install the driver and NOT all of the other bundled apps that are on the install CD. I would download the latest driver from creative's site and use that driver and not what is on the install CD.
     
  15. JDRM

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    great, ill do that then :)

    thanks a lot :D

    unless anyone has any cheaper alternatives?
     
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