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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by thewoodworker, Jun 7, 2015.

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  1. thewoodworker

    thewoodworker Thread Starter

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    I currently use a computer that has a Foxconn 661MXPLUS motherboard but it has no audio. I need to change out the motherboard but hope to be able to use the existing CD Drives, Memory and HD.

    Is there a sure fire reference that I can use to accomplish that?

    This board has an integrated processor. Will that make a difference.

    You can probably tell, I am not the sharpest tack in the drawer when it comes to computer repair/configuration.
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    If it is only the inbuilt audio that is defunct then your simplest and cheapest solution is install a sound card

    Trying to put a more modern motherboard in that computer will be fraught with problems


    You can get a new pci sound card for about $20 or a cheap USB plug in one for $5-10 that gives you sound with a lot less hassle

    lots of examples here
    http://www.newegg.com/Sound-Cards/SubCategory/ID-57?Order=PRICE
     
  3. thewoodworker

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    Thank you for that very quick response and for the very inexpensive recommendation. One of the great grand kids suggested that but I was unsure of whether I could install a sound card on the same buss with whatever is builtin.

    I guess I should give the youngsters more credit for their technical prowess.
     
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    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    You "might" have to go into bios to disable onboard sound, but in my experience once a PCI card or a USB crd is installed, they take preference and automatically switch off onboard sound
     
  5. thewoodworker

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    Thanks for that hint. Maybe, just maybe, all I have to do is enable audio by changing the bios. I'll talk to the grand kids tonight.(y)
     
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    The hint turned out to be "dead on". I could always (for a year or longer) tell that the system did not seem to have audio hardware. That was apparent in Device Manager. Being unschooled at this, I did not recognize all the tips.

    I have never before been into the BIOS let alone make changes to it. With a little bit of telephone assistance, I now have audio on a once mute computer.

    Thank you for the assistance. You have saved this old man a few coins that I could not well afford to spend.
     
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    Glad to point you in right direction
     
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