Sound issues... Building a new system 1 piece at a time... RRS feed

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  • Component Details Subscore Base score
    Processor AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2800+ 3.5
      Determined by lowest subscore
    Memory (RAM) 1.00 GB 4.1
    Graphics Radeon X1650 Series 4.4
    Gaming graphics 671 MB Total available graphics memory 4.7
    Primary hard disk 51GB Free (75GB Total) 5.6
    Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate

      Manufacturer NVIDIA
      Model AWRDACPI
      Total amount of system memory 1.00 GB RAM
      System type 32-bit operating system
      Number of processor cores 1
      64-bit capable No
      Total size of hard disk(s) 75 GB
      Disk partition (C:) 51 GB Free (75 GB Total)
      Media drive (D:) CD/DVD
      Media drive (E:) CD/DVDCD
      Display adapter type Radeon X1650 Series
      Total available graphics memory 671 MB
            Dedicated graphics memory 512 MB
            Dedicated system memory 0 MB
            Shared system memory 159 MB
      Display adapter driver version 8.333.0.0
      Primary monitor resolution 1440x900
      DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better
      Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
      Network Adapter Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter
      Network Adapter 2Wire Gateway USB


    This has been a couple week effort to upgrade my a-little-older NVIDIA nForce2 Chip set Based, AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2800 PC... I've added a DVD Drive so I could load Vista only to find that my previous Video Board wouldn't support Glass and other nice Vista extras... Yesterday I added a Radeon X 1650 Pro AGP that works like a dream...

    My issue now is that I have NO Sound... it's odd... when I first loaded Vista I had no sound... then after my first download Update I had sound... now after multiple crashes, reboots, restarts its gone again... when I play a CD it shows that its working, all hardware views show its working… but there is no sound at this point… When I view my Driver list for my sound device I see 12 drivers from dmy.sys to OpenAL32.dll.. I have no idea which one of these is applicable to my situation??? Any ideas would be helpful??



    PS - A Terry Tidbit for you... Vista Pushes your CPU.. it gets hot... I believe at this point that many, maybe all, my sudden reboots were do to thermal issues...  I opened my case.. again... removed my CPU fan, cleaned the heat syncs and fan... put everything back together again and say for my audio issues this baby is working like a charm now... silly maybe but I read where many who have AMD chips are experiencing tons of reboots too... take a second to look at your fan etc... it may help you too!


    Thursday, February 15, 2007 3:44 PM

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  • All,

    I got this fixed... totally a HW issue... not Vista related... all is well with my Vista at this point... now if I could get my 2003 Office upgraded to 2007 all would be peachy!!




    Thursday, February 15, 2007 8:48 PM