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Buying Bare Bones Machine


Abel

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woodchip, rdave13 suggested this bare bones machine to me, see http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/barebones/bb-2124a.html could I have your slant on it please or any other suggestion. rdave12, no offence, just getting another view

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rdave13

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It's called an I/O plate or shield. Scroll down a bit about different plates/shields for motherboards, install_motherboard

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Abel

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I'm back again! I've now transferred all the innards of my old case to a new one which I last mentioned on 24th. Everything works perfectly, an achievement for a ham-fist like me, but I have no sound. There's no separate sound card, the sound is on-board. The speakers have their power supply and the green jack is plugged into its I/O socket at the back of the machine. I've looked quite carefully to see if there's anywhere on the mobo that should have some sort of power supply but I can't see anything. Can someone guide me please?

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Have a look in device manager to see if an Exclamation mark against sound drivers - right click - properties - to see an error codes.

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KRONOS the First

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Have you installed the motherboards sound drivers?

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Abel

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As soon as I saw Cronus' suggestion I realised I hadn't installed any of the mobo's drivers and thought this was the answer to my problem, however, it's not. The Realtek 'sound effect' and 'volume' icons now appear in the system tray but still no sound. /\Fruit Bat/\, how do I get to the Device Manager?

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Abel

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Then I got you title wrong, sorry about that

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KRONOS the First

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The sound drivers should be on the motherboard disk. If not head over to Realtek and get them there.

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Abel

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Fruit Bat //0\, I promise you I'm not lazy. Since posting, I've now found 'Device Manager' and there's no yellow exclamation mark against 'Sound, video and game controllers'

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Abel

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Cronus, I put the mobo's disk into the machine and loaded all of its drivers. Since the icons appear in the system tray and there's no problems shown in the 'Device Manager' is it not reasonable to assume the sound drivers are installed?

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KRONOS the First

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Not necessarily I would stick the disk in and browse to the drivers and reinstall the sound. It will not do any harm.

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