Hi, dell dimension 9150, about 3 years old with SB audigy 2 ZS soundcard. After the computer has been on for some time (never the same amount of time, but lets say between 10 & 30 mins) the sound volume will suddenly change, either quieter or louder, its choice! a few seconds later it will change back again, and so on. It only seems to affect the speaker system (dell 5.1 system); if you are on headset, it does not happen. I have re-seated the sound card and re-installed the soundcard driver, both without any success. I suspect it is the soundcard failing, but would that not also affect the headphones?
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Re: audio volume keeps changing by itself
No, the headphone output is designed for 2 speaker output. Just recently I had a customer who had no sound coming from the desktop speakers yet the headphones worked just fine. I believe that your model has a sound circuit integrated into the motherboard. It may have a “plastic cap” covering the audio ports (next to the USB ports). If you remove the sound card and enable the integrated audio in the BIOS, you can check to see if the sound card is actually the problem. Your responses are intended to improve the level of service provided. Please show your appreciation by rating your experience. Thank You.
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1. Just choose "Select A Different Product" 2. Then choose "No, Choose from a list of all Dell products" and select "continue" 3. Then select "Desktops" 4. Then select "Dimension" 5. Then select "Dimension 9150/XPS 400" 6. Now just scroll down and pick the drivers you need.
Don't forget to install your chipset and network drivers as well.
Yes you can. Your best is to use the largest and best ram in the number one slot. I would remove ALL the ram and start with the 2 gig in the first slot - then add others until you get the error message - remove that one and keep the rest.
Either your soundcard driver has gotten corrupted or your soundcard has died. You can find both the driver & info on what card you have at www.dell.com. Click on the support link and you can either input your Dell Service Tag & get exact system info, or you can look it up using the system model #. The driver will be available for download. Try reinstalling an updated driver first. If that still doesn't work check your device manager to see if a soundcard is listed. If it is not then more than likely your card has died and will need to be replaced. Hope this helps.
Use Master/Slave setup. It makes no difference which drive is in which position, you just have to set the jumper on the drive. Cable position makes no difference as long as the jumper is set correctly.
CLICK ON START BUTTON AND GOW TO YOUR CONTROLL PANEL WHEN U THERE OPEN SYSTEM FILE AND CLICK ON DEVICE MANAGER WHEN YOUR DEVICE MANAGER HAS OPENED CLICK ON THE DROP DOWN THAT SAYS SOUND GAME AND VIDEO CONTROLLER AND ONTOP AT YOUR MENU ICONS YOU WILL SEE A SIGN WITH A RED X TO UNINSTALL CLICK IT NEXT TO IT THERE IS ANOTHER SIGN TO DETECT FOR NEW DRIVERS CLICK ON IT WINDOWS WILL REPAIR IT FOR U PROBLEM SOLVED
Yes your computer based on your model number should be able to support a wireless router.
Now... you did not specify if this is or is not a second computer that is trying to access the router which is hooked up to another computer and modem. If you are trying to access it you will need a wireless nic adapter installed on the Dell. To access the router. Please comment on what the case may be in your situation.