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Sound card help???

Two questions: whats a sound card and how do i check its working???

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It's a piece of circuitry that processes sound, can be a plug in board or built into mother board, go to device manager (start-settings-control panel-system-hardware-device manager) and look down the list for sound device if there is any yellow icons there's some thing wrong.probably needs drivers

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I am guessing you installed the software that came with it. Check in the Device Manager and make sure that the card says working properly with no yellow exclamation marks or question marks. Check the version of driver you are running and make sure you have the latest one from the manufaturers web site.
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