Need audio driver for my 2005 dell with a windows 7 system
Since their is no official support for Windows 7 under this model, your onboard sound may not work. But there is a Windows Vista driver available, and that may do the trick. Assuming your Win is 32 bit, get the 32 bit audio driver from the link above and try it.
If that doesn't do it, make sure the device is detected: go to control panel, system, and click device manager. Click the + symbol next to audio devices and look for a sigmatel device (or a ? mark) to show that drivers are not installed. If you don't see the device at all, it might be disabled. When you boot the computer, hit F2 and enter the BIOS. Look for onboard sound, which should be in the integrated peripherals section, make sure it says "enabled" or "use this device".
A third option if these don't help would be a newer sound card or even an external sound card. These are reasonably priced depending on the features that you want. The external (USB) ones tend to cost a little more, but they are also very easy to install. The wires for sound run straight to the unit, which then connects to your PC via USB. (Be gentle with the cords, since I have heard of units breaking from neglect)
If given the choice I would go the internal route, which means it would need to be installed. The internal ones seem to be a bit more durable, there are more available models and better prices, plus they will be better protected inside the box than out.
Nov 30, 2011 |
Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop