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Sound Quality of my Computer

Hello, my name is Lanie and I'm from the Philippines. I'm having a problem with the sound quality of my computer. It has 3D Audio Configuration which i tried to alter and in this case I haven't had the opportunity to resort the old settings of it. I browsed through the net and i saw this site. I'm hoping for a favorable action from your end. Nevertheless, any help extended from any of you wonderful people would be highly appreciated :) thank you and God bless :)

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Have you looked for the DEFAULT settings of your 3D sound? Try this first. Reinstalling the Sound Deiver might help. Try to provide more information each time. Most people provide inadequate information on problems and never get their questions answered.

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Installing a sound card into your computer is easy and takes around 10 minutes. You basically have to unplug your computer , unscrew the side panel , slide off the side panel and then you will see some slots on the mainboard , some of which should be empty. Its then a simple matter of unscrewing the backplate so the outputs on the card can be accessed from the back of your machine and pushing the card firmly into the slot. It can only go one way so theres not much room for failure!

Personally though , ive never really had the need for a sound card. All recent computers have sound built into the motherboard and if all you are doing is listening to music and playing a few games then its generally hard to tell the difference between onboard audio and a sound card. Id only recommend a sound card if you are a serious audio fanatic who does something like sound engineering as a career and is very picky about the level of sound that you get.

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