I recently had my PC upgraded and a new hard drive installed, now my speakers don't work. I have been told that I need to update the drivers for my motherboard but am struggling to find what I need. The motherboard is ECS M848A Rev:2.1, I can find information on the mother board when I put in the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers information which is SIS PCI IDE controller in google but can not find the respective downloads does anyone have any ideas that may help please.
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Re: Speakers Not working
Can you find the manufacturer name for your audio? if yes then goto the manufacturer's site and see any link like support/downloads..etc. And make a downlaod for your model.
Other wise goto your motherboard manufacturer's site, see specification for your model and try to findout the manufacturer's names for audio embeded on your motherboard. The audio driver for your might be avail at the motherboard manufacturer's site.
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first let's determine if the upgrade cause the boot speed.
Disconnect your NEW HDD and/or memory, one by one and see if you get back your fast boot. Then try with your NEW components only !
If you find it works better with new components only, then first connect your OLD HDD only and try.
If you connect both HDDs on one cable, check Jumper settings for both HDDs (Master/Slave).
Also HDD capacity and type is automatically detected by the BIOS and there is no need to put/change those settings manually.
I believe you new RAM is DDR type, too! As written in the manual for the board, your motherboard has two pairs of memory slots, and you can use one or two modules of DDR memory, OR one or two modules of SDRAM memory, but you can NOT put BOTH DDR and SDRAM memory modules.
The BIOS can sometimes be a limiting factor when upgrading to a larger drive so I would check if you have a flash BIOS that can be upgraded to accommodate more memory or larger drives.
The utility used for upgrading would have to come from Dell's website.
To characterize your system in detail, I recommend using Belarc Advisor:
I had this problem on a computer recently. This particular motherboard may be needing the driver on the Windows XP SP2 disk. Your motherboard may have been made to use Microsoft SATA drivers. Othewise, there would have been a driver disk that came with the motherboard to let it see that SATA hard drive. If it's a new hard drive, you have to reinstall the O/S so use a disk new enough to have SP2 included.