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Sound card model

I don't know my sound card model. no sound is coming out of my pc, and i think it may have to do with driver for the sound card... please help me try to detetc the model of my sound card. our pc is a generic brand so i am unable to get support for it :( i would also really appreciate it if you would be able to give me a resource site where i could find a driver for the sound card, or at least a site that could help me detect what the problem is. thanks you very much in advance :)

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The easiest way is to open the case and find the sound card, there should be a sticker on it telling you what type of card it is. Sound cards do not usually get plug and play detected.

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like this or else it will be RTL followed by some number just make a note of the number and put in google u will get a link

or else

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or else

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GIGABYTE - Support - Motherboard - Download Center

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