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Sound card and/or Driver issues

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Hello everyone,
I am having issues getting sound to work after reformatting my computer. I somehow got sound working for a while but it started making weird hissing noises. It wasnt the speakers so i figured it was the driver.

Well at first it said my sound card was a C-media type, but i couldnt find a driver that worked properly, i kept hearing the hissing.
I switched speakers, turned off cell phones and checked my mic to see if any outside variables were affecting this but you could still hear it. A freind told me Realtek had generic sound card drivers( i have no idea if this is true or not) so i tried it, now i have no sound at all, and now instead of C-media it says my soundcard is a realtek type.

Im very inept when it comes to computers so i have no idea where to go from here. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. :)

Edited by Dagallas, 21 April 2008 - 02:15 PM.

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Welcome to Geeks2Go!

If your PC is a "big brand" name (Packard Bell, Compaq, Sony, Gateway, Dell etc) you should ideally get the drivers from their respective websites as they all have driver libraries for old and new systems, and these drivers are often custom-written to match the hardware.

If it's not a 'big brand' please submit a "Belarc Advisor" system info report so we can identify the motherboard:
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Operating system:
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

2.60 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

160.03 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
140.13 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

WDC WD1600AAJB-00PVA0 [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WCAP96043965, rev 00.07H00, SMART Status: Healthy

System Model:
Enclosure Type: Desktop

Main Circut Board:
Board: SpringdaleG
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 07/08/2003

Memory Modules:
512 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 256 MB
Slot 'A1' is Empty
Slot 'A2' has 256 MB

Standard floppy disk controller
Intel® 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 24DB
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
Slot 'A3' is Empty

Bus Adapters:
Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D2
Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D4
Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D7
Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24DE
Intel® 82801EB USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 24DD

Realtek AC'97 Audio

hope this helps
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