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No sound from Dell 3000

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I am working on a Dimension 3000 and the sound is not working. This is what I have done:
Replaced the speakers with small usb powered units that are known working
Re-installed the audio drivers from Dell(Legacy audio and Soundmax Integrated)
checked all settings in CP/device mgr
This is an XP Home os with 1 gb ram. It does not play music from the cd or systems sounds, but I do hear a hiss from the speakers when I increase the volume.
BTW, it does not have a sound card, just the mb pci
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BTW, it does not have a sound card, just the mb pci

PCI is an interface for cards. Your sound is "on-board", integrated into the motherboard.

The hissing is probably just "noise" from the speakers amplifier section. That's normal.

I would look in the BIOS Setup Menu to make sure the integrated sound is enabled. If it is, then you might check out: No Sound in Windows.
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