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Windows 7: Can I add hard drive to pictured PC and is the fan OK

24 Dec 2015   #21
April Raine

win 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Baddog22556 View Post
You can't fit more than two hard drives in the case and you won't want to upgrade to anything more than a mid-range graphics card unless you also upgrade the power supply and get a new case. There won't be enough power to run a high-end graphics card, and there won't be sufficient space in the case to house a longer card and power supply.
But I don't know what your plan is but, YES, it will accept another hard drive.
I only want one more hard drive maybe some RAM and maybe soundcard

Quote:
There won't be enough power to run a high-end graphics card,
Can you tell me how you can tell that for my future reference. Thanks

Thanks for the replies folks, much appreciated


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24 Dec 2015   #22
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by April Raine View Post
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What exactly have you done to attempt to enable Stereo Mix?
It is not on this PC at all. RIAA I think see
The RIAA May Be Forcing Laptop Manufactuers to Disable Stereo Mix Recording
Yes, the RIAA is not amused.

But---to repeat myself from post 19:

What have you tried to enable Stereo Mix on your machine???

Nothing?

Something?

If nothing, why do you believe it is not available on your PC?

If something, what?

Re video cards and power supply. I can't locate details on your power supply, but it is likely in the 200 to 350 watt range.

That's perfectly adequate for the machine as it shipped and for all ordinary use. If you replace the video card, that replacement card could use only 50 watts or it could use 200 plus--depending on what video card you buy. The power consumption is easily found in the specifications of the individual card.

If you go beyond say a 100 watt replacement card, you might be straining the capabilities of your existing power supply and would have to buy a replacement to have any safety margin at all.

You can buy a reliable 500 watt power supply for roughly $60 on up in the USA.
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24 Dec 2015   #23
April Raine

win 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

It cannot be enabled. it is not on this computer. Right click/show disabled devices does not show a stereo mix to be enabled.

Thanks for clarifying the situation re psu
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24 Dec 2015   #24
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You might still have some luck with stereo mix.

It's mostly a matter of how valuable your time is----how much time you are willing to spend searching for a workaround.

You might fix it with 1/2 hour of looking on the net. Or you could spend 40 hours and fail to improve anything.

I think if you dig into your motherboard details, you will find that it has a Realtek ALC888S sound chip

Things you can try/search terms you can use:

1: Vista drivers for that sound card may work if you can find them
2: There are things such as "virtual" sound cards. I don't know how well they work.
3: Some have success by running a set of ordinary RCA cables from the microphone inputs to the line outputs of your existing sound card
4: Go to Realtek's web site and pound on it for available drivers for ALC888S.
5: Go to sites such as Majorgeeks.com and see what downloads they have for Realtek generally and ALC888S specifically.
6: Consider at least trying Realtek drivers provided by other computer manufacturers, such as HP or Dell, including Vista drivers.
7: There are certain sound recording applications that do NOT rely on Stereo Mix at all.
8: Pound Google generally for Stereo Mix workarounds. Tens of thousands of people have faced the problem, so there are lots of ideas out there.

If you want an internal sound card, I think it would have to fit in a PCI Express slot (PCIe).

A member of this forum mentioned in 2014 that the following sound card supported Stereo Mix in Windows 7:

ASUS Xonar DGX Gaming Audio Card - Newegg.com

I have personally used the following external USB sound card to get Stereo Mix on Windows 7:

Behringer U-Phono UFO202 Audio Interface - Newegg.com

Good luck; you just have to decide if you want to spend a few bucks or spend time trying to avoid spending a few bucks.

Here's one link:

How to Record the Sound Coming From Your PC (Even Without Stereo Mix)
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24 Dec 2015   #25
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

[QUOTE=April Raine;3193366]That article is almost 8 years old. It never happened.
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24 Dec 2015   #26
April Raine

win 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

[QUOTE=Baddog22556;3193413]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by April Raine View Post
That article is almost 8 years old. It never happened.
It was just to illustrate some say RIAA were cause of stereo mix being removed. I don't know. I do know it is not on my PC
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24 Dec 2015   #27
April Raine

win 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You might still have some luck with stereo mix.

It's mostly a matter of how valuable your time is----how much time you are willing to spend searching for a workaround.

You might fix it with 1/2 hour of looking on the net. Or you could spend 40 hours and fail to improve anything.

I think if you dig into your motherboard details, you will find that it has a Realtek ALC888S sound chip

Things you can try/search terms you can use:

1: Vista drivers for that sound card may work if you can find them
2: There are things such as "virtual" sound cards. I don't know how well they work.
3: Some have success by running a set of ordinary RCA cables from the microphone inputs to the line outputs of your existing sound card
4: Go to Realtek's web site and pound on it for available drivers for ALC888S.
5: Go to sites such as Majorgeeks.com and see what downloads they have for Realtek generally and ALC888S specifically.
6: Consider at least trying Realtek drivers provided by other computer manufacturers, such as HP or Dell, including Vista drivers.
7: There are certain sound recording applications that do NOT rely on Stereo Mix at all.
8: Pound Google generally for Stereo Mix workarounds. Tens of thousands of people have faced the problem, so there are lots of ideas out there.

If you want an internal sound card, I think it would have to fit in a PCI Express slot (PCIe).

A member of this forum mentioned in 2014 that the following sound card supported Stereo Mix in Windows 7:

ASUS Xonar DGX Gaming Audio Card - Newegg.com

I have personally used the following external USB sound card to get Stereo Mix on Windows 7:

Behringer U-Phono UFO202 Audio Interface - Newegg.com

Good luck; you just have to decide if you want to spend a few bucks or spend time trying to avoid spending a few bucks.

Here's one link:

How to Record the Sound Coming From Your PC (Even Without Stereo Mix)
I have virtual soundcard. I still can not record streaming audio with adobe audition
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24 Dec 2015   #28
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
3: Some have success by running a set of ordinary RCA cables from the microphone inputs to the line outputs of your existing sound card
More likely from line out > line in using 3.5 mm stereo M-M cable.

Line out > mic will overload the input - the level's too high. At best it would distort, at worst cause damage.

Mic input sometimes also has a pin carrying power for certain types of mic, which could cause problems when connected to the wrong socket.
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24 Dec 2015   #29
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

imho you should first focus on freeing up space on the [C] drive.
If there is less than 10% free space some things in Windows won't work correctly.
If the [C] drive gets completely full Windows might not be able to start up.

Some things you can check that might help and quickly free up some space:
Hibernate file, Pagefile, Recycle Bin, Restore Points
Do you have large files you can copy from [C] to [G] and then delete the [C] file ?
WizTree is my favorite program for finding these files.
In Windows (file) Explorer, if you select a file, hold the shift key and click delete it will permanently delete the file, it won't get moved to the recycle bin.
It should free up space immediately.
USE WITH CAUTION

Here are some free programs that have a PORTABLE version available (no install needed).
You can download the portable version to the [G] drive and run the program from there.
WizTree - Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive
TreeSizeFree
WinDirStat
CCleaner - Latest CCleaner Version Released
TFC
ADWcleaner

For system info:
Speccy
CPU-Z
HWMonitor

For me the hard part is often finding the "portable" download, so pay close attention to what you download.

You already have 2 physical hard drives installed.
I think someone put the 500 GB HD in the cage for the front panel 5.25 drives.

You already have a dedicated Graphics Card installed.
You can see the card and VGA cable in the post #1 screen print.
I didn't see where @April Raine said a new GPU is wanted.

In the post #1 screen print it looks like there is some type of "card" to the left of HD in the lower left corner.
I don't know what this card might be, it might be attached to the HD.

There are fan-less PSU's available, but they are expensive, and rare.
I don't know why a fan-less PSU was mentioned previously.
My guess is the PSU does have a fan.
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24 Dec 2015   #30
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

Here's my stereo mix. I also use real realdownloader addon to detect recordable music on net.
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