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Forum: Sound & Audio 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 179
Posted By fireberd
I don't have any surround sound systems so I...

I don't have any surround sound systems so I really can't comment on the hardware such as the Yamaha.
Forum: News 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By fireberd
I have the latest preview version and for several...

I have the latest preview version and for several versions I haven't been able to turn off Cortana (or at least find where to do it). I have a desktop and no mic (for the PC audio) so I don't need...
Forum: Sound & Audio 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 179
Posted By fireberd
"Good" 5.1 systems have two prerequisites. (1)...

"Good" 5.1 systems have two prerequisites. (1) how much you are willing to spend (2) individual preference - what sounds really great to you may not be that good to someone else. You have to...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By fireberd
Looking at the manual, again, I would think the...

Looking at the manual, again, I would think the best thing is to just use USB 2.0. The price of adapters would be as much or more than this PC is worth today (very little, considering its a 9 year...
Forum: Sound & Audio 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 179
Posted By fireberd
Windows only allows one default audio playback...

Windows only allows one default audio playback device. e.g. HDMI or Speakers (your sound card). HDMI audio is generated on a sound chip in the Video card. You don't have all the options you do with...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By fireberd
Sorry, I was looking at the wrong one. It does...

Sorry, I was looking at the wrong one. It does not have any slots.

A USB 3.0 device is supposed to be backward compatible with a 2.0 port. That is probably the best your friend can do with this...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By fireberd
Go to the Device Manager and display the optical...

Go to the Device Manager and display the optical drive(s). Do you see any error code, such as Code 19?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By fireberd
An OptiPlex 755 is a relatively old PC. But...

An OptiPlex 755 is a relatively old PC. But there is a PCI slot, according to the Dell manual. You would need a PCI card that is a "Low Profile" type. If you can find a USB 3.0 low profile card,...
Forum: Network & Sharing 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By fireberd
Are you using the same Fiber port as one of the...

Are you using the same Fiber port as one of the other devices? or is this a separate port? If you are using a separate port, try one of the ports that has a PC that is working.
Forum: Drivers 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By fireberd
Cnet requires installing their software and still...

Cnet requires installing their software and still can have bloatware.
Might be better off buying a new model that comes with Win 7 drivers.

Most of the driver sites will list what they tell...
Forum: Sound & Audio 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By fireberd
The Audigy sound cards are relatively old (many...

The Audigy sound cards are relatively old (many were made for XP). Thus what you have may be the best driver.
Forum: Network & Sharing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By fireberd
You will need a backup AC power generator (runs...

You will need a backup AC power generator (runs on gas or some other fuel). A UPS won't last that long. I was a Network Manager (until Retirement) and had a large UPS for my computer room. It would...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By fireberd
I can't move posts. But, it really does belong...

I can't move posts. But, it really does belong in a system problem section. The sound is affected but that is a byproduct of whatever system issues you have.
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By fireberd
I do not trust any of the driver sites. I ONLY...

I do not trust any of the driver sites. I ONLY use drivers from the motherboard vendor, hardware vendor or Microsoft.
I use my PC for my recording studio so I have to be careful of what drivers I...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By fireberd
First, this really belongs in another forum...

First, this really belongs in another forum section. Audio may be affected but its more some system or driver problem.

However, on the sound side, looking at the Device Manager listing, I don't...
Forum: Sound & Audio 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By fireberd
If you do a search on this forum section you will...

If you do a search on this forum section you will find many posts on stuttering. Unfortunately there is no "one fix" for this.
One issue is the sound is on a shared Interrupt (IRQ) with a higher...
Forum: Sound & Audio 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By fireberd
With older motherboards and AC97 front panel...

With older motherboards and AC97 front panel connection to the motherboard, it does not have all the jack sensing that the later "HD Audio" connection has. Possibly that is the issue and you may...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By fireberd
You could got to System Configuration (msconfig)...

You could got to System Configuration (msconfig) and delete it from the list (leaving you Windows 7 only). I've removed unwanted OS startups that way in the past and it worked.

Others may have...
Forum: Sound & Audio 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By fireberd
The Realtek version for this system is an older...

The Realtek version for this system is an older version on the ASUS site.
Two things to try (1) Go to the Device Manager and uninstall the Realtek and also the drivers. Then restart the PC and...
Forum: Sound & Audio 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By fireberd
I'm sorry I meant the Stereo Mix should be set as...

I'm sorry I meant the Stereo Mix should be set as default "Recording" device.
With two different Realtek drivers installed, that could be at least part of your problem. AC97 is for older Realtek...
Forum: Installation & Setup 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By fireberd
Did you "upgrade" from that Windows 7? If so,...

Did you "upgrade" from that Windows 7? If so, then it is no longer valid and you would need a new Windows 7 key.
If not, you can attach it, and it may or may not boot up. If it does you can then...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By fireberd
I would be contacting Dell. That sounds more...

I would be contacting Dell. That sounds more like a hardware problem.
Forum: Sound & Audio 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By fireberd
Do you have "Speakers" set as default audio...

Do you have "Speakers" set as default audio playback device? Also, Stereo Mix should be set as the default playback device.

I do not have Headphone Vitualizaton set, but don't know if that will...
Forum: Sound & Audio 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By fireberd
You must have VIA instead of Realtek. You must...

You must have VIA instead of Realtek. You must have a different motherboard than you listed too, as the Gigabyte site for the motherboard you listed shows Realtek.
Forum: Sound & Audio 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By fireberd
You must use drivers for the hardware. You can't...

You must use drivers for the hardware. You can't use VIA drivers for Realtek hardware.

Check the BIOS. Make sure the sound is enabled. Resetting the BIOS may help.
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