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Windows 7: Need Help Finding Audio Card Type & Driver

05 Nov 2009   #1
msoares27

Windows 7 Home Premium (7600 Build)
 
 
Need Help Finding Audio Card Type & Driver

I'm having trouble getting Bass out of my subwoofer and need some help figuring out this problem. I have played with the WOW effects and equalizer in Windows Media Player and the subwoofer does work there, but it's very weak and doesn't kick in at all with other programs or online.

I don't know too much about audio, but I do know I'm having troubles since updating to Windows 7. I recently upgraded from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium. My Audio setup is a set of Altec Lansing speakers and a Subwoofer. The system as a whole is connected to my machine at the Green audio jack. All wires are plugged in firmly and tightly.

This leads me to believe that I need to look into a Driver Update. Unfortunately, I don't know where do begin finding my Audio card type or driver. If anyone knows how to find this or figure out which Driver update might be useful for me I'd greatly appreciate it.


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05 Nov 2009   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well you could start here,

Dell - Drivers and Downloads

enter your support tag and find out what it came with (it is using wither the onboard Realtek, or you got it with the added X-Fi Xtreme gamer).
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05 Nov 2009   #3
msoares27

Windows 7 Home Premium (7600 Build)
 
 

thanks stormy, i took a screenshot of what came up on the dell page. should i go ahead and download all 6 of these updates and then run the .exe files?


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05 Nov 2009   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If everything else is working I would just go with the audio, which as you found out is the Realtek onboard. You can go with the driver from Dell or the one directly from Realtek, of which we have a stickied thread that gets updated every time a new driver comes out,

Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version
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05 Nov 2009   #5
msoares27

Windows 7 Home Premium (7600 Build)
 
 

Thanks again man, I followed the link, downloaded, unzipped, ran the setup.exe, rebooted once and all seems to be well. Getting the type of sound I was looking for. Thanks for the help.
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