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Windows 7: Installed a card marked "Modem Blaster" in my PC...

30 Apr 2011   #1
33beth

windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Installed a card marked "Modem Blaster" in my PC...

I am putting an older PC together from 3 partials & I installed this card because my sound was not working & it has Sound & Video ports on it & so I thought it might be a sound card. But It also has a phone line in & I believe a Ethernet plug in.

After running Windows Update all of my issues, including no sound were resolved.


I believe this card is a Dail UP modem & I would not use Dail Up if it was the only way left to get online...I would never surf the web again!

I just need to know if I need this card for anything besides a dial up connection?


I need some advice from someone who knows their stuff, as I only know enough about computer hardware to be able to really mess one up!

Thanks for any helpful replies...


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30 Apr 2011   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

33beth, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Quote:
I just need to know if I need this card for anything besides a dial up connection?
I really doubt it. From what I can find at best the audio jacks on that card are not for use as a sound card but for a headset/microphone to use the modem as a telephony device.

Even if it was a dual purpose card, there wouldn't be any drivers for it as looking at some of the modems listed on Creatives download pages, they were all declared end of life 7-8 (or more) years ago and any sound card capability would be in the same boat.

Looks like is you want sound on the old rebuild you're going to have to pick up a cheap sound card that has at least Vista support.
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30 Apr 2011   #3
33beth

windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Is it just a dial up modem card?

My sound card works fine since I ran Windows Update...

I need to know if it'0s just a dial up modem card or if it's something use full, so I know whether or not to remove it from my system.

Thanks a bunch!
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30 Apr 2011   #4
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 33beth View Post
My sound card works fine since I ran Windows Update...

I need to know if it'0s just a dial up modem card or if it's something use full, so I know whether or not to remove it from my system.

Thanks a bunch!
Creative made a combination sound card and dial up modem. If your motherboard has on board audio, you can get sound via the motherboard's sound output jack, provided that the on board sound is enabled in the BIOS. If your sound is currently being supplied through the motherboard's output jack, then you can remove the Creative card.
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30 Apr 2011   #5
33beth

windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Thats exactly what I needed to know

Thanks so much, I was almost positive it was not needed in my system, that it was a dial-up modem, but I needed to get someones opinion that knew what they were talking about.
Thanks so much for taking the time to help out the less computer educated people!
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05 May 2011   #6
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

? that comes to mind...

What are your speakers or headphones plugged into on that system.

That's what is providing you sound....

[I didn't see that info in the thread.]

I have a managed to get old sound cards working in 7, tracing it back to the real model is the trick, and it's usually printed somewhere on the card itself and finding the generic driver/suite for THAT card.

But.... this card is a good replacement (@$24.99):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-012-_-Product
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