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What audio device in a dell dimension 5150

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February 16, 2010 2:08:04 AM

What is the audio device in a Dell Dimension 5150?
I reloaded the operating system and now i have no audio device.
I've tried everything I can from the Dell site but no luck.
February 16, 2010 7:00:32 AM

Welcome to the forums!

Your Computer has a Sigmatel STAC9220 codec.
Alternately, the Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit and Audigy 2 ZS where offered as Optional Upgrades.
Check to see if you have a dedicated sound card.
If you do, take a look at the card itself to see which Creative card you have.

You can locate Drivers Here.
February 16, 2010 6:24:08 PM

Sound card is on board and i have tried the driver you suggest.
Every thing I try says no device found. Could the on board audio device be dead?
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February 16, 2010 6:28:23 PM

With the last dell 2400 I nuked and started over, I had to pick random drivers from dell till I stumbled on the right one. For whatever reason the driver I needed( or the one that worked) was from a 4800 series. Its not a great suggestion but trial and error works some times.
February 16, 2010 6:55:34 PM

Thanks for the quick reply.
I tried to down load the sigmatel driver but after the down load it says no driver were down loaded. I think is say some place where they were no longer supporting the sigmatel driver.
February 18, 2010 2:38:09 PM

I think I will go buy a sound card and install it. Question is will it over ride the on board card which wont work? I believe it will but thought I wound ask any way.
Thanks for all the help.
Venture Man

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February 18, 2010 7:24:01 PM
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Yes, once you have the new sound card installed, you can select it as the default device in the control panel.
If possible, disable the onboard sound through the BIOS after installing an aftermarket card.
February 18, 2010 11:12:13 PM

thanks I picked up a audio card to day and will give it a try as soon as I get a few time.
February 26, 2010 3:16:39 AM

Installed the new sound card and all is well.
thanks for all the help.
March 5, 2010 12:16:17 AM

Best answer selected by Venture Man.
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