Onbaord Sound not working

Im not completely sure this is correctly formatted or im providing all the information, but i'll provide what I can and do know

I have a Dell XPS 600 and inside I put in ATI Radeon HD 5770

I am currently dual screening, one a monitor, another my HDMI connected TV.

Currently the only sound that works is the TV, because it goes through the HDMI cord connected to the graphics card.

Im not exactly sure why im not getting sound; but I even downloaded the sound drivers from (http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/Product/xps-dxg)

Here is a picture of my current sound drivers, it doesnt seem to be able to find an on-board one


You may notice that It shows i dont have a Multimedia Audio Controller, that may have something to do with it but i cannot find one for my computer.

I also ran a dxdiag, and everything came up fine, but ill show a picture of that so you can see a little bit more.


Thanks for all your help!
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  1. Looks like you have a sound blaster device that isn't working; possibly a conflict somewhere. Try this link; drivers are listed below: http://support.creative.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?catID=1&prodID=1853&prodName=Sound%20Blaster%20Live!%205.1%20Digital%20(Dell)&CatName=Sound+Blaster
  2. It says i cant install because im not using Windows XP or 2000, could the issue be that i am using Windows 7?
  3. It's possible. I'm surprised though. Sound blaster devices are often pretty generic. Try the 7 drivers on my link yet?
  4. Did you plug into the right pin? Did you update drivers? Sound Card defective?
  5. It seems i dont have Soundblaster, oddly enough.

    Yes its plugged into the right pin, im not exactly sure what i have is there anyway to check?
  6. You may just want to order a soundcard if you can't get it working:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829265002 (requires empty pci slot on your board)
  7. Yeah i was afraid of that, I am actually ordering a new motherboard completely if this is the case. I have an Athlon II processor that i cant use, so I was think just a new motherboard completely, will fix this and I could use the new processor.

    This is the one I was thinking

    Thanks for all you help guys
  8. good choice for the asrock 970 board; be sure it will fit your dell case; many have a funky half #$%^ board design; a cross between atx and micro atx. You may also need a new windows coa; dell windows installations won't run with non dell bios'. The dell windows installation actually checks for a small bios string everytime you power on.
  9. Yeah, luckily im a student at a university so they are cheap for new computers. Ill make sure, thanks for the advice o1die
  10. External soundcards may be cheaper but take up another pci slot.
  11. They are cheaper. But I was talking to my friend and we just decided to dish out 200~300$ for a new case and motherboard and some new ram, maybe new power supply if i have left over money.

    I have a AMD Athlon II (X4 645) processor not being used at all, so mine as well just get good upgrades and just be set for a while
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