Advice 1: How to determine the model of the sound card

The first personal computers could make only the simplest of sound signals. The advent of sound cards at once appreciated by the gamers, and now the quality of music playback from your PC, and satisfy many music lovers. The sound quality depends on the drivers for your sound card. To install the native driver, you need to know exactly what sound card is installed.
How to determine the model of the sound card
You will need
  • Computer, a sound card, the program PC Wizard, Internet
Instruction
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You can try to determine the model of the sound card, without using any additional programs. Open "control Panel" and launch "device Manager". In group "Sound, video and game controllers" there will be a line with approximately the same name: "the Device with support High Definition Audio. Click the right mouse button and select "Properties".
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Click on the tab "Information". Select "hardware ID". The string from the "Value" field (the first if several) copy to the Google search bar (or any other search engine). It is highly likely that the search results will display not only the model of the sound card, but also other useful information. Unfortunately, not all sound cards are able to find exactly what was required.
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More laborious, but more reliable method requires the use of one of the programs is designed to obtain information about the computer's configuration. Most often used AIDA64, SiSoft Sandra, PC Wizard, HWiNFO32, but there are many other less known tools. Download software (such as PC Wizard ftp://ftp.cpuid.com/pc-wizard/pc-wizard_2010.1.961-setup.exe).
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Install it (needs administrator rights). In the process of installation, removing the check boxes to not install a toolbar for search engine Ask.com his presence on the program functionality is not affected. Run PC Wizard. If necessary, switch to Russian interface: select the main menu "Tools", "Options", in the list of languages (on the right), select Russian, and click "OK" and restart the program.
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On the tab "Hardware" click the icon "Multimedia". Opposite the item "Audio Device" will be listed the model of the sound card. Click on this item. In the window "Information" will display information about manufacturer and technical specifications of the sound card.

Advice 2: How to identify sound card driver

Unfortunately, installing the operating system is not the end of the computer setup required for its stable operation. This files most often have to install drivers for some equipment.
How to identify sound card driver
You will need
  • Internet access, Sam Drivers.
Instruction
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The first thing you need to do is use the drivers built into the operating system. Click "start" and go to properties on "My computer". Open the device Manager. Examine the list of all installed equipment and find where the soundowou map. Because it does not have a suitable driver installed, it will be clearly marked.
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Click with the right mouse button on the name of the sound adapter. Select "Update drivers". In the next window, click on the option "search Automatically for updated driver software". If the driver is found, click "Install", if not further.
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The second option is to determine the driver – independent search thereof. Find out the model of your sound card. Usually it is written on the Board itself. Enter in a search engine on this model and add the words "driver download". Explore the options and download the necessary driver package. Be careful – do not download questionable files.
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Sometimes a manual search does not bring any fruit. In such situations it is customary to use a special program. They represent huge database of drivers. An example of such a utility can serve as Sam Drivers.
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Download this program and run it. It is better to use the file Runthis.exe. In the window that appears, go to "Installing drivers". The program will automatically scan the device to the computer and analyzes the installed drivers.
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Select the driver packages that you would like to install, for example, Sound Others. Click "install". Restart the computer after installing the drivers. Be careful using such programs. The situation may arise where the installation of an untested driver will lead to equipment failure.

Advice 3: How to install sound card driver

Sound problems may occur after you install a new operating system and because of the conflict some programs from driver sound card. If for some reason you've lost sound on your computer and are sure that the problem is the sound driver for your sound card, you should follow a few simple steps.
How to install sound card driver
Instruction
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Download the current driver for your sound card for your computer model. To do this, you need to determine the manufacturer to know which site to look for a driver. If you have a laptop, visit the manufacturer's website, and selecting your model and download the driver. If you have a desktop computer with integrated sound card, look for the motherboard manufacturer and pick a driver for your model Board. If you have a separate sound card, on the website of the manufacturer, enter the model of the sound card and find the driver you need.The driver not only must be suitable to the model of your laptop, motherboard or sound card, but to match the operating system on your computer.
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After the driver is loaded, you should remove the existing driver. To do this, click "start" - "control Panel" - "System" and click on the "Hardware tab" and then "device Manager". In the list, select sound card by clicking on it right click, go to "Properties" and then "Uninstall driver".
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When the old driver will be removed again to return to the "Properties" of the sound card and select "Install driver" or "Update driver". This will open the "setup Wizard" and you will only have to follow his hints, and specify a folder containing previously downloaded a new driver. Therefore, the driver of the sound card will be installed.

Advice 4: How to identify sound card for computer

In the process of operation of the computer , the situation may arise when you need to know the model of the sound card. For example, you may need to download drivers for sound equipment. But it can be done, if you do not know the model name of the sound card. In the case of contacting the customer technical support of any service, it is necessary to collect basic information about the hardware of the computer.
How to identify sound card for computer
You will need
  • Computer, a sound card, the program TuneUp_Utilities
Instruction
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The easiest way to determine the model of the sound card using "device Manager". Open the shortcut menu for "My computer". The context menu is a set of commands that is displayed by clicking with the right mouse button. Click "Properties". In the tasks pane select "device Manager".
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After you click on "device Manager", will appear a list of everything installed on the computer equipment. In the list find "sound equipment". Next is a small arrow. Click on this arrow to open a list of sound equipment. This is the model of soundcard installed on your computer.
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Typically, this method only shows the model name of the sound card. If that's not enough, you can find more detailed features. You need to use special programs, which provide comprehensive information about the configuration of your computer.
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Download and install TuneUp_Utilities. Then restart the computer. After reboot run the program. After the first start the program, wait a few minutes while scanning the computer. After the scan is complete the program will have all the information about the hardware and its characteristics.
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In the main program menu select the tab "System". Select "sound device". The menu will have the name of your sound card. Click on it with the left mouse button and you will get access to all the information related to your sound card. You can see the version of the drivers if they need updating, the hardware capabilities of the sound card, manufacturer and many other relating products.

Advice 5: How to know what sound card in the laptop

Owners of laptops with the installation of the operating system are often faced with the absence of sound. To restore normal operation of the computer, you must install the audio device driver, and for this we need to know what laptop has a sound card.
How to know what sound card in the laptop
Instruction
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The main difficulty in the determination of the sound card in the laptop is that out of its data by regular means Windows do not always work, so it is more convenient to use third party tools. One of the best programs in this class is Aida64 (Everest), which allows to obtain very complete information about the computer. Find the program on the Internet.
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Install the program Aida64, check the installation file for viruses and if none is found, start it. Select in the left column "Computer" "summary information". In the right part of the window you will see total information in the computer, locate the line "Multimedia" - "Audio adapter". You will see the model installed on your laptop sound card. For example, Realtek ALC272 @ ATI SB750 - High Definition Audio Controller. Knowing these information, you can find sound card needed drivers and install them.
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Good opportunities for determining what equipment has the program Astra32, download its free version you can on the manufacturer's website: http://www.astra32.com/ru/download.htm. Available in two versions: with an installer and without. The first is installed on the computer, the second just unzip to any folder and run from it. The program gives a lot of useful information on computer hardware, operating system and installed programs.
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You can try to determine the model of the sound card using standard Windows tools. To do this, open "start" - "All programs" - "Accessories" - "system tools" - "system Information". In the opened window, select "Components" - "Multimedia" - "Audio device". Copy the line with the IP of the PNP device, select it with the mouse, open the menu "edit" - "Copy". Now enter the copied string in a search engine – there is a high probability that the links given to you will help to identify your sound card.
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