To connect the sound card built into motherboard, turn on the computer and in the initial boot enter the BIOS by pressing “Del”. Moving around the BIOS using the arrow keys, looking for menu are used to configure the integrated components. Most often it is located on the “Advanced” tab called “Integrated Peripherals”. However, the specific names of the tabs and menus may be different, in this case, looking for wording, similar meaning.
Once in the desired menu, we will see a list of all devices installed on the system Board. It's various ports (Serial and USB), controllers, floppy drives, and other components. Among them we are interested in the item “Onboard Audio Controller” which is responsible for connecting the sound card. Then in the settings of this parameter, changing its value from “disabled” to “Enabled” (enabled).
If your computer does not have built-in sound card, you will need to install it directly in the system unit. To do this, fully turn off the power and unscrewing the screws, remove the side cover of the case.
Selecting a free slot on the motherboard for the sound card, remove the plugs from the rear side of the housing.
Gently holding the sound card from both sides, with a slight pressure, insert it into the selected slot. Check the fixation and the correctness of the installation.
Close the housing cover and connected to the sound card matching plugs coming from the speaker and microphone.
After starting the operating system install the necessary drivers to recognize your sound card and its correct operation.
Advice 2: How to disable sound card in bios
On each motherboard has a built-in sound card. In General, these fees are pretty high quality. But if you want to use your computer as a music center, the sound quality is very important for you, then you should install a discrete sound card. But first, in the BIOS menu you need to disable the integrated sound card.
You will need
- - computer with Windows.
First, you need to enter the BIOS menu. To do this, immediately after turning on the computer (once the system starts to load) press the Del key. On some models of motherboards is this key can be used different. Read more to learn with what keys you will be able to access the BIOS menu you can from the manual to your motherboard.
After opening the BIOS you need to find a menu where you can see the list is integrated into the motherboard devices. On different BIOS versions this menu may be in different sections. The title of this section may also be slightly different. You should focus on the one that Intergrated the word, that is "Integrated".
Also find this section can help you with the manual to the motherboard. In it, find the section describing the BIOS menu. If you are after buying a computer, updated the BIOS, the user manual may not coincide with its updated version.
Once you find a section with integrated devices, you'll need to find a sound card. Most likely, this line is called Sound Card. In this case, you need to focus on the word Sound or Audio. Opposite to this row there is a model name built-in sound card. Select this device and press Enter. Then select Disabled, which means Disabled.
Now you need to exit the BIOS and save the settings. To do this, choose Save and Exit. On older versions of the BIOS when you exit, a dialog box appears with a request to save the settings. Just press Y, and then your computer restarts and built-in sound card will be disabled. If for any reason you will need to re-enable it, for example, in case of breakage selectable, then change the Disabled value to the value Enable.