Re: Need Help with On Board Sound Card for American Megatrends

Re: Need Help with On Board Sound Card for American Megatrends


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Posted by Henry on June 15, 2001 at 23:29:17:

In Reply to: Need Help with On Board Sound Card for American Megatrends posted by D. Broome on June 15, 2001 at 12:02:15:

: I installed Windows 2000 on my PC and my sound card is not compatible. My bios is Americam Megatrends. Do you know where I can get an upgrade to make my sound card work. I do not have a PCI slot available so purchasing a card is not an option.


You have several problems and I don't think a BIOS upgrade will help. BIOS does not operate the sound card.

w2k as winNT before it does a pretty good job of isolating the OS and the I/O hardware, meaning that you usually need significantly different drivers for winNT or w2k than for win9x. You don't have as much choice of supported expansion hardware for the NT class as for the 9x class OS. Your old w95 sound drivers probably won't work.

You haven't provided enough information for specific suggestions (LOTS of PCs use AMI BIOS). Mainboard maker and model, sound card maker and model would have helped. You might get help from your mainboard maker's web site and you might find help at your sound card maker's web site. The latest drivers MIGHT support w2k (or maybe they soon will).

If sound is vital to you I'd suggest selecting an opeating system that will operate your card or finding a substitute card that has w2k drivers. There is a small chance that a sound driver for winNT MIGHT work, but it most likely will not. Don't run the experiment unless you are desperate and willing to risk a complete w2k re-install.

Good Luck,
Henry




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