How to Repair Sound Card and Processor Problems in Your Computer

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There are various hardware problems experienced by computer users each day. You may have already experienced some of these. If your problem is related to sound card and processor, this article may be able to give you some ideas on how to troubleshoot these problems.

Audio card problems are very common. If you find out one day that your computer makes no sound when you make a recording, listen to music or watch videos, there must be some trouble with the computer audio card. Generally, most cards are affordable but if you’re an audiophile who’s meticulous with the sound quality, then it might be a bit difficult to replace your expensive sound card.

To troubleshoot sound card problems, the first basic thing to do is, of course, check the speaker cables to see if they are connected and plugged to the right places on the sound card. Also, check the power cables of the speakers to see if the power supply is fine.

Next, check the windows volume. It should not be muted. Wave and playback volume should also be turned up. Uncheck the Advanced Controls for Playback Controls if you have “Digital Output Only.” Checking this sometimes leads to no sound problems.

If none of those work, reinstall the sound card drivers. Remember that drivers should always be updated so that they will remain highly compatible with your computer system. However, if you still experience no-sound problem, you may have to change your sound card with a new one. The problem could be related to the connection of the sound card to the motherboard.

The processor is very significant to the efficient functioning of your PC. It performs all necessary calculations to run the computer. If your processor becomes defective, there could be several reasons: it might be overheating; the BIOS or jumper setting could be messed up; it’s overclocked; it’s not seated properly; and the heat sink might not be attached to the motherboard and processor. Hence, you must check if any of these causes the problem. The heat sink should be firmly attached. Read the user’s manual for the motherboard. Ensure that all jumpers are set rightly. See to it that the heat sink cools off the processor. You may have to purchase a new one if the heat sink doesn’t work well.

These steps should solve your problems but if none of these work for you, then the next best solution is hire a computer specialist to check your pc and perform professional computer repair.

Jack Wendalek
Computer Repair
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