Tag: diy

Dusting

I opened up the case and cleaned everything out, including the graphics card. It wasn’t too bad inside, though fan on the graphics card did have a bit of dust. The compressed air solved that bit. I played Guild Wars last night for quite a long while, and a little while this morning. So far, no crashes or hangs. *crosses…

Graphics Card Problem

Apparently my graphics card is acting up. Guild Wars has been crashing lately, usually when a lot of shit is happening on-screen. An error message told me that my graphics card was to blame, so I updated my card’s drivers. The driver install last night did not go successfully for some reason. It froze in the middle of the installation.…

She Speaks!

Hells yeah! I have sound! My sound card arrived today, and I just installed it. I’m listening to the soundtrack of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night! Hooray! I’d ordered the Metroid Prime/Metroid Fusion soundtracks from CDJapan.co.jp as well. Both arrived today. I’d actually ordered these a few months ago, but I also ordered a hard-to-find anime soundtrack. Sadly, they were…

Option 5

Option 5, which was suggested to me in the comments to my previous post, is to to get a sound card. Part of me wants to continue the fight, to figure out what the heck is wrong with my onboard sound chip, and to get it working. This is the part of me that refuses to lose to a machine.…

She Has No Voice

I can’t get my onboard audio to work. My board is an MSI K8N Neo Series MS-7030 Ver. 1, based on the NVIDIA nForce 3 Chipset. The sound chip is by Realtek. The Realtek AC97 Audio Drivers were installed along with the mainboard drivers. The Device Manager says that Realtek AC97 is functioning properly. I had a look at the…