No sound a8v-e/on board ac97 running legacy Windows 2000 server
Posted on 2005-04-24
On a dare I took a pc from a work pool running windows 2000 and for $700 I was going to soup up the pc. I took a 533mhz pIII on an asus p3v 4x with 128MB of mem and replaced it with an ASUS A8v-e with an AMD 3500+ and 1GB of Platinum OCZ Pc3200 low latency mem. Sure did boot up faster when it showed up on an ATI x600 graphics card that replaced an 1998 ATi rage 2c.I also trashed a creative labs CT4810 hopping that the onboard AC97 sound card would take over. It took me 20 minutes to switch everything and it all booted up right off the first time. SOme Microsoft APPs requested original disks because of the major change to system ( no kidding!) and I obliged. I had instant access to internet and it looked like I had won my bet BUT!!!!!!!
Now for the UNFUN part, I have no sound. NONE from the nice lady on the MOBO boot up saying the usual "booting from operating system" nor do I get sound through the front of the legacy SAmsung 48x cd-rom playing a music CD nor from the back lime green speaker connection on the onboard AC97.
I know that a clean install USUALLY avoids this type of problem but a bet is a bet... the deal was to spruce up with only MOBO, CPU , MEM and Graphics adapter... (I also had to canabalize an Antec true blue350w PSU with 24 pins to power the new mobo!)
So to any great answer there has to be a decent question: Do you think it's an issue with the OS, or some jumpers on the mobo?
Thanks for all the suggestions...
I don't know what to do next...