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What sound card do I have in my computer?

Computer sound card in Windows 7 PC - audio controller Whether you have a desktop computer or laptop running Windows 7 (or Windows Vista, Windows XP, and older versions of Windows), you will need two things to be able to hear sounds: the first, is a speaker or pair of speakers - whether they are internal (as is the case with laptops), integrated to your monitors, or external; second, you will need a "sound card". This is an expansion card that is connected to your computer's "motherboard" (the backbone of the PC), which allows you to put sounds into the computer (with a microphone, for example), and hear sounds out of your computer (using some kind of speakers). In this tutorial, we will show you how to determine what sound card is installed on your PC.


Find out what sound card is installed on your computer

Follow these steps to get the name of your sound card:

This is all it takes to find out what sound card is inside your computer; and again, using the Device Manager to figure this out will work not only in Windows 7, but also in Windows Vista or Windows XP.

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