no cable to link my dvd player to soundcard

  erkmatrix 18:38 22 Aug 2006
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Hi I'm a novice at setting up computer hardware, just bought a PC fom PC Specialist with PCI express motherboard I have fitted my bought graphics card as I ordered the machine without the card, the card is the geforce 7600 GT and I noticed in the instructions it said about a power connector to connect if my card had one, I couldn't find a cable or anywhere for it, but seem to remember my old PC radeon 9500 graphics card had a socket for a cable to go. Is this important.

Also on my dvd player and dvd writer, should I somehow have to link these with my sound card, there inside is sockets on my creative audigy 2 soundcard and sockets in the dvd writer and dvd player but no supplied cables. is this something my pc supplier should of included, the soundcard was also not supplied with the machine, I persume it had onboard sound, I fitted my old creative audigy 2 into it.

Please help.

Cheers
Phil

  €dstowe 18:43 22 Aug 2006

There is no need to use separate (analogue) cables to connect a sound card to an optical drive. It is all done through the IDE cable and the PCI connector via the CPU.

Attaching analogue cables can introduce problems so best not to do it.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:07 22 Aug 2006

right click MY computer - manage -device manager - right click the dvd drive - properties - properties tab - tick box "enable digital CD audio" click apply.

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