First post, by BenWit
Hello, I'm new to posting here.
I just finished setting up an HP t5720 thin client with Windows 98 SE for some Win98/DOS gaming. After some trial and error, I got it working perfectly fine. I was going to use the AOpen Cobra AW744L II sound card because it had really good compatibility with DOS games. However, the sound output I have been getting has been ridiculously quiet. Even when set to the maximum volume in Windows and the DOS setup utility. I could plug in an amp or speaker, but there are two problems with that:
1. The audio is distorted when amplified.
2. There's some audio interference from the system (mouse movement, etc.), which is somehow louder than the audio output.
This seems rather unusual since PhilsComputerLab posted a video on the HP thin client. The exact same sound card appears to work fine for him, so I'm a little stumped on this.
I might look into sending the card back to the eBay seller in exchange for another, but I wonder what else I should look into. I do have a slight suspicion that this issue might be related to the HP power supply.