ok i see:
Sound, Video and game controllers
Legacy Audio Drivers
Legacy Video Capture Device
Media Control Device
*i remember it saying my AC97 onboard sound detail there, and its not there anymore
i think im just gonna go out and by a decent sound card,
Because i just played a game which used to have quite poor performance on my computer, but with my cpu overclocked to 3.1GHz it plays perfectly well (without sound)
i think i read somewhere that this is because its like a huge weight off my mobo that onboard sound is disabled.
am i right?