Thanx for the replies.
I have it all set up & am using it online & for games & all is workin extremely well, just no sound so using it as a home computer isnt a problem yet.
I read elsewhere someone recommended using a usb soundcard for this model. i didnt know they had those so what do you all think on that?
do USB soundboards work without an on board soundcard?
I found this on Ebay,
Philips PC Soundcard PSC724 6 Channel PCI Card PSC724 | eBay
It looks like it would slide in. i dont like the price but at least it shows there may be hope besides a USB type device.....