sound recording issue
I can't record anything through my sound card. I can get them to record if everything is at max volume but not much, it's sort of faint and barely comes through. I've tried Freecorder, Nero Wave Editor, and Blaze Media but none of those worked. I've read that this is common with integrated sound but I didn't have this problem on my other PC... I'm using onboard audio Sigmatel Audio which came standard on my dell. I've read online that this is common and that the best thing to do is buy a new sound card. Is that true? also does anyone know of any programs that will let me record sound from real and windows media videos? I have some music videos and live shows that I would like to put on my ipod. I'll give out positive rep to anyone who can help. Any other suggestions also welcome.
EDIT: Sorry about the double posts. I kept getting those 20 second timeout messages. feel free to delete the other one!
Desktop: Dell Dimension E510, 2.5GB RAM, Intel P4 3.0GHZ, 250GB HDD, Windows Vista Premium. Might not be the best, but the old girl is still running good.