Regarding your onboard sound, have you checked to see if that's trigged by jumpers? Usually older comps have more jumper use than BIOS options.No, it's a yellow block over the three ports. I don't see any jumpers near it.I know you're probably in a worse financial situation than me but I'd seriously consider just saving up and buying a new computer.That's pretty much what I have to do.
I'm doing that, except I've got no job so saving takes a long time. That, and I don't really know what's "good" and research only provides people trying to sell me things rather than tell me what and why I would want to.
I can help you with that, once you've gotten the money together.