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HELP! Sound problem with SLI and sound card (onboard audio work fine)

Q: HELP! Sound problem with SLI and sound card (onboard audio work fine)

Ever since I got my second Video Card and went SLI I have had crippling sound problems. After playing for a while all sounds get replace with a high pitched squeal. This is only with games, not music (using WMP), DVDs (using WinDVD), and only with my sound card, not the (crappy) onboard sound (which has no problem). Some games may play for three minutes, others for close to fifty before this consistently happens. It seems to be simply subsistuting all sounds with this annoying noise. I quit the game it goes quiet, but music is now affected and DVDs have NO sound. Single GPU works fine (either card, either PCI-E slot), sound card in either PCI slot still causes the problem. I recently got a newer, better sound card but it does the exact same thing. I think it may be either a video card issue, or the motherboard. Is it something to due with the way the video card handles sound? Or the motherboard? HELP!! I really like the improved graphics (on a relative budget) that SLI brings, and don't like being hobbled like this.

Tried Turning down Sound Card Acceleration with the old card, didn't help.

My Computer
Old Alienware Case.
Asus P5N32 SE SLI-Deluxe
Inter Core 2 Duo E6600
3*Corsair PC5400 667 512mb
2*Maxtor 200GB 7200rpm
2*EVGA NVidia 7600 GT KO 256mb video (do have different bios #'s on the card)
SoundBlaster X-Fi Gamer Extreme (old card was SB Audigy 2)
Sony DVD writer.
Dell 2407wfp monitor

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A: HELP! Sound problem with SLI and sound card (onboard audio work fine)

i have simular problem my soundblaster live wont run sound when plugged in but tbh sound isnt all that big wen u have 5.1 sourround, so i just used the on-board audio

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While I was using Skype on my Desktop Computer today to call my friend I used the microphone of the headset and I used External speakers.

In the middle of our conversation I did not get any sound from my speakers anymore, but the microphone still worked fine.

My computer uses the on-board audio sockets. I do not have a separate soundcard.

Help! What's wrong?

I tried restarting, checking the inside of the CPU for dust and possibly other problems. I tried changing speakers but it still wouldn't work. The motherboard is fairly new.. a little more than 6 months and doesn't have a guarantee on it anymore.

There is one thing i noticed though, sometimes when I touch the CPU I get an electric shock. So I put a wire from the casing to the wall (a friend suggested that). Might there be something wrong with the grounding and have blown my onboard audio out thing?

Please Help!
Thanks in advance.

~ CGS ~

A:Solved: Help! No sound from onboard audio out, but mic works fine.

Never heard of getting a shock from a case. Did you put the ground wire on before or after this happened? Double check your Sound Properties in the Control panel and make sure there isn't anything muted.

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The title says it all. I recently started playing Medal of Honor and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and on both games I get a frozen screen with looping audio which forces me to shut the computer down via the power button.

after doing some searching around on the net and trying various solutions, I have determined the next step is to disable on board sound. I know this sounds like a noobish question but, is there any way to get sound out of my computer? is there a BIOS setting that allows me to disable the on board sound but still get sound out my PC? these 2 games rely heavily on being able to hear what is going on,

I have an ABIT IP35 Pro with no secondary sound card.


A:Can I get audio if I turn onboard sound off without a sound card?

No that'd be impossible. if you turn off the onboard sound, how are you gonna get some sound delivered to your speaker or headphone?

you should try disabling the onboard sound and check if it fixes the issue. if it did, also try to uninstall your current audio driver and install the newest one.

looping audio does not always means the onboard sound is faulty. it usually goes on loop because that portion of the soundtrack is already loaded into RAM. therefore it still plays even when the computer froze.

the problem might lies in other thing such as video card or overheating CPU since you indicate it only occurs when you're playing games.

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Could you please advise whether I will achieve better sound quality by using the onboard Realtek HD Audio connection that is part of my Asus Motherboard or by reinstalling my Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music Sound Card or doesn't it make any difference?

With the onboard HD Audio I have a digital optical cable running from the Motherboard to the optical connection of the Logitech 'Digital SoundTouch Control Centre' that came with the speakers.

With the Creative SoundCard, I connect a Creative IO Module from the SoundCard and then an optical cable from the I/O Module to the speaker control centre.

Both ways allow me to play music DVD's etc. in Digital Theatre Sound (DTS) or 5.1 Digital Surround Sound, but I was just wondering if one connection was better than the other?

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

With Kindest Regards


A:RE: Onboard HD Audio or Creative X-Fi Sound Card???

I've found that there are pros and cons with each option:

I was using a X-fi Fatal1ty Pro that was mostly stable. Ocassionally I'd get a strange tone being emitted from the card, but not on a regular basis. The big pluses were very good sound quality and reduced CPU workload during sound playback.

Whereas, with my onboard Intel HD Audio I'm finding the entire system to be more responsive, the sound quality while quite good isn't as good as creative's card. Also, CPU workload has increased a lot.

Notable; is that the intel solution is a complete 64 bit software package, whereas creative mixes a 64 bit driver with 3 32 bit support processes and audio controller. I believe creative needs to improve their driver and software with respect to compliance to microsoft specs, and I won't be at all surprised if vista SP1 refuses to work with them.

Originally Posted by Mr Smiley

Could you please advise whether I will achieve better sound quality by using the onboard Realtek HD Audio connection that is part of my Asus Motherboard or by reinstalling my Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music Sound Card or doesn't it make any difference?

With the onboard HD Audio I have a digital optical cable running from the Motherboard to the optical connection of the Logitech 'Digital SoundTouch Control Centre' that came with the speakers.

With the Creative SoundCard, I connect a Creative IO Module from the SoundCard and then an optical cable from the I/O... Read more

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I have window 98se, pen3, 256mem, 12gb hd, intel mb/ model D815EEA that has onboard audio (the sound does not work at this point).

I want to add a sound card in the PCI slot. What would be the best way to do this? Do I need to do anything in the BIOS?

Thanks for any and all help


A:adding a sound card to a mb w/onboard audio

Yes, there should be an option in the BIOS to disable the onboard sound. You may need to do this so that there will not be a resourse conflict..ie.. IRQ, I/O...
Then after you disable it in the BIOS, then reboot, shut down, install card, reboot, go into BIOS, save changes and exit. Then, the PC will reboot. Watch on POST to see if the new sound card is seen... Then if it is, you may only need to install the drivers manually if plug and play doesn't pick it up as seen with the "New hardware found" wizard that should come to life on the initial boot after the new card is installed.

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Firstly I am hoping to get a reply it would be great to get some help and I be greatfull
since i'm stump almost

my on board Realtek audio chip recently blew not happy that the board is only new (2 Months Old) and is there a way to see what caused it?
Could it of overheated? I am being strict on this as I wanted to get at least 10 years out of the board but not sure that's happening now
Hopefully I can find out what caused it to prevent the same happening to other chips and for some reason the audio chip does get very hot that you can only touch it for 2 seconds before it starts burning your hand now moving on I manage to find a average sound card and that seems to fix the audio issue but it still bothers me that the on board audio is stuffed on a new board.

What should I do?

1: Keep using the sound card and move on
2: Replace the board when I have money
3: Try to solder a new audio chip on the board (obviously the exact same brand and model)

I am trying to get at least 10 years out of the board or at least 7 so I hope this won't shorten the life span

Hoping to get some advice from the seven forums community and I do web design and you tube stuff so I cannot afford to go without a PC for more then 4 days as the site and channel is in those stages.

Also is it possible that the sound chip overheated and blew if so I may add more fans to prevent this happening in the future

Here's my motherboard: Asrock FM2A88X

A:Fix The Onboard Audio Or Stick With Sound Card

If the board is just two months old, certainly you are entitled to a new one as a warranty replacement. If that were my board, that's what I'd look into.

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I have recently invested in a new PCI sound card to enable 5.1 surround sound. One problem, after restarting my PC after installing the drivers my onboard Ethernet adapter no longer works. In device manager it has an orange warning triangle on and on the task bar a red 'x'. When I look at the properties it says (Error Code 10)

Please help! I don't want to have to send it back!

A:OnBoard Ethernet and PCI sound Card don't work together

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Check in the BIOS to see if the Network Card is enabled ...

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Hey folks,

In trying to solve my mic issues, I've decided to make the jump from my ASUS P5B's onboard audio (7.1 Soundmax HD) to a 3rd party sound card. Money's tight, and I've heard from enough people that even a cheaper card will still be an improvement in terms of performance (less strain on my CPU during games, etc), and a reduction in sound interference on the microphone (my biggest problem right now).

I went to Bestbuy. The bottom of their sound card barrel was a Dynex 5.1, then a Dynex 7.1, both under $50, and my next option was a $100 Creative card. I went for the better of the two Dynex cards.

Came home and began the process of installing it (I've done a fair bit of surgery on my PC by myself, but I'm still not that knowledgable), and discovered that the manual was telling me to connect some cables to the card, which I haven't had to do with past sound cards I've owned in older computers. I don't care about any front ports like headphone or mic, but are any of the other connections essential? Things like S/PDIF and something called "game port" (I don't even know what that is or where I'd find it on my mobo)?

If I need to connect the DVD drive I have a problem, because the bundle of wires that goes from the power source to the DVD and then out from there doesn't reach the soundcard (mainly because I have to install it upside down because of which side my mobo attaches to my case on)... Read more

A:Is a discontinued Dynex sound card better than just the onboard audio?

I have never heard of that card but I can tell you that spdif is a digital audio out that you wont need unless you have an amplifier that has spdif in on it and that the game port is very old technology and you wont need that either unless you have an old game-pad that you want to use.

If the problem with your on-board sound is just that the mic alone wont work then uninstall the audio driver in device manager and re-install it. I had the exact same problem 3 days ago with my on-board sound on my asus mobo and what I just suggested fixed it.

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Running Windows 7 on my XPS 8500 and decided to ditch integrated audio for an Asus Xonar DSX PCIe sound card. The instructions clearly recommend disabling integrated audio in bios first, but I insisted on disregarding. Inserted sound card, then installed driver CD. Wouldn't recognize sound card. Soooo, I disabled integrated audio in bios and reinstalled the driver CD. Magically, the Xonar DSX worked like a charm. Lesson learned!

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hey, im aware that this problem is pretty frequent after browsing forums a couple of times but never actually found a solution to the problem.

ok, so, few months ago, my computor was pretty messed up, swamped with viruses etc

so ive cleaned my pc up, roughly got everything back on track

apart from audio

k so audio works fine with any media players installed on my pc, wmp, winamp, vlc, nero, real, etc. fine, movies and music, even online radio1 works

the problem is that, where you control the windows audio in the little minimized icon which is found on the bottom right taskbar, that has dissappeared, which probably has something to do with it, but also, when i have numerously attempted to play audio videos on youtube or myspace, or music on myspace/profiles, that kind of thing

i get no sound at all, video generally plays fine just no sound whatsoever

im curious as to how it happened in the first place, but also would ideally like to find a solution for it as it is quite annoying

any advice would be greatly appreciated

A:windows sound icon gone, no youtube/myspace audio, media files work fine though

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Hello,i recently upgrade my system from xp to windows7,i use the same realtek driver and get distortions!I try severall drivers,disable all enhancements/levels on speakers properties with no result(2.1speakers-),i configure them in stereo mode,i reduce the default format to 44100 16bits(cd quality)!What should i do,there is a fix,something?On windows xp i had NO PROBLEMS!

A:Distortion sound using onboard realtek sound card on windows 7ultimate

This is an older motherboard. The RealTek is Realtek? ALC662
Have you tried the driver from RealTek? The "AC'97" Codecs are the ones to use.

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Okes, I'm having this problem with my on-board sound card. Ever since a pin on my PS-2 Mouse broke I've been having to use a USB mouse, But the problem is the USB ports on my motherboard don't work for some reason. This made me have to remove my Soundblaster PCI card so put in a USB card so I could have a working mouse. Now I have reinstalled Windows XP, my old one was a pirated program which I didn't know until about a year after I bought it off of a friend. Now, the sound card on my board says its an AC-97 ((I think I keep forgetting)), or at least that's what the bios says. I plug in my speakers into the motherboard and it says I have no audio device. but when I checked the drivers it says all of them are working. I've tried updating the drivers, uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers, I checked the bios settings and made sure the sound was enabled, it was. So now I'm at a loss of what to do. Any help would be great to fix this problem. I would love to listen to some music >.<, as well as play some games.

Oh here are the specs that I know for my computer, which is an old E-Machines

Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.00GHz
1.99 GHz, 0.99 BG of RAM

Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP3

I don't know the make of the motherboard. As I said I bought it off of a friend.

I've also included a image of the drivers and where is says that there is no audio device.

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A:Onboard Sound Card Problem

Try downloading the driver from emachines and reinstalling it.

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I have a GA-8S648FX motherboard with onboard sound but I cant get it to work. I had to reinstall XP and the CD I got for sound etc will not play anymore.....(thats a whole other story)....

Can anyone tell me how I can get the AV rack files so I can hear sounds?

When I have done a windows update...it has installed C-Media files and in device manager these files are showing as having a problem but the system wont find a better driver.

Help please someone.....

darby26 :rolleyes:

A:Onboard sound card problem

I have sorted my problem....all is fine

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I recently got a new MB MSI K9VGM-V and when i first tried to get going everything seemed to work fine except the sound card. I have a PCI sound card, but with only 2 PCI slots I'd like to use my onboard sound (if possible) I tried downloading and installing a driver for it (Windows XP Home didn't find it for some reason) Now I get a RTHDCPL.EXE illegal Sysytem DLL Relocation error and says

"The system DLL user32.dll was relocated in memory. The application will not run properly. The relocation occurred because the DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\HHCTRL.OCX occupied an address range reserved for Windows system DLLs. The vendor supplying the DLL should be contacted for a new DLL."

How can I fix this error and get my on-board sound card working?

A:Problem w/onboard sound card

your computer is basically saying its fighting over which one to use. you have on board and a pci card both trying to communicate with windows. you have to disable one or the other to get it to work, via device manager

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I've got an Asus Crosshair V Formula motherboard that I couldn't get any sound on my Onkyo HT-R550 receiver via the onboard optical output (Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit OS) I was planning on getting a nicer sound card anyway, so I bought the Asus Xonar Essence ST.

Installed that sound card but alas, I still have the same problem.

Speaker and headphone outputs work, but no signal is recognized by the receiver via the S/PDIF. I know that the cable and receiver are fine, I still have my previous computer which is running Win XP and it has been sending audio via the same cable to the same receiver for years. It still works if I hook it up. It has an Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe motherboard and an HT Omega Striker 7.1 audio card. Both the onboard and sound card optical output work with the optical out to the receiver.

With my current computer the Win 7 "Sound" window displays signal on the audio meter when I play audio or when I use the "Test" function. But no signal is recognized by the receiver. I've tried every format and sample rate. I've uninstalled all drivers and reinstalled. I've used DH Driver Cleaner to sweep out all previous existing audio drivers. I've also had the onboard disabled since I originally installed the card. I've tried everything I can think of and manipulated all the settings in the Xonar Essence ST Audio Center software that are relevant. I think I've tried everything, but I'm hoping I'm wrong. I've submitted this to Asus technical, but it's been... Read more

A:S/PDIF Optical out - No sound from receiver (onboard and sound card)

although the xonar panel will control almost all functions for that, make sure that windows has it's default audio device set to the spdif card you want. If it's set to speakers HD AUDIO (hd audio being one of the cards you want) will only output through analog. Control Panel>hardware and sound>sound. Select the card that you want and make sure u select one of the options that also says spdif. Click set default, apply and it should work. Sorry if you have already tried this. But it's the first thing that comes to mind right now.

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my computer has no sound. I cannot figure out why. I reinstalled my Avance AC'97 sound driver and no luck. the speakers work fine. does anyone know what i can do? I didn't change anything before the sound went out. It just isn't there.

A:No sound from computer, speakers work fine... Avance AC'97 sound

physically check your cables, as usually this problem is caused by human error. next, check all of your volumes. what OS, service pack, and version are you running?

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Hey all,

This started last night, the only thing that I did that was out of the ordinary was ran Avast's thourough scan fully, but even after that my sound worked, so it didnt delete the driver to my knowlege, but when I do a dxdiag and look at my audio, it doesn't exist, there is no sound card installed, and allI use is my DFI Lan Party UT RDX200 CF-DR mother boards on board sound. I tried installing the driver again fom DFI and to no success, now when I went to install the drive again, I got an error saying that this device isnt approved by Windows, could windows be preventing my audio card from working?



A:OnBoard Sound issues (Sound Card not Found)

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First, let me say that I am a sound novice! I recently started a vinyl ripping project. My onboard sound does not support 24 bit depth recording at 96 kHz sampling rate, so I purchased an external USB card with phono preamp. It works just fine for my project. But as long as external sound card is plugged into a USB port, it takes control of all sound. I'd like to be able to toggle back to my onboard audio when I'm not ripping vinyl so I can listen through my system speakers. I have experimented with Windows audio controls, but have not found a way to do this. Is it possible?

A:Switching between onboard sound and external sound card

Did you check whether there was a switching option in the BIOS

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I am running Windows XP on a Intel Gigabyte 925 motherboard with onboard sound (CM9880) and 5.1 AOpen Surround sound speakers

The motherboard CD comes with drivers for both Microsofts UAA architecture as well CMedia.

The problem is that when I run the sound tests with the CMedia configuration utility all 5 of my surround sound speakers play at the correct times showing that they do work. The problem is this is the only place they work. The dont work when I play games or listen to music through various sound programs such as Windows Media Player. Here only 2 speakers work. Not all 5, some please help?

Is there and updated driver that I need to get for my onboard sound card fro Windows XP and if so from where



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Been using a Creative X-Fi Sound Blaster Extreme Music sound card for about a few months.
Then I bought evga's 780i motherboard.
I decided to remove the sound card, and use the onboard SPDIF to my Pioneer 7.1 receiver via optical digital cable and I'm amazed.

So...what would you use and why?

A:Onboard mobo sound or dedicated sound card?

Originally Posted by grimreaper

Been using a Creative X-Fi Sound Blaster Extreme Music sound card for about a few months.
Then I bought evga's 780i motherboard.
I decided to remove the sound card, and use the onboard SPDIF to my Pioneer 7.1 receiver via optical digital cable and I'm amazed.

So...what would you use and why?

Hey Grimreaper!

Sounds like you have a killer setup for sound. (I won't say what I'm using ).

If it were me and the onboard sound system is working great, then I'd stay with the onboard system. If you change your mind in the future, you can always add the external back in.

Best of luck with your new mobo

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My SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS card works perfectly well, but no sound will come out of my computer. I have up-to-date drivers and a new speaker system because I thought the old one might be faulty. If you start a song and turn the speaker to the max and listen real closely, you can barely distinguish the song, so I know it is there. Can anybody help me?

Email: [email protected]

A:My computer refuses to produce sound, but my sound card is fine

So how do you know that your Audigy works perfectly?

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Installed a Creative Soundblaster card and it automatically disables the onboard sound and when looking on recording devices Realtek doesn't show. Can I go into the BIOS screen and re-enable onboard audio (providing it allows me to) and will the Realtek HD Audio once again appear in recording devices along with the "what you hear" option the Soundblaster sets up when installing the soundcard ?  Basically, can you have both Realtek and Soundblaster show in recording devices at the same time and have the option to disable one when your not using it ? 
The sound card I'm using is the Soundblaster Audigy RX 7.1. 
Thanks for any help

A:onboard sound vs internal sound card

Hi, what does the onboard audio have that your new Creative soundcard does not offer in features? Just curious of your question posted.

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Hi, I fly MS FSX and I want to be able to chat to ATC with my headphones and then hear the engine noises coming out of my speakers and sub-woofer.

I have a soundcard and my motherboard has onboard sound. I can't find the bios setting to turn it on and I can't see any hint of it anywhere on the computer. Can someone help me get the on board sound going?

My computer is homebuilt, I recently installed Windows 7 pro 64bit. Specs in profile.


A:Enabling onboard sound with a sound card

In your bios it is under "Integrated Peripherals" and called "Azalia Codec".

P.S. What you want to do will only work if the chat program you want to use allows you to choose from more than one audio device, if it doesn't then it will only use the Windows default device.

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What would be the advantages/disadvantages of onboard sound vs a sound card? With a sound add on card are there headers for front panels connections.? Would I see/hear a big difference in the sound?

A:onboard sound vs. Addon sound card

It would depend on what you want from the audio or what applications you have for it. I have a home built using an Intel motherboard that has IDT (SigmaTel) HD audio on it. It's fine for most of the "listening" that I do However, I have a music program that uses MIDI and the default built in Windows/Microsoft GS Wavetable MIDI Synth is pretty bad. For that reason I have a SoundBlaster Xfi installed and SoundBlaster has on board hardware MIDI synths that are much better.

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I recently installed a new motherboard Asus Sabertooth 990FX. It has an on-board sound card "Realtek? ALC 892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC". I'm using 5.1 surround speakers from creative. Speaker fill with windows update driver, or Realteks driver from Asus' website, has the same outcome.

The problem is that the back speakers, when playing music, sound like an mp3 playing at 24kbps or something of the sort. This is not the first time this has happened, and ever since windows vista, this problem has occurred in every on-board sound card i have dealt with. I have heard different reasons such as DirectSound3D Hal in Windows Vista being removed, on-board sound cards just sucking, drivers sucking, etc.

The only time the rear speakers sound right, is when i test the speakers with windows, with the software from Realtek, Or using some media player that i cant remember the name of anymore that had an option to fix this problem only for music played in that media player. But I just want all sound to play through them right. I don't watch movies on this computer and usually don't play any games, so i don't really care about the surround affect. I just want all the speakers putting out sound in stereo.

At this point I really don't care if i need a third party software to fix this issue and just for the record, no I do not have room in my system for an internal sound card, and I really don't want to deal with an external one either. I'd rather just never fix the i... Read more

A:Realtek onboard sound card with 5.1 surround speaker fill problem

The first step once confirmed that the correct drivers and by the way sound app is installed is to set to the speaker settings for 5.1 or 4 speakers depending on preference. You may want to check on the Windows sound mixer settings as well since many often forget about that other mixer being there.

The first test once the settings are looked over is going into the Control Panel>Sound section there to run the test/configuration wizard which will verify each pair of speakers first front then back as you go along. That is found in the Playback tab when first clicking on the CP>Sound and seeing the popup window appear.
(refer to attached images for both Windwos sound mixer, Sound configuration wizard)

As you will see from the second image there for the configuration wizard I use a separate expansion card(preferred here) while you would still look through that wizard. With the Creative Audio Console/Volume Panel you generally expect a move evolved mixer.volume control panel while most onboard sound setups also provide some smaller form of mixer app you would need to look at as well.

Another trip up found with some 5.1 speaker sets is on the center speaker or other volume and balance controls where sometimes tweaking them is required when it seems sound will drop off from the rear speakers. If the bass is up a bit the quality of sound from the rear pair despite having a woofer below can suffer! Then you have to tweak the tremble if these controls are present to clean up th... Read more

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Well, my on-board sound is annoying the hell out of me.

First of all, I have an Albatron PX845PEV Pro board with the original drivers from the homepage. (Realtek AC'97 Audio driver version

Now during normal music or video enjoyment the sound is fine.
But as soon as i start a game (WoW, Steam CS, Rome:Total war) the sound gets bad... i mean REAL bad.
Oddly enough NOT in WoW intro videos and stuff, only in actual game play.

Since english is not my native language i have some problems expressing how the sound is like... But well, just imagine you pack a pair of bad headphones in a tin box and crank it up loud. Thats pretty much how it sounds ;-)

Hope anyone can tell me what would fix this or atleast if it even is fixable...

Dont really feel like stuffing an expensive sound card into my PC... My old ASRock K7 Board for instance only had onboard sound too, but it was definetly enough for my standards...

Well, thx in advance for any tipps.

A:Albatron PX845 onboard sound problem (BAD sound in games)

Your sound works in Windows fine, while playing movies and listening to music. Something is "right" there. The oddball that comes to mind is EAX, Enhanced Audio eXperience (i think). I once had a game that had bad sound, and i had to go to options and disable EAX, or high definition audio, whatever they may call it. Then the game's sound was fine. The only other fix i've seen for that (like if the game always tried to use EAX with no option to disable it), is go to advanced properties of Sound and turn hardware acceleration down one level at a time, testing the game to see if it works. Hope you get it figured out.

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Hey, I need a bit of help

I'm running a Dell inspiron laptop, if this helps, but I recently had what I believe was a virus on here, my internet security (McAfee and Windows Defender) were both being turned off from time to time and I had to manually turn them back on.
Then my laptop started slowing down so much it took 3 hours to complete 12% of a scan with only that running. I decided to do a system restore to about 2 weeks ago, hoping to fix the problem.

After 4 hours of it saying the same thing whilst trying to complete the restore (Windows is repairing the registry), I decided it was time for some intervention as it seemed to be stuck in some never ending loop.
I got the recovery CD and then turned my laptop off mid-restore, which it didn't like. Upon turning it back on I only got a blue screen and mouse, but I got it to boot from the CD and did a boot recovery and Disk Check. All is working fine, apart from I am left now with no sound.
(On a side note, the boot start isn't the same as before and it says that the Autochk is missing, Skipping Autocheck)

I've checked the device manager, which is telling me everything is working fine, apart from in sounds it cannot play a test sound.
I've run a Dell Support Center check, which told me everything was running fine apart from a PCI Family Bus Port 5 - 2495, which failed to run the test, but windows again was saying that this is working fine.
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A:No sound, yet windows says the sound card is fine?

Boot in safe mode with networking
Safe Mode

Download install and let the following program update and scan.
Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer
Next run a secure file check (this can be done while still in safe mode as well)
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Okay once that is done and we know the source of your problems is gone.

we need to see if you really got rid of the problem files first.

Once you've done that post back with the exact model of your inspiron

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I'm pretty much lost here. A while ago I reinstalled windows XP on my parents' PC. On my next visit they told me there is no sound. I checked to see through dxdiag that it does not detect any sound card. So I thought I perhaps forgot the sound drivers.

It has integrated audio chipset and I didn't know exactly which audio drivers to install. Tried a bunch, some didn't even install and others installed, but no sound still.

Then I uninstalled audio drivers and just tried to do a windows update. That redirected me to a bunch of sound drivers, tried the newest one - same, no sound still. And dxdiag still says that there is no sound card.

After a while I found the driver CD for the motherboard. Installed the sound drivers from there and STILL no sound.

So I'm pretty much stumped. Maybe the the hardware is failing? The motherboard is relatively new (about a year old). Any ideas? Much appreciated.

A:No audio, no drivers work, doesn't detect sound card

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Hi Guys,

wondering if someone can shed some light on the situation. I have recently bought an acer aspire 8930G laptop and its been fine until recently.

If im playing sound whether its on youtube or any other sound related website and open for example an mp3 via windows media player, the sound becomes muffled and slows down.

Then if I close all applications and reopen windows media to play the MP3, it says "theres no sound device installed"??

I have to then restart for it to work properly again.

I have antivirus installed etc and am very sensible in what i download..

Would this be a driver fault? or hardware?

Thanks Guys

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Hey Guys,

So here it goes, I normally have my Logitech z-5500 speakers connected to the onboard sound output (green,yellow and black) as well as my Plantronics 780 connected to the front panel USB port. I used to be able to play music through any one without any problems, just had to select which one I wanted as my default playback device.

Now my problem is, I get audio fine through the 780, but I get no sound what so ever from any of the onboard ports. I have searched online for hours trying all the suggested solutions(check below) but I'm hoping its not a device failure =(

What's weird is that just like all other posts I've read, when I plug anything into the onboard jacks I get the speakers as connected and the audio level moves with sound..but I get no output from my speakers.
What I have tested:

1) removing and reinstalling audio drivers from Asus website. - no luck
2) trying a headphone in the different jacks to see if any would give audio - no luck
3) went into the BIOS made sure I was up to date and the sound device was enabled - no luck
I can post screenshots of anything that may help in trying to resolve this problem and would appreciate anyone assisting me.
Thank you.

A:No sound from onboard audio (Realtek High Defition Audio)

Ravir mate do yourself a favour and install a sound card I have the exact same board and I fitted an Asus Xonar DG after spending a load of time trying to make sense of the Asus site, RealTek site and the Windows feature which are all a crock of crap.
The GUI for the Xonar card is great for sound (up to 7:1 support) and effects and mixing. Best of all it is cheap. I have them in three of my machines and would not be bothered with the onboard rubbish. Sound Cards and Digital-to-Analog Converters - Xonar DG - ASUS

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After discovering that my beloved HT Omega Claro Plus soundcard
cannot be installed on my new mb due to the lack of PCI slots, I decided to
go with the onboard until I get a new card.

I enabled onboard audio in the BIOS, downloaded and installed the
latest drivers, went to Control Panel > Sound and set the device as
default. Then I sent thru the Realtec software and set up the audio.

I connected a Corsair 3-pc set and I get absolutely no sound. I can
see signal getting to winamp and cooledit pro, but can't hear a thing.
I then hooked up and known-working el cheapo set of speakers and
still no sound.

Nothing is in mute and everything seems good to go. I've spent an
hour poking around to no avail. Can anyone suggest something I may
be missing? (I'm beginning to wonder if the onboard audio might just
be flakey.)


A:Onboard Audio - no sound

Check the Device Manager, Sound section and see what is listed. You should have the RealTek (assuming that is what you have) and possibly NVIDIA HDMI Audio. If there are others disable (or uninstall them) in the Device Manager, restart the PC and see if that helps. May be good to Post a screenshot of the Device Manager, Sound section.

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The "Speakers" should be set as the Default Playback Device. Stereo Mix as the default Recording Device.

I had an HT Omega Striker 7.1, which is PCI on my old system. When I built my new system, I just went with the RealTek and don't really miss the Omega sound card. I have a recording studio and have high end audio for that, but for PC audio the RealTek is satisfactory for me.

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Using Windows 7 64 bit. Have ASUS M4A79XTD board with onboard audio. Everything has been running great. There were no changes or upgrades done yesterday. There was a power failure at my house for a second and when it booted up it asked do you want to start up as usual or in safe mode etc. Ever since I get no sound. I see the audio waves in media player. Also the sound controls show meters moving up and down. I got the latest VIA audio driver. Anyone have any other suggestions?

A:No sound with onboard audio

Do you have the default set to "Speakers"

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Junior Member with 2 posts.
Join Date: Feb 2009
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16 Minutes Ago, #20
No Sound Onboard Audio
posted by Ggirl2 on Feb 23, 2009 NO-SOUND ONBOARD AUDIO

Quick details:
V2 Premier
XP Home SP2 (build 2600) ECS P4VMM2 1.0
Processor Main Circuit Board b 2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ECS P4VMM2 1.0
Controller (3x) MPU-401 Compatible MIDI Device
Standard Game Port
VIA AC'97 Audio Controller (WDM)

Nothing was installed to make sound quit except that Windows Auto-Update was ON
Windows media Player/Winamp think that audio is working fine
NO errors at all under system hardware sounds
PC makes system sounds but from the system not the speakers.
Self Troublesghooting performed
1. RESTORES - tried multiple restores all the way back to 6 months ago
2. Deleted audio from Device manager - let device manager re-install
3. Windows Audio is ON
4. Bios Onboard AC'97 ON
5. Reformatted pc - loaded original drivers from CD
6. Searched for updated drivers - both on Windows site and also
detailid=46&DetailName=Bios&DetailDesc=P4VMM2(V1.1A)&CategoryID=1&MenuID=39 &LanID=8
7. Plugged current speakers into another pc -work great
8. Plugged different speakers into this pc - NO sound
9. Cleared cmos - no luck
10. Loaded driver detective and at that time had all updated drivers necessary
11. Tried reg fixes on Kelly's Ko... Read more

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Hi there,
I wonder if there is any sure way to check if the pc's onboard audio is really dead? I've check the main sound source and found the front  and rear speakers output are both grey out. I also ran the services.msc and under windows audio, it is set to auto.  
 Is there no other way to get sound out of my pc except to install a pci sound adapter?

A:onboard audio no sound

Have you checked what the status of your sound device is in Device Manager?   Have you attempted to uninstall its current driver, uninstall the device itself, and then perform a Scan for New Hardware to see if a newer/better driver is available?  If that didn't work, have you first checked the support site for your computer manufacturer to see if they have an updated driver and, if not, the manufacturer of the sound card?
Give all these things a try at a minimum before declaring the hardware dead.

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Hi guys,

So I am back with another problem

I've put a computer together here using my motherboard out of what used to be my computer. Sound and audio were working fine in that setup. Now on this one everything is working spick and span except the sound.

I have no audio playing out of the audio jack from the motherboard. I've went through about 8 different drivers which 'should' of worked and I really can't find another variation that I could be missing on the net. Downloaded the mother board audio drivers from Gigabyte and the rest were variations of the audio thing that's on it.

The odd thing, at least in my opinion is that there is nothing flagged in device manager if i play any sound on a player it does show that its playing. It does not say I am missing any driver or anything of the sorts. Just does play any sound

Here are the details...
XP Pro SP3
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-8I915P Dual Graphic
-Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio [1002-AA60] [NoDB] PCI
-C-Media CMI9880 @ Intel 82801FB ICH6 - High Definition Audio Controller [B-1] PCI
And a extra card I through in in hopes to by pass the on board sound and just play from a sound card... But no dice, same deal of no sound.
C-Media CMI8738/C3DX Audio Device PCI

Any Ideas?

A:Onboard audio - No sound

So you put another computer together

"using my motherboard out of what used to be my computer"

The technician in me would wonder if you have experience doing this because I immediately wonder if there is a board short. Once we establish your experience level with computer builds we can ask the pertinent questions. No offense, it helps to know & saves time.

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A lil' confused so need some expert adv.

Just wish to reconfirm, this USB PNP, IF it will record/SAVE
from my audio cassette player to my desk top,using WIN XP PRO ! I wish to transfer songs from audio cassettes to my desk top which does not have a sound card.I have the COOL RECORDER in case that helps, does it ?
Earlier I have used the TV tuner card which did the job of such a transfer but that went kaput.

Thx for yr help.Cheers

A:Solved: USB Sound Card - 2.0 Audio Input / Output Sound Card

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I recently downloaded the latest Realtek drivers for my ECS Elitegroup GeForce 7050m-m Motherboard, and the sound worked well, and also my headphones microphone worked. I do not have external (or internal) speakers, as I just use my Turtlebeach Headset for sound and communicating. When the little dialog info thing pops up from Realtek it says:
Information: You've just plugged/unplugged a device from the audio jack. This happens repeatedly for my microphone. The mic will stop working once it says unplugged, but it isn't a problem with the headset, as I have another that does the same problem. The sound never cuts out, but the mic does, any suggestions?

A:After getting onboard sound to work...

Sounds like a bad jack. Front panel or at the rear?

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Hey what's up people! I got a little problem. My PSU was crapping out, so I decided to get a new one... I found a deal for a CPU case and PSU, so I just transferred the Motherboard, Hard Drives, etc... to the new case. I was extra careful to do it properly and not screw anything up, but something did! I have no sound whatsoever, neither my speakers nor the CPU speaker work at all. I have tried all the windows troubleshooters, to no avail. It was working perfectly before!! I have a K7SOM+ motherboard and Duron 2000+. I double checked in the manual to see if I did everything right, and the only thing different is that the new case does not have a front panel audio header, so I didn't touch those pins. I checked the BIOS and everything seems fine everything is enabled, nothing is muted, and speakers work fine... um, that is all I can think of right now.. if you can help me just shout back!!

A:Onboard sound does not work...plz help!!

Make sure that the I/O shield isnt touching the audio ports.

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I recently put together a new system with a fresh installation of Windows 7 64 bit. I cannot get sound to come from my speakers no matter what I have tried. I have trolled through all the forums I could find on the subject, and tried every possible solution, to no avail. I am hoping I simply missed something somewhere along the way, so I will list my specs, as well as everything I have tried thus far.

I am going to attempt to provide as much information as possible, but if I miss something you need to get the full picture, please let me know.

Specs first:

MSI 870A-G54 motherboard (with onboard audio - Chipset integrated by Realtek? ALC892)
AMD Athlon II X2 255 CPU - 3.1 Ghz Dual Core
Corsair 8 Gb Ram - DDR3 1333 MHz
Windows 7 64 bit (also tried to get this working on Vista 32 bit installation on same machine, with same results)
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5550 Graphics Card
Seagate 1 TB SATA 300 HDD
Antec 500W PSU
Creative 5.1 surround speakers - The jacks are the usual black, orange and green, for Center/Sub, Rear, and Left/Right
Now, here are the steps I have followed:
Installed Win 7, and soon discovered sound was not configured properly. The system kept picking the optical output as the default device, even though there was no optical device connected, and it also showed that the speakers were not plugged in, even though they were, as in the pic below
After digging through various forums, got advice to click on the Connector Settings (the icon that looks like a folder) in th... Read more

A:No Sound from Speakers with Onboard Audio

One thing that comes to mind, is that the levels may need to be adjusted.

Go to the Windows Sound manager and select Speakers > Properties > Levels
Look for the "Front" and other necessary levels.......make sure they're not at zero.

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I have a Dell XPS 410 with Sigmatel onboard soundcard and I installed the newest drivers that Driver Detective found for me which was Intel® Desktop Board DG33TL? Audio: IDT* 92XX Driver

But I still have no sound working could somebody please help me to get the sound to work on my computer!!

A:I have a Sigmatel audio onboard no sound!

Was the sound working before the new driver? If it was, I would go into the "device manager" and find the device, go to the driver tab and "roll back driver" this should at least get it working again then try to find out why the new driver will not work.

You may also try different speakers, headphones, ect to see if you have a bad cable or connection somewhere.

You may also go into the BIOS and see if the onboard sound is enabled if you have the option. Maybe someone gained access and disabled it.

Hopefully something here works.

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I'd figure I've got some time to make a new thread here for members of SevenForums who may have experienced some difficulty getting sound out of their computer via HDMI

Locate the SPDIF connector on your motherboard using a 2 pin spdif cable

PIN assignment #
1 Power
2 No pin
4 Spdifi
6 Ground

Notice the bold and RED (SPDIF) and BLACK (ground)

Here is my motherboard EVGA 790i Ultra as an example marked by a red square (see attached pic).

Connect the 2 pin SPDIF cable from your motherboard (output) to your video card (GPU) input.
If you are running SLi(multiple video cards) pick the first video card (PCI-E slot #1).

NVIDIA based cards only (GeForce 8 series and up) may work for you.
Connect the graphics spdif pass through to your motherboard and then audio will "pass through" over to the hdmi.
If you're not sure look between the SLI Link and the 6 pin power connectors.

NOTE: make sure you are doing this with the computer power OFF, disconnect the power cord, as I am not responsible for any electrical shocks that may arise.

Make sure your speakers are connected properly on your AMP, and you may need to configure your AMP settings (HDMI settings).

Go to Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Sound and configure your audio settings.

Choose the correct sound output, you will see SPDIF out, and HDMI out.

NOTE: you may need to boot into your BIOS and enable HD Audio to ENABLED or ON (should be on by default).

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A:Onboard audio and how to get 5.1/7.1 sound via HDMI

You should mention that this only applies to Nvidia cards (8800 series and up), as the ATI HD series of cards all come with the Realtek HD audio built into the card.

Also for a selection of Nvidia cards and what to look for on the card, as well as hot to quickly and cheaply (free actually) make the cable if one didn't come with the video card,

Guide: 8800GT/9800GT/9800GTX Sound over HDMI (Now including Creative cards) - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

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Hello to you all!

I've been having problems with my sound card (in the title) and that problem is that I cannot hear any sound come out of it but the strange thing is the little green bar that indicates sound is coming through and how loud it is keeps going up and down as I play music.

Anyway the strange thing is the windows default sound thingy works perfectly fine, if any of oyu kind people could help me that would be fantastic!

A:Solved: No sound coming out of my SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio sound card

update your driver

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Hi there, I have a little problem over here,
since I replaced my old graph card (Nvidia 7600GS) with my new (Nvidia 9600 GSO) my onboard sound has stopped working, Mobo : Asrock N68PV-GS.
As a temporary solution I removed my TV-tuner card from the PCI slot and I put in a Creative Audigy sound card (5.1) yet only 3 of the 5 speakers work with this one, please help !

A:Onboard sound does not work anymore

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Hi there, I have a little problem over here,
since I replaced my old graph card (Nvidia 7600GS) with my new (Nvidia 9600 GSO) my onboard sound has stopped working, Mobo : Asrock N68PV-GS.
As a temporary solution I removed my TV-tuner card from the PCI slot and I put in a Creative Audigy sound card (5.1) yet only 3 of the 5 speakers work with this one, please help !

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ok basically i can not get any pci devices to work on this computer as well as the onboard sound. I have tried updatting drivers i have tried 2 different pci sound cards, i have tried buying a brand new sound card and so far i cant get anything to work.

A:PCI devices do not work as well as onboard sound

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hey i reinstalled windows yesterday and now the sound wont work,says no audio device altho ive installed drivers and updated them

when i install my realtek or stigmatel audio drivers it just doest start back up after the restart.
ive tryed nearly everything now like and it aint working , on my bios only thing is disabled is pcie lan boot rom

aswell as no sound this wont let me open games or install some games cud some 1 help. wud like the sound sorted
bye. xoxo

A:Onboard Sound Wont Work

Please put your System Specs information in your Profile

Reply here once done

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