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Q: onboard sound vs internal sound card

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

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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 installed a internal sound card months ago when my original ports on my PC stopped working. Just recently sound started coming from my monitors built in speakers and not my sound card.
I purchased a new sound card to no avail. I still get static and no sound and control panel says device is working properly.
What is going on it has to be something simple I am looking over.
Help please.

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I just ordered a computer with onboard sound. Now, what are the major differences between having an onboard or card?

I use sound mostly for listening to MP3s and playing a few games (ie Morrowind).

A:Sound Card vs. Onboard?

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there something wrong with my computer

when i play an audio or when something coming out of the speaker (or head phone) it comes out all broken

its hard to describe it but like the audio rips king of . continuously

does anyone know whats wrong ?

it seems to be more subtle when there is less things going on on the computer
and when im using my comp to the max then i can barely even listen to the song because it rips so much

so i dont think its the sound card .. is it the hard drive then?

A:is it the onboard sound card?

check your tempretures and voltages
when it is normal and when it is playing up and post the results

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i am running a k7s5a pro mobo. finally got it up and running with no problems, *don't ever use the ECS drivers for your agp* yet now i just don't have sound. and when it does the new hardware detection i assign it to look at all the places where i have the latest and greatest drivers yet it never finds the one it's looking for. and so the audio device never comes up in the system device list. lil help if anybody else has had this problem with this mobo and what ya did to solve it.

A:No sound from the onboard card

I don't know this mainboard... does the manual mention which sound interface (or chipset) it has? If not, try to search for the sound chip in the mainboard then a search in google should help...

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hey, i have a video capture card that uses an audio link to input the sound into my sound card, and my sound cards clock stabillity is apparently not all that great, which causes the sound to either lag behind the video or be slightly ahead of the video. and i was wondering, would it be possible to have the line in from my capture card go into my onboard sound(which was working fine before the new card) so that i could get the synch that im looking for. step by step instructions would be great. I have a sound blaster live 24 bit and an ASUS mobo with onboard stereo sound(kt600)

anywho, thanks alot in advanced

A:onboard and sound card

If your SBLive isn't up to the job, I imagine your onboard sound would be even worse.

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i have a asus P4S533 MX mother board that comes with an on board multimedia sound card. but get no sound i tried going to install drivers in the device manger but it can't find any online and i can't find any saved on my computer. when i open up control panel and click on sounds, speech, and audio devices then click on adjust the system volume, on the volume tab on sounds and audio devices properties it says no audio device. it act's as if there is no speaker connected please help!!!

Also my NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 video card lags very bad and it won't let me install the necessity drivers on it. any suggestions on how to install them?

A:Onboard mulitmedia sound card

You are weak in the Google grasshopper:


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I have a AOpen AC97 motherboard with a Duron 1.2 chip running Win98se. I am using the onboard sound and it has never really worked right. It routinely stutters, even when playing the windows startup sounds. Any ideas? A search through the internet suggested an IRQ issue, but I don't know how to check or change that.

I have updated the sound driver, installed DirectX 9.02(b) and run Norton Utilites on the system to clean up common errors.

A:Onboard Sound Card Stutters

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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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sup fellas, have a stupid question for you...
Just switched my desktop to windows 7 from xp pro and have a weird latency with my audio. This latency did not exist on XP, but with 7 it is there. I have been using just my motherboard soundcard (desktop for recording) with the 6 1/8" inputs ... I have my dj mixer's output to the mic input on the soundcard and the speaker output to the sound system. I have downloaded all the updated realtek audio drivers, but still have this 1/4 second latency. I have also tried running my mixer's output to the line-in opposed to the mic and get no audio recognition. Any ideas?

A:onboard sound card question

The line in is an unpowered line. If you have a self powered sound source, you should be able to use this port to feed sound into your computer. My best guess is to may certain that you have the correct drivers, make sure there are no device conflicts and to check to see if it is a program issue.

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I have an on-board sound card that is built on motherboard and Im getting interference noise (i think) that comes thru the speakers at about the half way point and beyond. So if I want a decent sound it sounds like crap. Will a soundblaster card or other eliminate this or no?

A:Onboard sound card vs soundblaster etc???

Yes it should eliminate this noise. I had this problem when I was putting my computer together and hadn't bought a good soundcard yet. It got annoying quick, but was easily fixed with a new card. I think you will also enjoy the new sound and clarity with a GOOD sound card.

:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:

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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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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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My sound card is hooked up to my surround sound system and every time hard bass hits there is a buzzing sound. I thought it might have been the surround sound system but I hooked it to another set of speakers and it does the same thing. It only happens when there is a lot of bass. I have RealTek HD audio output. Any info would be great.

A:2 problems both with OnBoard Sound Card

Do you happen to have the ability to get the specs of the onboard sound card? (Also, generally, a lot of onboard sound cards are not as good as ones that you might be able to get with one that isn't integrated.) If not, what is the brand and model of the computer, and have you always had this problem? Another thing, have you ever reinstalled your operating system? You may want to try to reinstall the drivers for the sound card.

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k here is the scoop. yesterday my sound was working PERFECTLY. I even played some music b4 i went to sleep. I left my computer on that night and when i came back to my computer the next day the sound was not working. Nothing was changed. It was exatly how i left it. I restarted my computer and to no avail. I have a k7s5a Motherboard with a 1.15 amd chip, 512 ram. I dont understand what happened here. I tried updating the sound drivers but to no avail. Could my sound card be broken? it is a onboard sound card. I know i am using the right drivers. What should I do? BTW if i turn my speakers to MAX volume, i can hear some scratching in the background.

EDIT: if it is hardware failiure should i get a pci sound card or what...

A:onboard Sound card problems


Take a look here and make sure it's not muted:-
Start>Programs>Accesories>Entertainment>Volume Control.

Check-out device manager under Audio Devices and see what shows and make sure the card is 'enabled' not 'disabled'.

You could also check your BIOS just to ensure it hasn't got disabled there.

Have you tried another amplifier/speaker set?

There are some very good PCI sound cards in the 'Creative' range if all else fails.


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I'm recently working on my brother-in-law's computer that was given to him. I installed windows2000 professional...i.e. reformatting and removing all old software. Everything so far seems to run great...if you don't plan on having any sound. It appears the sound card is a SoundPro HT1869V+ on board and is not compatable with win2000 nor has drivers to install for win2000. My first question is this....can I disable the onboard sound card and install a new sound card i.e. Creative soundblaster and if so my 2nd question is how do I disable the onboard sound card? Would this be done in bios? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

A:Disabling Onboard Sound Card

try going to start/settings/control panel/add remove hardware, go throught the uninstall prompts. If you can see the sound chip there you should be able to uninstall or disable it.

Otherwise you can look in the bios for a setting to disable it, some motherboards have jumpers, you would need to check the manual for the machine. And some disable themselves when you install another sound card.

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my friends computer has an on board audio sound card that we dont know the name too and the computer was reformatted. Tryin to look up model but not luck, it was built by hand. Any way we could figure this out now? or is it a bit too late. If its late, we could always just buy a sound card, but it'd be nice to just be able to get the name now. Thanks in advance for any help


A:Figuring out onboard sound card

Laptop or desktop? Is there an OS on it? if so you could download a program like everest which will tell you the specifics of your computer


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I'm trying to help my brother set up a new computer basically from scratch. I've gotten nearly everything working on it, except for the sound card. It's an onboard sound card, but I haven't been able to locate any sort of manufacterer or part #s on it, and I don't see anything on the motherboard itself (I don't even know the make/model of the mb). Is there any way I can find out this information? Do I even need to know this to find a driver for the sound card? Thanks in advance for your help,


A:Drivers for Onboard Sound Card

This should give you the info you need to find the driver


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Please somebody help me out I did a fresh install and lost my drivers, on a dell optiplex I believe it is the 270 model.. With cpu-z the mainboard shows as 0x1105
Everything has been found by windows after I put a wireless card in to update however windows doesn't find the audio driver Ethernet etc all good, I have the original install disk but that doesn't have any drivers on it.
Please don't tell me to go to dell website because I've been there and no luck.
So if anyone could point me towards the direction of either the original drivers cd or well anything would be appreciated.


A:Solved: sound card driver (onboard)

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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 recently formatted my computer and am having serious trouble with the sound card and its driver. I will include the dxdiag info file with comp specs in it etc in this post to help debug this problem.

Firstly, my understanding is that i need the AC'97 audio drivers from realtek and i have tried installing the driver that i downloaded from the Realtek website, and also the driver that i downloaded from the giga-byte website and both resulted in problems such as the computer restarting about 3 minutes after loading the desktop continually (i presume when it tries to load the sound card). And also when i tried the one from the realtek website it restarted midinstallation and then tried to install it once it had rebooted. It then continued to restart as it tried to install it each time.

And under the device manager its the Multimedia Audio Controller which is affected. I have tried uninstalling the driver both from control panel and from the device manager and reinstalling and nothing has worked.

I am at a loss as for what to do and i actually remember having similar problems the last time i formatted this computer however stupidly i dont believe i kept the files that i used previously

Any help would be greatly greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,

A:Onboard Sound Card Driver Issues

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Please, I have to reformate this new harddrive i got and I have no clue how to install the onboard sound card i have. I did the **** like delete it in first and then restart and it "should" update drivers but it doesn't. This is the first time it happened to me too and nothin fried or anything.

A:Wanted:A onboard sound card nerd

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does anyone know which are the sure ways to diagnose your onboard sound card and make sure that the chip is "dead"?
Please share your tips, and ways you would check it.

I tried to search this topic on the internet, but found very little, and mostly those are software-related tips. I am sure there are some advanced ways to check it in the home environment setup.

A:How to Check if an Onboard Sound Card is Dead


Could you be more specific ? You don?t have sound using earphones, onboard speakers,... ??

1.- Volume mixer is not muted
2.- If onboard speakers aren?t working, try connecting earphones.
3.- Check sound drivers on Device drivers (Control Panel)

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Hello all
I'm Suzy, I dont know much bout PC, soft or hardware. Recently I just bought Creative Xtreem Audio. However, I discovered that the old sound card is intergrated w the ATI motherboard. When I check on Device Manager the current audio card is ((realtek ac97 audio driver)) . Does anyone know how to disable this audio card in order to install the X-Fi card

Thanks a lot

A:Can anyone show me how to disable onboard sound card

Can you pull it out? Or it's onboard? If so, go in BIOS and disable it, or there may be a jumper on the board to do so.

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Alright, so my hand-me-down computer is a Compaq Deskpro still running Windows 98. I know that's just asking for trouble, but really, I need some help here.

The Deskpro has an integrated, onboard sound card - an ESS 1869 sound card that was pretty good until I bought myself a Hercules 5.1 surround PCI card. I installed the thing as well as the latest drivers and whatnot, everything seemed to be going good, until I realized the sound was still going through the onboard ESS sound card, while the PCI card wasn't doing anything at all.

So I tried using the Windows 98 Device manager to disable the two ESS audio devices that were listed; one was an "Control Interface" the other a "Plug-n-Play AudioTable". Didn't work. Instead of audio coming out of the wrong sound card, I got NO audio whatsoever.

Then I went into the BIOS, and set the "onboard audio" setting under the "Onboard Devices" tab to "disabled." That solved NOTHING.

So, I looked for a jumper or somesuch on the motherboard. Nope, no jumper.

So now I'm confused and frustrated and rather angry. Anyone have any idea of the twisted inner workings of the Compaq Deskpro? Anyone have a similar situation? Or does anyone wanna possibly send me a new Alienware computer to shut me up?

A:Compaq onboard sound card hell

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Hi !!

I'm in the middle of completing a Windows XP Pro instalation.
I noticed system has no sound, where can I download the drive for the
onboard sound card for an ITI board ? Much appreciated.

Cheers !!


A:Need driver for onboard sound card ITI8705F

Mysons said:

Hi !!

I'm in the middle of completing a Windows XP Pro instalation.
I noticed system has no sound, where can I download the drive for the
onboard sound card for an ITI board ? Much appreciated.

Cheers !!
Click to expand...

Go to the website for the manufacturer of the desktop or laptop. If that fails, the try the site for the manufacturer of the sound card. If that fails, there are sites that you can google up for free drivers. I know of one thats called drivers.com and HTH...doc

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Hi. During a recent thunder storm my sound just stopped working. The PC is protected by a surge protector and nothing seemed fried, in fact all else works. I trouble shot the sound setup and found the speakers i have still work with an IPOD plugged directly in to the woofer but the onboard sound (the green jack i plug my speaker cable into) will not output any sound. I plugged some working earphones directly in to the green jack to no avail. Is there a way of either testing further or repairing the onboard sound?

The reason I ask is that only the small PCI-Express slot is vacant and that is blocked by the video card. The only other option is to free up a larger PCI slot currently housing an IDE conversion card used to carry info from my C:\ HDD, and my DVD drives. Which then means caving in and buying new SATA DVD drives and also a SATA HDD and re-installing windows. There must be an easier way?

Windows: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Memory (RAM): 3072 MB
CPU Info: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz
CPU Speed: 1858.4 MHz
Sound card: Realtek HD Audio output
Display Adapters: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
Network Adapters: Linksys Wireless-N PCI Adapter WMP300N
BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 11/27/06 | A M I - 11000627
Motherboard: ConRoe9... Read more

A:Onboard sound blown and no slots for a card

Invest in a USB audio device like this:

Also, replace that surge protector. It is fried, take my word for it

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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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If i was to buy a sound card, and i connect hdmi to graphics card and use tv to watch a blu ray, what sound would be used? Im assuming onboard is that right?


A:hdmi playback sound card or onboard?

None of the above. The sound would come from the video card when using HDMI.

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OK well im going to install a sound blaster live and need help turning off my current onboard realtek sound card please help me thanks.

A:HOW DO i turn off my onboard sound card from bios?

It would really help to know which motherboard you have.

Have you looked in the BIOS? Have you looked at your motherboard manual? In some cases it can be a jumper on the motherboard.

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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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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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So recently my on board audio stopped working for no reason and it doesn't look like it's been fried the board is only 2 months old. Yes I have tried device manager etc it's nothing to do with windows now I inserted a sound I then got my sound back that was great for a few days now Tonight I cleaned up the wiring to make it neater then took out the card to see if the on board would go still nothing so I disabled the on board re installed the card and Now the card is doing the same thing? I tried everything device manager,driver re install etc
With going on

Is the board just faulty and evil to blow a good card or why isn't the card processing sound now?

I am over it is having a working PC a lot to ask for its been causing me a lot of issues since I got it.

I do anything for anyone who can fix my issue

A:Asrick FM2A88X onboard Blown Now Sound Card? Help!

There are many ASRock FM2A88X motherboards, what is the exact model that you have?

With the on-board audio enabled, what is the status in the Device Manager? Does it show working OK or does it have an error code?

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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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After re-installing Win XP Professional, Windows unable to install on-board soundcare, can any one help me on this, no sound card driver available on the net and asus site.

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Hey, I recent put together this new rig. I'm using the onboard sound card for my Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Rev 2.0 mobo. The sound chipset is Realtek ALC889. I've updated the latest drivers, but there is crackling/static noise when I play music.

Currently I mainly use a 2.1 speaker system. But Ive tried testing it with headphones the static/crackling noises persists. It is not constant, but it shows up periodically. Furthermore, when there is no music/sound playing the noise is not there. This leads me to believe its a hardware/driver issue and not so much a speaker/interference issue.

I'm stumped on this and any help would be appreciated, the noise is annoying.

A:Realtek onboard sound card: Static/Crackling noises

Do you have a wireless (wi fi) connection? They have been known to cause this. A cordless phone or cell phone sitting close by is also a potential. Video card/drivers have also been another issue.

There are many possibilites and many forum posts about this problem, here, on the Dell users forum and other internet computer forums. No "one fix" for the problem.

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