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Q: Output sound to external DAC

Hello all,
I am new to the forums and my laptop.However I have one question about my sound,

Is it possible to take the sound from my laptop without is passing though my laptops DAC (Digital to Analauge converter) and feed the sound into the DAC on my Cyrus CD player 6XP (2010 Edition) and then onto my amplifier, so I can experenice the higher quality from the CD players DAC rather than my computers.

The ports I have on my laptop are:

1x Headphones out
3x USB
1x Card Reader
1x Microphones In
1x VGA out
1x Network out



Thanks


Harry Cross

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A: Output sound to external DAC

Quote: Originally Posted by HAWC145


Hello all,
I am new to the forums and my laptop.However I have one question about my sound,

Is it possible to take the sound from my laptop without is passing though my laptops DAC (Digital to Analauge converter) and feed the sound into the DAC on my Cyrus CD player 6XP (2010 Edition) and then onto my amplifier, so I can experenice the higher quality from the CD players DAC rather than my computers.

The ports I have on my laptop are:

1x Headphones out
3x USB
1x Card Reader
1x Microphones In
1x VGA out
1x Network out



Thanks


Harry Cross


Short answer ... probably not.

However, there are some high quality dacs on the market that will connect to your computer by USB or Firewire and deliver mind blowing good sound... There's a lot of them and at a very wide range of prices, so do some google searches....

But do let me caution you... unless you have exceptionally good audio gear the audible improvements are likely to be lost to plastic speaker boxes, weak power supplies and poorly designed sub-woofers....

DAC vs Soundcard on high end gear such as McIntosh Audio... "WOW"
DAC vs Soundcard on $199 home theater in a box... "Why did I waste my money".

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I am getting a laptop. Right now I am deciding between regular "High Definition Audio 2.0" and a "ExpressCard Sound Blaster X-Fi Laptop Sound Card with Wireless Receiver Bundle". The latter is 134 dollars more. Would the latter make the output of sound better on external speakers. Say if you're a DJ, and you use the laptop, would the sound coming out of the speakers at those high volumes be much better if you have the better soundcard? Or does it not have any effect on the output sounds? Thanks!
 

A:Do Sound Cards Effect The Output of Sound To External Speakers?

It affects the external output even more than the one from the integrated speakers.
 

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Hello,
I am using an external 5.1 USB Sound Card (Best USB UB-003 5.1Ch USB) but there is no sound in Rear output. I want it to use with my Herculies MP3 E2 DJ mixer controller.

I am trying to keep eye on the Tracks while crossfading the songs by my headphone like DJs do.

Front Out is working fine.

Please help me.
Thanks
Sandeep
 

A:External Sound Card Help - No Rear Output

I've moved your thread to the Hardware forum as Random is only for discussions that are not technical in nature.

I've also removed your e-mail address so you don't get spamnmed and also because all assistance is to be done on the boards where others can also benefit.

Thanks for understanding.
 

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Hello! Just as a disclaimer this is the first time that I've used this cite, so I apologize in advance for any informalities, or just overall dimwittedness. So for starters, I am not a technologically illiterate person, having been a computer user for the majority of my life. My current set up is the Levovo Y50 gaming laptop, (i'll include the specs below) which is running windows 8.1. So let me explain the situation to you; I have an hdmi output to my monitor, which is being used to transmit audio and video to my external speakers, which are connected to the aux imput on my monitor. So essentially, i never both the intergrated speakers and touchscreen display on the laptop itself, rather I use the audio output to my speakers and the video output to my monitor. However, occasionally, when I hop on skype or use spotify, I feel the need to use my PC headphones, which are the razer kracken headset, which has an integrated microphone, and therefore is connected to one sole port on the laptop itself. Basically, when I choose to use the headphones as an audio output, I go to the playback devices under sound management, and change the default communications and default device to the newly-plugged in headphones, which is listed under the playback devices as the standard "SPEAKERS - REALTEK HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO DEVICE" which, I presume is the output for the laptop itself. Previously, upon changing these options, the audio would then come out of the headphones, as ... Read more

A:Solved: No output to headphones - even though sound manager shows an output

1 Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2 re your disclaimer - no need for any apologies, but your post is a little difficult to read, we would have been better with separation of the main points by paragraph spacing. However I think I have the situation
3. Lets start with the basic possible causes.
4. I do not know that monitor but the jack for the speakers is connected to the audio from HDMI input is it the 3.5mm just in case there is another jack socket
5. Please see screenshot and check levels
as if volume is right down there will of course be no sound
6. I cannot understand why the headphones are shown as the Realtek speakers they are I thought usually shown as second ouptut
 

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GA-890GPA-UD3H (rev. 3.1)

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-890GPA-UD3H (rev. 3.1)

(Note 3) Simultaneous output for DVI-D and HDMI is not supported.

What I'm trying to do is output just my sound to the receiver via HDMI cable, but still use the DVI to my monitor for video. From the note above taken from the MB specs, sounds like this is not possible.

This is new business to me and wondering how others do this, seems little information I can find. I am ordering a HDMI to DVI cable so I can disconnect the DVI cable from the computer and instead run both video and sound through HDMI to the receiver, then the video to the monitor. Hoping this works.

If all fails then I am relegated to separate digital through S/PDIF optical link, to my receiver. According to the experts this is less than ideal since now, the multi-channel dolby and DTS signals can only be received via HDMI.

Wondering if I get a Blu-ray player for my computer how this is going to all work out. Hoping that HDMI to DVI cable does the trick.

Anyone with experience with this kind of set-up and the aforementioned hardware greatly appreciated.

And Happy NEW YEAR!

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As you have a separate video card, its capabilities should determine how the video works, not the motherboard. The video is routed to the video card.

If you had some type of integrated Video on the motherboard then the motherboard's specs would apply. For example, I have an Intel i7 3770 CPU and this model has built in Intel HD4000 video which is routed to motherboard video connectors and thus the motherboard would determine how the video is distributed. However, I'm using a separate video card and thus that determines how video is distributed.

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Hello! Just as a disclaimer this is the first time that I've used this cite, so I apologize in advance for any informalities, or just overall dimwittedness. So for starters, I am not a technologically illiterate person, having been a computer user for the majority of my life. My current set up is the Levovo Y50 gaming laptop, (i'll include the specs below) which is running windows 8.1. So let me explain the situation to you; I have an hdmi output to my monitor, which is being used to transmit audio and video to my external speakers, which are connected to the aux imput on my monitor. So essentially, i never both the intergrated speakers and touchscreen display on the laptop itself, rather I use the audio output to my speakers and the video output to my monitor. However, occasionally, when I hop on skype or use spotify, I feel the need to use my PC headphones, which are the razer kracken headset, which has an integrated microphone, and therefore is connected to one sole port on the laptop itself. Basically, when I choose to use the headphones as an audio output, I go to the playback devices under sound management, and change the default communications and default device to the newly-plugged in headphones, which is listed under the playback devices as the standard "SPEAKERS - REALTEK HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO DEVICE" which, I presume is the output for the laptop itself. Previously, upon changing these options, the audio would then come out of the headphones, as opposed to the speak... Read more

A:No output to headphones - even though sound manager shows an output

Welcome,
My speed in W8 is much less than my speed in W7 but I'm wondering what would happen if you were to do a cold boot with everything plugged in. In the past the system does an inventory of connected devices when it boots. Sometimes on a warm boot it reads the cached inventory. Maybe . . . .
 
Dick

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It's the most suspicious sound I've ever heard. It sounds exactly like fat, felt tip marker making a quick check on paper. It can also be compared to a rat sniff or a piece of paper being turned. I wear headphones and can hear this noise occasionally for up to 15 minutes. It likes to happen at night, when 'they' are active ( humor me ). Because of the sneaky, low volume, discreet, low down, creepy, stalky, shifty sound I am disposed to imagine that someone is looking through my files for credit information and they are unaware of these sounds from my sound card, or they don't care about the sound because they are safe from being caught.

Sound like I'm crazy? Just paranoid. I did say it makes me imagine. The kind of person I am is the same kind that will run system restore at a moment's notice for anything that looks suspicious or a NoScript violation. Because that sound is clearly designed to resemble a sniffing rat doing something sneaky on my computer. I tried to record the output with Audacity 1.3, but it had stopped before I had recorded anything.

My setup:

Windows XP Pro 64 bit Service Pack 2
Verizon High Speed Internet
Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
LinkSys Router routing to a Windows 7 laptop, WPK-PSK, TKIP
Soundblaster Live!
Avast!
SUPERAntiSpyware
NoScript
Mozilla FireFox
 

A:Solved: Suspicious sound coming from sound card output.

It was that Windows XP search dog. When you ctrl + f to open the search side bar in a window there is an animated dog that seems innocuous. Every 15 minutes or so it will scratch itself and make that noise twice. As long as that search side bar is open, minimized or not, that noise will persist.
 

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Title says it all. I need to wait at least five minutes to be able to hear anything on my laptop.. I can't hear songs nor play videos..

Help would really be appreciated.

A:No sound on start-up, Win8 needs time to output sound

For start up sound go to personalize>sounds>at bottom of box place a check for "Play Windows Startup sound. With a laptop you probably are using realtek HD sound driver... you could look in task manager and see if it is turned on at startup, also in event viewer>windows logs>system and look at the time when you booted and see if there are any audio errors.

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I get sound from the mic of course.but I would like to get sound straight from the sound card too when I want to.I don't know exact model,but it's a realtek HD on board sound card.Acer 5551 series laptop

A:How can I get sound output from sound card when streaming video?

Hello green,

You get sound from your microphone? I don't think I am understanding. Sound should come from your sound card. You plug the speakers into the back of the computer and into the sound card (green jack). The mic receives sound. My mic is USB so it doesn't use any jack other than the USB port, but if you use the sound card, it goes into the purple jack

Do you have the audio driver installed? This should be right: http://support.acer.com/product/defa...x?modelId=2192

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Im running 7 on my laptop, and im trying to get it to output only to my external monitor when the lid is closed. I can get it to extend my desktop, but when i close the lid, it turns off the external monitor. I have set Windows 7 to do nothing when lid is closed. Is there anyone else with this problem?
I have an Dell Inspiron 1525, with Intel x3100 integrated graphics, if that helps.

A:Cant output to external monitor only

Hi & Welcome to the Forum,

There typically are 3 settings:

1. Notebook Only
2. External Only
3. Notebook & External (extend or clone)

Have you tried to switch before closing the notebook lid to both 2 & 3?

Think on most dells its FN + F8. Try pressing FN +F8 to display only external before closing notebook.

Lastly, have you checked to make sure the notebook is staying awake when lid is closed?

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I am quite new to PDAs. Is there a unit that has wireless capabilities built-in and something like a docking station for lap-tops? id love to put it in a docking station, have it charge, use a full size keyboard, mouse, and most importantly, full size monitor. the video doesn?t have to be amazing quality, just enough for MS Office files.
 

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Cant output to external monitor only
Im running 7 on my laptop, and im trying to get it to output only to my external monitor when the lid is closed. I can get it to extend my desktop, but when i close the lid, it turns off the external monitor. I have set Windows 7 to do nothing when lid is closed. Is there anyone else with this problem?
I have an Dell Vostro 1500, with Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS video card, if that helps.
Also, I've tried the FN+F8 route and it does the same thing. Both screens go blank and the LCD TV (external monitor) says invalid format. Its almost like when the lid is closed it changes the resolution to a non displayable one. Happens with both FN+F8 and the lid close method. I never had this problem with XP. Please help.

A:Cant output to external monitor only (Different Issue)

For me this works only if I first disconnect the main (laptop) display, showing desktop only on external, secondary display. If both displays are used in extended desktop mode, closing the lid also turns external display off.

Kari

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Does anyone know of such a tool if there is a scripting language that includes this functionality.

Regards

Craig
 

A:Scripting and responding to output from external commands

If the windows/DOS command line capability doesn't do it for you, you can add in the tools that are found in the resource kit. If the combination still isn't good enough (because it still sucks), you could install cygwin which would give you a bash shell and access to most of the available linux/unix commands as well.
 

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Please advise as I need to connect this external display but am sure that it is a hardware fault with your device.

A:Satellite Pro U200 - External VGA monitor does not show any output

Hi buddy,

Have you already tested it with ?factory settings?? I mean the preinstalled Windows from Toshiba with all drivers and tools. If you have the Toshiba recovery disk you should boot from this disk and install Windows with all drivers and tools.

Furthermore you can switch between external and internal monitor using FN+F5 key combination. Does this work?

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The HP external battery isn't made with an output USB port or anything user-friendly for anything other than supplying power when connected directly to the laptop through that underside port (it's called the "secondary battery connector").

The external battery is hardly used with the laptop, so bascially it's a paperweight most of the time. Is there a universal 6-pin connector cable (I'll call it a doo-hickie) that is designed to do what I'm trying to do?

Thanks.
 

A:Output cable for HP external battery for Elitbook 8730w

Laptop batteries don't work that way. They only work for the laptop they're designed for.
 

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Hello

Is it possible to have the resolution in vga as 1280-1024 in external output or using the display port?
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Maybe in the catalyst graphic card i have look in it without any success

All the resolution for output is in the 16/9 format

Thanks for any help

A:Tecra R850-1HU output VGA external in 1280-1024 (4/3 format)

Hi

The display port supports max 2560 x 1600 /32bit resolution.
But the available external resolution depends on the external monitor and the graphic card driver.
If both would support the favorite resolution (1024 / 768 ), you should be able to choose this?

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I am one of those unfortunate souls with a laptop that has a single jack both for audio output and microphone input. When I plug a lapel mic into it, the computer doesn't even notice it's there, and keeps making me use its crummy internal mic. How do I persuade it to check to see if maybe I have an external mic plugged in? If I had a dedicated mic input jack, I am fairly confident it would work.

I've heard a lot of people struggle with this single-jack thing. What do I do? Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Using external mic with combo audio input/output jack

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I just noticed today when I was going to listen to some MP3's that my sound card makes a buzz on the output jack, a really high buzz you can't hear anything but the buzz and a small echo of the music. I'm 100% sure its in the output jack, I also tryed hooking up my headphones to the card and I got that buzzing noise in the headphones too. I didn't hot plug the speakers, and theres nothing wrong with them I have been listening to them all day through my cd player so there has to be some hardware problem. I messed around with the settings and nothing changed. I have rebooted my computer several times and messed with the connection jacks to my amp and still no change. I just used the output jack the other day when watching a dvd and it worked fine. The only thing that would effect the system that I've done to my computer since I watched the dvd is that I ran windows disk defragmenter and I got an error lke 30 seconds after the screen saver came on(I forgot to disable it). I have windows 98, AMD Duron 800 MHZ processor, 192 mb of ram, 40 gig drive. I've gone through the hardware settings and nothing has changed in the sound card drivers.
 

A:Sound Output

Hrumachis334
Usually when any piece of audio electronics has that irritating buzzing sound with faint music in background a physical ground is missing or a leak to ground has occurred.
You may have developed a problem in your audio card or with external connections.
Make sure all you physical connections to the card are good.
You may also want to remove the card from you PC and clean all the contacts on the card and reinsert.
After all above is tried you may want to remove the audio card from device manager and reinstall all your drivers.
If reinstalling and cleaning all contacts does not solve the problem you may have a defective card.
Dave
 

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HI ....i have reently got a board installed HP d 530 . OS is installed as winows XP SP2 . system specs are intel P4 2.4 GHz , 1GB RAM , and Hp d 530 SFF . despite the latest driver from HP site( digital sound max intedrated audio) there is no sound out put from the PC .
when ever a sound file is run the bass and treble indicators move showing that sound driver is installed but no sound out put. Speakers were checked and verified to be serviceable and giving sound on other PCs. All the steps in windows help and supposrt ve been carried out . still No sound output . If anyone could help i ll be more then thankful .

regards
 

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I have lenova 3000 n100 laptop with window 7 OS. There seems to be no sound output. The drivers are installed and the speaker icon on the desktop seems to be at 100%. Please let me know what am I supposed to do ?
 

A:Sound output

After a quick read it seems that lenova 3000 n100 can come with two different audio drivers.(realtek or soundmax) The solution is dependent on which driver you require.Have a quick read here it may help
http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-7-Discussion/Lenovo-3000-N100-windows-7-sound-driver/td-p/106778
 

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Hi there ive recently put my Girlfriend's old PC back together and proceeded to install of the driver's. The problem is the PC is emitting so sound through the speaker's i visited the manufacturers website and downloaded the drivers from there yet still no luck, upon opening the Case i found a Cable labelled Speaker that was not connected to anything (its the same kind of cable as PWR LED,RESET SW etc) however unlike the majority of PC's ive built it has no pins to insert the Speaker cable into there is a part on the Motherboard that says speaker however, there's no pins built in to accomadate it the only other slot i could find that the Speaker cable could fit into was labelled SPDIF_OUT, but upon inserting the cable there nothing happens, The motherboard has 3 ports upon which an AV Jack (for my speaker's can fit into) pink green and blue, im assumming its supposed to be green, however i have tryed the other's also

The MotherBoard is : FOXCONN RC4017MA-RS2
OS: WINDOWS XP SP3
CPU: INTEL penium 4 3GHz
RAM: 1.5GB

The sound card is built into the Motherboard.

Also upon entering Device manager there is no yellow checks at all.

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.

A:Pc No Sound Output

The speaker inside the case is used to emit the POST beep to let you know the computer hardware has passed the test and can boot. It does not play sounds from Windows or your audio. The Green plug is the Speaker out for your computer.
Boot into Setup (Bios) and make sure the onboard Audio is Enabled. At bootup you should get the new hardware wizard. You may need to download the driver from the Motherboard manufacturer If you don't know the model # of the motherboard then download Speccy and it will tell you the info you need.

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Hi,

I'm a college student with a desktop computer. Whenever I come home, I leave my speakers at school.

I used to have Windows Vista. When I'd come home, I could listen to music without headphones or speakers. In other words, sound would come from my sound card.

I now have Windows 7, which will only play sound when I have headphones or speakers. How can I enable Windows to let sound play from my sound card when I don't have any other means of output?

A:Sound Output

Normally, desktops do not have speakers. If yours does, it's not the usual configuration on a desktop. Best to checkwith HP to see what you need to do, as you may need some special HP audio software to get it to work.

I've worked on several HP desktops and none of them had internal speakers.

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Hi im new here and just wanted ask about a problem i've been having since i got my new laptop. I got an ASUS M50SV with integrated Realtek HD ALC888S audio and the problem is in the speaker configuration, it only shows stereo. i cannot change it because its grayed out. The laptop also has S/PDIF output but the Realtek HD Audio Manager doesnt recognize it.

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A:Sound Output

How did you get there?

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Hello i am an owner of a Dell inspiron 3542 i7 with 840m. I have a question that the tech support in Greece couldn't solve. When i plug the hdmi on my laptop and i connect it to a screen if the screen is bigger then 19' then everything is messed up. The colors the resolution everything. I noticed that the hdmi is connected to the integrated graphics card which powers the display of the laptop of course and has and output of 1300sth resolution. So when i connect it my laptop with an external monitor i cant see anything right from resolution or colors side.Is this normal? there is nothing wrong with graphics card the discrete and the integrated are perfectly working i cant just get passed this issue though.. 

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My Thinkpad Yoga 15 has a problem, which may or may not be related to the BIOS update recently performed. When booting, the bootup screen only appears on an external monitor via the HDMI output. When performing the hardware tests in the BIOS, tests are done on the HDMI-connected display, the internal display does not seem to be recognized. I verified this using both Linux and Windows. It does not seem to be a hardware failure; I have been able to get the display on the internal LCD a few times, by powering down the laptop, holding the power button for about 20 seconds, then powering back on while pressing F1. The laptop will then function for a while, but loses its display after coming out of sleep. Needless to say, this is unworkable. Does anyone have any tips on how this could be fixed in a more permanent fashion or any indication to cause? BIOS does not allow me to turn off NVIDIA, or its opposite, to enable it exclusively. I also tried different drivers, from both Lenovo as well as NVIDIA and Intel, but to no avail. Any pointers appreciated.

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I've got a problem here. I recently got a new graphics card (gtx 650 ti), but after installing it my sound went dead on reboot. Since then I've reinstalled the realtek hd driver, uninstalled the nvidia drivers, and even uninstalled both to use the windows generic drivers. Still no sound.

After that I had restored my system to a time the sound was working, and there was STILL no sound. I've spent a full day trying to solve this. I'm at a complete loss at what could be causing this problem and would really appreciate some help with this.

System specs:

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

CPU
Intel Core i5 3450 @ 3.10GHz
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology

RAM
16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 673MHz (9-9-9-24)

Motherboard
ASRock Z77 Extreme3 (CPUSocket)

Graphics
Acer X193W ([email protected])
Intel HD Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti

Hard Drives
932GB Western Digital WDC WD10EADS-22M2B0 ATA Device (SATA)

Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH40N ATA Device

Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
 

A:No sound output on Windows 7 x64

Hi triwa,

If you right click on your sound icon in the tray icon area (bottom right hand side) and click Playback devices, what devices can you see in there.

I'm assuming of course you're using Win7/8.

If you've reinstalled the drivers without error as you said, you should have some working devices in there...

Cheers.
 

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I've just done a clean install of windows 7 x64 onto a new hd, all drivers are installed including the sound driver but I get no sound output to the speakers.

The soundscard is an onboard Realtek ALC662 HD Audio codec, I've tried the Microsoft driver as well as downloaded the latest Realtek and Gigabyte Azalia drivers. They all install fine but produce no output.
I have also tried installing an old Creative Audigy2 PCI card, this also installs fine but produces no output.

I had previously had Windows XP installed on this hardware and sound worked fine. I have also plugged the speakers into an adjacent system and they work fine. Plugging my old HD back in and booting XP the sound works fine.

It looks like a Windows7 issue, anyone have any ideas on what to try next?

A:Windows 7 x64 - No sound output

Some realtek sound drivers are known to be unreliable. You may have to try mutiple different sets of drivers until you find one that works for you. One of the best ways to do this is to go to your OEM website and download their drivers. If you built the computer yourself, just go to the Realtek website.

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Just got round to buying some usb microphone/headphones to go with my usb speakers and webcam. I have all three plugged in to usb ports at the same time
How do I select the sound output unit other than to keep changing the default setting in control panel/sounds?

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My Mom got her PC repaired at a crappy shop. He tricked her into changing the sound card as a problem to the slow speed of the PC.
But, he installed a good one(Creative SB Live! series)
(He Didn't gave her the box of the same)

Now, The problem is that it is giving out extremely low output.
I have checked the system sound control. But i cant find Why the hell it is giving such a low output.

I installed the latest drivers by Driver_Easy(Because i couldn't find the drivers at the site).

Help please.
YBL
[Attached is the description of my sound card. ]

A:Sound Card low Output

Going by the DevID in that screen shot it is the Dell version of the Live 5.1, which doesn't work with the regular Live drivers. For that card (at least on XP) you need the one here,

Creative Worldwide Support > Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 Digital (Dell)

Click on the Driver link to show them all and the one you want is,

(Dell) Driver Install Pack 2 – 10 Languages
File Name : SBL5DL_DRVPACK_LB.exe

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I'm using my SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio card on my intel MOBO, it has an output jack for your headphones, and an input for your mic. I'm using my CD/RADIO to listen to the radio at work, is there a way to plug in the AUX cable into the MIC hole on the soundcard to get the radio to play through my soundcard and into my headphones? Does that make sense?
 

A:AUX sound output through soundcard

*bump* heeeeeeeeeeeeeelp me please.
 

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Greetings, all.

My thanks in advance for reading through my post. Your help with this issue is very much appreciated.

Here's my problem:
I have one computer, and two places that I want the sound to come from; the input on the back of my PC Tower, and the input on the back of one of my PC monitors. My computer recognises the multiple inputs available, but it seems to only allow me to select one output source instead of two. Can I make my computer produce its sound through two inputs instead of just one? If so, how?

I look forward to reading your answers. Many thanks.

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Hello, My Acer randomly BSOD with PNP error and after restart I have no sound and I get a red x on my speaker icon in the lower right corner where the clock is. I checked the Device Manager and I get a yellow exclamation mark under System Devices and it seems the problematic device is Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller. Under Sound, video and game controllers I have only one driver left - NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM). When I click View --> Show hidden devices it shows the audio drivers which means they are disabled somehow, I think? Anyhoo, I've updated the problematic driver and hoped that this solved the issue but to no avail. I'm afraid to uninstall the driver because it's under System Devices and not under Sound, video and game controllers categories. I am starting to think it might be an hardware issue, but I seriously hope not. Perhaps you have some ideas what I could try to fix this?

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For some reason, my audio output is only using the right side of either my speakers or headphones. Nothing seems to be up with my volume control, and I reinstalled my sound card driver. What could be up?
 

A:Sound Output problem

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This seems to be my week for mysteries.

Last evening, I noticed I was not getting sound from my speakers... nothing... systems sounds, MP3's, etc. I checked the obvious things like volume control, mute, etc. All good.

This morning, after a reboot, same thing.

If I play something and crank the volume WAY up, I can faintly hear it.

I've checked everything I know to, but feel I'm missing something. This change happened abruptly with no other changes. I would think that if the sound card went south, I would hear absolutely nothing. This is like a level setting thing... that I can't find.

Ideas appreciated.
 

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Hi all.

I am using Nvidia HDA as my sound system with my screens, recently the new patch (March 1st) for windows solved my screens from blacking out, however, when I switch on, the sound changes to the other screen. (Seems to be once every day)

I have found a workaround which is keep everything enabled and it should set itself to default.

Still annoying however, I disable everything else that I am not using, to prevent conflicts.

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I have used Magix audio cleaning lab for many years for recording sound on my PC however since upgrading to Windows 7 this program will not record sound and I have been forced to use Audacity which is much less user friendly.

After investigation I have found the problem is that Windows 7 outputs sound as WASAPI and that Magix software does not support this format.

Is it possible to chnage the sound output to MME which Magix can and does handle?
 

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I'm using Edirol UA3D. The sound is fine for recording with Line In but the output to my speakers is very low. When I switch to Stereo Mix and record the output to my speakers is perfect. Why can't I hear what I'm recording with Line In at a sufficient volume? Thanks and Happy New Year 2012 all of you at Tech Support Forum!

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Not quite sure what has happened but I'm only getting sound output from Windows Media Player. Im running XP SP2 and an M-Audio Audiophile sound card. I tried to play a file using iTunes but heard nothing, checked all connections, all were fine, tried Windows Media Player and sound was back, tried another couple of programs utilising sound but all were silent. Does anyone have any ideas as to what could cause this?

*EDIT*

Seems to happen shortly after installing a Logitech webcam, I have to system restore to sort the problem.

Many thanks in advance,

MPiGTi.
 

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Ok, so here's my problem:

I need to voice chat, but I it doesn't play my voice. As the title sais, the sound output from my speakers goes directly in the input for my microphone. And I don't want that... How do I fix this?

I have Realtek HD audio onboard, if that helps..

Sorry for my bad English,
Marty
 

A:Sound output to Mic input

like your what comes out of your speaker channel is also coming OUT the mic channel?
 

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here's what im running...

compaq presario CQ 60-419
XP Home Ed SP3
AMD Sempron 2.1 GHz
2.75 GB RAM
Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221

i would like to be able to record my dj sets i use my laptop for. i do not want to use cables to route sound from my headphone output to my mic input.

i have tried right clicking the volume icon>adjust audio properties, clicking the audio tab, then clicking the volume button under 'Sound Recording'

when i do this Microphone is the only option i have to record with. When i click the options>properties, there isn't even any other options for me to select in this window under recording...

someone please help me out here, i kinda know what i'm doing, but this is just frustrating now... is there a driver that i must download or some software? I have audacity, though im not too familiar with it.

thanks in advance...

PS ... attached a screenshot with my audio options open, if it helps at all
 

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