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

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!

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

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

update your driver

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The Creative Sound Blaster X-fi Xtreme Audio card works fine in Windows 8. The drivers for Windows 7 work without any problem and the Creative updater and control panel also work as they should in Windows 8. The drivers can be downloaded here for the X-Fi Xtreme Audio card - Creative Worldwide Support > Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio


June 28, 2012

X-Fi Beta drivers for Windows 8.

Creative Worldwide Support

A:Creative Sound Blaster X-fi Xtreme Audio card

sounds like music to my ears...but unfortunetally doesn't work for me. from beginning of w8 my card is unvisible. any ideas please?

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Struggling here with this darn thing... Creative site has beta driver for this specific card for Windows 7 32-bit. First time it was installed, it BSODed upon finishing, and after that, installed perfectly, but still there's no audio device according to anything that needs one, Creative Audio Control Panel says:
The audio device supported by this application is not detected. The application will exit.
Device manager tells the basic:
Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)
The card itself is recommended properly as SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio, the drivers are the latest ones when checked, but it just doesn't work. I know Win 7 is a beta OS, but other people have gotten these things to work and although this friend's crapbox is a HP, I think it should be gotten to work somehow...
The card worked perfectly about a day ago in XP.

EDIT: something added P17RunE.dll to the startup list (at HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run), and that caused an "There was a problem starting P17RunE.dll

P17RunE.dll is not a valid Win32 application." error at startup. Not sure if this really means anything than a ****ed up driver.

A:Solved: Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio (PCI) not working on Win 7 32-bit

Okay, so finally we found some forum post that suggested to reformat, install nothing but graphics drivers, and then install the sound card drivers... My friend went ahead and did that, suprise, it actually worked. Case closed.

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Hello guys,

Last night I was helping to a friend and connected his computer with mine by KVM switch. We had done all, I got unplugged KVM switch,reconnected my monitor,KB an mouse.Everything was just fine.

After a while,without reason, (or there may be some reason which I can't figure out),I just got lost out of my sound. Uninstalled and reinstalled all X-Fi apps,no good.

Now I have installed a fresh OS,updated (it's all accurate under my system specs),and all drivers,including SB X-Fi Xtreme audio.No good.

1.Device Manager recognizes proprely under Sound, video and game controllers (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio/This device is working properly.)
2.Click on Speakers icon,on the General tab,Jack Information :No Jack Information Available
3.Check or uncheck box next to Digital output settings makes no difference
4.Headphones tested on another computer,working
5.Equalizer shows moving green line when playing audio,as if it work
6.No system sounds
7.There are 2 events in Event Viwer,attached to this post.

I have fresh Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64,no antivirus,no antimalware,no any other program,only updates, Adobe Flash Player,and drivers.

Starting to think that i'm missing something simple.Totally confused here after checking so many things so many times.

Looking forward to your response.

A:No sound on Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme audio

1. Reseat the SoundBlaster sound card (with the PC powered off, unplug then plug back in). SoundBlasters have a history of seating problems.

2. Post a screenshot of the Device Manager, Sound section.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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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!
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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i bought the logitech z500 its all hooked up correct then i installed my xfi extreme card...now im getting no music etc sound on the speakers...i disabled the onboard sound card which is a realtek ac97 i dont know whats going on please help!

A:Help With Xtreme Xfi Sound Card No Sound!


It sounds like you had an old sound card then upgraded... You may need to unistall the old drivers for the old card in device manager and install the new ones that came with your new card. also you may need to configure your sound driver in the correct configuration(i.e. my motherboard has 3 ports and i can either hook up 1. audio in, audio out and microphone 2. front two, center, and rear...) all in all is sounds like a good card$$$

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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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Ok, so I read the stickied topic about the X-Fi Xtreme Audio driver, as I think this maybe a part of my computers less-than stable condition after recent Fresh Installs of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

I got 2 things...

1) When I install Drivers off my CD, I get a SpiRunE.dll error about a module isn't there/cannot load. But the installation completes and I restart PC and it loads up the Creative Register/Update program.

2) Creative.com website is down. Does anyone have a Mirror site available for this driver or the Daniel K's? Is this compatible with Win 7 H.P. 64bit?


A:Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio / Creative.com


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Hi guys

I treated myself to a new pc but the only thing missing is a soundcard.

Im looking at Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 70SB104000001

Creative Labs Online Store (UK) | Sound Blaster | Buy Creative PCI Express X-Fi Xtreme Audio

I am running windows seven home premium 64bit and i was wandering if anyone had any advice on this card. i can't see it on the seven compatiblity site but Creative has windows seven drivers to download.

I was looking at the PCIe x 1 version as i have either a PCIe or PCI slot availble.

A:Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 70SB104000001

Hey there Click your Windows Orb and In search bar Type Device Manager hit enter then find where your card is listed if it is listed then right click it then update drivers if it finds it and installs it then you should be done if not then Power down PC Pull the card out then Look to see if your card slot is dirty or the pins if they are both clean then it should be in your device manager.

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I installed my soundcard, everything works perfect. I installed drivers and i get no trouble at device manager. After I plug my headphones in and try to play music, i get no sound. At the sound options in windows i see the soundcard and it looks like it works, because the green bar goes up and down. I read that i need to turn onboard sound off in bios. I couldnt find it in my bios (Award Software F4), dont know why, so i deactivate onboard sound at device manager but it didnt work. Maybe someone knows the problem and can help me

Best regards,

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

A:Creative X-Fi Xtreme Audio plays no sound

If you have installed a separate sound card, the front panel headphone jack connection has to be moved from the motherboard to the separate sound card. If you didn't move the connection that is probably your problem.

Depending on the age of the PC and the BIOS, the on-board sound could be labeled "Legacy Audio" in the BIOS.

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Hi, im running windows 7 (7100) 32 bit.
Ive got Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio in, ive downloaded the xp, vista and 7 beta drivers from creative, they either say driver version not found OR they say the device isnt plugged in properly, which it is having run it with xp. The only thing i dont have is the disk anymore.

Has anyone managed to get this sound card working with 7? if so how did you manage it?

A:Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio

Download this driver for X-fi, work 100% in W7.

? PAX PCI XFI Windows 7 V1.20

and read that post if there any trouble.

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Ok, I have windows vista ultimate installed on my computer. My onboard sound is a failure, it does not work worth a penny. So i bought this cheap $20 card instead. Diamond Xtreme Sound 5.1 This is the card that I bought. If you read through the comments it states that there are some drivers that will work with vista instead of xinxp and win2000. If someone could help me figure out where to find the drivers, like the actual page, and then install them correctly, that would be awsome. If not I am only going to return the card. I really dont want to cause i had to pay for shipping, so please reply back soon. :DP.S. I have the following spec's:Vista Ultimate (64 bit)80 Gig HD8400GT Video Card4 Gig DDR2 Ramand the computer will run the card if i can find the drivers.Again thank you and hopefully I can get it to run.

A:5.1 Xtreme Sound Card

EDIT: I'm sorry, I saw Xtreme Sound in the title and assumed creative. I can't help you with that card (the Diamond), I never saw a good review on them so I wouldn't buy one. Good luck. read the rest of the post if you are thinking of buying a Creative Card though..........Four words: Write your own drivers.Nope, I'm not being a smart ass. Creative deliberately crippled their sound cards so they would not work correctly with Vista. In the words of VP for Corporate Communications Phil O'Shaughnessy to a regular poster on their forums, "Daniel K" who DID write drivers to make Creative cards work in a forum message that also threatened to sue "Daniel K": "By enabling our technology and IP to run on sound cards for which it was not originally offered or intended, you are in effect, stealing our goods," writes O'Shaughnessy at Creative's forums. He goes on fiurther in the message to state, "If we choose to develop and provide host-based processing features with certain sound cards and not others, that is a business decision that only we have the right to make."You can no longer read the original post made on Mar 08, 2008 at the creative forums because after a few days someone realized that Mr. O'Shaughnessy had basically admitted that Creative deliberately sabotaged their own products so they would not work in Vista and they removed it and replaced it with a nonsensical press release. However you can find the original message here among othe... Read more

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Hey mates,

Today I bought and installed a new sound card. Creative's Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express. More information about the card can be found here:

Creative Labs Online Store (Europe) | Sound Blaster | Buy Creative PCI Express X-Fi Xtreme Audio

Anyway, this card is a little bit weird because it has line-in and microphone in one port.

I read a costomer review from the internet:

Pros: Everything on this card works. EAX, Open AL, I cant think of something that doesnt work.

Cons: The mic does not work at first yes we know, theres a reason why though. read below to everyone having problems with this. i had this problem too!!

Other Thoughts: You need to install the drivers that come on the cd, or on the creative website. once you have creatives programs install, you need to go in and switch the Line in over to Microphone. Creative allows you to do that, its something that comes with The software that they bundle. then you just have to make sure it doesnt start up with your computer and you are good to use your mic now.

Now the problem is that when I connect my mic it detects it as a line-in thingy and says microphone not connected. Now, I'm trying to find out how to switch from line in over to microphone?

Can anyone help me do that? I have windows 7 ultimate.

And I don't know if its anyone connected to it I hear and see that others who have Creative's X-Fi have some kind of "What U hear" thing... Read more

A:Creative's Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express

Anyone? all I need to know is how to switch from line-in to microphone.

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I Need a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio install disc I have lost mine and it has some apps on it that I need that for whatever reason can't be downloaded for the website so if anyone has one could you please make an iso and upload it somewhere. : )

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hi...as the name says..i just installed vista home premium 64bit and I downloaded and installed the latest drivers for my X-Fi xtreme gamer card (even tried the beta one) and vista can't detect my sound card.....worked perfectly fine with XP.
And of course, no sound is coming out of my logitech Z-5500 speakers.
Can anyone help me with that?


A:Vista 64bit and SOund Blaster X-Fi xtreme audio

try to use the windows update driver first,
let your new HP x64(Windows Vista) detect the sound card for you first ...
then install the Creative driver later,
see if this work~~~


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Im running a Custom PC "LanParty" with windows 7. when i made the computer, the motherboard came with an integrated sound chip, but it died, so i went outand bought a sound card "Diamond Xtreme Sound 5.1" whenever i install the driver for it, it tells me "the installation is complete please restart" and i do restart it. when i did, i still got no sound, so i went to device manager and it showed my sound controller but with an exclamation mark! obviously it means that the driver is not installed (BUT I DID INSTALL IT!) idk what to do so i went to driver update on the card and my computer downloaded Realtek ac97 and after it installed it gave me an error saying "device canot start (code 10) PLEASE HELP!!

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I put in a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio (PCIe), installed the latest driver from Creative, found here: Creative Worldwide Support (1.04.0000, released 30th June, 2009), and it seems that whenever I click things that make noise (a good example being the volume slider in the system tray), one of my speakers (which one being somewhat random) makes a fairly loud *popping* noise. It also does this when I press a button on the keyboard that makes noise (such as when I press the left arrow in the Find box in Chrome when it's empty).

Is anyone else having this issue? What could be the problem? Should I just buy a better card? (because according to a sticky in this section, this card isn't even a true X-Fi )

A:Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio: Speakers pop when I click some things

Does your motherboard have built-in sound?

In most cases, on-board sound is more than enough and sounds as good as a separate card.

Did you buy a separate card for a particular reason---possibly some features it has that on-board lacks?

Having said that, Creative Labs is not known for their driver support, so anything is possible.

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Hello there. Yesterday i've installed this sound card and everything works fine but no microphone. I can see it in control panel but it doesn't work. Mic is fine as i was using it before. I have Win 7 64bit.

If you have any idea what can cause the issue please help, if nothing will work i will simply send it back to shop ;/

A:Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI - microphone problem

What programs are you running to test it?

If your just not hearing yourself, in windows then it's the option there for listen to what you hear.

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Bit confused as ive read that when u use the SPDIF output on soundcards they will not process the audio but act as a through put. If your watching a dvd in 7.1 sound then thats fine by me, but if i'm playing music in mp3 connected to a stereo using the spdif cable just for stereo sound output, will the card process the sound so i can use effects like the new Crystalizer to improve mp3 sounds ?

Great card from what ive read but why they never included connectors for front pc case audio jacks is just an oversight, albeit an intentional 1 to make people by the breakout box.

A:Im thinking of getting a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music card

Nice enough card, but Id recommend the Auzentech Prelude. Most highly praised card in the audio community and well worth the money IMO>

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I've tried installing and reinstalling and downloading and redownloading the drivers... the BEST I've done is to have loud pops and clicks come from the speakers.
* Shut down the computer
* Installed card
* Plugged speakers into card
* Started computer
* Disabled onboard sound in the BIOS
* Booted into W7x64
* Downloaded drivers from DiamondMedia website
* Installed / rebooted
* Nothing
** By nothing I mean (no sound and) that when I open the sound controls in Control Panel, the green level meter that should be dancing when sound is playing does nothing. Neither "Speakers" nor the Digital/Optical out.
* Looked elsewhere for drivers
* Downloaded / installed / rebooted
* Nothing
* Repeat the last three steps several times
* Read a different thread on this forum recommending to run the installer as Administrator.
* Still nothing
* Sigh loudly and start writing this post.

Dunno where to go from here. According to the C-Media website, this card should be the CMI8768+ chipset. Yet I get nothing but pops and clicks.
Edit: Forgot to mention that in the control panel the level meter bounces when I make noise still. (Webcam microphone.) FWIW

A:New Diamond Xtreme Sound 7.1/24bit (XS71DDL) - no sound.

Bizarre update. I wanted sound so I re-enabled the onboard sound and moved my speakers back there. In Control Panel, when I play a test sound now, the level meter in (onboard) speaker jumps, but so does the one for C-Media! (But if I plug the speakers back in there... still nothing.)

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I have no applications running at all in Windows. I have the system sound muted, but I still have some sound coming out of the speakers. It sounds like some talk radio. I also have all networking disabled. I have no idea where this is coming from.

How can I tell if any process on my computer is accessing the sound drivers?

A:Solved: computer sound muted but sound is still coming from speakers

In some cases, if the speakers are cheaply made and not sheilded, they can acutally pickup radio waves (especially if you live near a radio tower). Does the "Talk radio" continue if the speakers are on, while the computer is off?

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HI guys ....
Beforehand thanks for help and pls. forgive my English not my first language but I'll try my best.

Well story short... I installed new motherboard GIgabyte GA-EP43-UD3l, with old sound card and I have connect my sound card in the mother board and I try to install the sound driver and give my this message about :

" Pls. Plug - In Xtreme Sound PCI "

And the driver cannot be install pls. forgive my ignorance about it , but what can I do now?

I have with me the driver disc of my sound card is a DIAMOND 5.1 Driver Installation CD v.10 Xtreme Sound . and my O.S. is Windows 7 x 64 .

Thanks guys.

-------------UPDATE -------------

I find the Official site and they have a new driver so Sound Card can be compatible with Windows7x64, so I'm downloading it right now and see if it install okis . BRB

Here LINK: http://www.diamondmm.com/XS51.php

A:Solved: Pls. Plug - In Xtreme Sound PC ??

Has the Sound Card been attached properly??
Is it compitable with your motherboard?

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Okay I have a Audigy sound blaster and an onboard sound for my PC. I've installed and reinstalled my Audigy sound card, no sound emitting from the card. I switch to onboard sound and I try a "test hardware" on the sound features. It shows on the audio monitor that there is sound for output but I get none. My speakers work fine and I even tried a pair of headphones to test the sound. This happened to me recently, my sound just stopped all of the sudden while listening to music. Since then there is no sound. I've tried everything, from disabling the onboard to reinstalling and installing drivers. ANYONE have any tips???

A:Sound card, no sound coming out

Did you try the usual steps? Double-clicking the speaker icon in the system tray, and making sure nothing is muted and all the sliders are high?

Go into Control panel, then sounds and audio devices. Click the audio tab, check the Default device setting, make sure your card is selected.

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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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About a month ago I ugraded to the latest drivers for SB audigy 2ZS and everything ran smoothly until now. I can't understand all of a suden have no sound at all. Checked everything is connected properly. Please help. I tried google to find and answer but not luck.

A:SB Audigy 2Zs No System Sound, No Audio Card Sound

No need for help. I connected an old set of speakers to my audio card and it works fine; therefore, it only leads me to conclude that the speakers on the moniter itself are defective. I've had the monitor for 2 years and a half and it's under warrantee for 3 years. I have already contacted viewsonic regarding the issue. I should be able to get the product serviced with no problems.

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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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Hi, I'm usually a computer intermediate, sometimes a computer beginner, but for this instance, i'm computer illiterate. I've had this computer for about 1 year now, it is a Windows Vista, (I'm not sure about anything else about this computer.)

Recently, I bought a headset named the "arena soundblaster." The problem I've been having with this headset is that if I put the USB thing into the computer after the computer turns on, the sound still comes out of the speakers above me. So what I did is I looked at the bottom right corner of my screen, at the toolbar (I think that's what it's called,) and looked through all the icons and found one entitled "audio jack" (beige redish with little semicircles coming off of it, like the volume button.) So I pressed I right clicked it, and pressed on the second thing down. I noticed that it said that the sound was coming out of the speakers, instead of my headset, so I clicked disable on the speakers, thinking that that was what I needed to do to switch it to my headset, then press set headset as default. Now, I can't switch it back to the speakers, because the option of it is not availabe, nor is the icon on my taskbar anymore.

Please help me!

A:Audio Jack? Sound not coming through headset?

You should be able to get back to that menu by going to Control Panel and clicking on "Sounds and Audio Devices" Also does your computer tell you anything when you plug your headphones?

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When I connect my speakers (or spare speakers, or headphones) to the rear line out (green) audio port, I hear nothing. The Asus software also says it is a "stereo line in" device. Even if I change it to manual and set it to "power speaker" I hear nothing. I have attempted installing the latest drivers from the Asus web site, to no avail.

I do get sound from the audio-out jack on my PC case though, and that's what I'm using at the moment. However, I really want to know why I'm not getting any sound from my back port!

I'm using just two normal stereo speakers connected via one jack, and I have the speaker configuration in the Asus audio software set to 2CH speaker, which I believe is right. (I've also tried Headphones).

Also, the software seems to think the following is connected (it's not):

Rear speaker connector (Grey): Power Speaker
Side speaker connector (Black): Stereo headphone/passive speaker
Center/Subwoofer connector (Orange): Power Speaker

I'm using an Asus P5N32-SLi Deluxe SE motherboard, running Windows XP Pro.

A:No sound coming from motherboard audio jack??

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I recently moved my motherboard and all the componets of my computer to a new box b/c my power supply went bad. I have everything working except the sound. Today it worked for a few minutes and I thought I finally put the cables how they were supposed to be, put the top back on, and now it doesn't work again. My sound card doesn't have a spot for the audio cable, so I have it plugged into a spot on the motherboard that says cd2. I am guessing something is wrong with something, but I don't know what. How can I tell if it's the audio cable, the sound card, the place where the sound card attaches to the motherboard, the cd-rom drive? It is not showing any problems in Device Manager. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

A:[SOLVED] Sound card or audio cable problem

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I am currently running a sound blaster PCI 128 card and when I'm listening to things though PC programs the front and rear speakers are working fine. But now when I want to listen to my FM/tv tuner card which is hooked up to the Aux-in port on the sound card, I'm only getting audio from the front speakers and not the back. Is there anyway I can also get the rear speakers to work together with the front speakers when I am using the PCI TV/fm tuner card?

System: Windows XP Professional SP3

A:Solved: Sound Blaster Aux-in audio with PCI tuner/fm card

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I recently installed a CD-RW into a system with a CD drive already installed. The original system had a Y-spliter cable from the CD to the sound card and to the modem. The original modem has been replaced and the Y cable has an open plug available to connect to the audio output of the new CD-RW.Does anyone know if it is possible to connect both the CD and the CD-RW outputs together through the Y cable to the sound card so both have audio output with causing problems?

A:{SOLVED} Connecting CD and CD-RW audio cable to Sound Card

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I'm getting a whining crackling noise out of any audio device i plug into either of my audio jacks. The speakers work fine with other input devices as well, so it's definitely the computer.

Furthermore, it's not a software problem, because it occurs slightly during booting up, and happens in both in vista and in ubuntu off an eval CD.
the severity and volume of the interference increases while performing tasks, so I'm pretty positive it's processor interference. Since my sound is onboard, I thought I could fix it by buying a regular pci card, but it does the same thing, and it does it no matter which jack on which sound card I plug into (microphone, line in, whatever, completely the same sound emitted).

Finally, I want to note that this started when I removed my video card planning to reseat the heat sink (it's been overheating) so I thought I may have bumped somthing, but no amount of jostling or blowing with canned air seems to dull the noise. There's no chance putting the card back in (which is a bit of a chore, microATX form factor LANbox) fixing the sound, is there? Any advice?

A:Solved: audio interference from processor, already tried a new sound card

nevermind, putting my video card back in seems to have fixed it afterall for whatever dumb reason.

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Hi, I'm not sure how to properly describe this, but I've only ever had this problem with Lenovo Laptops. Consider the following, You plug in your headphones to an iPod or your phone, or a Desktop computer, and by default, you hear nothing. Just silence, like in real life, until you turn the volume up to maximum and you start to hear that weird sort of low staticy sound that sounds like a blank recording. The problem I am having is as follows. When I plug my headphones into my Lenovo Laptop, no matter the volume, that sounds always persists. If I have my volume set to 0, the sound goes away, but as soon as I set it to 1, the sound comes back. It doesn't go up or down depending on the decibel level, just stays the same. It aggravates me because I don't have this problem with any other audio device in my home. Only the laptop. I have created an example of what it sounds like. listen with headphones and turn the volume up so you can hear it. https://app.box.com/s/kdlpgpt08v5yfklk96z8 Anyone know any reasong why my audio jack sounds like this? There must be a solution if that sound isn't audible on any other of my devices. Help?

"Oddly, this is familiar to you, as if it were from an old dream, but you can't exactly remember..."

A:Static-like sound coming from audio jack when headphones plugged in

I have this problem too on my Lenovo Z500, it sounds exactly like yours.I've looked all around and couldn't find an answer. I even bought new speakers on ebay and replaced them myself and still heard the sound.

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Reinstalled windows 7 becauase of the many issues that I was having with windows 10. After the reinstallation I am unable to play any audio files or get any sound from the speakers. I have checked to make sure the sound driver was up to date and have even tried rolling it back to a previous version and still nothing.

A:No sound coming from speakers. Unable to play audio files

Hi,Please try this first to enable Speakers in Playback devices as follows:1. Right click speaker icon (right hand corner)2. Select Playback devices3. Right click Speakers4. Enable it and set as Default5. Click Apply/OkRegards.

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I reimaged my Advent K4000 Laptop with xp as it was not running so well with vista little bit sluggish and the only issue I am having is that I cannot reinstall the drivers for the
Sound Card
Realtek ALC883 High Definition Audio

Every time I do is errors can you either give me some advice or point me to the download
I have
Click on My Computer, select Properties, Hardware, Device Manager. Locate "Sound, video and game controllers" and click on the "+".and i see a yellow "?" on "hd audio bus "? and have , clicked on "Update driver". and this does nothing!

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Please could you help. I hear a beep which comes from my graphics card I think when playing Soldier of Fortune , this does not happen with other games i play such as Conflict Desert Storm or Moto GP 2. The nature of the beeps are not consistent and tend to happen after a set period of time for example it will beep once, then stop, then maybe a few minutes later it will beep again then stop, then it may beep 3 times in a row at times then stop again for a while, It doesnt happen all the time only sometimes. Is this my card overheating? If so could i speed up my fan to cool it down quicker. The card is a Geforce 4 TI 4200 64MB, with a fan on the card, My Processor is 1.7 GHZ Celeron, ive got 192 RAM but I think only 64mb is available as the rest is taken up. I would be very grateful if you could offer some advice such as buying a PCI Fan to install underneath the card for additional cooling or how to speed up my current fan etc. Or is it simply nothing to worry about? I have not overclocked my G Card. Its only this one game it beeps on. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks -Rob-.

A:Beeping sound coming from my graphics card (I think)

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Hi everyone,

Let me start by explaining the problem that's occuring here,
everytime a graphical processing application (a heavy one like games, ...) starts running, it starts making this annoying buzzing, humming sounds that won't stop until you stop the app.
Now i'm pretty sure it's the gfx card causing this noise 'cause when
I start my driver and test the 3D settings, the noise occurs till I stop the 3D settings.

Now this might be the cause of some interference between my mobo (with onboard soundcard) / psu / wireless card, but to be honest i have no frickin' clue of what really could be the problem.
Another weird thing is that if I wear headphones, i can actually hear the noise through my headphones and it coming out of my pc at the same time. Even when using a VoIP program, other people can hear this noise (and even louder than myself I believe) through their speakers, only when my mic is activated though.

This problem has been occuring for about almost a year now, but i never really tried anything because it didnt bother me that much (as my music is always on), but it can't go on like that forever right?

system specs:
ati 4890
AMD X4 955 3.2 ghz
Asus M4A79T Deluxe
PSU: OCZ ModXstream pro 700W

now i dont think the rest of the specs really matter ...

I hope anyone can help, it would be really appreciated.

A:Buzzing sound coming from (what I believe) graphics card

It might also be the power supply. I suggest substituting a known good graphics card and then power supply to find the source of the problem.

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I have a problem:
Yesterday when I was playing a game on my PC a strange sound started coming form my graphics card. I have never experienced this before.
I have an ATI Radeon HD 5870.

At first I thought it was one of the fans, so I removed the graphics card and cleaned the cooler and the fans as much as possible. I also cleaned the side fan of my chassi. The sound is still there.
I tried controlling the graphics cards fans manually and setting them to 100%. I could hear the fans speed up, but the annoying sound was gone.

Whenever I start a game, movie or other thing that makes my graphics card work the sound returns.
I filmed a video using my cell phone to illustrate the sound:

Strange sound - YouTube

Does anyone know what the sound is? Is it possible to fix it?
Can I be certain that the sound is coming from my graphics card?

Thanks in advance.

A:Strange sound coming from graphics card

other suspects could be the CPU cooler.

try using a finger (or a pen) to momentarily stop (a second or so, not much more) the graphic card fan, then cpu fan and then chassis fan when you hear this noise. if it stops when the fan is stopped, then you found the device responsible of the noise.

fans do similar annoying sounds when getting older.

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I have just reinstalled XP on my computer and now my audio card won't work. So i went to sort it and downloaded the appropriate driver of the internet (SiS 7018 Audio Driver) and ran it, However i previously uninstalled the sound driver and now even if i complete setup it wont work.

HELP please.

Ill provide any information needed so just ask

A:HELP! No sound coming from computer, error meassage: Need audio driver to play.

chrisbiron said:


I have just reinstalled XP on my computer and now my audio card won't work. So i went to sort it and downloaded the appropriate driver of the internet (SiS 7018 Audio Driver) and ran it, However i previously uninstalled the sound driver and now even if i complete setup it wont work.

HELP please.

Ill provide any information needed so just ask Click to expand...

Try this site. They are a pretty good source for drivers.


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I recently installed a new power supply (a Dynex 400W) and a new video card (Radeon HD5670). I put the power supply in first, as I needed it in order for the video card to work, and due to having bought a broken power supply in the past, I tested it before I put in the video card. It worked like a charm, starting up with no problems whatsoever.

However, after I put the video card in, I noticed something weird. When I initially boot the computer, a clicking sound comes from the video card. This clicking sound goes on for several seconds, but then it ends and the computer just boots up like normal. I've already listened to it up close without the cover on, and I also confirmed by running without the video card. There are no loose wires that I can see that might be coming in contact with the fan.

The sound, to be more specific, does not sound electric. It clicks about every three seconds, and after about fifteen or so seconds, it just stops. What bothers me is that the computer doesn't begin to boot up until after the clicking sound stops. Another thing I've noticed is that it goes through this clicking cycle when I restart as well.

Edit:// Upon shutting down my computer, I noticed that it made the clicking sound exactly as the computer turned off. However, I believe that it made this clicking sound before I put in the video card.

A:Clicking sound coming from video card before startup

However, I believe that it made this clicking sound before I put in the video card.Click to expand...

So does this mean there are two clicking sounds, one from the video card and another from something else? I'm a bit confused on this part.

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I have installed Win XP Pro SP2 (had Win 7 installed and couldn't run half my games). Now the games run fine but no sound! I know this is because I'm relying on the on-board sound on the (I have been told by my brother-in-law who used to own the pc!) Realtek motherboard as the soundcard broke 6 months ago (was a Creative Soundblaster 16 or AWE 32 Compatible (WDM)) and was removed.

When I installed Win XP yesterday everything runs fine but no sound. In the Device Manager I have problems with the:

Other Devices -Audio Device on HD Audio Bus (Code 1)PCI Simple Communications Controller (Code 28)Unknown device (Code 28)

Sound, Video & Game Controllers -Creative Soundblaster 16 or AWE 32 Compatible (WDM)(Code 10)

I don't understand why it's even picking up the sound card when it's not plugged in!

The dxdiag is as follows:

System Information
Time of this report: 12/21/2009, 17:48:03
Machine name: GENESIS
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: DIXONSXP
System Model: MS-7255
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 370MB used, 3568MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.... Read more

A:[SOLVED] On-board sound not working - no sound card installed

Thanks anyone who had a look - I had a look at the Audio HD Device again - the Code 10, and it let me re-install the drivers this time, which it never did before. At least I have sound now!!!


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Hello; A rare conditon: I cant get sound out of any internet video. sound card is ok. Sound from every other source is ok,,,except from internet explorer videos of any kind.


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i have a dell computer and i just got it back because the second hard drive went on it so i had to load everything back on it. But everytime i reinstall my sound card that is sound blaster live 24 bit. It works right when i install it but once my computer gets shutdown or restarts. It stops working and no sound will come out. I tryed unstalling and reinstalling it and it does samething.Any help please?

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I recently purchased a refurbished computer from Fry's Electronics. It seemed like a very good deal, so I went ahead and took it (along with others who were taking them).

Now, I finally got my internet up and I began to play Counter-strike. The sound sometimes messes up. I can hear other peoples shots just fine, but when I shot, it is almost silent.

Here is what I got from the Sound tab in dxdiag:
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Realtek Sound Card. Messed up Sound.

I would suggest firsat of all to remove the sound drivers from device manager and then exit out and reboot the system, Windows will re-install the drivers for the sound. If this is not adequate then get new drivers for the sound card and install.

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I'm looking for sound effect program.I had program 10 years or so , I think it was sound blaster live ( not sure) had some thing similar .Want I wont is program that will add sound effect to sound coming through my computer speakers or headphone. The different sound effects that make your voice sound deep ,less muffled voice, tunnel ,echo ,slow talking ,sound like you talking in small room ,car or out side.

I wont it for both music/sound/audio streaming from the internet and music/sound from the computer , I have on the computer.And be able to go in setting and turn it or off or add or remove effects.

I'm not sure but I think it was sound blaster live I had ,that had some thing similar to add effect to sound coming through the computer speaker or headphone.

Note I have windows 7 .So some thing that works with windows 7.

A:I'm looking for sound effect program , sound coming through the computer speaker

Creative (ie: Sound Blaster) has had that type of setting in their software for years. The Creative/Sound Blaster software is for their chipsets only. There could be a similar audio tool that works with any audio source, but I'm not familiar with any.

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