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Onboard Sound Output gone very low

Q: Onboard Sound Output gone very low

Hi,My problem is that one fine day the sound output on my desktop computer went very low without any reason or warning. I did everything I could, tried with different speakers, even with my stereo system, but the sound was low in all of them, so I figured this had to be a hardware problem inside the computer - or specifically on the motherboard, since I use the onboard sound output of my Intel DG31PR.I think it started after - or just around the time - I changed my power supply unit (my computer had begun to restart by itself, esp when I tried to use the cd-rom drive, I checked and saw the power supply fan had stopped turning, so I replaced the PSU and all the problems went away, all except this one!) So I exchanged my new power supply for another unit, but the sound problem is still there. I've been struggling with this a long time, so all the obvious explanations are ruled out. (I've attached a few pics to illustrate!)
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9 downloadsThere are no hardware conflicts, I have tried with all the new and old drivers for the device, but nothing works. In fact, now I think the sound is getting progressively lower!
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8 downloadsI'm also attaching the details of my dxdiag log, which also shows no problems with the sound:------------------System Information------------------ Machine name: DESKTOP Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Language: English (Regional Setting: English)System Manufacturer: INTEL System Model: DG31PR BIOS: BIOS Date: 01/23/08 15:53:32 Ver: 08.00.10 Processor: Intel? Core?2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz Memory: 2048MB RAMAvailable OS Memory: 2036MB RAM Page File: 1546MB used, 10668MB available Windows Dir: C:\Windows DirectX Version: DirectX 11DX Setup Parameters: Not found User DPI Setting: Using System DPI System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent) DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode------------DxDiag Notes------------ Display Tab 1: No problems found. Sound Tab 1: No problems found. Sound Tab 2: No problems found. Input Tab: No problems found.--------------------DirectX Debug Levels--------------------Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)-------------Sound Devices------------- Description: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio) Default Sound Playback: Yes Default Voice Playback: Yes Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0888&SUBSYS_8086D608&REV_1000 Manufacturer ID: 1 Product ID: 100 Type: WDM Driver Name: RTKVHDA.sys Driver Version: 6.00.0001.6167 (English) Driver Attributes: Final Retail WHQL Logo'd: Yes Date and Size: 7/28/2010 18:23:36, 3154920 bytes Other Files: Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp. HW Accel Level: Basic Cap Flags: 0xF1F Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0 Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0 HW Memory: 0 Voice Management: No EAX? 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No I3DL2? Listen/Src: No, NoSensaura? ZoomFX?: No Description: Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio) Default Sound Playback: No Default Voice Playback: No Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0888&SUBSYS_8086D608&REV_1000 Manufacturer ID: 1 Product ID: 100 Type: WDM Driver Name: RTKVHDA.sys Driver Version: 6.00.0001.6167 (English) Driver Attributes: Final Retail WHQL Logo'd: Yes Date and Size: 7/28/2010 18:23:36, 3154920 bytes Other Files: Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp. HW Accel Level: Basic Cap Flags: 0xF1F Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0 Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0 HW Memory: 0 Voice Management: No EAX? 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No I3DL2? Listen/Src: No, NoSensaura? ZoomFX?: NoThe only explanation is that some component of the onboard sound has gone belly up, and the question that I want to ask is that is there some way this can be fixed (some small component replaced ~ with some minor soldering perhaps?) Or if I get a separate new sound card will it fix the problem or will it be the same since the new card will after all go on the same motherboard?Thanx in advance for all your replies.

Preferred Solution: Onboard Sound Output gone very low

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Onboard Sound Output gone very low

Welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

If you feel your on-board sound chip is failing, you can always purchase a decent add in sound card and turn off the on-board.

I can see your volume controls are all maxed out, I should advise you that certain software such as Windows Media Player has its own built in volume control.

You should make sure you have adjusted those controls as well as your on-board chips volume properties.


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I will try and make my first post as informative and direct as possible. I am having an issue with installing a NVIDIA Geforce 8400 GS video card into an older HP Pavillion 6040n

Windows 7 Professional x64
Asus P5LP-LE motherboard w/onboard sound
Intel Core 2 Duo 6320 Processor, 1.86 Ghz
Seagate 7200 320GB Hard Drive
4 GB RAM (PNY but I don't remeber the speed of it)
Geforce 8400GS 512 MB graphics card with DVI and VGA outputs (no S-Video, NO HDMI outputs)
300W generic PSU

when I physically installed the graphics card into the PCIE slot and rebooted the computer the sound stopped working. the computer does not see any audio output devices that are installed. when I mouse over the small speaker in the bottom right corner there is a red x over the speaker, like it's muted, and it says "no audio output device is installed" When I remove the card and go back to using the integrated graphics card in the motherboard, the sound works fine. I am using the 3.5mm jack off the back of the motherboard to get to my desktop speakers.

I have tried installing the latest drivers from NVIDIA, doing a clean install of the drivers (IE removing the old versions first)

I did not let in install the NVIDIA HD audio driver that comes in the 260.99 driver

I tried reinstalling both the Realtek R255 sound card driver and the older R235 Driver.

Nothing I have tried has worked. Something interesting I have noticed is windows installs 4 generic High Definition Audio Devices. When I see them... Read more

A:8400GS kills my onboard sound output

Does the 8400 require a minimum psu of 350 watts?

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I hope someone can help.

There is no signal from the onboard vga port. I've swapped power supply, changed ram, disconnected all peripherals H/D and drives, checked H/D, monitor, all are ok. When the ram is removed the pc beeps as expected.
What i would like to know is there any way to check the vga port like with a voltmeter? and would simply installing a new vga card solve the problem or do i need to change the mobo?


A:Onboard video no output

Easiest way is to find or borrow another video card to try or test.
Our shop has repaired over 8000 computers without seeing a failed VGA port... but I am sure it will happen sometime.
In our experience, the video card is among the most failure prone of all computer components. Some fail in six months, while others may last 6 years, but they all fail sooner or later... and unpredictably.
If your computer is in otherwise decent shape, it is likely time to replace the card, remove the old driver or remove the vga device in Device Manager, then install the new one.
Be sure you have a decent power supply... Quality is more important than power output, but I would look for one in the 450 - 600 watt range

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Found appropriate manufacturers drivers and they worked! NEVERMIND THIS THREAD

So i tried out 10, and switched back to 7, now after countless efforts i still can not get my onboard card to work. I do have a dinosaur of a USB card, but it seems to produce stutter with games so i am desperate to fix this...
Right after installing i got the No output device is installed message in the tray and troubleshooter found nothing wrong. Meanwhile, mic is detected and seems to work fine
I have
A working High Definition Audio Device driver or what have you installed automatically by windows 7, reinstalled rigorously multiple times with system restarts
Checked that onboard audio is enabled in BIOS
Checked that my device is not disabled or hidden( playback devices show nothing but my usb card, disabled are not hidden)
Attempted to install MOBO drivers to no avail - i get an error prompt saying that device was not found(or something along those lines)
Even tried to install UAA bus drivers in Vista sp2 compatability mode(as per some forum thread i stumbled upon)
MOBO: Asrock G31M-VS2
Any help appreciated...
P.S. It is a fresh, 2nd day Windows

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It may be somewhat not polite starting my board career with a question, but ultimately searching for a solution on google led me here with a few hits which did not provide any solution for my problem, so I'll try it anyway. (While hoping I don't offend anyone by doing so. )

the situation: until recently I only used devices with their own volume control and never even bothered thinking about it, but now I've got a new headset which doesn't have its own volume control.

the problem: The Windows 7 volume control produces suboptimal results. "0" mutes audio, but "1" gives me the same volume on my headphones (as well as speakers as long as I don't use their volume control) as "100" ... and the level always being the same is a problem because it's too loud. (especially on the headphones)

The headphones are connected via their analog jacks and I tried the front audio connector as well as those on the back of the mainboard, which does not change the result. Also setting the volume using the "VIA HD audio deck" produces the same result. (Of course, if programs allow setting the volume it works, but then a single system-sound almost makes me suffer a heart attack. )

If anyone has a hint I'd greatly appreciate it.


A:volume control: '1' and '100' produce same output level - VIA onboard

The reason most people join the forum if for help. You are not the first one and we will try to help.

First thing, although you list the Via driver in your system specs, make sure you are really using the Asus supplied Via driver and not a driver from somewhere else. Motherboard vendors can (and many times do) have custom implementation of the sound chips and not using drivers from the motherboard vendor can cause problems.

If the Device Manager shows "HD Audio" that means you are using a generic driver installed by Windows rather than the actual vendor driver.

Check Asus for a driver and either an updated driver or the same driver version, either way download and install that driver to see if it makes any difference.

Finally, with the PC powered off, disconnect (physically unplug) the front panel headphone connector from the motherboard. Power up the PC and boot into Windows, then try the rear GREEN speaker jack with either your speakers or headphone and see if you can control the volume.

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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!

A:Gigabyte HDMI output to Yamaha receiver - no sound output

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 ... 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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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

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 . . . .

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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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Can anyone tell me how I would do this? I've tried for days to locate my driver with no success.


A:Reinstalling a sound driver for onboard sound from a pre-packaged Windows XP

normally you can go to the manufacturer's website and download the orignal OEM drivers for your computers model and series.
usually under Customer service and support or downloads on the companies' website.

If not an OEM install from a major manufacturer such as Dell or Compaq etc, then you should still be able to find out the manufacturer of the motherboard itself and go to their website and do the same

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well, thx in advance for any tipps.

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

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

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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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I'm having problems with my sound on my computer. I had downloaded the latest drivers from the via web site and everything was going fine. I have made no changes to the computer except for installing The Sims and everything was working fine. Now the problem is that I get some sound but not all. Best description is "choppy". It happens w/ sound efects and music files. The only thing I have not tried is playing an audio cd. Of course I removed the sound device. Now this is the strange part. I run the driver install that I downloaded and I get a message on the computer that says the via chipset has not been enabled in the bios. This is incorrect. The chipset is enabled. The onboard sound is enabled. So, after removing the sound device from device mgr I reboot the computer. The comuputer recognizes a pci communications device and locates and installs the drivers for it. Wow! Imagin that. Of course I get the same problem. Any suggestions? Need more info? let me know.Thanks.

A:sound choppy. elements mobo, via chipset, onboard sound

I'm guessing an IRQ conflict. Any devices fighting for the same IRQ?

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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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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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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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Firstly thanks for the forums and support, I've used this forum before searching problems, finding solutions. But alas, this is the first time I've not been able to rectify my issue after searching on the forums.

My Spec:
AMD Phenom Quad core
Asus m4a79 deluxe
2GB ddr2 Corsair Dominator RAM
nVidia GFX card
Windows 7

There is no sound coming from my computer. There once was sound, but the computer was dormant for 6 months and I replaced the Power Supply, and now there is no sound. I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling/updating all drivers. I've tried configuring my audio devices (Currently there are 4 listed: Speakers, RealTex HD Audio 2nd Output, Digital Output(RCA+ Optical) and RealTek Digital Output).

When I play sound, levels are shown going up and down, indicating that the audio devices are aware of the sound, but no matter what speakers I plug in I still don't get sound. I've tried 3 different outputs, 1 of which were headphones, all of which didn't work. I have also tried accessing my PC remotely from my iPad through SplashTop, which plays the sounds from the PC, weirdly.

I don't know what to try now and would appreciate any help or input.



A:Solved: No Sound - Asus MoBo onboard sound

I'd suspect a faulty audio chipset. The hardware being recognized and the drivers installing aren't an indication that the hardware is actually functional.

With that being said, try a different version of the RealTek drivers. Try using the latest version available from Asus. If those don't work, try the latest version directly from RealTek.

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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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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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I have a really weird thing going on. I have a asus PG5D1 motherboard. I'm not sure if it's the pro or the normal version but when I compare the pictures of the two motherboards on the Asus website with what mine looks like, it looks like a P5GD1 Pro motherboard.
So when I click on the downloads part of the page dedicated to that motherboard I look for the sound drivers for the onboard sound and the latest ones are very old like 2005.

But the name of the drivers is Realtek ALC861 Audio Driver V5.10.0.5116 beta for Windows 64bit XP/2003.

So to find the latest I go on the Realtek website, and find the latest drivers for the ALC861., I uninstall the old ones (version 2.01) and install the new ones (version 2.53). Reboot. And then I have no sound. When I try to read a audio file it makes the program crash etc.

So it's really weird, since Realtek just says that not getting the drivers from the manufacturer will only cause me to loose the special tools and gadgets from the manufacturer (Asus here), but that's not a problem, I just want to upgrade the drivers.

Either it's Asus that messed up or I'm not getting the correct ones from the website. Another weird thing is that inside Everest (a program to get infos on my PC and what's in it), it says my sound card is a "Intel 82801FB ICH6 - High Definition Audio Controller [B-1]". Also if I look the audio drivers on the asus website for the P5GD1 motherboard (the normal not the &... Read more

A:Can't upgrade onboard sound with a Asus motherboard, if I do, I don't have sound

So it's really weird, since Realtek just says that not getting the drivers from the manufacturer will only cause me to loose the special tools and gadgets from the manufacturer (Asus here), but that's not a problem, I just want to upgrade the drivers.Click to expand...

Just use the ASUS ones, its very unlikely that there have been any updates for years.

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Hello everyone,

My audio has seem to quit on me. I updated to the newest drivers for my mobo (biostar A870U3) from their download page and now I get no sound whatsoever from my speakers. I have tried uninstalling all of the sound devices from the device manager and letting windows reinstall them, but to no avail. I have also made sure that the onboard sound is on in the bios. When I uninstall the sound devices, it defaults back to the windows default audio driver which won't recognize something is plugged in.
It greys out my speakers and then defaults to the Digital Ouput, but I have no such device. I then have also tried downloading the onboard audio drivers from the mobo download page and installing them. They install but it then defaults to the Realtek Digital Output (once again, I don't have such a device). If I go to the realtek HD audio manager and disable front panel detection, it doesn't even recognize any of my back panels being plugged in. Even if I try to plug in my headset mic, the manager doesnt pic it up.
If I play music at this point, the speaker shows the level volume changing but I dont hear anything. I've tried switching back and forth all configurations in the manager and changed the levels of things, still nothing. Can anyone help? Or am I gonna have to go pick up a sound card?

That picture also shows it trying to use the front jack, which I dont have hooked up because I want to use the back panel. So I'm assuming that may be part of the reason. And ... Read more

A:RealTek OnBoard Sound Issue - No Sound

The first thing I see is four HD Audio devices in the Device Manager that should be uninstalled (RIGHT click on the entry for the device and then LEFT click Uninstall) then restart the PC. Get rid of them to eliminate any possibile conflicts.

If there is a "default" setting for the sound outputs, set it to default and see if that helps.

I notice a web cam that is also showing up. They can tend to cause issues too so temporarily disconnect that from the PC while you are trying to get the system audio setup.

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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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Hi, I can't get 2-channel sound with ABIT AT7-MAX2 motherboard, integrated Realtek AC'97 sound. I've tried those drivers from www.abit.com.tw, but those ain't working neither. I have 5.1 Creative surround sound. I get sound from every speakers except the 2 channel ones, which are connected to green phohe jack (Front Speaker Out), everything is connected correctly but i just can't get no sound. The problem came after i had put my pc together into another case. Before that the sound was working. My headphones doesn't work either in that green phone jack.

A:Onboard sound - Realtek AC'97 sound missing.

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

A:onboard sound vs internal sound card

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

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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 have recently bought a secon hand Asus m2n-e sli mo'bo, from a friend.
All was going well, everything was set up with drivers from origional discs.

While playing a game (lost plannet: Extreeme condidtion) my pc crashed and reset itself. Since then i have been unable to get any sound, when sound is played it just makes a static sound. The only slight bit of sound i can hear is when playing the speaker test program in C-media. I can hear the voice slightly under the static sound.

I have tryed:
>All ports.
>Rolling back drivers.
>Latest C-media drivers from Asus.
> Ac97 drivers.

>Sound card:I tryed to use a Creative Audigy Soundblaster (X-Fi XtremeGamer). After inserting into my mobo my computer failed to boot, or even reach bios.

If anyone could provide answers/solution to either of my problems I would be very greatfull.

Thanks Craig

A:Static sound from onboard sound = dead?

Start > Run > sfc /scannow

This will confirm all Windows files are intact. Your Windows CD may be required during the scan if any files are found corrupted

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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 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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My speakers intermittenly stop working.  If both left and right speakers stop working.  I can push the case to the right of the touchpad and it will start working.   If just the left is not working I can usually press to the left of the touchpad.   Also shortly after this started the Left side USB stopped working.   Any ideas  on how to fix this without sending it in?

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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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I don't know how to title this too well but yeah.
I have been using a USB headset for quite some time but I recently purchased some Audio Technica ADH-700's. I've plugged them in and woolah!..
Just kidding.. No sound at all

I have an Avermedia Live Gamer HD Capture Card and with getting it to work with a usb headset there was a few things that were required to be done.
as seen in this thread below:
How to: Avermedia Live Gamer HD and streaming BF3 (PC) | Oscar Mike

But now I've got a 3.5mm jack headphones and a 3.5mm Microphone in the mail I don't need the usb way. So I've gone back (Well I hope) to the settings before the thread but nothing happens.
I have tried reinstalling multipul Realtek HD Audio things..

Any help would be much appreciated!

A:Realtek onboard sound. No sound

Have you reinstalled the ASUS supplied Realtek driver? In most cases the vendor (in this case motherboard vendor) driver works best. Non Vendor drivers can either not work or not work correctly.

Do you have the Audio Playback set correctly? The "Speakers" (in this case Realtek) should be set as the Default Audio Playback Device in the Sound Panel.

Also while you are in the Sound Panel, go to the Recording section and set the Stereo Mix as the default recording device.

Finally, make sure you have the front panel headphone/mic jack correctly connected to the motherboard front panel audio jack. The "HD Audio" connector from the front panel should be used (some also have an AC97 or only have an AC97 and that should only be used if there is no HD Audio).

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I enbabled my onboard audio card by going to BIOS but still, no sound. When I run the device manager (to see if anything changed) it found a new device which is an "Unknown device".

My pc is "HP Compaq dc7800 Small Form Factor PC".
Recently I changed my graphics card from Geforce 8400 GS to Geforce G210.
My OS is Windows XP.

Any solution?

A:Onboard sound is enable but still no sound

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1115622-onboard-sound-enable-but-still.html, and please only start one thread per issue.



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i just reinstalled windows xp home, and it shows that i have no sound card,i did computer self test <f8> my onboard sound works fine just not in xp please help

A:no onboard sound in xp

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Motherboard is a GA-M55SLI Rev 2.0 I have the sound drivers installed for Windows Vista 64 Bit Realtek AC 97 Audio and I have sound when I plug headphones into fronhtj audio jacks but no sound when Headphones OR 5.1 Speaker system plugged into Onboard sound on Motherboard. borrowed sound card from friend installed it works fine with both Sound system and Headphones but can't keep card. Tired unplugging front audio jacks still no sound from motherboard. Any ideas?
GA-M55sli Rev 2.0
Windows Vista 64 Bit
Logitech X-540

A:No Onboard Sound

I suggest downloading the latest drivers for your audio. Booting into safe mode uninstalling your audio card in device manager and then restarting booting back into safe mode and reinstalling your audio card.

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My mic has just stopped working, i went out and bout a new one cos the old one was a freebie one. New headphone mic and the mic doesnt work.

Tried the hardward testing in XP and i get nothing from the mic, altho the headphones and speakers work just fine.
Checked all the settings seem ok nothing muted.
Just seems strange how it just stopped working one day

Onboard sound is VIA AC97 Audio

A:Onboard Sound

Sterling just had a similar problem. Read this thread and see if his solution helpsMarkhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/114705/new-build/

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I have seen a couple threads about having RealTec onboard sound and when Win 7 is installed there is a problem. Is this a common thing? If I get a new sound card, would it automatically disable my onboard sound?

A:Onboard Sound

You can have sound problems with Realtek or any other onboard sound. I am having some trouble with Sigmatel onboard sound.

If you go to a separate sound card, you should disable onboard sound in your BIOS.

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I just put a computer system together and all went fine.After installing Windows,I went to install the onboard sound driver for my Asus P4S800D-X motherboard provided by Asus's website.Driver installation goes fine without any errors or anything,Windows detects it and reports no problems.....but it still doesn't produce any sound.I know my speakers work,I have triple checked the connection in the back.AC' 97 is also enabled in the BIOS.I have reinstalled Windows twice with the same result.

Anything else I can do short of buying a new PCI sound card?


A:Onboard sound gone bad?

Have you checked the drivers under "Hardware Profiles" and made sure there are no warnings (big yellow exclamation points) next to them? If you see them, try reloading drivers option under "Properties." Let Windows choose a driver for you.

Did you try the speakers with other system? Is the power cord plugged in; are you're speakers on?--I know, I know, this last one is a "duh" but sometimes it happens...

Try and disable the 5.1 sound option if you only have only two speakers--in BIOS, I believe.

Are you using digital speakers or analog ones? Digital speakers connect to different jack.

Try using the drivers from the original ASUS CD--even though there may be outdated.

If everything else fails, go the Asus forum (www.asus.com) and look for your exact model. Often times, other people will have the same problem as you and they'll provide the solution. I consult the ASUS forum all the time and it has saved my bacon on more than one occasion. Don't even bother with tech support...

Good luck!

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Dear Friends,
I am new to techspot forum, I just came to know about this site and really happy.
I dont have driver sound for an intel D854GLLY( onboard sound card for mainboard D854GLLY). Please, help me or tell me a link.

A:Sound onboard!

Drivers are found at the www.intel.com site, for that motherboard... or you can run the free Belarc Advisor, CPU-Z/ CPUID, or Everest to inventory your machine, then find drivers with a Google search or at www.driver-guide.com... usually AC'97

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i have installed my motherboard drivers and my sound driver does not pick the front mic and audio out up
the microsoft driver that are given with windows seven have worked fine


A:via onboard sound

If MSI have a sound driver for your board download them, uninstall the win 7 driver & try those.

Before doing that though try configuring the sound in the control panel.

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I have just recently Rebooted my computer to many virus. Anyway i am running Windows 98SE and when i re-installed windows my sound would not work anymore i have no divers or anything for sound on this mother board can someone please help me i am lost on what to do.... I have a BioStar M7Vip Motherboard...... thanks thebestofme

A:Onboard Sound

Do you have a CD that came with the MB?

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i have an emachine that has onboard sound. for some reason, it does not show up in device manager and the speaker icon is not located in the tray. i know it works, because i have used it before. must i reinstall something from windows or what? thanks!

A:onboard sound help

if it isnt in Device man, then it is not installed. Try going to Control panel and having it seach for New Hardware. If it doesnt find it, could be a sign the Card has gone bad.

Good luck, I have had lots of trouble with E-Machines.


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Ever since i installed my new video card, 8400GS 512MB PCI card, my onboard sound has disappeared, and when i manage to get it back, after playing a game, say if i restart my computer and come back my sound has disappeared.

Any idea?

A:No onboard sound, please help

'when i manage to get it back'

Explain how you do that please.

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I can't playback any sound on my new motherboard through my speakers (using the onboard sound) My specs are:

Asus P4C800-Deluxe M/B
P4 3.0Ghz
2x512 Mb PC3200

I've tried reinstalling and updating drivers, ans setting all volumes to maximum but it still doesn't play anything back through my speakers (my speakers work fine on my old system). It seems to be able to record as it detects a volume. The AD1985 sound is enabled in the BIOS, and I'm running out of ideas as to why I can't hear anything.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

A:Onboard sound

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Hi everyone!

My onboard sound isn't working anymore. My PSU went out awhile back (3+ yrs ago) and I just recently put a new one in and have updated everything. The last time the computer was working though the sound had worked.

Currently though In the "sounds and audio devices" it says "no audio device". My SoundMax Integrated and Digital Audio gives me the "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" that a lot of other people seem to get. I've done the services.msc and made sure the Windows Audio was running which it is. I've also uninstalled and re-installed drivers and nothing. Here are my system specs.....any help I can get would be great. Thanks!

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Compaq Presario
System Serial Number: 7P26KPXC80A0
Asset Tag: 7P26KPXC80A0
Chassis Serial Number: 7P26KPXC80A0

1.40 gigahertz Intel Celeron
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Not hyper-threaded

Main Circuit Board:
Board: Compaq 07A8h
Serial Number: 7P26KPXC80A0
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Compaq 686P9 v1.10 04/17/2002

A:Onboard sound not working

I would just install a separate PCi sound card, sounds like the on board chip is shot.

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