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onboard sound vs internal sound card

Question: onboard sound vs internal sound card

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

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Answer: onboard sound vs internal sound card

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

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

Answer: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.
Realtek

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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
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer: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 have just reformatted my hard drive and loaded everything back successfully ,even my modem with your help (see earlier query) EXCEPT for my sound system. I have a Microstar International MS-6198 motherboard with AWARD BIOS 6.00 PG. (I found that out using Belaric.com which I read about whilst searching this forum) and am running Windows 98.CD?s play using CD player but I get no sound. In -- accessories ?entertainment and then selecting Volume controls gets no response . I can not get volume controls to appear.In the BIOS ,?onboard sound? is set to auto ?only other choice is ?off?In Device Manager there is a yellow ? by PCI Multimedia Audio Device and further checks show ?No driver installed?.Do I need a driver and if so where could I get one and what would its type be.I assumed that by the term PCI in Multimedia device it is refering to a SOUND card in a PCI slot not a sound card built into the motherboard as I have. Am I wrong in my assumption- are built in sound cards still referred to as PCI ones? Would appreciate any help and explanation Thanks

Answer:No volume controls or sound -onboard sound card

Get your driver click here

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Hi,

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

Thanks

Mark.

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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?

Thanks,

-Sieg
 

Answer:OnBoard Sound issues (Sound Card not Found)

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

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

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

thanks.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Switching between onboard sound and external sound card

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

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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?

Answer: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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onboard sound was not working properly i.e. we could hardly hear it even when turned up full blast.Assuming it to be broke I have disabled it in bios and bought a new sound card but the problem still persists. I have checked everything and can find no problems. Can anyone advise? using XP pro, new card is working in another computer and speakers are all ok.

Answer:onboard sound and new sound card problem

If it's like win8 double click on speaker icon in task bar turn volum up to full on play back

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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.

Thanks

Answer:Enabling onboard sound with a sound card

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

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

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

Answer: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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is it dificult to install a new sound card if u already have onboard sound? pls could someone tell me how to do it.. i know how to fit it etc but how do u disable onboar sound?

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Answer:installin sound card onto MB wi onboard sound

Go into the BIOS and disable it from there.

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

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hi all

everyone knows that a graphics card is far supirior to onboard graphics

is this true for sound?

can anyone tell me whats the advantage of having a sound card over onboard sound, assuming that the onboard sound is from a recent mobo.

thx

Kronos

Answer:Sound card or onboard sound?

Yes...It is....to a certain extent. I have always believed that integrated sound is fine. However, professionals and hardcore games must have the highest quality of sound. Your eye is much more senstive than your ears, and can detect smaller changes more accuratly.

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Ok here is the short of it. I installed a sb audigy yesterday and disabled the on board sound(ac 97) in the bios. Installed driver for sb and and now i have no sound at all. The startup sounds are good and games will have sound for about 30 secs and then nothing but buzz. device manager recognizes both. how do i get it to not recognize the onboard sound and keep the sb. Do i have to uninstall drivers for onboard sound. and if so how do i do that? i am no computer literati as you can tell by the amount of noob questions. any help would be much appreciated thanks.

mobo: ecs k7vza
t-bird 1.2
384 megs ram
gf4 ti4200
win xp pro

 

Answer:sound card vs onboard sound

go to your control panel! Start->settings->control panel then go to add/remove programs. You should find the driver for your old sound chip there! remove and reboot! Let us know if that works!
 

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I'm using an Asus A8N-SLi click here and i wanted to upgrade the sound on the PC. Nothing fancy just something to take the load off the CPU. I also have 4.1 Surround Sound Speaker which work fine.Which would be better? Sticking with the OnBoard "Realtek ALC850, 8-channel CODEC" or getting a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Sound Card click here?

Answer:OnBoard or Sound Card

at click here this price, why not.

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Question: onboard sound card

how do I disable an onboard sound card

Answer:onboard sound card

Why? Are you installing real sound card?Computer info needed.

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I've been trying to figure out ways to get a few more fps from my games (America's Army )

So i'm wondering if the onboard NIC and onboard sound card put more strain on the CPU then "regular" ones.

In other words, if I disable them and put a "real" sound card and NIC in the PCI slots, will my CPU have less load?

Thanks for any replies
 

Answer:Onboard NIC and sound card use more CPU?

49cent_taco said:



I've been trying to figure out ways to get a few more fps from my games (America's Army )

So i'm wondering if the onboard NIC and onboard sound card put more strain on the CPU then "regular" ones.

In other words, if I disable them and put a "real" sound card and NIC in the PCI slots, will my CPU have less load?

Thanks for any replies Click to expand...

Yes, the cheap ones use the CPU, however I belive in the nForce mobo's there is a chip for these periphrials (the southbridge does it, i think), so there is little extra CPU usage. This equates to having the same performance as a PCI card.
 

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

Answer:No sound from the onboard card

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

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there something wrong with my computer

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

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

does anyone know whats wrong ?

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

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

Answer:is it the onboard sound card?

check your tempretures and voltages
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownloa...oad-29890.html
when it is normal and when it is playing up and post the results

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

anywho, thanks alot in advanced
 

Answer:onboard and sound card

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

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Hi all,Older emachine T2385 had an onboard Realtek AC97 sound card. The pc died. Managed to save all files. a friend bought me a new T3504 with onboard Realtek  ACL861 ( HD 5.1 )  I have musicmatch and DAK wave mp3 editor that I used to record streaming radio from " stero mixer " on the old pc, but on the new one. Emachines blew me off. ( T3504 is 6 wks old ) Emailed Realtek, they said the new ACL861 doesn't reconize " stero mixer " I don't need HD 5.1 All I need is 2.1 cd quality. Is this something Emachines would take care of, or maybe on me to buy a cheap PCI sound card ? If anybody has any other ideas, I'm all ears (or eyes). Thanks in advanceA 25 yr old / 64 yr old jammin in the nursing home, Lou

Answer:onboard sound card, old could, new can't

i assume you have checked in your bio's to activate it, if not, go in and see if onboard sound is rigged in, if it is, disable and restart, then let windows boot, restart and go into the bios and activate it again, sometimes this may be the issue, if it is not activated.... well activate it... if it still does not work ensure that you have the onboard sound DLL's installed by doing a uninstall of all audio and reinstalling everything with the MB again... it should help... if not, i would contact the makers of said machine and tell them that you are sending it back, that the on board audio does not work, and that you want a new one with a HardDrive upgrade as a sorry note...

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

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

Answer:Sound Card vs. Onboard?

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

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

Answer:Onboard Sound Card Stutters

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

Lilheath
 

Answer:Drivers for Onboard Sound Card

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

Everest
 

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

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

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

Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP3

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

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

http://s48.photobucket.com/albums/f219/Griffin_Claw/?action=vi... Read more

Answer:Onboard Sound Card Problem

Try downloading the driver from emachines and reinstalling it.
 

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

Thank you.
 

Answer:Disabling Onboard Sound Card

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

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

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 although being very computer literate my pal said today that he has a newish pc that does not have a Game port.he uses onboard sound which is fine but cannot use a joystick etc...can I put an audio card in and STILL use onboard sound?? ie. m/b for sound , card for the game port ??any help appreciated..booboo

Answer:audio card/onboard sound#

your mates pc should have usb ports for joysticks?and you mean a video card?just load the drivers first then plug it in and be careful if you are going to do this ...the onboard sound you can leave it as it is?....if it new pc  it can void the warrenty of it if you open the case ...

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

Answer:onboard sound card question

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

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Hi everybody, can you please help me to my problem Why I can't install my on board sound card software. Everytime I try to install the error will always appear. It says, microsoft bus driver is not found in your system. My motherboard is Asus P5VD2-X, 

Answer:I can't instal my onboard sound card....

More info is needed.What operating system are you using?What is the exact error you're getting?Have you installed the drivers for your motherboard?Have you checked for a newer sound driver online?

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

tom

Answer:Figuring out onboard sound card

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

Ken

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Hello everyone, I'm the n00b
Let's get down to business, I have a VT82C686A onboard sound card that doesn't seem to work no matter what I do, I tried installing different versions of drivers and playing around with the BIOS but, alas, nothing seems to work.
The weird thing is I install everything correctly and without problems (with Add New Hardware) but there is no sound, whatsoever... Sndvol32.exe doesn't work, meaning as there is no sound hardware or something... When I try to play a sound with the control panel / sounds I cant play any wave file because the little play triangle is grayed out...
And if I try to install the AVI drivers with the installation exe it tells me the AC97 Codec isnt enabled in the Bios, even though it is...
Could it be possible that the sound card died on me?
Any help will be appreciated

Answer:Onboard sound card problem

A 2nd Sound Card would sure be nice to really narrow it down

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

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

Answer:onboard Sound card problems

Hi

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

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

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

Have you tried another amplifier/speaker set?

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

Peter

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

Answer:2 problems both with OnBoard Sound Card

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

Help please someone.....

Thanks
darby26 :rolleyes:
 

Answer:Onboard sound card problem

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

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

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

Answer:Onboard mulitmedia sound card

You are weak in the Google grasshopper:

http://support.asus.com/download/download_item.aspx?model=P4S533-MX&product=1&type=All&SLanguage=en
 

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

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

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

Answer:Problem w/onboard sound card

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

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

Answer:Onboard sound card vs soundblaster etc???

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

BTW,
:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
 

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

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

What should I do?

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

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

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

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

Here's my motherboard: Asrock FM2A88X

Answer:Fix The Onboard Audio Or Stick With Sound Card

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

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

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

specs:
Windows: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Memory (RAM): 3072 MB
CPU Info: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz
CPU Speed: 1858.4 MHz
Sound card: Realtek HD Audio output
Display Adapters: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
Network Adapters: Linksys Wireless-N PCI Adapter WMP300N
CD / DVD Drives: F: SONY DVD-ROM DDU1612 | G: HL-DT-STDVDRAM
BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 11/27/06 | A M I - 11000627
Motherboard: ConRoe9... Read more

Answer:Onboard sound blown and no slots for a card

Invest in a USB audio device like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812191020&cm_re=usb_audio_adapter-_-12-191-020-_-Product

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

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hi my system has onboard sound,???is there any reason why i cannot fit a seperate soundcard, and would i benifit from doing so please many thanks

Answer:onboard sound and fitting a saound card

Unless you have a laptop the answer is yes you can fit a sound card and disable the onboard sound in BIOS.Will you benefit? Certainly you would expect an improvement in sound but a lot depends on what sort of speakers you have got and what programs you use that involve sound.

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Onboard Sound Card Driver Issues

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Will games performance be better with a decicated sound card, rather than onboard?I have a PC with an ASUS P5GD1 motherboard and I am using the onboard sound. Games play fine, but will they run even better with a dedicated card?If so, does anyone have any recommendations?Thanks.

Answer:Dedicated Sound Card better than Onboard Soundcard

Hi, yes a Sound card would give much better audio for games. I like the Soundblaster Audigy2.Cheers.

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

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

It would really help to know which motherboard you have.

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

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Hi guys have upgraded/repaired my daughter-in-laws pc. all working fine except for no driver for onboard sound and usb only showing1.1 .when tryng to install drivers,message is "needs at least sp1", downloaded sp2 but when trying to install get message " expected version not found" any suggestions please.asrock k8nf6p-vstaamd cpu1gb ramm80gb hdddvd/rw driveOld xp pro retailhave tried reinstalled both as repair install and fresh install. still the same.

Answer:onboard sound card driver and usb2

You could try making a "slipstreamed" version of you XP, with SP2 incorporated.I've used Autostreamer to do this, several times on different SP versions, and it's always wortked well. Some will recommend nlite - but I think autostreamer is easier to you.Autostreamer click herenlite click here

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Hi !!

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

Cheers !!

 

Answer:Need driver for onboard sound card ITI8705F

Mysons said:

Hi !!

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

Cheers !!
Click to expand...

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

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My Asus P6T MB has an Onboard Sound Card which I use. I am NOT having any problems with it, however I see on the Asus site there is an update for the Sound card on this MB. Does any body know of any possible issues of doing the update or should I leave well enough alone - I have NOT updated the Chipset, I believe the Sound Card is integrated into the Chipset (not real sure about that) - ?

The Onboard Card is: Realtek ALC 1200 current driver ver. I have installed is 5.10.0.5657

Anyways, I would appreciate some thoughts on this, I don't want to mess things up by doing something foolish !!!

Thanks for the help

Joe
 

Answer:Onboard Sound Card driver update ?

Most driver updates on a manufacturer's site correct problem issues, or sometimes provide greater functionality for a device then it had previously.

Whenever I see an updated driver for a device of mine I check the release note/faq that is usually provided and see what issue correction or function upgrades the update provides. If I have no problems with the device or suffered none of the issues, and have no need for any new functionality listed, I generally opt to not upgrade the driver. If it's not broken don't fix it.

Having said that, sometimes an upgraded piece of hardware might depend on your sound drivers being up to date (I had that issue with a PCI TV tuner card). Modern operating systems from XP up are pretty good about rolling back a driver change (not to mention system restore, if you use that), so should someone want to update a driver just to see if it changes anything it is easy to change back.

Hope this is of some use.
 

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

Answer:Wanted:A onboard sound card nerd

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

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

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

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

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

thanks,
josh.
 

Answer:Solved: sound card driver (onboard)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Compaq onboard sound card hell

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

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

Thanks for any and all help

Mike
 

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

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

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When I opened up my PC to install a new Firewire port (Pinnacle Studio)I discovered I didn't have a free slot. So I removed my Soundblaster Card and connected the black plug and lead to the Cd in Connector JCD1 on my onboard sound card.I then installed the firewire card in the slot left vacant by the soundblaster card.I no longer seem to have "windows sounds" butI can play Audio Cd's fine using windows media player, and my haupagge TV card works and has sound. However when I try to use Pinnacle I get the message that "Pinnacle cannot initialise audio playback . The audio subsystem may be in use by another program"Although I uninstalled SBlaster my Pc still looks for it on start up. Can anybody help?

Answer:Onboard Sound Card/Pinnacle Probs. PLease Help me!

press f3 and type in the name sblaster and then click on find next when it shows delete the line and press f3 again until the message finished searching the registry comes up. reboot and all should be well. normal dire warnings about the registry apply but normally you get no probs with it.

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

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

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

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

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

With Kindest Regards

Neil

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

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

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

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

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







Originally Posted by Mr Smiley


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

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

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

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

Cheers

Answer:hdmi playback sound card or onboard?

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

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

Thanks a lot
 

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

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

Hi,

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

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

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Hey folks,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I do anything for anyone who can fix my issue

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

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

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

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I'm running Windows Vista, Intel Dual Core 2 with 2gb RAM.My problem is that some time ago (say.. 1 month), my sound completely disappeared. I restarted my computer to see if this would fix it.. instead it made it worse.. now Vista doesn't even find my sound card even if it's on my mother board, the Windows sound options tells me i have no sound devices installed even though i have both working speakers and a working microphone plugged in (tested them on a different computer and they work).I have tried checking my sound card in BIOS (tells me it's working and is activated), installed/uninstalled/reinstalled Realtek sound drivers and mother board drivers several times with no luck. The drivers install successfully, but nothing happens after i restart. I have uninstalled the only thing in the Device Manager that has anything to do with sound, "High Definition Audo-Controller".. it gets reinstalled when i restart my computer, Vista actually detects this.. but nothing happens and i still have no sound.Any ideas? if you need more information about my computer feel free to ask.. this problem is getting annoying, i've done anything and everything i can think of..

Answer:Onboard sound card on Windows Vista not working.

I'm afraid, you may need new sound card (how old is your computer?), but let me ask you this...While updating sound drivers, was it self-installing file, or you updated it through Device Manager?

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Hello, I was wondering about the quality of the onboard audio on the T430. I just bought a nice pair of Gradio SR80i's and am considering getting a sound card along with them, but I don't know how much of a difference it is going to make in respect to the onboard audio. Has anyone tried adding a sound card paired with a entry-level or better audiophile headset to see if a difference was noticeable or if the onboard audio was good enough? I've read on the web that sound cards do make a difference, but that it is becoming less and less noticeable with newer onboard audio chips. Also, for those that are using an external sound card, what model is it? Thanks!

Answer:[T430] How good is the onboard audio? USB sound card worth it?

Sporting T530 with M-Audio Firewire 410 external soundcard. Unfortunately, I do not own any pair of middle/upper class headphones, only a pair of KRK Rokit 5 monitors. Tried them once with onboard Realtek sound card.  As far as the quality of the sound goes, dunno. I guess M-Audio should sound "better". I opted for an external card for home studio production purposes and having that in mind, M-Audio is quite better. Although, I did work for quite some time using onboard Realtek audio + ASIO4All and it worked quite nicely. I was actually quite surprised. Hope you'll find this info useful, although not exatcly what you were looking for.





__________________________________________________________________________________________T530: i7-3630QM, 4 GB DDR3-1600, NVS 5400M, 2x 500GB 7200RPM, 9-cell, HD+ 1600x900, Backlit US, WinXP ProL430: i3-2370M, 4 GB DDR3-1600, HD 3000, 320GB 7200RPM, 6-cell, HD 1366 x 768, Win7 Home Premium 64-bit

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

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

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

Answer:Realtek onboard sound card: Static/Crackling noises

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

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

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I am using a Creative Sound Blaster external soundcard but the recording level is very low and have been advised by Creative to disable the onboard sound card in BIOS but there is no option to do this. Can anyone help ?

Answer:How do I disable the onboard Sound card in BIOS on the Equium A200

Hi

You cannot disable it in the BIOS.

If you want to disable the sound card you can do this in the device manager!

cheers

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I have plugged in a new sound card to my HP Pavilion 500 PC series because I want one sound to card to run with iTunes and the new one to run with another media player.

I simply opened the case and plugged in the new sound card (Sound Blaster Audigy FX). The new sound card is working but the original one is no longer working.

Any help to get them both working at the same time?

Thanks
 

Answer:New internal sound card

Windows, by default, will only use one chipset for all audio.

Some media players will allow you to select the destination (ie: audio chipset) in their configuration. If either of your media players has that option (in the audio configuration of the media player), then use that player to select the non-default audio chipset.
 

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Hello, first post, first Lenovo.I am a teacher.  A Lenovo A57 9702 was donated to our school and I got it.  It has a Vista basic sticker on it, but has been upgraded to Vista Business.  I think it?s a brand new machine.  My problem is that the only sound I get is from the onboard speaker.  The front and back sound jacks are not outputting sound.  Plugging in speakers or headphones won?t even cut out the onboard speaker sound; it?s like they are not even connected. If you have a clue, thank you!

Answer:A57 sound from onboard speaker only; integrated sound jacks do not work.

I installed the A57 audio drivers.  Afterward it said that they may not have installed correctly.  It still does not work. Thank you.

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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.

Thanks
 

Answer: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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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.
 

Answer: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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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 5.10.0.5100)

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.
 

Answer: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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My usb keyboard and mouse stop working for abt 30 sec or so when I put my phone in charging mode with one of my usb ports...will it be safer to get a usb sound card or an internal pci sound card?.I prefer the usb sound card for its portability;especially if I shift to notebook platform. but I am worried about not getting enough juice through the usb port to power the sound amplifier since I have connected quite a number of devices on existing usb ports.. choices are either,'asus xonar DG' internal pci sound card or 'creative sound blaster play 2 usb sound card'.
 

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I am using a Creative Sound Blaster external soundcard but the recording level is very low and have been advised by Creative to disable the onboard sound card in BIOS but there is no option to do this. Can anyone help ?

Answer:How do I disable the onboard sound card in BIOS on the Equium A200 PSAE2 ?

Do not post twice!
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I recently installed a new motherboard Asus Sabertooth 990FX. It has an on-board sound card "Realtek? ALC 892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC". I'm using 5.1 surround speakers from creative. Speaker fill with windows update driver, or Realteks driver from Asus' website, has the same outcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T510 type 4384-BR2 and the sound keeps dying within a few minutes a booting. If I boot linux Fedora 18 then once the sound has died, I have not found any way of getting the sound to restart without rebooting.Strangely, with Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 plus optional Sound patches both from Microsoft updates and Lenovo, the sound dies just the same however I can be repaired by a) Looking at recording devices in one of the control panel menus b) adjusting the volume using the volume icon on the task bar. A quick google search says this problem happening on YouTube clips and was fixed by a flashplayer update, however I get this problem using every application even just using VLC to play an mp3.A year ago linux suffered an issue with identical symptoms (didn't have Windows installed then), and that appeared to be fixed by replacing the Motherboard under warranty.Is this a hardware fault, that gets reset by Windows? or is this a software fault? Has anyone seen anything like this before?BTW linux calls the onboard sound device:Code: [Select]00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 06)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device 215e
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 44
        Memory at f2620000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
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Answer:Onboard sound keeps dying but no problem with USB sound devices

As changing the volume under Windows restores the sound for 30 seconds I started to think this might be a software problem, but ....IBM changed the motherboard today, and the issue is resolved !!!Can someone suggest why changing the volume would reset a hardware fault with the audio

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Hi,

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.

Thanks

seikooc
 

Answer: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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Ive just built a new pc for a friend & while testing it found that if i play a music cd in the dvd drive & skip a track the music goes very slow that also causes the sound in a chat room to go slow too what could be the problem here ??

Answer:Slow Sound MSI K7N2 Delta onboard sound

You need to explain better the second part of your post. Also what OS

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Hello,

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

Answer: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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Greetings! The headphone jack on my Sony Vaio notebook has a "loose contact" and it is no longer possible to listen with headphones. So I bought a USB sound card and plugged it in. That works fine when you are listening through the headphones but the card seems to hijack the whole sound system. It installs itself as THE sound card and the original card is disabled. If I boot up the machine with the USB card it automatically installs itself (logical enough). If I then want to just briefly listen to a file without searching for my headphones it is not possible. The internal speakers are not running through the USB sound card. If I go into the Control Center and change the sound card under "Audio" I can then listen through the internal speakers. But this is a real pain. I tried using Device Manager and the Audio in Control Center to see if I could re-route the internal speakers through the USB card but I couldn't even locate them let alone re-route them. If anyone out there knows how to do this I would appreciate the tip. Maybe it's just not possible. One or the other.I was also wondering if I would have the same problem if I bought a PCMCIA Sound Card? Thanks, Dave

Answer:USB Sound Card / Internal Speakers

It is normal to have an either or situation under the usual [ mechanical switch] Headphone/Speaker jack.Speaker then plug in phones - no speakerSo I amgine 'plug in' devices whether USB or PCMCIAwill follow- electronically- the same route.

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Hello, I just bought an ASUS Xonar D1 PCI audio card (Vista certified) to activate and enjoy the HTPC features of my computer. Before physically installing the new card I tried to disable on-board sound in BIOS. Unfortunately, the BIOS did not have any of the expected choices in the Advanced/Audio section.  The only audio choice I had was to disable "HDA Controller". I experimented later with this choice both enabled and disabled but without success. Since I couldn't do much of anything in BIOS, I disabled the current sound choices in Device Manager, then proceeded with the physical installation of the new internal sound card. I removed the existing modem card from the PCI slot and had no problem installing the Xonar D1 in the same PCI slot and loading the Xonar software.   Apparently the new card was recognized, but playback through any and all applications was at about half speed.   For the next few hours I experimented with the Xonar software, Vista's Control Panel adjustments, the one BIOS choice and uninstalling and re-installing the new card with endless variations to the above. Maybe the new card is bad, but I have no way of testing it. I would really appreciate any suggestions: Did I follow the right procedures?Is it possible to disable integrated sound in Idea Center BIOS?Has anyone successfully installed a new sound card in Idea Center?  Thanks, Specs: Lenovo Idea Center K210 57076161Memory: ... Read more

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I'm having a problem with my sound card. I got a new sound card, installed a new OS (Win2k) and now I can't disable my onboard sound. It doesn't show up in the BIOS and everytime I remove it through device manager, Windows finds new Hardware

The card is CMI8330/C3D Audio Adapter

And it finds itself FOUR times. (ie. in device manager it looks like this:

?Other Devices

?CMI8330/C3D
?CMI8330/C3D
?CMI8330/C3D
?CMI8330/C3D

This problem is causing significant lag and my new card sounds like the matrix buzz when they come out of the matrix and in.
 

Answer:New SOund card. Need help disabling the internal one...

There should be a way to disable it in BIOS-- keep looking. If you can't disable it there, Windows will continue to detect it. If that's indeed the case, you could try disabling it in Device Manager rather than removing it.
 

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I have a sound blaster sound card that is just laying around because I have my on-board audio, which means I cant use my front case jacks if I use the sound card (doesn't connect with my sound card). Is it true that if I have my sound card in with its drivers and don't disable my on-board, I can plug my mic into the front and talk/get audio and have my speakers hooked up to the sound card? Doesn't have to be at the same time, just separate would even be fine. Just wondering before I pop this in and install drivers etc..

As always, thanks for the help TF, always appreciated!

-Braz

Answer:Can I use the front computer case for my headphones(onboard audio), and a sound card for my speakers?

With my Sound Blaster I could use onboard and the card so you should be fine.

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Greetings!

The headphone jack on my Sony Vaio notebook has a "loose contact" and it is no longer possible to listen with headphones. So I bought a USB sound card and plugged it in. That works fine when you are listening through the headphones but the card seems to hijack the whole sound system. It installs itself as THE sound card and the original card is disabled. If I boot up the machine with the USB card it automatically installs itself (logical enough). If I then want to just briefly listen to a file without searching for my headphones it is not possible. The internal speakers are not running through the USB sound card. If I go into the Control Center and change the sound card under "Audio" I can then listen through the internal speakers. But this is a real pain. I tried using Device Manager and the Audio in Control Center to see if I could re-route the internal speakers through the USB card but I couldn't even locate them let alone re-route them. If anyone out there knows how to do this I would appreciate the tip. Maybe it's just not possible. One or the other.

If I bought a PCMCIA Soundblaster card would I have the same problem?

Thanks,

Dave
 

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I have Boston BA735USB speakers, the sound card is out dated and since updating to XP.  I have have no sound so I am searching to save at least the speakers and get a new sound card. Creative does not make a sound card the I can use my spearker on is ther a company that does. Something "simple" plug & play

Answer:Internal Sound card that supports USB speakers

according to the Boston acoustic website you only need to make sure you have a digital sound card  , check the site and you'll find a link to the creative website , hope this helps .   you don't need a sound card with usb outputs , if there is even such a thing

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Hey All,1st post,using a medical cow that the hospital I work at threw out.It has a internal wireless which I finally got configured,but guess what no sound!Used device mgr and confirmed it.It's p4 1.4.20 gig HD.2 usb outs,question can I buy a external sound card?I planned on putting a ext DVD to it,but will wait to see if it's worth putting $ into.Thanks,Gary

PS a cow is a mobile PC to move around an ER in a hospital,all in one as the CPU is in the monitor,no outs or cd or dvd drives, just 2 usb ports.

Answer:No internal sound,can I use a external saound card?

meant to say Can I use a External Sound Card?

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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.
 

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

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Hello,
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
 

Answer: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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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

Answer: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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