jack-sensing audio

February 26, 2009 at 11:16:19
Specs: Windows XP, 2.8ghz/2gb ram
good evening,

I just got finished reinstalling my os, updated, drivers. thing is, my onboard sound no longer detects my 5.1 speakers. should I download and re-install the latest realtek sound drivers from the intel website where my mobo drivers are?

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#1
February 26, 2009 at 11:22:09
If you have the integrated HD sound with 6 ports on the motherboard you need to use the Realtek HD Audio Manager software that came on the motherboard install CD. You need to configure the ports using that software.

I don't know if that software is downloadable.


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#2
February 26, 2009 at 11:53:48
othehill, i have the regular 3-jack onboard. however it detects automatically when a 5.1 speaker system is installed in it, and biases the jacks. i've already downloaded and installed the realtek driver, and alas it works fine, 6 channel sound is on. one thing, which bugs me: i run the call setup assistant in yahoo messenger, with my mic plugged into the front panel of the case. i get no reaction (those 'lights' don't light up as i speak into the mic), until i open the realtek control center and click on front mic. why doesn't it just save the setting? after each reboot, it's back to the initial state, i have to click front mic under input audio device.

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#3
February 26, 2009 at 11:58:18
Are you sure you have HD sound? I thought all HD had 6 ports on the MBoard.

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#4
February 26, 2009 at 12:02:06
well i didn't say anything about hd sound, not sure if i do have it. i do have a video card that's called ati radeon hd.. and installs drivers for high definition audio. i don't understand that, what the hell are high definition audio things doing under my radeon?

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#5
February 26, 2009 at 13:32:39
Sorry about the HD. I have another thread about Realtek going and it is HD.

Not sure about your graphics card but I would speculate it relates to the type of outputs on the card.


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#6
February 26, 2009 at 15:54:15
"what the hell are high definition audio things doing under my radeon?"

For HDMI + audio output.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/...


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#7
February 26, 2009 at 20:32:53
huh. jam, so there's sound in my dvi output?

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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