another sound problem

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March 16, 2009 at 07:28:53
Specs: XP Home premium, AMD 2.8/512
Just clean reinstalled this system - based on an Asus A7n8xVM motherboard. Everything installs fine except for the integrated sound. A soundcard is recognised and I've used the drivers from the Asus website which it happily accepted so no errors in Device Manager, however no sound comes out of the output, either to speakers or headphones. The one peculiar thing is that AIDA doesn't recognise any soundcard as being installed (it should be a standard AC'97 Realtek) but in the summary it does recognise an NVidia sound codec as being installed, also when updating the sound drivers over the internet it comes back as an NVidia sound controller, which also installs quite happily, but still no sound. Next stage is to install a cheap separate card, but has anyone got any ideas what's happening here apart from loose connectors on the mobo?

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#1
March 16, 2009 at 08:02:02
Just make sure that nothing is muted. A separate card is always better.

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#2
March 16, 2009 at 08:14:26
Thanks for reply, yep nothing muted. Don't really want to add a card unless I have to - the on-board sound is more than adequate for what's needed - just not doing what it should.

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#3
March 16, 2009 at 10:27:39
A long shot! Go to the Control Panel > Sound and Audio devices > Audio tab and make sure the correct device is shown there.

Oh, and also make sure that you are using the right output jack. Some of those audio adapters are kinda complicated with switchable jacks. Check for a program that sets up the speakers.


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#4
March 16, 2009 at 10:39:52
Thanks for reply, yes the correct playback device is shown - it installs a small program for selecting different sorts of ambience etc. & there's a 'speaker test' function in that - still thinks the sounds are playing. Looks like it's the add-on card :-(

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