One thing I forgot to mention. I formatted the whole hard drive a few days ago. A fresh install of windows 10, audio mobo gpu drivers etc. I used MSI live update 6 to install the audio driver. When I go to device manager to check the driver, it is displayed as Realtek HD Audio, just as it should. So nothing surprising me there.
Just to clarify things, the problematic audio is the onboard one that is integrated with the motherboard and nothing else.
You are wrong, sir. A GPU does produce sound, at least mine does through hdmi. But this is irrelevant with the topic.
Currently, I'm using a usb sound card. But this doesn't mean I'm accepting a broken motherboard.
I sent a support ticket to MSI regarding this issue. Their first instruction was to clear CMOS. I haven't tried it yet, will do it ASAP. I also tried deactivating-reactivating the HD audio in the BIOS settings, didn't help.
No, I haven't tried removing the graphics hard. I may give it a shot, even though it sounds kinda irrelevant to me :P. Maybe I'll also swap it with my old 750ti.
No, I haven't done anything related to resetting the BIOS. Do you refer to clearing the CMOS when you say reset BIOS?
System restore? Impossible, literally :(
Outlet is 60Hz. FYI I reside in Turkey.