I am currently using Realtek ALC850 Ac'97 on a ASUS A8V Deluxe mobo. After reformatting, I reinstalled the drivers. I discovered something new:the audio controller in sounds and audio devices was different. it now reads "HD Audio Render" and "HD Audio Capture". I opened the sound configuration utility that comes with the CD and got an error message:"EQ Initial fail!!!"
Now under the general tab, It says I have no audio controller and no audio codec. However the sound works fine. The MICROPHONE does not work at all. It worked perfectly before and now it doesn't work.
Edit:It's plugged in correctly, i've tested the headset on another computer. I am convinced the problem is in the driver. I also noticed a new driver I didn't have before(to my knowledge) under the device manager for sound and audio controllers--Microsoft UAA Function driver for high definition audio-adi 1986
Edited by orcheon, 11 September 2008 - 12:04 AM.