Posted 19 March 2009 - 11:34 PM
I just bought a custom built pc without an OS. Once I got it I installed Vista Ultimate 32 bit. This is the first time I've ever had to actually set up an OS on a system and install all the drivers. As far as I can tell, I've got everything installed correctly, but I have no sound. Looking at the device manager, I'm not showing anything amiss. I am using the audio from the main board, not a separate sound card.
What seems strange to me is that there are 2 playback devices listed under Sound, Video, and Game Controllers, as well as when I right click on the volume control in the task bar. The 2 listed are High Definition Audio Device and NVIDIA HDMI Audio Device. I don't know why there's an NVIDIA device listed since the sound on my mobo should be Realtek. I've tried uninstalling both and restarting to let windows try to autodetect them, which just did the same thing. I've also tried updating the drivers from the ASUS website, which also didn't work. And yes, I've checked to make sure the connections aren't loose. I've also tried different audio ports on the back of the pc, and I've tried speakers and head phones. Here's info about the hardware that I have installed.
Motherboard: Asus M2N68-AM (7050PV 2RAM 256M-VID SND LAN RAID)
CPU: Athlon X2 6000 AM2 Dual-Core (3.1GHz 1280k 2000FSB 125w)
RAM Memory: 4GB 800MHz (2X-2GB) DDR2 PC6400 RAM
Hard Drive: 500GB 7200RPM SATA2 HDD
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 9400GT 1GB DDR2 128-Bit PCIe
Power Supply: Okia 550W BASIC LOAD
I'm pretty sure the correct audio for this is ALC662 High Definition Audio 6 -Channel CODEC by Realtek, so why it's showing up Nvidia is beyond me.
Thanks for helping!