Posted 18 January 2010 - 02:10 PM
I reformatted yesterday, and was able to get my computer running in tip-top condition. However, I now have no sound. When I first built my rig, the sound was fine. After reformatting and installing a new OS, however, I had sound for everything except for my browser (which is quite annoying). This led to my reformat yesterday, trying to rid my rig of this problem. Unfortunately, now I have absolutely NO sound. This is a big problem. After searching extensively through the dark corridors of the interwebs, I found that there are many more who have the same motherboard as I, and have no sound. Hopefully one of you nice gentlemen can help me with this. Information:
Microsoft Windows XP
Service pack 2
AMD Athlon 64 Processor
2.21 GHz, 1.00 GB RAM
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-K8 Sli Pro series
I have downloaded the necessary drivers, but cannot seem to get the sound working. I have contacted gigabyte tech support, but according to some of the posts I found, they have terrible support. This seems to be true, as I lodged a complaint yesterday afternoon and my email has not even been opened yet. The main problem seems to be that when I plug my speakers into the Line Out port, it recognizes them as a 'stereo line in' device. The sound driver I am using is the Realtek'97 one.. any suggestions?