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I just threw together my first system and everything is working like butta' EXCEPT the sound. I have a Gigabyte mobo with onboard sound. Installed drivers, upgraded drivers and reinstalled drivers. Went through the whole Windows troubleshooting process (checked everything under the sun in Device manager and checked the BIOS) but still nothing. It's in the right jack, plugged in, and has power - but I have NADA. Any suggestions?
Hi dickey, welcome to BC. Could you post model of gigabyte board please? If you are using a seperate sound card for audio (not on-board) post make and model of that as well. Are all audio playback functions inoperable (cd-rom)?
Fortunately and unfortunately I've found the source of my problem. I have boston acoustics ba735 speakers (they came with an old Gateway). After looking around, it seems that these speakers are a major problem when used with AC'97 chips. My mobo apparently uses an analog signal (I thought it was digital) and the speakers are digital. I'm just gonna throw my old SoundBlaster Live! card into one of my two pci slots and take it from there. Not what I wanted to do - but it'll have to work until I feel like springing for a new set of speakers.