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Xonar DGX Audio Card - Sound does not play

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March 27, 2013 4:20:33 PM

I got a new graphics card WEEKS ago, but when I installed it, my sound broke. The graphics I got from it were great, but were nothing without sound.

When it got here WEEKS later, (after fixing a payment error I didn't even know existed until checking my E-mail) I installed it, and after a few fixes, I got it to work, but for some reason audio isn't playing from it.

I installed the card...
I updated the drivers to the most recent ones...
It showed it was installed correctly...
But when I tested the card by playing Minecraft, no sounds played when I broke blocks or killed mobs in-game.

Please help me, and thanks in advance. (I don't know exactly what my PC specs are other than I have a Windows XP computer)

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a b U Graphics card
March 27, 2013 4:48:18 PM

Did you use the Sound Control panel to change the ouput from the motherboard audio to the sound card audio? Which connector are you using on the Xonar?

Also, if you are not using the motherboard audio, I would turn off the feature in the BIOS of the motherboard. Windows should then route the audio to the card.
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a b U Graphics card
March 27, 2013 4:51:49 PM

If you use the sound from the motherboard, you might need to reinstall the motherboard's audio drivers.
What video card did you get and how were you getting the sound "from it"?
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March 27, 2013 4:55:54 PM

Need more info... What kind of card, how is that card conected to your display (hdmi, vga, dvi...), what type of audio connection analog or spidf optical, coax? We must have a little more info on your rig.
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March 28, 2013 1:38:32 PM

house70 said:
If you use the sound from the motherboard, you might need to reinstall the motherboard's audio drivers.
What video card did you get and how were you getting the sound "from it"?


The graphics card I bought was an NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS.
Also, I wasn't getting sound "from it," what I meant was the good graphics of a game aren't important to me unless I can hear the game, too. Before I installed the card, the sound worked perfectly fine, but after I installed the card, I couldn't hear a thing, not even from windows!
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a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2013 4:16:38 PM

From Wolf on another same titled thread.... Subsitute the fact that you have Nvidia card, and this mentions AMD... conceptually the same, the answer should be the same.

Installation of the HD 4350 automatically updated your default audio playback device to the HDMI slot on the graphics card (it doesn't matter that you're not using it). Go into Control Panel --> Hardware and Sound --> Sound. This should bring up a list of installed audio devices; one being ATI HDMI Audio and the other being either a sound card or on-board audio (based on what else you have installed in your system). Change the device to the on-board audio (may be listed as Realtek or other on-board audio source). Click Apply and then OK.

If you are unable to do this, you may need to update Windows Vista. If you are able to do this and it doesn't work, try re-installing the drivers for the on-board audio (sound card if you have one installed).

-Wolf sends
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a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2013 4:37:33 PM

also, the tags say Xonar DGX sound card, I am assuming he has one...
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a b U Graphics card
March 29, 2013 4:15:05 AM

CyanTheMan said:
house70 said:
If you use the sound from the motherboard, you might need to reinstall the motherboard's audio drivers.
What video card did you get and how were you getting the sound "from it"?


The graphics card I bought was an NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS.
Also, I wasn't getting sound "from it," what I meant was the good graphics of a game aren't important to me unless I can hear the game, too. Before I installed the card, the sound worked perfectly fine, but after I installed the card, I couldn't hear a thing, not even from windows!


OK, I was wondering because some cards offer HDMI output. If you were getting sound from the motherboard, you will need to reinstall the audio drivers for it and make sure you enable that output in your audio panel (in Control Panel). If you were getting sound from a discrete sound card the same applies, only the drivers need to be the ones from that card (and, of course, select it as a default output in Control Panel).
Installing Nvidia drivers usually installs audio processing as well ( unless you de-select it during a custom installation) and it could be that it was made the default audio to handle the sound from the motherboard, instead of the discrete card).
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