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Asus P8H61 LX R.20 Sound Problem - NEED HELP PLEASE

July 20, 2013 2:40:29 PM


Yesterday my new motherboard arrived and I assembled all my components together successfully. My pc spec now is:

    Intel i5 3470s
    Asus P8H61 LX R.20
    4gb DDR3 Ram
    500gb Hitachi HDD
    Radeon 6850 1GB
    600w PSU
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

The computer is up and running perfectly and all the drivers are all updated. The only slight problem I am having is that I am unable to get sound.

I put my audio connector from my pc case into the SPDIF pin connection on the motherboard as it was the only connector that matched the exact amount of pins required on the audio connector. I am starting to think that might be the problem behind it but there is no where else to place the audio connector.

Windows is showing that there is speakers connected but I am unable to hear any sound. I installed and re-installed the sound drivers for the motherboard (realtek) about 5 times today and still having no luck whatsoever. I have done all the usual steps like un-ticking the exclusive mode options in the sound properties and so on. I have changed around the audio settings on the bios also with no luck.

The only way I was able to hear sound was when I connected my HDMI cable into the graphic card then into the monitor. By connecting the HDMI cable into my monitor the resolution does not come out perfect. It is a problem that many 6850's have. The screen does be centered in the middle of the monitor with a large black borderline surrounding it, it cannot be stretched out. My monitor is a Benq 24 inch with a 1920x1080 resolution.

I am wondering do I need to purchase a sound card with my new motherboard?, My last motherboard didnt require a sound card as I am sure most don't. I just want to connect my speakers to the audio jacks on the motherboard.

Can anyone help?