sabertooth x58 on-board soundcard not working

I'm thinking the on-board sound card is is broken on my saber tooth x58 in the audio panel it recognizes all my devices and it shows as if it's working but i still can't hear anything any ideas? i have windows 7 btw
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  1. Is the sound chip enabled in the bios?

    Control Panel>Hardware and sound>manage audio devices in the window that pops up make sure that the audio device that you want is selected as the default for speakers.
  2. inzone said:
    Is the sound chip enabled in the bios?

    Control Panel>Hardware and sound>manage audio devices in the window that pops up make sure that the audio device that you want is selected as the default for speakers.

    yeah i've checked and that's already selected
  3. lonewolf7 said:


    yeah i've installed the audio drivers still nothing
  4. Did you tried the link ?
  5. lonewolf7 said:
    Did you tried the link ?


    yep. do you mind doing it remotely like through teamveiwer? i'm sure that'll make things alot easier since you know what you're doing and i'm completely oblivious
  6. I would love to, but its getting late here (12.05AM). So before I give it a hand, you can try with uninstalling the audio drivers completely and clear the registry entries too. CCleaner or Driver Sweeper will help you to do the job.

    After the uninstall process is over re-start the PC and then install the drivers again. See what happens.

    Or you could re-install windows or fresh install it, if the sound chip is not broken(as you are thinking), then this procedure should help.

    Else, if its really broken, then you have to buy a PCI sound card. Good luck.
  7. lonewolf7 said:
    I would love to, but its getting late here (12.05AM). So before I give it a hand, you can try with uninstalling the audio drivers completely and clear the registry entries too. CCleaner or Driver Sweeper will help you to do the job.

    After the uninstall process is over re-start the PC and then install the drivers again. See what happens.

    Or you could re-install windows or fresh install it, if the sound chip is not broken(as you are thinking), then this procedure should help.

    Else, if its really broken, then you have to buy a PCI sound card. Good luck.

    hm nothing :/ what pci sound card do you recommend?
  8. Before buying a PCI sound card you can check the BIOS if the sound/audio option is disabled or not ! If somehow its disabled then enable it. See what happens.

    And double check the wiring from PC to speaker, and check that you selected the right ports for speaker on the back of your PC.

    Pink one for Microphone
    Blue one for Line In
    Green one for Line Out

    Make sure your speakers are good and working, you can try with another set of speakers or headset.

    See this link also : http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows7/connect-a-microphone-music-player-or-other-audio-device-to-your-computer

    And here is a list of Sound card's for you to choose from : http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/sound-card/
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