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Does anyone know why nforce2 mic won't work on ASUS?

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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 31, 2004 5:32:42 PM

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I have searched nforcehq posts and found nothing of value. There are no
good answers already posted here. I have checked all possible software
settings.

The board is an A7N8X Deluxe rev.2 with all updated drivers. The mic volume
is maxed and boost is enabled. There is only 1 mic output and it is
properly configured.

If I try the xp config utility, it appears at first glance to be dead, but
if I yell (into a tested working) mic, a minimal signal is picked up. It is
too low for the utility to acknowledge.

I have a series of netmeetings coming up and need to get something working.


Is the mic input circuitry just garbage? Anyone?

Nick

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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 31, 2004 6:24:17 PM

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I have used 2 or 3 different mics with my a7n8x-dlx mobos (both 2.0
ver) and nary a problem with any of them. I have a JVC stage mic
model MV-30 and a headset from Plantronics that both work nicely. So
much for the typical comment, let's see if I can help you a bit.

I note you mention an "xp config utility". I'm not sure what this is,
other than perhaps it's the default xp mixer program. With the
motherboard comes an Nforce Audio Utilities program that lives in the
systray and provides user control of the audio setup. The more recent
audio driver/utility has a new design, and I will make reference to
the new design, though generally speaking, the old mixer design is
quite similar. If you have not installed the Nvidia audio
drivers/nvmixer programs, this should be done and the latest drivers
are, of course, available at www.nvidia.com (I'm assuming the worst
here, ignore this comment if you have the drivers properly installed).

Upon opening the Nvmixer program (double clicking the systray icon)
the audio mixer is displayed on default. My setup is as follows: in
the output section, the mic is muted by clicking the small circular
speaker button below the Mic slider. In the Input section, Microphone
is selected as the "input" device (quite an odd mixer, no mechanism to
select multiple inputs for recording; I have not tried it but I think
the generic win2k mixer will allow one to enable multiple recording
sources). I have "Mic Boost" checked, and Digitize Input is
unchecked, though the help info on this setting indicates you can
check "Digitize Input" to enable application of global environment
settings to the digital input signal and to have the input displayed
in the spectrum analyzer display.

If I view the settings of my mixer using the win2k "default" mixer
program by double clicking the speaker/volume icon in the systray
(this icon may not be present in your system if you have not enabled
it by navigating to control panel/sounds/show volume control in
taskbar) and clicking in the menu options/properties, I then see a
dialog where I can click the "recording" option and then "ok" to
transform the mixer into the recording settings mode to control
recording levels for the audio hardware. In this mode, I have a
checkbox beneath the mic (enabling the mic as an input) and clicking
the advanced button beneath reveals that I have the "mic boost"
enabled. The mic slider is about mid position, and none of the other
devices are enabled for recording (no other checkboxes beneath the
sliders are checked).

HTH
--
Best regards,
Kyle
"Nick Mirro" <nickmirro@attbi.com> wrote in message
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| I have searched nforcehq posts and found nothing of value. There
are no
| good answers already posted here. I have checked all possible
software
| settings.
|
| The board is an A7N8X Deluxe rev.2 with all updated drivers. The
mic volume
| is maxed and boost is enabled. There is only 1 mic output and it is
| properly configured.
|
| If I try the xp config utility, it appears at first glance to be
dead, but
| if I yell (into a tested working) mic, a minimal signal is picked
up. It is
| too low for the utility to acknowledge.
|
| I have a series of netmeetings coming up and need to get something
working.
|
|
| Is the mic input circuitry just garbage? Anyone?
|
| Nick
|
|
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 1, 2004 12:00:40 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 13:32:42 -0500, "Nick Mirro" <nickmirro@attbi.com> wrote:

>I have searched nforcehq posts and found nothing of value. There are no
>good answers already posted here. I have checked all possible software
>settings.
>
>The board is an A7N8X Deluxe rev.2 with all updated drivers. The mic volume
>is maxed and boost is enabled. There is only 1 mic output and it is
>properly configured.
>
>If I try the xp config utility, it appears at first glance to be dead, but
>if I yell (into a tested working) mic, a minimal signal is picked up. It is
>too low for the utility to acknowledge.
>
>I have a series of netmeetings coming up and need to get something working.
>
>Is the mic input circuitry just garbage? Anyone?
>
>Nick

I found the same problem on the A7N8X-E-Deluxe rev 1.01. I was using a creative mic and got no
input signal at all until I pulled the plug half way out and it suddenly worked.

It looks like the mic socket is wired different to the normal soundblaster mic socket. As a quick
solution I installed a soundblaster live card.

Bill
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 1, 2004 12:00:41 AM

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"blasterbill" <bill@invalid.com> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 13:32:42 -0500, "Nick Mirro" <nickmirro@attbi.com>
wrote:
>
> >I have searched nforcehq posts and found nothing of value. There are no
> >good answers already posted here. I have checked all possible software
> >settings.
> >
> >The board is an A7N8X Deluxe rev.2 with all updated drivers. The mic
volume
> >is maxed and boost is enabled. There is only 1 mic output and it is
> >properly configured.
> >
> >If I try the xp config utility, it appears at first glance to be dead,
but
> >if I yell (into a tested working) mic, a minimal signal is picked up. It
is
> >too low for the utility to acknowledge.
> >
> >I have a series of netmeetings coming up and need to get something
working.
> >
> >Is the mic input circuitry just garbage? Anyone?
> >
> >Nick
>
> I found the same problem on the A7N8X-E-Deluxe rev 1.01. I was using a
creative mic and got no
> input signal at all until I pulled the plug half way out and it suddenly
worked.
>
> It looks like the mic socket is wired different to the normal soundblaster
mic socket. As a quick
> solution I installed a soundblaster live card.
>
> Bill
>

I assume you are talking about the bottom (pink) jack?
You should be aware that these jacks can be reconfigured
in the software. In 4-channel and 6-channel modes, this
jack becomes Rear Speaker Out.

You could try a mono to stereo jack adapter ~$2, or
"BLASTER Bill's" SoundBLASTER card idea.

Luck;
Ken
September 1, 2004 2:06:47 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 13:32:42 -0500, "Nick Mirro" <nickmirro@attbi.com>
wrote:

>I have searched nforcehq posts and found nothing of value. There are no
>good answers already posted here. I have checked all possible software
>settings.
>
>The board is an A7N8X Deluxe rev.2 with all updated drivers. The mic volume
>is maxed and boost is enabled. There is only 1 mic output and it is
>properly configured.
>
>If I try the xp config utility, it appears at first glance to be dead, but
>if I yell (into a tested working) mic, a minimal signal is picked up. It is
>too low for the utility to acknowledge.
>
>I have a series of netmeetings coming up and need to get something working.
>
>
>Is the mic input circuitry just garbage? Anyone?
>

I have seen the same problem on Leadtek nforce2

There was a solution with special drivers.

http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=42999&s...


But I have bought a Logitech usb headset. No drivers necessary, and no
soundcard necessary. It has its own, and it just works

best regards

John
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