I'm trying to install a microphone on my system. Seems easy enough except for the lack of a port to plug into. My Mobo (Asus M2NPV-VM) has a SoundMAX onboard card with 6 channel HD audio output. The problem is, I'm using a 5.1 sound system that uses all 3 outputs for the 6 channels.
Here's what I don't understand...why does the setup software try to configure a microphone when it's in 5.1 mode if there's no other port for a mic? What the heck am I doing wrong to make it work in quadraphonic mode? I disconnected the center/sub channel and plugged in the mic, but I still get nothing.
I tested the mic on another machine and it works fine. I'm just not familiar with the SoundMAX software.
I've just been reviewing the specs for the Mobo at ASUS's web site and found that there is a front panel audio connector. It's not labeled clearly on the board, but in the docs it's called AAFP. Anyway, I should be able to build a rear panel jack to get this working. Thanks.