Pc thinks my onboard sound card has optical jack and it doesn't

I am having trouble getting sound to work on my pc and when I go into my sound options under the control panel the sound device that is enabled is a HD s/pdif with a rear optical jack that it is outputting through. the problem is my onboard sound card does not have an optical jack. it just has the 3 normal jacks. How do i get the sound to work properly. i look in my bios for what type of drivers to search for but it just lists it as HD audio. I know the motherboard is an Asus but beyond that i don't know.
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  1. When you boot the computer up it should tell you what motherboard you have, or you could visit the ASUS site, and download an active x app there and it'll tell you what motherboard you have and tell you what you can download driverwise and get updated sound drivers there. Thats your best bet.
  2. Collie147 said:
    When you boot the computer up it should tell you what motherboard you have, or you could visit the ASUS site, and download an active x app there and it'll tell you what motherboard you have and tell you what you can download driverwise and get updated sound drivers there. Thats your best bet.



    well I found my motherboard and found the supposed best drivers (soundmax) and have them installed. everyone who had the same problem i had who used these drivers had it fixed.. now under sound in control panel it shows the correct sound card and when i click on test the green bar moves up and down with the output like it is supposed to be generating but i am not actually hearing anything still..
  3. Well, how about letting us in on the secret? What is the model number of your board? What computer do you have? Do you have a sound card? What is your operating system? What are you using for speakers?
  4. drazius said:
    well I found my motherboard and found the supposed best drivers (soundmax) and have them installed. everyone who had the same problem i had who used these drivers had it fixed.. now under sound in control panel it shows the correct sound card and when i click on test the green bar moves up and down with the output like it is supposed to be generating but i am not actually hearing anything still..


    You mentioned earlier that the S/PDIF was enabled, can you enable any other outputs? What version of Windows are you running?

    Casey
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