I updated my bios and installed the latest Realtek audio sound drivers from asus.com.
I still have the files.
Intel core 2 duo
Corsair 2GB DDR2 SDRAM
Intel ssd 40gig + Sata 160gig
I have Direct X9
Windows XP service Pack 3
Realtek on-board audio HD.
I am using on-board audio, and I have an audio source (a DJ mixer with good sound, tested and it works) that plugs in to the line-in blue jack. (I've tried the mic jack also and the ones on the front panel, all give the same effect)
the sound is audible, but its muffled and distorted. its volume level varies based on the other audio sources that are being played in windows, IE: a youtube video or winamp. volume spikes and raises when other audio sources play. ( leads to suspect audio driver or OS issue )
so basicall; my line-in audio quality is dependent on whatever other audio source is playing in the stereo mix, IE Winamp, WMP 11, or anything that I can hear. It goes up when I play something, and diminishes to a faint murmur the moment I stop.
I just want my line-in source to play clearly in the windows environment, so I can record it with audacity.
If I cant fix this I'll have to buy a sound card,