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April 21, 2012 11:28:30 AM

Hey. I just finished my build and I have no sound. I have no sound card installed but I thought my motherboard had it built in. This is my motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I am using headphones attached to the front. Thanks.

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April 21, 2012 11:33:07 AM

The onboard sound card aren't speakers. You either have to make sure your front audio cable is plugged in correctly or plug your headphones into the green port on the motherboard I/O.
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April 21, 2012 11:52:45 AM

Did you install the audio drivers?
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April 21, 2012 12:54:02 PM

1> Is the front panel connection correctly plugged into the motherboard?
2> Did you make sure the onboard sound is enabled in the BIOS?
3> Did you install the sound drivers for the motherboard, and configure the sound application program for headphones at the front case connection?
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April 21, 2012 11:17:10 PM

Check the front panel connections provided if you installed the cables properly to the headers on the board. If you did check the drivers under device manager. If there is no sound device beyond a simple ms codec ect then chances there might be an issue with the onboard intergrated sound. In that case you may have to purchase a audio card. Creative sound cards can be hit or miss when they work drivers come with a lot of bloat ware.
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