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January 1, 2013 10:20:55 PM

Hello everyone! Today i built a PC with my uncle. Well actually, I upgraded it with a Radeon HD 7770 and added a secondary hard drive for storage.

Anyways, I got Windows 7 home premium 64bit installed, started it up, but I cant hear any sound when i listen to music on youtube, or play games, or talk on skype.

First off, Yes my sound is not muted, secondly i updated my latest drivers At the AMD website. I also installed Realteck High definition audio codec. I also did a full windows update and rebooted, but still no sound.

I cannot figure out what the problem is. When i plug my mic which uses a headphone and microphone jack into the correct jack slots at the front of the case, nothing happens. If you guys could help me ASAP I'd really appreciate it. I do not hear sound with or without speakers, or my headset or headphones. I've been working on this all day and i cannot find a solution.

Please help me ):

Heres my build:
mobo: EVGA 122-CK-NF68 2
GPU: Radeon HD 7770
CPU: Intel Dual core 2.4GHZ (not sure which one exactly, but its old)
PSU: 430W Thermaltake
RAM: 2GB DDR2

If you need any other info just ask!

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January 1, 2013 10:54:26 PM

Are you running the sound through HDMI ?
January 1, 2013 11:09:23 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Are you running the sound through HDMI ?


No, its DVI
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January 1, 2013 11:15:18 PM

check that you havent dislodged the front panel sound cabling . On almost all motherboards these connect near the back panel just above the graphics card

You can also check sound controllers in DEVICE MANAGER
If everything is plugged in and it still doesnt work , then I would uninstall the sound drivers [ in device manager ] and then reboot . Windows should find the best driver and reinstall a fresh copy for you
January 1, 2013 11:23:47 PM

Outlander_04 said:
check that you havent dislodged the front panel sound cabling . On almost all motherboards these connect near the back panel just above the graphics card

You can also check sound controllers in DEVICE MANAGER
If everything is plugged in and it still doesnt work , then I would uninstall the sound drivers [ in device manager ] and then reboot . Windows should find the best driver and reinstall a fresh copy for you


I think my cables are in there properly, my volume mixer shows that the volume is going up cause of the music, but i just cannot hear it at all. In my device manager i have AMD high definition audio device and Realtek high definition audio. Should i uninstall them?
January 1, 2013 11:31:31 PM

in windows sound make sure the correct playback device is set to default.
January 1, 2013 11:36:09 PM

jonjonjon said:
in windows sound make sure the correct playback device is set to default.

In windows sound it is set to default Realtek digital ouput.
January 1, 2013 11:49:35 PM

guys i really need assistance :/ 
January 1, 2013 11:49:41 PM

what about when you plug it into the back of the motherboard does sound work then?

im also a little confused. did you build the whole computer or just add a video card and hdd? if you just added the 2 parts was the sound working before?

i just checked my computer and if i right click on 'Realtek Digital Ouput' and select 'Test' i don't hear anything. my computer is set to 'Speakers' as default.
January 2, 2013 12:37:04 AM

jonjonjon said:
what about when you plug it into the back of the motherboard does sound work then?

im also a little confused. did you build the whole computer or just add a video card and hdd? if you just added the 2 parts was the sound working before?

i just checked my computer and if i right click on 'Realtek Digital Ouput' and select 'Test' i don't hear anything. my computer is set to 'Speakers' as default.

can you provide a screenshot of what your's looks like please? When you say the back of my mobo do you mean the USB ports? cause i tried plugging it into the audio jacks at the back but it never worked, same result for the USB ports
January 2, 2013 12:45:39 AM

ok its a usb headset i was thinking it was one of the 2.5mm plugs. also look in device manager and make sure nothing has a yellow exclamation mark. did you install all the usb drivers?

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/4092/soundox.png
January 2, 2013 1:14:39 AM

jonjonjon said:
ok its a usb headset i was thinking it was one of the 2.5mm plugs. also look in device manager and make sure nothing has a yellow exclamation mark. did you install all the usb drivers?

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/4092/soundox.png


My speakers use 1 usb port and the headphone jack, the headset uses both jacks and no usb port. In device manager there are no yellow marks.

And on my playback section the only thing that is there is the realtek digital output, no speakers.
January 2, 2013 1:53:36 AM

jonjonjon said:
if you plug the speakers into the usb and speaker ports on the back of the motherboard does it work? did it work before you reinstalled windows?

is this what you installed? i'm guessing windows 7 x64.
http://www.evga.com/support/download/showdlinfo.aspx?id...


well firstly, which 1 is the speaker port on the back of the motherboard? (i wasn't 100% sure) and i installed win 7 64bit OS. I didn't download the link you gave me, should I?

EDIT: Sorry i was wrong, i DID install those drivers.
January 2, 2013 11:52:22 AM

I had a problem with the ethernet port at the back of my mobo so i had to buy a network card to use the internet, i think the audio ports are disabelled aswell. On realtek audio manager the only ones that appear to be working are the ones under digital: Orange and black inputs. The front panel and back panel are grayed out
October 28, 2013 8:34:52 AM

I'm having a similar problem with my build, with the same mobo. Did a new sound card do the trick for you? I tried to install a sound card, but the installation process failed, saying that it didn't recognize that there was even a sound card plugged in. Not sure if it was a faulty sound card or not, I just returned the sound card to the store and tried to find another solution. I even went as far as running Darik's Boot and Nuke to remove any possible conflicting programming, and starting fresh with Windows 8.1, but still having the same problem. The strange thing is, if I uninstall the audio driver, reboot my computer, reinstall the driver, and make sure to NOT reboot, sometimes... sometimes the audio will work. I might have to uninstall and reinstall 4 or 5 times before it will work. But after I get it working, if I reboot my computer, the sound will be gone again. Still not sure what to make of it, and still haven't found a permanent solution. Best of luck. If you find a real answer please let me know.
November 3, 2013 5:49:15 PM

WoadyBug said:
I'm having a similar problem with my build, with the same mobo. Did a new sound card do the trick for you? I tried to install a sound card, but the installation process failed, saying that it didn't recognize that there was even a sound card plugged in. Not sure if it was a faulty sound card or not, I just returned the sound card to the store and tried to find another solution. I even went as far as running Darik's Boot and Nuke to remove any possible conflicting programming, and starting fresh with Windows 8.1, but still having the same problem. The strange thing is, if I uninstall the audio driver, reboot my computer, reinstall the driver, and make sure to NOT reboot, sometimes... sometimes the audio will work. I might have to uninstall and reinstall 4 or 5 times before it will work. But after I get it working, if I reboot my computer, the sound will be gone again. Still not sure what to make of it, and still haven't found a permanent solution. Best of luck. If you find a real answer please let me know.


Yes a a cheap soundcard did fix the problem. It wont really matter which one, i bought a cheap $12 Sabrent sound card and it works fine
November 3, 2013 5:50:55 PM

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
this is what i purchased, however know im using an entirely new PC. But the sound card worked fine :)  Don't expect a high end sound solution, this is just for basic audio. Although, i found it to be fairly decent for the price :) 
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