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Help me get my onboard AC'97 sound to work

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  • Epox
  • Windows XP
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Last response: in Components
June 26, 2002 2:18:17 AM

I recently got an EPoX 8K3A+ mobo and I would like to use the onboard sound. Yes I'm going to eventually upgrade, no I don't want to get a sound card now since I've already spent $400 on new computer stuff in last 3 months.

Originally XP didn't recognize the "Multimedia Audio Controller". I installed stuff from the EPoX CD and the driver problem went away.

But now there's no sound. There's no sound levels on the volume toolbar. I set up the Control Panel\Audio to AC'97 sound all around.

EPoX's site is down right now too so I can't check that :p 

Here's my system:
XP Pro
EPoX 8K3A+
AMD Athlon XP1600+
2 Maxtor 60GB 7200RPM ATA133 Hard Drives on RAID-0
Philips 20x10x40 Burner
Radeon 8500

If anyone can help me out I'd really appreciate it.


More about : onboard sound work

June 26, 2002 3:37:36 AM

Hmm... I've also discovered that there is sound coming out of the PC Speaker... is it possible that the sound is directed at the PC Speaker instead of the "real" speakers? I tried unplugging te PC speaker plug but that didn't do much, besides kill the PC Speaker sound :p 

And I just downloaded the newest Realtek audio drivers and those didn't help.