I recently moved my working system from one case to another. Every single part from this system was replaced from original, except for the case. So I go and get a new case, and now the integrated audio does not work. I did not change anything else. Here's the specs: Motherboard: Biostar i915G-M7 Socket LGA 775 Chip: Intel Pentium 4 Dual Core 3.0 GHz/2.99 GHz Video: ATI Radeon X1900 XTX 512 PCI-E Power: MSI AL-B450E 450 Max Watts Cooling System: Stock CPU Fan (Came with chip) Hard Drive: 100 GB Maxtor Hard Drive ROM Drive: Plextor SATA DVD Burner Integrated Audio with Realtek AC'97 Audio Driver 1 GB RAM And I can send anyone the dxdiag document if they feel they need it. Just PM me. Like I said, when that system was in the other case, everything worked fine. Only difference I could see between the cases was that in the HP case (original computer was a POS HP bought pre-built -- "ew") there are alot more pins to connect to the motherboard, but I found that these were for the ports on the front of the case (USB and Audio ports), as well as Power LED lights and things like that. With the case it is in now, the only cords are Power Button, Reset Switch, Power LED, HDD LED, and Speaker (the shitty computer speaker with that monotone beep we all remember so well). I've tried disconnecting the speaker, thinking maybe for some reason it was overriding the integrated audio but to no avail. I don't know whether this is a large problem or something very simple I overlooked. Any ideas? Oh, and I could go back to the old case, but I really don't want to. Took me about 2 hours to dismantle, change cases, then reassemble. I really don't want to do it again. Any help would be much appreciated.
I am the Walrus
24th October 2004
Had the same problem.
I assume you have installed the drivers of cource.
On your motherboard, there are a set of jumpers .
I found a picture and circled where they should be. If you have any in, I sugest you take them out. Also, do you have front loading Audio Jacks?
Got the problem fixed, actually. To answer your question, no, I have no front audio jacks. I ended up just putting in an old sound card, and installing the drivers for it, and it works fine now. Thanks though.
Ok, so the same problem is coming up again. I have tried installing AC'97 Drivers, Envy24 Drivers, and even tried using both the integrated sound and my old soundcard. I don't have front audio, and there's nothing else to plug into the motherboard. Someone help.. pls.... I have no idea what to do!
22nd December 2003
A) (sounds stupid, but it's happened to me many times) Check to make sure all the cords are plugged in correctly and fully.
B) Go into the volume control panel (double-click the speaker icon by the clock) and make sure "Play Control" and the "Wave/MP3" sliders are all the way up. (check your speakers before doing this, to make sure their volume is low, but not off)
C) Go into your BIOS settings (when the computer is starting up, and it says "press (key) to enter setup" or something similar) and check for anything about onboard sound, and check to see if it is disabled, as this might mess with the sound card. Save the settings, should be one of the options and exit, and go to Windows and check the sound from there.
If this does not work: (do this with the sound card out and the speakers plugged into the motherboard sound) Go back to the BIOS, and enable the onboard sound stuff, and go check the sound in Windows.
"p.s. - this is what part of the alphabet would look like if 'q' and 'r' were eliminated" --Mitch Hedberg
p.p.s. - nice rig, btw. you should prbably get a sound card though when you have the cash, it'll help cut down on CPU usage in games. You can get one for any price range (anywhere from $12 - $500+)
Well I've got a 5.1 sound card (and the speakers to handle it) now, (that's what's in there) but it is one of those generic ass ones, because I didn't want to spend an exorbitant amount of money on a name brand one at the time. I'm looking into getting a soundblaster 5.1 sound card.