TechSpot

A7N8X-X No Audio Problem!

By stoneyos
May 12, 2004
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. I can't get any audio out of the system and I think I've gone through everything. Here is my checklist. Please help if you can. The motherboard is new. Speakers are just basic Altec Lansings that came with a Gateway.

    Speaker inputs, connections, power- OK
    Sound Controls - Ok
    NVIDIA nforce unified drivers 4.24
    Device Manager shows:
    -Audio Codecs
    -Legacy Audio Drivers
    -Legacy Video Capture Services
    -Media Control Devices
    -MPU-401 Compatible MIDI Device
    -NVIDIA nforce Audio Codec Interface: Driver 6.14.431.1
    -Standard Game Port
    -Video Codecs
    Running Win2K Pro
    Trying to play music in WMP and according to the player it is working but no sound getting to speakers. I plugged the speakers into the headphone port on my laptop and they work fine. I did try the Realtek driver before installing the nforce unified driver and it wasn't working then either. I don't know what to do now, typically it was the driver problem in other computers but this is weird.
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Do you have any error messages in the event log ?

    Right-Click on "My Computer" -> Manage -> Event Log

    Are there any exclamation points in the device manager ?

    Launch NVSwap & while it's testing out the different speakers, play around with the connections on the soundcard & see if you can get some sound coming out ( turn the windows volume control to the max & set the speakers to a decent volume level so you're sure to hear them if you get the connections right ).

    Also launch the nVidia audio control panel & make sure none of the outputs are set to mute.

    PS. Welcome to TechSpot. Hope you enjoy your stay.:wave:
  3. stoneyos

    stoneyos Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks for the welcome.
    Only device with ! is the USB controller
    No outputs are muted.
    Cranked volume and still nothing.
    Tried all three audio ports on mobo..in,out,mic.
    I have the nvidia Nview mixer in my systray as well as the MS sound icon none are muted.

    Bad mobo???
    Buy a sound card?
  4. r_nelson

    r_nelson Newcomer, in training Posts: 18

    i have the same mobo and when i got it i couldnt get the nvidia audio drivers to work so i had to get the realtek ac97 drivers. it works now. i would rather use the nvidia 1s tho but its all the same i spose. maybe you could try installing the realtek drivers and see if it works then
    rich
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Have you tried using the NVswap utility I posed above ?

    On the A7N8X ( non-deluxe ) & the A7N8X-X, the sound outputs can act as inputs. You have to configure them either through the Realtek driver or the NVswap utility.

    This is how the speakers should be hooked up ->

    2 Speaker setup :

    Lime connector -> Line out ( Front Spker Out )
    Light Blue --------> Line In
    Pink ----------------> Mic In

    4 Speaker setup :

    Lime connector -> Line out ( Front Spker Out )
    Light Blue --------> Rear Speaker Out
    Pink ----------------> Mic In

    6 Speaker setup :

    Lime connector -> Line out ( Front Spker Out )
    Light Blue --------> Rear Speaker Out
    Pink ----------------> Center/Sub
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.