Something is wrong with mobo audio

By JeddyB
Jul 18, 2008
  1. Hi all, I'm new to this forum (I have introduced myself in the introductions forum). Starting recently, something seems to have happened to the on board audio on my Asus P5KR motherboard. You see, the left channel is fine, but the right channel is about 50% volume compared to the left. Also, when I turn the volume up relatively loud, I can quite clearly hear severe fuzz/distortion in the right channel.
    I have done a number of things: I tried with headphones and speakers, I swapped around the cable going into the amp (when I did, the problem swapped), used different cable, went through every darn setting, installed the specific motherboard audio driver rather than the default OS driver, and I even uninstalled the audio device in the device manager and reinstalled it. After all of this, I still have an extremely annoying problem. I would appreciate any help, thanks in advance.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    You will likely have to disable your audio, and install a PCI or PCI-E audio card. You have all the symptoms of damage caused by over-driving the audio. They are very fragile, and often cannot take high volume loads. Doubt that you problem will otherwise be fixable.
  3. JeddyB

    JeddyB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    I see. Thanks for your input. I had already considered getting a new card which i might just have to do.
    I've seen some pretty cheap Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 cards around. Would I be well off with one of those?
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    If you like to play loud, get a very good audio card, and very good speakers.
  5. JeddyB

    JeddyB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Audigy 2 is a darn fine card, and a good choice for the price.
  7. JeddyB

    JeddyB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    OK, I'll work something out, I'm looking at a couple of cards at the moment. Thank you very much for your help. :)
  8. Pos_Dell

    Pos_Dell TS Rookie

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