C-Media CM6501 Like Sound Device - no sound

By Swither
Jul 28, 2009
  1. Ok last night I switch off the pc, with no problems.
    No installs or anything that day.

    Today I switch on and the sound has gone mental...all I get is white noise/hissing at max volume level.

    I have done the following to see if I could find the problem:
    checked all connections
    removed the driver and re-installed the driver a few times
    updated the driver - was already at most recent
    replaced speakers with old set - still only loud hissing at max volume
    checked bios - all enabled
    system restore - no change
    I even tried the front audio sockets - no change
    No conflicts in Device manager

    The sound card is an onboard card Cmedia 6501, on an asus board.

    Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. M2N-SLI 1.XX
    C-Media CM6501 Like Sound Device
    Driver version:

    I'm thinking it is a software fault, but apart from re-installing the drivers I'm not sure how to resolve this at all.

    Can anyone help please?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    It may be time to install a simple low cost PCI sound card. When you do this, be sure to turn off the failed onboard sound in the motherboards bios
  3. Swither

    Swither TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I added in a basic soundcard and all is well.

    I haven't disabled the onboard sound yet in the bios, does it need to be switched off, as no problems so far?

  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    If the sound is good, there is no need to do anything else... Happy computing!
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