NO SOUND IN NEW Microstar K7N2 Delta 2 Motherboard

By Tedster
Feb 24, 2005
  1. I can't get any sound from my K7N2 Delta 2 MB with Win XP

    I've have run out of options.

    Onboard sound is TURNED ON in BIOS.

    NEW BIOS has been tried.

    NEW drivers have been tried.

    DIP switches on Motherboard have been checked

    Speakers are known to work.

    Drivers have been loaded.

    New drivers have been tried for AC97 (onboard sound.)

    Please help someone!
  2. UnluckyNelson

    UnluckyNelson TS Rookie Posts: 28



    Check if windows is using your sound-card to map audio to...
    Control Panel/Sound and audio devices/Audio/Default device: Realtek AC97 Audio

    The best way to test for sound at any time is to click on the volume icon and hit the tab repeatedly until you find some sound...If it is clickable and windows doesn't lag while doing it you know for sure windows is using your sound driver to map sound to. Check all volumes and cables.

    I know this sounds basic, sometimes the best solution as well, but you haven't mentioned trying a different audio-jack at the back.

    Now to the answer you won't like....
    I've once had a client with the exact same motherboard msi K7N2 D2 m/board and everything seemed to work, but the sound... Swopped it for another one and the issue was resolved. It's a faulty m/board.

    I hope it's still under warrenty... Good Luck
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Topic Starter Posts: 6,002   +15


    It's an onboard sound chip, so there's no "socket"

    I'm starting to believe it's a faulty MB. Everything else has been checked, BIOS, jumpers, cables, etc... drivers....

    Windows correctly maps the chip. But there's no sound whatsoever.
    dead as a doornail..

    I'm calling the manufactuer today.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Topic Starter Posts: 6,002   +15

    Finally just turned it off in BIOS and plugged in a soundblaster card that works now.

    I think the onboard sound was faulty. I'm not going to RMA it, it's not worth my time.
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