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Realtek ALC889A HD AUDIO PROBLEM

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Ok never had problems with sound on any PC I've built untill I come across realtek hd audio. The problem is that I have sound from CD, audio files, media files etc but no system sounds or sound from the web. In control panel - sounds and audio device properties everything is listed correctly but, Subwoofer/centre/side controls are greyed out not allowing any adjustment. Cannot even hear sound when trying to play in program event sounds within control panel. So in short it seems to be instlled correctly but only half working!

Running GA-P35-DS3R, INTEL E6600, ATI X1800, 2GB Super Latent pc6400 XP PRO 32 BIT (up to date) and running latest 1.71 (5.100.05443) realtek drivers.

Any ideas anyone its got me stumped?

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Check that system sounds are enabled in control panel > sounds and audio devices > sounds

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Check that system sounds are enabled in control panel > sounds and audio devices > sounds

 

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do you have a bluetooth adaptor or usb headset installed? often when those types of devices are connected, the become the default playback (and recording) device

 

start > control panel > sounds and audio devices > audio > sound playback: default device

 

edit: lol, too slow... hmmm

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Also check any 3rd party audio editor programs for input device and record device settings. :)

I had a problem with that a couple posts back..

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Also check any 3rd party audio editor programs for input device and record device settings. :)

I had a problem with that a couple posts back..

 

No not that. Put in another hard drive to do a clean install on (didn't want to format then re-install everything again) and get same problem with just xp no other programs installed. Do you think because I'm using 32bit xp with a 64 bit cpu would make any difference? Starting to guess at everything now :unsure:

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:thumbs-up: Sorted - So simple I could kill myself for missing it. Looks like the volume controls are automatically greyed out and you just use the Realtek audio manager to do any adjustments. The simple answer is that you must have a jack in the green input as this is the jack windows audio comes from duh! Feel so stupid now :blink: I only have a 5.1 surround with jacks Front, Rear and Sub so just plugged them into brown black and grey, anyway may help others who might not try the other outputs eh!

Many thanks to all who helped.

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that colour coding is pretty much standardised on every single motherboard and soundcard in the world... so once you know that the green is the main stereo output, you'll know for life :)

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