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Hello, I just upgraded most of the components of my computer but because video cards are becoming huge I am trying to use the on board sound so that my video card and expansion fan can live together in peace. The problem is that I can't get my on-board sound to output in digital to my speakers. The board has 2 slots that are supposed to be for digital and the Realtek software says they are digital but they are coaxial and optical. So the sub that connects to the computer has a coaxial input which made me think if I connected that to the coaxial input of the computer I would hear some sweet beautiful sound but no such luck. Though I am not certain that is not the solution because the only coaxial audio cable I have has two cables (red and white) so I'm not sure that isn't a part of the problem. Sorry if any of that was confusing, I know very little about sound.
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Update: I found a regular coaxial audio cable and still no dice.
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Another update: so i was clicking everywhere like I was playing a room escape game and happened to hit test on the Realtek Digital Output (Optical) in the manage audio devices window in control panel, and I got sound. I guess that is a good sign, but clearly something is wrong which I would be ok with except instead of making a ding noise when I change the volume my speakers make a thud noise like the sound you hear when you hit a mic against your palm and the sound is delayed by about a second. The other sounds seam good but I just found this so I'll provide some more updates as I mess around some more.
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Hi Rusbel
Have you disabled the video cards HD audio, I`m afraid the user manual is not very helpful audio wise http://www.sapphiret...n=&lid=1&leg=0#
See pages 99 t0 106 of the MB user manual if you havn`t already http://download.giga...4-b3_v1.1_e.pdf

Tip for you, if you post a new topic until you receive a reply add any updates by using the edit button otherwise it appears that you are receiving assistance and you may get overlooked.
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I never thought about the video card causing issues but disabling its HD audio didn't change anything.
I thought maybe it wasn't a problem with the speakers but the system sounds since they are the only sounds I have been having problems with but it doesn't always make that thud noise, sometimes it makes the ding. I guess this doesn't excuse Windows but the files aren't corrupted I guess. Another funny thing I noticed is that if I activate Dolby it makes a stutter of thuds rather than a single one.
Thanks for the tip about editing my posts, I'll keep that in mind for the future.
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Please Run the PCPitstop.com OverDrive Full Tests

Here's how:

You must use your Internet Explorer for this procedure. (doesn't work so well in Firefox or others). If your machine is running Vista or Windows 7, you must Select IE to “Run as Administrator”. After completing PCPitstop OverDrive you can close your IE browser and re-open it Normally so that you are no longer running as administrator.

Go to: http://www.pcpitstop.com
Click on "Free Computer Check-up" listed below PC Pitstop OverDrive
In the User Login - Click on "Sign up FREE!"
You'll need to submit a valid email address and create your own password, then click - Create Account(button)

Now enter your email address and password to Log in, Select - Scan this system Now!(button)
You will then be asked to download an ActiveX component and allow it to install.
It is safe and does not compromise your privacy.
Follow the on-screen prompts to install the ActiveX and to allow the Full Tests to be run on your machine.

The Full Tests take about 2 1/2 - 3 minutes on most machines.
When complete, a Results - Summary - Recommended Fixes will be displayed.

Please post the URL internet address, from your Results, back here into this Topic Thread so that we can review the configuration and present performance levels of your machine.

Note: During the graphics 2D and graphics 3D testing, your screen will display some rapidly moving objects.
If you are sensitive to visual flashing, it may cause dizziness. Therefore, look away from the screen during that portion of the testing.

After reviewing the results we will be more informed and may be able to provide better recommendations for you to work towards improving your machine's performance.

While PCPitstop does offer a variety of Paid Products, the PCPitstop OverDrive testing is FREE. Please ignore the references to Paid Products. We prefer to provide manual solution instructions that you can apply directly to your machine.

Thanks to rshaffer61 for the PCPitstop instructions :thumbsup:
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I ran Overdrive as requested but was unable to get it to run in IE. I followed all of the suggestions on their troubleshooting page but nothing helped. I was however able to get it to run in Chrome, the problem is that I had to use Neptune which makes every page display as http://www.pcpitstop.com/neptune.asp. Luckily though I was able to go back in through IE to get a link!

My PC Pitstop Overdrive Results

Hopefully that works.
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Thanks for the url :thumbsup:
If you check the installed hardware tab at PCPitstop it is showing that both an AMD and Realtek HD audio device are installed, this will cause conflicts.
Can you provide your speaker details so that we can check that they are capable of digital audio, see page 20 of the MB user manual for setting up your audio in either configuration.
Some information you may find helpful http://www.co-bw.com..._Connection.htm

On a separate note I see that you have downloaded utorrent, I strongly suggest that you uninstall this a.s.a.p as you are putting yourself at risk of malware attack as torrents are an area that cyber criminals frequent.
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I noticed that both devices are installed but I figured that was what you were walking about in the earlier post about the sound cards HD audio so I have already disabled that, but turned it back on when nothing worked. Do you think I should uninstall the driver, or some software related to it?

My speakers are BostonDigitalBA735

I took a look at that link but it talks about the internal S/PDIF connections to be made between the motherboard and peripherals such as CD drives. I don't have my CD driver connected to my motherboard with that cable because I don't have one of those cables, but as far as I know that shouldn't affect the way the hard drive communicates with the MB.

I took another look at page 20 of the manual but didn't learn anything I didn't already know.

Thanks for the heads up about Utorrent, and I understand the risk of torrents but this is the best p2p software I have found and though legitimate files are most often hosted via direct download these days I still have the occasional use for it.
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Hello Boys,...oops and girls I'm assuming again, sorry.

Ok, here is my issue. I desperately need to find a recorded audio editing program (cheap or free) is better, and will give u all a small donation...

I have to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that there have been people staying in the bus on our property when we aren't around. Now, there is no law enforcement invovement, just my own paranoia finally proven to my....ex. But the audio recordings i have are poor quality and need to be fixed in order to hear what I am barely able to hear and distinguish with ear buds and a quiet room. I need to hear what is in the back ground by cancellingthe noise and other crap, like a dog barking, cars driving by,...etc.
HELP> PLEase/.
It also has to be simple, I am stupid enuf to believe my ex for about 5 months that I was crazy.
:wacko:

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