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No Sound on Gigabyte K8N Pro-SLI

Could my AC97 chip have simply failed?

I'm running a Gigabyte K8N Pro-SLI with 2 gb of RAM, MSI 7600 video card,250 Mb HD, DVD etc. I'm trying to use the onboard AC97 sound for my audio. I'm also using bios version f7 and I've downloaded and installed all of the latest drivers including the audio driver from the Gigabyte site (version 5...something). When I check the system, it indicates that the AC97 audio driver is installed and working properly. The desktop audio manager detects the plug from my speakers. Tests indicate that sounds are being played correctly, but I hear nothing at all. The speakers even give a slight pop if I remove and reconnect the audio plug. The speakers also work fine when I plug them into another PC.

I have checked the bios to ensure the AC97 chip is set to auto and I have also removed and reinstalled several different versions of the audio driver before putting back the most recent one. Have I missed anything or has the AC97 chip simply failed?

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  • spacetime Nov 26, 2008

    It turns out that it was the audio jack itself. I remapped the audio jacks to use the rear sound output jack for standard sound output. Stopped trying to figure out what could have happened to the other jack a while ago. Thanks for trying!

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Might be that the chip is bad, make sure that nothing is muted in your volume control also check that digital doesnt have a check on it. some times when digital has a check it wont let you hear anything.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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CPU
  • Socket 939 AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 / Athlon™ 64 FX / Athlon™ 64
Chipset
  • NVIDIA nForce4 SLI MCPs (media and communication processors)
  • Super I/O: ITE IT8712
  • CICADA VSC 8201 Gigabit LAN PHY
  • T.I. IEEE1394b
  • AC'97 Realtek ALC850
Memory
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  • 4 x DIMM slots up to 4GB
Expansion Slots
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  • 2 x PCI Express x16, supports two PCI Express interface Graphics cards with SLI mode
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Internal I/O Connectors
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Back Panel Connectors
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H/W Monitoring
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BIOS
  • 2 x 4 Mbit flash ROM
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CPU/AGP/DIMM setting
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  • Xpress™ Recovery
Bundle Software
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Power
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  • Power-off by Windows 98/Me/2000/XP shut down and switch
Form Factor
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  • 305mm x 244mm
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