Question about ASUS Maximus Formula Motherboard - 45nm Support, Intel X38, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, CrossFire Ready,
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Bought an ASUS Maximus II Formula mobo off of NewEgg. Open box version, since I'm an idiot. That was my first mistake obviously. So, naturally, it doesn't come with ANY of the parts it's supposed to- LCD Poster, Supreme X-FI II, nothing. yay. Anyways, I finally tracked down a sound card (the X-Fi that was actually supposed to come with the motherboard). Installed it- nothing. Didn't show up in device manager, nothing at all. So, I swapped PCI-E slots, and still nothing. (PCI-E x1).
So here I am, mad that I bought a sound card from some guy that didn't work. Well, I happened to come across another one, same exact card. So I tried it, all happy and everything, as I KNEW this one worked. NOTHING.
Updated the BIOS- nothing.
Changed a few settings, such as turning off PnP OS, tried a couple other small things- nothing.,...
I'm beginning to think that the mobo has bad PCI-E x1 slots- all other slots work though. Is there any other way they could possibly be disabled by something? Please give some ideas to try, including the simple ones- I'd like to try to solve, as the mobo did cost a good bit.
Vista Ultimate, XP Pro, 7 RC (tri-boot) (card does not show up in ANY OS) - All have updates.
4Gb DDR2 1066 (OCZ)
Intel 3.0 Ghz E8400 CPU
Nvidia 9500 GT
1Tb total drive space.
Currently having to use a POS Soundblaster Audigy (original)
To be honest, I could care less about the X-FI. I just want my FP audio to work. But the mobo has no headers- the FPAUD header is on the sound card. But, the X-FI would be a nice upgrade....
Please help- I can't afford a new mobo right now.
Did you install the drivers for the sound card?
Posted on May 10, 2009
Did you get it to work?
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