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PCI sound card not working

Hi, has anyone else had a problems installing a PCI soundcard on K7S41GX? I have Creative Audigy SE and I have tried everything and still got no sound.

I have tried to remove on board audio drivers, disable on board audio from windows and enable it, put it to auto -mode or disable it from BIOS. I even updated the BIOS.

When I install Audigy drivers, everything, I mean EVERYTHING looks fine! All Creative tests are passing and only problems are NO SOUND and when I play a sound file, it stops at 20-30 sec. Or not.


And I mean it! There is absolutely no visible errors on windows! I have checked everything.

I have tried with SB Audigy SE and SB AudioPCI 128. Excactly sam thing happens with the older card.

On another pc, Audigy and AudioPCI 128 worked with no problems.

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  • Janne S Nov 22, 2007

    Win XP Pro. I have tried every output on the soundcard with all speaker setups using stereo audio amplifier and 3,5mm to RCA cable.
    Also tried headphones and Creative 2.1 speaker system.

    With my old (AMD K6-2 500Mhz) pc it worked fine with Win XP Pro.

  • Janne S Nov 23, 2007

    All checked, checked and double checked. Maybe there is something wrong on the motherboard. I haven't tried any else PCI Peripherals than those two Creative sound cards... Also tested in PCI slot 1 without AGP video card.
    I have to use PCI slot 2, there is no room because of video card.

  • mucandao Jun 21, 2008

    I got a mobo with built-in audio but we all know built-in doesn't deliver that much when you wanted more out of it. Anyway, I tried to put in Sound Blaster PCI128 with its newest driver created 2002 but it doesn't produce any sound. I did disable the onboard chip/audio and the Win XP sure did a good job detecting it. There was no compatibility issue and no device conflict, in fact, I could see media player playing but couldn't hear any sound. I did set it as my default. My speaker works fine with other audio device as well as the sound card works with other mobo without a built-in. So, how could I resolve this problem??? Thanks!



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Do you have WIN XP installed?
What speakers are you using?
are they surround sound or regular

Posted on Nov 22, 2007

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Nov 22, 2007

    do you have it selected as the default sound device under control panel: sound?


    disable onboard from BIOS

    use lime colored jack on card.

    make sure that

    Audio Connectors on card are connected to cdroms, dvdroms,tv cards,etc.

    under device manager, dont let system shut off device



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