I just finished my first desktop build and I am experiencing some problems with the front audio jack that I can't seem to be able toresolve.
The audio seems to be there, but it sounds distorted with some cracking in it. Normally people's voices sound from afar. I tested the audio using the Realtek HD Audio Manager selected different option without good results.
I could hear the sound test fine no cracking, though it doesn't seem to recognize stereo there, instead it plays sound mono. Windows sounds seem to work just fine.
Back audio plug plays just fine. Stereo no problem.
I went to the Mobo's website to update the audio driver, I didn't really help.
I connected the Azalia (Intel High Definition Audio) to the Front Panel Audio Header Any suggestions? Would I have to RMA it?
Case: Cooler Master Storm Sniper
Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme4
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
BIOS Ver: 04.06.05
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM