A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

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After installing a new sound card, my BIOS drives me crazy

I diconnected the AC'97 front panel header from the mobo and connected it to the sound card. The front panel audio works, i.e. after connecting it to the new sound card, the mic and headphones I ...
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Looking for software crossover to output to multi-channel sound card

I want to send sound from any application running on Windows 7, separated by frequency range, to different audio-out ports of an onboard multichannel sound card (realtek HD audio). For example, I ...
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Windows XP: No audio, no master volume available or disabled, device and driver shows okay

I have here a Windows XP Prof machine (asus laptop A2D) with a onboard soundcard (Realtek AC97) that was working previously OK. On some moment the soundcard does not produces any sound and the most ...
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Can all notebooks record from the sound card?

Is it possible that a modern notebook (say built in the last 5 years) contains a (onboard) sound card that it is not possible to record from? I've always assumed that this is a very basic capability, ...
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Recording two external audio sources at the same time on Windows 7?

I am in the process of transferring my audio cassette collection to MP3. I am currently using two tape decks and two PCs with cables between the decks the the PC's (on board) sound-cards. Because I ...
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HDMI with ATI graphics and MB sound. Discrete sound card have any value?

Two questions: With ATI video cards and HDMI, how much sound processing is handled my the video card itself? Would a discrete sound card using the same HDMI setup have any noticeable effect on ...
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soundblaster x-fi HD SPDIF input not working in windows 7

I recently bought a Creative x-fi HD usb sound card, with the intent of using the SPDIF optical input to play audio from my PS3 games console through my Computer. I have connected the sound card to ...
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Linux Mint Debian Cinammon soundcard selection

i use said OS and i am missing a window or setting to set the default soundcard. I have a builtin analog soundcard which works just fine and is set as default, also i have a usb headset which works ...
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graphics-card makes sound-card produce a buzzing sound

Recently I bought a new GPU: GeForce GTX 550 Ti, and after installing it I get a strange buzzing sound. It's not always there, just sometimes (mostly when I open some game, but sometimes also in ...
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Is dual audio output possible?

I have integrated audio card that supports 5.1 audio, it has 6 I/O plugins in back and 2 at front. My card name is "Realtek High Definition Audio card". So my question is: Is it possible to set up ...
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How to reinstall sound?

I'm not even sure if sound was working after the install, I have installed things and 'apt-get upgrade' since then. When I realized I had no sound, I tried installing 'emu10k1' from this list: ...
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Connecting headphones amplifier with two soundcards

I have two soundcards installed in my computer (one is on-board and other is PCI card). One is used in windows and other in linux. I hate going behind the computer every time that I reboot into ...
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Researching Soundcard with RCA Output

I'm trying to find a sound card for a client who wants one with RCA audio outputs. Now, while I enjoy good sound, I'm hardly an audiophile, so if anybody has some suggestions for a good ...
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Edirol UA-25 driver on Windows 8 Preview

I've installed Windows 8 developer preview on a laptop and everything is working apart from my external sound card. The sound card in question is this one, and I've tried downloading and installing ...
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How can I split a surround sound signal to output between two discrete sound cards?

I'm currently using Windows 7 (home edition) and have two stereo sound cards, that can simultaneously play two different audio streams. I want to use these two devices as a virtual 4/0 surround ...
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5.1 analog sound card MacPro

To avoid the lack of analog ports in the past I bought a USB headset, it broke recently :( I'd really like to use my uber pair of headphones unfortunately they use analog so I'm having a little ...
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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD: No sound

I'm using Windows 7 with the latest updates. Now I got a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD and I wanted to test it. I connected my sound system (Edifier S730D) with the external audio interface via Cinch ...
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Windows 7 laptop's volume with headphones way too loud

I have two headphones, neither has any amps or volume control, and both have the same problem with this computer. I normally have the volume on 10%, and that is optimal. I'm still very afraid that ...
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building a media pc from scrap parts [closed]

I am wanting to build a media pc from some old parts and i have a few questions as well. My goals for the media center pc: blue ray 1080p watch youtube and other internet video work with my ...
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Computer not acknowledging sound card after move

We just got our computer back from having moved and when I tried to hook our speaker system, the computer keeps telling me that I don't have a sound system installed. It's a Dell computer with the ...
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Where does the sound card come from HP Proliant N40L + Radeon HD 5450?

I recently bought a HP Proliant N40L microserver and intended to use it as a HTPC. Once I have discovered that it does not have a integrated sound card and a very poor graphics card, I bought a ...
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No sound after putting the laptop to sleep or hibernate

I have a Lenovo running Win7-x64 (SP1), and after I put my laptop to sleep or hibernate, the computer won't play any sound after I wake it. The really strange part is that if I put the computer back ...
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Sound card with Multiple Jacks

If a laptop has multiple output sound jacks, like in the HP DV6 series, I am able to get output from the all the jacks (i.e the same output is received). I would like to ask if I can get different ...
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Sound lagging on HP DV6000 laptop

I have a HP DV6000 laptop. It's a little over a year old with some wear and tare. The sound is lagging, but I know the cause is not my speakers because the sound lags on my headphones as well. It ...
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Lowest Latency Sound Card

I'm using a sound card for reading analogue signals and for the ADC component. I need extremely low latency (<1ms). Is the sound card the right way to go or can you get better results with a custom ...
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Is there a foolproof way to detect if my sound card supports 5.1 surround sound?

Not sure if this is a very basic question for this community, but I am finding it real hard to determine if the sound card in my computer supports 5.1 speakers? The Device Manager -> Sound, Video and ...
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What are some specific audio / sound card / driver setups that still allow you to “record what you hear”?

The ability to record what you hear, aka recording "Stereo Mix", is something that is fading away. I thought there was nothing to it, based on how many people make YouTube videos of themselves ...
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Archlinux sound not working

I installed Archlinux recently. I have instaled flash, vlc, alsa-utis. But there is no sound. I tried un-muting using alsamixer but there are no difference. Can you please let me know how to fix this ...
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Can 4.1 speakers work with a sound card that only has one line out port?

My friend just purchased a Dell Inspiron 620 desktop that has integrated 5.1 channel audio. On the back of the computer where all the plugs/ports are, there is only port for a line out for audio. ...
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I am hearing my screen

Today I installed sound card drivers of my motherboard (Asus P6T SE), and now I have started hearing the things that are happening on my screen. When I scroll, or change windows, basically cause a ...
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Discrete audio - will Xonar DG improve my experience and reduce my CPU load?

I've experienced audio hick-ups when playing Battlefield 3. I suspect that it's caused by to high CPU load, so I'm considering discrete sound card. Currently I'm using on board one (VIA VT 1708S). I'm ...
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How to use an iPhone as a USB Sound Card

I know this is highly irregular... but this is actually what I am trying to do, you understood correctly... I have a computer running Ubuntu 11.04 which does not recognize my earphones, and I cannot ...
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Laptop sound card glitch

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop that recently started making a strange sound on a pretty regular basis (about once a minute for half a second) when playing music (from any source... iTunes, ...
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No sound on Windows 7 Professional x64

I have an M-Audio Audiophile 2496 with the latest drivers installed. Every once in a while, unpredictably, audio stops working. I usually work around this by rebooting and everything goes back to ...
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Sound doesn't work after hibernate.

The last few times that I woke my PC out of hibernate, the sound wasn't working. I re-enabled the sound card and reinstalled the driver. It still isn't working. When this happens, Flash will crash ...
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How do I safely reinstall a (audio) driver?

I suspect my audio driver to be misbehaving. As my previous question didn't return anything useful, I'm trying to do anything I can think of. I now want to reinstall my sound drivers. But I have no ...
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Is it possible to add hardware on a remote machine and use it as if it was installed on the local machine?

We have two computers in the apartment running Windows 7 and Windows Vista. 99% of the time we use headphones but every now and then we have a desire for some ambiance so we got a set of 2.1 speakers. ...
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No sound on Intel server board with Windows Server 2008

I have installed Windows Server 2008 Enterprise version on my Intel server board (S3420GPV). But I didn't get any sound card driver for my board. Is there any sound card available for the same ...
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How can I use headphones and speakers at the same time with no front audio port? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get headphones and speakers working at the same time? I want to use speakers and headphones at the same time to output sound, even if I have to change some ...
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Audio quality via S/PDIF

Are there sound quality differences in adapters that provide an S/PDIF interface? Assuming the digital audio signal is converted by the attached amplifier and not by the soundcard, so only the used ...
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Can anyone explain this weird sound-card glitch? (already fixed, but not explained) [closed]

I have a recent (AMD Athlon II X4 645 based) PC. Although the motherboard has integrated sound, I use an ancient-but-still-pretty-good Creative Soundblaster Audigy Platinum Ex. I dual boot Windows 7 ...
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Sound output is switching from one device to other on peaks

Very odd problem... I have two sound devices Built in Sound adapter on Asus P5Q mainboard Creative Sound Blaster Xi-Fi Xtreme Audio on PCI-E Default output device is number 2. Sometimes, when ...
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Audiotrak Prodigy Cube sound device issue

I have an Audiotrak PRODIGY CUBE external sound card. When I hook it up to my desktop computer via USB, the sound capture is not working at all. I receive the message: This sound device does not ...
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Choosing an Audio Output Device (ASIO)

I’m trying to choose which audio output device to use with my audio player (XMPlay). It has various output plugins, including DirectSound and ASIO (don’t even get me started on the MIDI device ...
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sound card makes mouth popping noise

sound card makes mouth popping noise... Hard to describe the sound, but it's the sound you make when you roll the tongue and brush it against the palate (roof of your mouth). I have set system ...
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Stop the loud beeping?

Every time my computer freezes, if I click or scroll or otherwise interact, it beeps so loudly my ears actually hurt. If I have earbuds plugged in, it'll beep so loudly that people two rooms over ...
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Installed new GTX 560, the old sound card disappeared from settings, trouble with 5.1 sound

Home-made gaming PC (pretty modest, don't get any ideas), running Win XP (yeah, I know, but it's fine by me), using old-ish AMD dual core on an AM2 socket. It's connected via HDMI (through a DVI/HDMI ...
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Getting sound from rear panel and front panel in same time

I am getting sound from rear panel and front panels in same time. I am using Realtek HD audio driver 6.0 . I was looking front panel jack detection in Realtek driver interface but i couldn't find it ...
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Skype calls: “cant access your sound card”

I have Lenovo with Windows 7, my speakers and microphone working fine, but when I use Skype I have announcement "can't access your sound card" the camera works fine. I did check the settings and I ...
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Is it possible to switch the sound card or motherboard of a Sony Vaio?

I have two Sony VAIO computers and my VGN-FZ240E model's sound card no longer works for some reason. Is there a way I could take the sound card or motherboard from my VGN-NR498D model and transfer it? ...