Re: Onboard Audio Problems...
DOuble check in BIOS to see if onboard audio is enabled. Check all volume controls in Control Panel. Are you using 5.1 surround sound speakers? Make sure you go into speaker settings and pick the 5.1 surround speakers. You probably already installed the sound drivers that came with the motherboard CD? There's a CD that has bundled drivers for motherboard, sound, etc.
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